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    29er Fork Converstions

    So, if you can convert a Maverick fork into a 29er fork, what is stopping someone from converting a Manitou Dorado or a Marzocchi Shiver DC or SC into a 29er fork. Imagine a Lenz Sport Bohemoth with a converted Dorado of Shiver DC. Yes, I know first you have to get your hands on a discontinued fork. Just a Thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver
    So, if you can convert a Maverick fork into a 29er fork, what is stopping someone from converting a Manitou Dorado or a Marzocchi Shiver DC or SC into a 29er fork. Imagine a Lenz Sport Bohemoth with a converted Dorado of Shiver DC. Yes, I know first you have to get your hands on a discontinued fork. Just a Thought
    Nothing at all! Walt was talking about doing this if he could find a suitable fork cheap enough. Sounds good to me.

    I have an older Kowa DH fork (very similar to the THE forks for the DHers here) which is not inverted, but has a bolt on brake arch. It is a very simple piece, and I bet I could get someone to machine me one 30mm taller. I could just add a bit of oil to limit the travel 20mm and still have a 160mm DH fork with amazing damping and stiffness that has to be experienced to be believed. Plus it is a blingy gold ano job!

    I even have a wheel waiting for this project....it'd be like BigWheel's Super 8, but about 20 pounds lighter!
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    The Shiver has been done before

    Chris at Speedgoat had a Shiver modified to accept a 29" wheel and had it mounted to an early Asylum. According to the website, the conversion was time consuming and costly. They said, "Don't even ask about it"!

    Perhaps a search on these boards would pull that up for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Chris at Speedgoat had a Shiver modified to accept a 29" wheel and had it mounted to an early Asylum. According to the website, the conversion was time consuming and costly. They said, "Don't even ask about it"!

    Perhaps a search on these boards would pull that up for you.

    The Shiver was that costly huh? I wonder if the Dorado would be any easier to convert.

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