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    80mm or 100mm fork for Dragon 2007?

    Hey all

    I just got a 2007 Dragon Team frame to replace my 1997 Jamis Diablo hardtail frame. I noticed that the 2007 Dragon Team frame is spec'd with a 100mm fork on the Jamis website. But the 2006 Dragon team frame is spec'd with a 80mm fork. But, according to the website, the 2006 and 2007 frames have the exact same geometry.

    I guess my question is why wouldn't the geometry be altered a slight bit for 2007 if it was going to be paired with a 100mm fork?

    ~matt

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    i would guess that they spec'd the 80 for weight or cost reasons last year and this year they have been able to put a 100 on the bike for the same weight or cost as last year.

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    If they made the head tube 1 degree steeper to compensate for the 1 degree the increased travel would cause, that would balance it out. Obviously, the frame geometry is different.
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