Triple clamp offset KTM -23

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9/2/2022 9:45am Edited Date/Time 9/3/2022 1:25pm
Got a ktm sxf 350 -23 and it is harsh on breaking bumps and sharp edges.

Got a 22 offset on now. What direction should I go, 20mm or 24mm offset to make it less harsh in these areas?

Thank you guys
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mx4all wrote:
Got a ktm sxf 350 -23 and it is harsh on breaking bumps and sharp edges. Got a 22 offset on now. What direction should I...
Got a ktm sxf 350 -23 and it is harsh on breaking bumps and sharp edges.

Got a 22 offset on now. What direction should I go, 20mm or 24mm offset to make it less harsh in these areas?

Thank you guys
Got and read what Keefer testing wrote about it. He has some ideas to make it better with different offset.
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Keefer suggested 23.5 clamps from Ride Engineering. But with that said clamps are going to help harshness and your suspension feel necessarily. It’s going to help either stability or steering. The split clamps to help to free up the fork and not bind.

I won’t have my bike for a few weeks, but I’m going to try at 20mm and the 24 back to back. I’ve also heard a lot of people say they really like the bike as is so I’m not sure if it’s a must have modification or not
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Keefer suggested 23.5 clamps from Ride Engineering. But with that said clamps are going to help harshness and your suspension feel necessarily. It’s going to help...
Keefer suggested 23.5 clamps from Ride Engineering. But with that said clamps are going to help harshness and your suspension feel necessarily. It’s going to help either stability or steering. The split clamps to help to free up the fork and not bind.

I won’t have my bike for a few weeks, but I’m going to try at 20mm and the 24 back to back. I’ve also heard a lot of people say they really like the bike as is so I’m not sure if it’s a must have modification or not
I've got 5 hours on mine, and it literally gets better with each hour. I've taken the time to adjust suspension with every outing, and feel like I've found some that are only a few clicks away at any given track.

I have a weakness for aftermarket add on's, and usually have some by now, but honestly don't feel like I need them yet.

If you test your clamps out of the gate as soon as you get the bike, try it again at 8-10 hours. You'll definitely yield different (better) results.

Give us a ride report when you test your clamps, or even the bike in general for that matter...
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I tried the 23.5 Ride Engineering clamps on my bike and I thought it was Night and Day better as far as front-end wheel traction. The bike stayed in the ruts better and I felt you could lean the bike over better in the turns because of the better feel on the front wheel
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I mounted an xtrig before trying the stock clamp so I going to try the stock one this weekend and see if I like it better.. if I dont I will try 20 or 24.
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As others mentioned, triple clamp offset doesn't have much to do with calming down harsh braking bumps or sharp edges. Triple clamp design will have some effect on that (notably split lower clamps), but it mostly comes down to suspension setup.

I'm seeing most people liking 22mm (stock) offset on the 23 models, but we're still testing. Faster guys (national pro riders) generally like more offset for high-speed outdoor tracks. The general public is usually better off with a little less offset than that as they're not going nearly as fast and don't need the stability it offers while sacrificing cornering and quick handling.

Based on the photo of Marvin's bike, it would suggest that 24mm offset is the wrong direction, but who knows what else is going on with his bike setup. The whole thing works together as a package. Different sag, linkage arm length, fork height, axle lugs, etc. will all make a difference, so it's hard to make a blanket statement that one offset is better than another without knowing the rest of the bike setup or the rider preference.
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Luxon MX wrote:
As others mentioned, triple clamp offset doesn't have much to do with calming down harsh braking bumps or sharp edges. Triple clamp design will have some...
As others mentioned, triple clamp offset doesn't have much to do with calming down harsh braking bumps or sharp edges. Triple clamp design will have some effect on that (notably split lower clamps), but it mostly comes down to suspension setup.

I'm seeing most people liking 22mm (stock) offset on the 23 models, but we're still testing. Faster guys (national pro riders) generally like more offset for high-speed outdoor tracks. The general public is usually better off with a little less offset than that as they're not going nearly as fast and don't need the stability it offers while sacrificing cornering and quick handling.

Based on the photo of Marvin's bike, it would suggest that 24mm offset is the wrong direction, but who knows what else is going on with his bike setup. The whole thing works together as a package. Different sag, linkage arm length, fork height, axle lugs, etc. will all make a difference, so it's hard to make a blanket statement that one offset is better than another without knowing the rest of the bike setup or the rider preference.
Are you looking at coming out with some offset options?
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Are you looking at coming out with some offset options?
Potentially, we're testing some different things now. If another offset makes sense, then we'll offer it. But no sense offering offsets that don't work well!
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Are you looking at coming out with some offset options?
Luxon MX wrote:
Potentially, we're testing some different things now. If another offset makes sense, then we'll offer it. But no sense offering offsets that don't work well!
Awesome, keep us in the loop! Thank you!
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