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    888 or Boxxer

    I'm just starting out and I'm building my first DH bike, Mongoose Black Diamond double 2007, I have a 2006 170mm 66SL fork, I've fitted still building, but thought I may sell them and buy a triple clamp, wasn't sure which way to go 888 or Boxxer, I'm on a tight budget so will either be a new Boxxer Race 395 or a second hand 888 for similar money,
    what do you guys recommend, I'm a complete newbie to the sport of DH, the Mongoose will have 190mm rear travel with a DHX-3 coil fitted I may have it Push'd eventually.
    I'm a 200lb rider maybe 210 in my gear. I'm not looking to do racing just for fun. Thanks

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    Keep your 66.

    It's a perfectly capable fork, and honestly superior to a boxxer race fork. The Mongoose black diamond is intended as a freeride frame, and so the 66 would suit it perfectly.
    Proud to represent Mojo Wheels.

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    Thanks for the info chooofoojoo, wasn't sure if the 66's would be ok, thats good save me some money and I do like the 66 its a great fork. I've had them 18 months , they did 2 weeks of downhill this year , I put them on my friends bike instead of his Z1's and he borrowed them for the 2 weeks. He liked them very much.

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    What chooofoojoo said, keep the 66's.
    Excellent match for you mongoose, post pics of the bike when you finish building her!

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    get your kicks
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    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    66's it is!

    66's it is then thanks guys , I will post a pic,she's coming together nicely, just got to sort my brakes out shortening the rear hose, and find the long pins for my pedals shimano DX for some reason I've left the short ones in!! Running a Saint double chain ring up front with an E-13 DRS, 32-22 with a 32-11 up rear xt shadow short mech, will need to ride up a few hills, I may change to a 36 26 up front in the future, or even a single 36 with an E-13 SRS. Oh and one of the bushes is worn on the rear shock so need to change that, never done it before does any one know if you need a special tool, I have a new bush ready to go in, please chip in any advice on set ups, thanks again

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