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    will a marzocchi 66 work on a tomac 204 magnum?

    the head tube is short and the down tube is lowwer will it hit?

    is it long enough to keep the head tube up enough, as the 204 already has a fairly steep headtube for a DH bike

    obvioisly i will want the 7" travel version!

    any thoughts?

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    the head angle might be to steep, the 204 is ment mainly to be paired with a 8 or 9 inche triple crown fork so i wouldnt. just buy my 888rc 2005 for sale!!!

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    tomac 204 head angle is based on a 7" dorado

    the 204head angle is actually based on the use of a 7" travel Dorado, not an 8" or 9" DH fork like you said.

    I had a 8" moster T on it and it raised it too much!

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    The 66 has a very high AC length (axle to crown), so you don't need to worry about it being too steep. And if the 66 made the Magnum too slack, that wouldn't speak very highly of the Magnum's geometry. I think it is a darn good match.
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    what about the down tube getting in the way of the crown

    find a picture of a tomac 204 and you will see that the head tube set up is unlike any onther you have seen, it is higher than the bottom of the downtube, a little cut out if you will, to hake the head tube higher in the frame to keep the front end lower than most DH bikes.

    check it out find a close pic of a frame if you will sorry i have no pics to post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littledhbikes
    the 204head angle is actually based on the use of a 7" travel Dorado, not an 8" or 9" DH fork like you said.

    I had a 8" moster T on it and it raised it too much!
    with the high stack height of the 66 it should be fine.... a dorado's height is lower than a 150 66

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    with the high stack height of the 66 it should be fine.... a dorado's height is lower than a 150 66
    i think he means A to C

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    My friend's Tomac has a 02 Boxxer on it and feels fine. Being that the 66 is a lot taller than that you shouldn't have any problems at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    i think he means A to C
    woops, ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littledhbikes
    find a picture of a tomac 204 and you will see that the head tube set up is unlike any onther you have seen, it is higher than the bottom of the downtube, a little cut out if you will, to hake the head tube higher in the frame to keep the front end lower than most DH bikes.

    check it out find a close pic of a frame if you will sorry i have no pics to post!
    I've seen the frame before, but the positioning of the headtube on the frame is going to make little difference. Tomac (or Doug Bradbury, if he had started designing their frames that far back) would not design a frame that could only run a certain fork. ( there are exceptions, but bear with me). Anyway, the 66 is within the normal dimensions for a 7 inch fork, which should easily fit on a bike of this type, and therefore should not have any major issues. Didn't vocalize that very well at all, but you get my drift. I'm tired.
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    no, a 66 will force your rear suspension to lock out.....


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    66 is damn tall fork. Even the 150mm travel 66 fork is almost as tall (A-to-C) as Shiver DC with 190mm travel, so I don't think there's no head angle problems with 7"/170mm 66 fork on Tomac 204.
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