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    Norco shore 3 2011 200mm dual crown?

    I was wondering if it was possible to put Marzo 888 200mm on my norco shore 3? I currently have 160mm but I want to upgrade to a dual crown, can i go 200mm or shud i go 180mm?

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    Adding 40mm of travel does NOT equate to an upgrade. It will raise your bars and bottom bracket, and therefore your center of gravity. Handling will suffer, since the bike is designed and engineered to perform a certain way. Additionally, adding 40mm of axle-to-crown height will most likely void the warranty on the frame. So if you break it then you're S.O.L.

    Even putting something like a RockShox Totem, Zokie 66 or a Fox 36 at 180 on the bike would have a negative effect on your bike's performance. They too will probably void the warranty on the frame.

    If you're looking for an upgrade then get a better fork with the same travel. You could MAYBE get away with putting a Lyrik at 170mm up front, but I wouldn't go any bigger than that.

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    that frame actually came with a 180mm fork in the Shore 2 model so putting a 200mm dual crown wouldn't be that bad.

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    its a 7" travel bike... i dunno why u got a low fork. A 180mm fork would be sick, and a 200mm couldn't be too bad...

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    could always put the dc on and then lower it via spacers if the handling suffers too much

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    a 200mm dual crown sits as high as a 180mm single crown usually. so the dual crown should be a go if it can handle a 180mm single crown.

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    My Slayer with a Totem 180mm sits the same height as my Flatline with a Boxxer.. so gbosbiker's comment is spot on.

    Slackening the HA and raising the BB doesn't necessarily always equate crappier handling. Depending on the existing geo, it could make the bike much more poppable and agile.
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    My '09 Shore 2 came with a 180mm 66 Bomber. I've also seen a guy ripping on an '08 Shore with a dual-crown on it. You can double check, but the geo is more or less the same for all the Shores right? In which case you can probably rock a dual crown on there. Although a full DH bike would feel better if you're thinking of trending in that direction.

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    Ahh I didn't know they spec'd the same frame with a 180 fork. so in that case...go for it!

    But do yourself a favor and pick up a Totem. You can get them OEM/barely used for $400-$500 range.

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