Hey Nicolai fanboys
I've been offered a frame swap + a little cash for my 06 Intense Tazer VP/Manitou 3-way with an 04 UFO DS/DNM coil shock. I've always been a Nicolai fan myself, but could never afford their prices.
My question is this: Will I be able to turn the UFO DS into a mini DH bike? I got the Tazer for 4X racing initially but the track is taking forever to get built and the only racing I've done on it was a lame BSX race on a BMX track and a bunch of XC races. I was thinking if I got the UFO I'd turn it into kindof a practice DH bike (where I work & live now, there's no DH but I go back to my hometown to race) as a companion to my real DH bike. But really, I just want a fun bike I can occasionally race smoother DH courses on.
The '04 geo chart says 68.9deg head angle (presumably with a 100-120mm fork) and just "-20.5" for BB height so I'll assume its in mm and subtracted from 14" (wheel radius) which makes it 13.2". I was thinking of putting either a 36 or Lyrik on it which bumps the fork travel up by 40-60mm, so roughly slackens the head angle by 1.5deg? and raises the BB about an inch? So I'll end up with 67.4deg head angle and 14.2" BB height. What do you guys think? Makes sense or am I just trying to justify it?
Opinions (especially from experience) welcome.
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