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    New question here. Kona Cowan DS + 66 RC2X= Too Tall??

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    I'm thinking of getting a Kona cowan DS and putting a 150mm(6") 66 RC2X for DJing and Shore riding, would this make the bike too tall or would it be fine. I really don't want a jacked up front end!
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    i know a guy who has a 66 sl on his cowan ds, he loves the ride of it, ic ant remeber if he has it at 150mm or 170mm, but i would guess 150 as 170 would be far two tall in my opinion. I reckon a 150mm rc2x would be very nice on it ... thats my opinion any ho
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCRick
    i know a guy who has a 66 sl on his cowan ds, he loves the ride of it, ic ant remeber if he has it at 150mm or 170mm, but i would guess 150 as 170 would be far two tall in my opinion. I reckon a 150mm rc2x would be very nice on it ... thats my opinion any ho
    Sweet thanks, yah, i'm also thinking of putting a 66sl on it as well. But, I kinda like the coil springs on the trail, don't know what to do.
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    do it! or a pike

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    no way! get a fox talas 36 if you're goin to spend the money. Ive ridden one, and I think that bike will be my next setup, singlespeed of course!

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    Pfff. Have you also rode a 66rc2x? the 66 is more freeride/shore oriented imo. The Fox is nice tho. Its up to him.

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    But, they both seem good. I guess the Fox would be nice because its light, but I have always trusted Marzocchi.
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    if it was a different frame i qould probuably go for the sl due to the adjustment it has. But the thing is teh rc2x is aparently a nicer fork, just without the travell adjusment due to the new dampening features it has. I would go for the rc2x due to the fact it is a coil aswell as air, (i think?) so it maybe a tinsy bit smoother, and with the sl you wouldn't adjust the travel to 170... unless your a bit stupid. i would personaly say 150 is the max for that frame... but thats only me, each to their own =)
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    Thanks for everyone's advice, but unfortunately, none of them will work. I emailed the tech center for kona and they said the biggest fork you can put on it is a 4" fork! I have seen people with 6'' forks on theirs but I guess the warrenty is void or something. I guess I have to get a Marzocchi DJer2 since you can't buy the DJer1 in stores. Too bad.
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    loads of people put 66's on it, hwo do they no that your going to put a bigger fork than recomended on it that frame will take whatever your throw at it within reason of course, a 6" fork wont screw it up atall
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    dont get a djer get a argly !
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    I like my 150 mm Z1 FRIII:


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    if you mean "ds" as dual suspension...i have been looking allover for those and cant find them. please someone put up a link or a pic
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