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    Cowan vs. Stuff, Differences?

    Forgive me for what may be a stupid question, but what is the major difference between the two frames? Maybe I am missing it but the literature doesn't seem to be clear on this. Thanks in advance.
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    The frames are similar, but the chainstays are different (beefier) on the Cowan and the Cowan also has horizontal sliding rear dropouts.

    I just picked up a Cowan frame and the build is in progress. I will post pics when done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajoc_prez
    The frames are similar, but the chainstays are different (beefier) on the Cowan and the Cowan also has horizontal sliding rear dropouts.

    I just picked up a Cowan frame and the build is in progress. I will post pics when done.
    Slightly off topic, but do you know what the chainstay length range is on the Cowan? I have heard 16.75-17.25" but that is really long for a dirt jump frame.

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    Thanks, now I know, and knowing is half the battle. -B

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    Quote Originally Posted by defconfour
    Slightly off topic, but do you know what the chainstay length range is on the Cowan? I have heard 16.75-17.25" but that is really long for a dirt jump frame.
    Check the Kona website for the exact geo, but off the top of my head I would say you are spot on.

    I was suprised to see the stays that long too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xray
    Check the Kona website for the exact geo, but off the top of my head I would say you are spot on.

    I was suprised to see the stays that long too...
    will do - thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajoc_prez
    The frames are similar, but the chainstays are different (beefier) on the Cowan and the Cowan also has horizontal sliding rear dropouts.

    I just picked up a Cowan frame and the build is in progress. I will post pics when done.
    It actually has sliding vertical drops.

    Though the stays are a little long, it rides very very well. Definitely a cool feel to it.

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    Long stays but it makes it feel really stable in the air, it is much more of a dj frame than it is an urban one.

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    Actually for 2007, the Stuff also has sliding verticle dropouts. The Kona DJ frames are 16.7" chainstays.

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