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    opinions: is 08 boxxer too much fork for 07 stinky dee lux?

    i know the 08 boxxers are 8 inches now. people think that is ok or too much fork for an 07 stinky (7 inch rear travel). i like slack bikes, but still climb this bike also.

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    Just check the axle to crown height on the 888 and compare it to the boxxer.. I run an 888RC2X and it made almost no difference in handling coming from the stock DO3.. Climbing is never really an option on a stinky But it shouldn't be too terrible to go up hills
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    Hi StinkyFTW .... is that a 170mm 888RC2X or the 203MM88RC2x

    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyFTW
    Just check the axle to crown height on the 888 and compare it to the boxxer.. I run an 888RC2X and it made almost no difference in handling coming from the stock DO3.. Climbing is never really an option on a stinky But it shouldn't be too terrible to go up hills

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    come on tom ....u know it will work
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    Quote Originally Posted by dusthuffer
    Hi StinkyFTW .... is that a 170mm 888RC2X or the 203MM88RC2x
    Its the full on 203mm
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    too the OP: not a boxxer i know, but maybe it will give you a rough idea of the angles?
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    The only trouble with climbing with dual crowns is banging your knees on the top of the crowns. Otherwise they work just fine.
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    most 8 inch forks have the same a2c height as a fork with 7 inches of travel. at least my superTs and the boxxers are close to it. and the boxxers are shorter than 888s so it will work fine
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    im gonna do the same thing for next season, mah stinky is def. going to go through a bit of a build.... Stay tuned
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    thanks guys.
    as far as climbing, i do plenty of it as this is my only bike. i do numerous 5000 foot climbs on it.

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    I ride a Boxxer everywhere on an Uzzi vpx. Works fine, not as heavy as a 888, great damping.

    If you can wait and have the $$$, the '09 Boxxers look incredible.
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