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  1. #1
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    80mm fork on a Kula Deluxe?

    Do you think that running an 80mm fork on a Kula Deluxe would make the steering too twitchy? I'm thinking about buying a frame and swapping my current parts over, but I'm questionning whether my 80mm skarab would do the trick or not. Thanks!


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    Should be fine!

    The Kona brochure states the Kula head angle as 69 degrees with 100mm Fox forks so putting a pair of 80mm forks should only steepen the angles by about a degree to give a 70 degree head angle which is about the norm for XC hardtails.



  3. #3
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    I ditto what Fluff says. Konas have slack head tubes, so it wont hurt at all. My Fire Mountain came with an 85mm fork and I kept the same travel when I bought a new fork because there was no way in hell a 100mm fork would allow me to still go around corner. Personally, I would spring for something like a Marzocchi MX-Pro ETA so you can run full travel downhill and in the rough and lock it down to 30mm travel on the climbs.

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