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    kona dawg limits

    this is a cross post..any help would be great..thanks i own a 04 kona dawg dee-lux--it has a fox float 4" rear travel and an 06 fox vanilla with 5" travel....what size drops can this bike handle??

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    my $.02

    I'd say you'll be safe sticking to flat drops of 3-4 feet at the most. If you've got a transition landing you'll be able to stretch that a couple more feet. You'll probably feel a 4-foot flat landing in the frame, but it should be able to take it (imho).

    Good luck!
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    thanx

    thanks for the info..nice pic!

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    My thoughts.....

    Koko,

    As others have said, going big to flat isn't gonna work that great on the Dawg. 4" of rear travel doesn't do much for sucking up the energy of your weight + gravity when it's a flat landing. 4 foot would be the max I would go to flat. Personally, I despise flat landings anyway, so I avoid them whenever possible. However, with the right landing and a skilled rider, most reasonable drops can be landed on the Dawg......it all depends how smooth it's ridden though. More travel = more room for error, imo.

    My bear has seen a couple of bigger drops, but I won't go into specifics since Joe's usually on here. Here's a pic of my Bear handling a beautiful tabletop not far from my house without a problem. Same setup 4" in the rear and 5" up front (this pic had my Fox 125, but I have an '04 'zocchi Z1 now).

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    again thanx

    thank you all...i'll keep it 4ft on the flats and no more than 6 on the down slope...anything after that its a coiler!! maybe i'll add the 5in adapter plates for this last season...we'll see..great pic...koko

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    super sweet pic ebxtreme!! i won't tell joe if you don't!.. :-}

    here's another pic from a recent colorado trip.

    cheers,
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    I've been riding my '03 Dawg for a year now and it's been doing great. I did have to replace the seatstay due to a sizable dent after a little drop gap that I totally f'ed up. I've also broken an axle in my front hub, but that has more to do with my crappy hubs than the frame.

    I say that if you are smooth enough than just about anything is possible. I do, however, agree with the more room for error on more suspension. If you screw up on something large then you will pay for it. My biggest drop is about 5-6 feet to a small tranny, and if I didn't land it nicely it was quite jarring.

    Because I live in Florida there really was no reason to buy a stinky or coiler for the places that I ride. I think that the dawg is a perfect bike for what I do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgersib
    super sweet pic ebxtreme!! i won't tell joe if you don't!.. :-}

    here's another pic from a recent colorado trip.

    cheers,
    mg

    This thread was about the Dawg, why do you keep postings
    pics of your Stinky???

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    why stinky pics???

    while i've ridden the dawg series of bikes quite a bit, i don't actually own one -- hence the pics of the stinky. they were more for your entertainment than for any sort of demonstrative value. sorry if i was confusing.
    mg

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    I own a '03 Dawg (4"rear/5" Psylo up front) and I've taken it off 5 footers w/ decent tranny for landing. Don't think I'd drop more than that with it though.
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    03' dawg primo



    Called Ziggy's a fun ride with this being the smallest jump of about 8 with the only complaint that this portion of the ride is way tooooo short. (I think EB liked it...)
    (Not a great shot but gives you a idea.)

    Cherio


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