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    888RC Vs. Shiver

    So I am Builging a Santa Cruz Bullit and want to get some info. What should I choose the 888RC or the Shiver? Is the 888 too tall for the bullit? Any info is apriciated

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    7 inches

    888 7" or Super T or better yet 66 7in

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    super T (2004)
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    ya go with the Super T
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    888 with low riders will give you a good ride height.

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    a bullit with the 888 and risse racing lowering crowns would be a sick bike.
    i specifically mention risse, because they're only $150.

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    If you're using the fork for Freeride, I'd go with the Shiver, but if you like to bomb long downhills with lots o rocks, then the 888 is for you. It tracks quite a bit better than the Shiver, but the Shiver is absolutely bomb proof for hucking.

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    I've owned both and the comments above are correct. Both forks feel great but balanced geometry will be key on a Bullit. I have a few friends with Bullit/Shiver combo and the angles look/feel great and the bikes are indestructible.

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    I have an '02 Bullit. I ran a Super T on it for about a year and then got a killer deal on a Shiver. The Super T was good, but the Shiver is great. Yeah, it's heavier, but the positives outweigh the negative of weight. It's super plush, and all you have to do is burp the fork every once in a while to relieve built up pressure.

    All I know about the 888 is it's pretty tall, and it reportedly performs very well.

    Good luck.

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    I've had both and I say go with the 7" 888RC for the Bullit

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH for life
    I've had both and I say go with the 7" 888RC for the Bullit
    Thanks for the info I found a new 888RC for 850.00 on Ebay so I think I will go will the 888

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCancik
    Thanks for the info I found a new 888RC for 850.00 on Ebay so I think I will go will the 888
    I have a 888RC with stock crowns on a Coiler Dee (with rear suspension upgade 6"). Head angle is good. But head to head...I agree it depends on how you ride. Big stuff - Shiver. High speed technical - 888.

    I will say "888", and Bob will say "Shiver"...and I will retort "888" when yet again, Bob will respond "Shiver" Hence will insue an ongoing debate that will go on until you ride both forks and just decide for yourself.
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    Since we received our first batch of 888's in late '03 and got some Lowriders on them, this has been a popular question. The answer is pretty straightforward: if you can afford an 888 with flat crowns and the compression sleeve, buy one. If you're a bit strapped for cash, the Shiver gets the job done pretty well.

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