Shorten travel on BigHit? No!

hello lee,

I’m a proud owner of a custom spec big hit 07.

and i thought if it is possibly to tune it more into a smaller bike (less travel). i know mark weir rides a vp free with fox 36.
my question is if it feels wired with 160 up front and 200 in the back. or can i get less travel in the back without killing the geo??


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Hey Holger,

Dude, if you’re so proud, leave your bike alone!

Why do people insist on messing with stock? I just coached a factory-certified Toyota mechanic who drives a sweet ’90-something 4×4 truck. He said the thing was bombproof — until he put aftermarket suspension parts on it. After a bunch of stuff broke he went back to stock, and it’s been perfect ever since.

Car, moto and bike designers know their stuff, and they create each machine to meet a certain need.

Your BigHit is meant to have 8.2 inches of rear travel and 7-8 inches in front. If you want less travel, trade it for an SX Trail or Enduro.

Ride your bike!

— Lee

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