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    Karate Monkey &BW .8

    Anybody been running a White Brothers BW .8 on their Karate Monkey? If so how is it? does the ride height stay the same as the rigid fork? Got some pics? let me see. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcyclist
    Anybody been running a White Brothers BW .8 on their Karate Monkey? If so how is it? does the ride height stay the same as the rigid fork? Got some pics? let me see. Thanks
    I've got one ordered for my Monkey. Sould be here in about a week. Can't wait.

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    I have that setup...

    And it works great! Ride height is about the same. Feels very secure and plush. I love the way it the lowers come off without getting into the damping oil to clean it up after a nasty enduro event.

    This is a photo of my very small buddy on my 22" Monkey just before the Assult on Mt.Mitchell in NC this past summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloWithOthers
    And it works great! Ride height is about the same. Feels very secure and plush. I love the way it the lowers come off without getting into the damping oil to clean it up after a nasty enduro event.

    This is a photo of my very small buddy on my 22" Monkey just before the Assult on Mt.Mitchell in NC this past summer.

    What wheels are those?

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    Wheels

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    What wheels are those?

    Those are Mavic Speed Citys

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloWithOthers
    Those are Mavic Speed Citys

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    How do they do? Are they tough enough for the single track? I live in N.C.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbell
    How do they do? Are they tough enough for the single track? I live in N.C.

    Thanks,
    Keith
    Yes.. they seem to be very tough. When I first put them on I tensioned the rear up a bit knowing that there are very few spokes and I weigh in at 230 (dry). As implied they have held up through Mt. Mitchell, the Womble in AR, and everything Texas has to dish out. I actually bought a second set that I keep more road friendly tires on for training and "urban assualt" type rides.

    In some ways they are the perfect match for the KMonkey. They can hadle pure road tires as well as the biggest 29er fat tires available.

    One thing of note... I had to stop using kevlar Nanos due to them randomly blowing off. RIght now I am running steel Motos and they have been great. The Nanos are going omy new SS Monkey with Surly/Delgatos, Jones H-Bars and not much else.

    Mike

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