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    Fork for Kona Stinky nine?

    Yo, I'm building up a 2002 kona stinky nine with my bro-in-law. This bike will see only whistler & shore vacation use probably, (and occasional trips to the local skills park) neither of us will be really pushing this bike anywhere near it's limits (if it has any?). Mainly I am excited to have a "vacation bike" that could really help me up my skillz to the next level.

    So, what fork? we are on a budget. All the photos I see of the frame, it's got a monster-T or Shiver DC. Would a 2003 super-T or new 170mm 66 be tall enough to get the proper geometry? I would like to be able to pedal this bike up fromme.

    Thanks- any other Stinky nine comment, let 'em rip.

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    I would go with the super-T. You can find one for not a bad price.you just have to look!
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    id get a used shiver. you could get like an 03 or 04 for dirt cheap, rebuild it for 50 bucks or so, and have essentially a brand new fork for half retail. i dont think the shivers have changed in the past couple years.

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    Get a Shiver or a 66rc or a Super T. Since you want a good pedaling bike I would say get the 66rc or something else *fairly* light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio_Huck
    id get a used shiver. you could get like an 03 or 04 for dirt cheap, rebuild it for 50 bucks or so, and have essentially a brand new fork for half retail. i dont think the shivers have changed in the past couple years.
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    stretched SID

    j/k FM; call Cove Bikes, Kona's largest dealer and ask what the locals are using. Also Kona is based in WA, call them there and ask for a few suggestions that work with the geometry?

    I have no clue, sorry, I think the 7" Super T is excellent for the 'shore and Whizzler, but I dunno about that 9" rear and how the 2 would work together????

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    i have an 02 super t that i probably will give to you, pm if interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    j/k FM; call Cove Bikes, Kona's largest dealer and ask what the locals are using. Also Kona is based in WA, call them there and ask for a few suggestions that work with the geometry?

    I have no clue, sorry, I think the 7" Super T is excellent for the 'shore and Whizzler, but I dunno about that 9" rear and how the 2 would work together????

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    LOL..... I hear ya. don't want a 73d head angle.

    I wonder what the A2C is for both these forks? I know the super-T is like 450?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    I have no clue, sorry, I think the 7" Super T is excellent for the 'shore and Whizzler, but I dunno about that 9" rear and how the 2 would work together????

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    IMO...used shiver...rebuilt.

    If it's a vacation bike there's no need to spend big bucks.

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