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    Smile 170mm triple clamp forks mess up the geo on a 16.5 frame

    well i want to buy some marzocchi triple clamps its just ive heard that 170mm of travel will screw up the geo is this right (16.5 frame size)
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    frame size has nothing to do with head angle....

    If you will rake your head angle out with a 16.5" frame with a tall fork, the same will happen with a 15.5" or 17.5" of the same frame...

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    well its a felt straight shot 2007
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    My curent bike- STP1 .

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    uhhh yeah 170mm is gonna rake that thing out like no other...

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    yes it's gonna rake it out and it's going to be no safe... might snap the headtube with the leverage... Wouldnt go over 140mm on that frame imo...

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    Didn't you just ask if you could put a DC on that bike? And didn't everybody already tell you no?

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    how good are those forks, how much of a difference would i c with triples opposed to singles. And if that frame isnt good could some onesuggest a good hardtail or full supension for about 300 au or 250 us
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    Good luck finding a squish frame for 250, even used.

    The fork is rubbish. SSV damping spikes over the fast stuttery stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Didn't you just ask if you could put a DC on that bike? And didn't everybody already tell you no?

    no i didnt ask... well not that i could recalll...
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    Yes actually. You did. You asked if you could put a Boxxer on the front end. And everybody suggested against it because the bike won't take a DC very well.

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    well what frame do you suggest...
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    oh yeah my bad but 30 mm off i guess could help...
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    Nothing in that price range.

    You have also said that your current setup (sans brakes) feels fine to you. So keep riding it then.

    Edit:

    Some quotes from the last time around.

    Creyc: "Dual crown on that bike is silly, not to mention screws the geometry up quite nicely. You're running a 130mm fork now...WHY again does a 180-200mm jump seem like a good idea?"

    El Gordo: "I also think a Boxxer is a bit much for that frame."

    Myself: "That frame will not take kindly to a DC or even a big SC."

    As was said in the previous thread, save your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Didn't you just ask if you could put a DC on that bike? And didn't everybody already tell you no?
    Quote Originally Posted by reecelean000
    no i didnt ask... well not that i could recalll...
    Dude dont lie u did post about putting dual crowns on...retard
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=352927

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    well i need to upgrade forks because im bottoming them out when i do large drops and jumps
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    Improper oil height or spring rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecelean000
    well i need to upgrade forks because im bottoming them out when i do large drops and jumps
    put in more air/ get a stiffer spring then...hell of alot cheaper

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    Personally I think we should tell this guy to put a Super Monster on his ride and let Natural Selection do it's job....

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    No good

    Quote Originally Posted by Madman133
    Dude dont lie u did post about putting dual crowns on...retard
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=352927
    well im sorry but i didnt remember and i admitted in the posts before so please dont be a tool i am only trying to seek some help and not to start a "flame war".
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    Natural selection would kill off most of the country's population.

    Nobody's being a tool. *Edited*

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecelean000
    well im sorry but i didnt remember and i admitted in the posts before so please dont be a tool i am only trying to seek some help and not to start a "flame war".
    Why don't you start another thread about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecelean000
    well im sorry but i didnt remember and i admitted in the posts before so please dont be a tool i am only trying to seek some help and not to start a "flame war".
    thats fine I am willing to help but there is no way that you forgot about that thread where everyone told you not to put Boxxers on...My apologies...If you want a new fork then I would go with a marzocchi 55 like everyoen said in the other thread...

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    ok then thankyou madman
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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    Personally I think we should tell this guy to put a Super Monster on his ride and let Natural Selection do it's job....
    Agreed or maybe even a bigfoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecelean000
    well i need to upgrade forks because im bottoming them out when i do large drops and jumps
    Adjust oil heights, add more air preload or change springs, learn to be smooth.

    If that still doesn't do it, be aware that the drop-offs series of forks are pretty sh*tty, getting a good, more adjustable fork matters much more than the amount of travel it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecelean000
    well im sorry but i didnt remember and i admitted in the posts before so please dont be a tool i am only trying to seek some help and not to start a "flame war".

    ummmm.....no name calling....tuck your tail between your legs and apologize.....don't say you think you never posted before on the subject (because that is lying)....just be cool.....listen what people are telling you or don't ask the question
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    if you whant to do it ... then do it

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! man

    im in aus az well,ive got a brand new marz 170mm, tripple clamp fork all boxed up had bout 5hrs ride time on it,internals been done,not a mark on em,sell em to ya real cheap,you will have to pick em up or pay for courier/postage, pm me if you interested
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    Hey- you are obviously fishing for this answer... so i'll bite.

    Yes, marzocchi 170mm tripple clamps are great... best fork i've ridden. Better than everything. And, i think they would go great on your bike. Cool.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Quote Originally Posted by NWfreeride
    Hey- you are obviously fishing for this answer... so i'll bite.

    Yes, marzocchi 170mm tripple clamps are great... best fork i've ridden. Better than everything. And, i think they would go great on your bike. Cool.
    yup dats 4 sure!!!!
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