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How much flex does a flexy fork flex before a flexy fork fs you

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First off, I understand most of the current forks are meant to have a bit of flex in them.

When I sidehop I pin my front wheel first and then push in the rear.  After landing I am typically looking right behind my front wheel.  When I pick up my wheels to let them settle a bit my front wheel shoots forward fairly significantly from all the fork flex, maybe an inch or a bit more?  (verified as a LOT by my buddy lance I rode with yesterday).  Is this just normal these days?  

I'm riding an 2018 echo urban.  1 1/8" steerer.  Sadly when I got my Marino made I didn't get a tapered fork.  I am 100kg, so maybe I should replace my fork anyway.

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bikes flex a lot once you start looking at them! its when it doesnt flex back again thats the problem.  worth having a look at the back side of the fork crown / bottom of the steerer tube to see if you have any stretch marks or cracks anyway as its just good practice.

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I’m surprised you’re getting that much flex from sidehopping to front ! Maybe try something a little more solid than some Urbans; trialtechs or similar ? 

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