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    Bullit & 888? 7" or 8"?

    Suppose a guy had a 2003 Bullit and was pondering on putting a 888 on it, should he go with the 7" or 8"?

    This person Knows that geometry wise, the frame is set-up for a 7" fork which it has, but would an 8" make it pretty bad? This person also knows that he will probably upgrade to a SantaCruz VP-free or Intense V8 in six months or so in which he would want the 8".

    He is also aware of the Go-Ride crowns which will probably help the geometry if he chose the 8". Is this true?

    If he chose the 7" could one assume that it could be upgraded internally when he got the new frame to make it an 8"?


    So, in a nutshell:

    Buy and ride now the 7" and update internals later to 8"?

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    Get the 8" and deal with the rake and stuff for the time being knowing that it will be cool when the new frame comes into play and maybe lessening the issues with the Go-ride crowns?

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    good question, I 'm also considering adding a 888r (8") to my Stinky Deelux which is only a 7" frame. Other than being raked out will there be any negative drawbacks like added stress on head-tube welds or will the rear suspension be more prone to bottoming out besides the fact that it's a 7"/8" combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer2003
    Suppose a guy had a 2003 Bullit and was pondering on putting a 888 on it, should he go with the 7" or 8"?

    This person Knows that geometry wise, the frame is set-up for a 7" fork which it has, but would an 8" make it pretty bad? This person also knows that he will probably upgrade to a SantaCruz VP-free or Intense V8 in six months or so in which he would want the 8".

    He is also aware of the Go-Ride crowns which will probably help the geometry if he chose the 8". Is this true?

    If he chose the 7" could one assume that it could be upgraded internally when he got the new frame to make it an 8"?


    So, in a nutshell:

    Buy and ride now the 7" and update internals later to 8"?

    Or,

    Get the 8" and deal with the rake and stuff for the time being knowing that it will be cool when the new frame comes into play and maybe lessening the issues with the Go-ride crowns?
    Are you sure it would be just internals that you would have to update and not stansions? If you had to change stansions, you might as well get a new fork. I agree, a 7 inch would be better for a bullit, but if you're going to be getting a bigger frame soon, you might as well have the other parts in place and ready to go. Would it be that raked out once you set the sag?

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    Almost the exact same question with answers over on NSMB right now.

    https://bb.nsmb.com/newforum/showthr...threadid=32877

    Here is a pic of that combo from the thread.


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