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    Changed my AM bike to a DH

    Changed the fork and shock. Messesd up the geometry of the bike, but it makes going downhill alot more fun. Well, it should make downhill more fun, didn't have a chance to go out yet.
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    cool, so you slacked the HA from 69ish to 67ish?

    looking pretty clean - go get it durty and let us know how the upgrade works out.

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    I have the feeling that the bottom bracket height is enormous!!!!!!!

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    I love when these confused bikes show up on mtbr.

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    So it's a dh bike? an enduro bike? Wouldn't it be easier to get a new bike? Because half of the gear is still on the uphill side of things.
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    You're going to break your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    You're going to break your bike.

    yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    You're going to break your bike.
    looks flexy
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    Quote Originally Posted by 808biker
    Changed the fork and shock. Messesd up the geometry of the bike, but it makes going downhill alot more fun. Well, it should make downhill more fun
    You really want to put a 8" fork on a trail bike designed for 150mm fork/shock?

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    "Changed my AM to a really heavy bike full of compromises" fixed that for ya! Just kidding with ya, but it does seem a little silly...unless you're racing the Sea Otter DH everyday.

    For a bike designed around a 530mm axle-to-crown height to go up to 568mm (which is what the Boxxer is, I think) is a pretty big difference. The BB was already around 14" so now its probably 14.5" - which isn't horrible, but its probably a pretty "tippy" bike now. Not to mention the additional force a dual crown fork puts on the frame....

    A fork and shock do not make a downhill bike.... What you have more accurately done is turned your mountain bike into a comfort bike. (hi-rise bars, spacers under the stem, long stem, tall bar height...)

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    Reminds me of <a href="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=601732">this one</a> I saw a bit ago... except your bike didn't start out as a turd.


    Really, you can't change the category of your bike by changing components.... even the fork.

    Be careful on that thing.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    Can you run the crowns a bit lower to bring the front end down?

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    But then he's sacrifice the downhill ability.

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    A dual crown fork does not a downhill bike make.

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    irregardless of your fork and shock choice...until you get rid of the triple chain ring, it isnt DH

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    Saved the photos for future lol on the internet.

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    Dude speaking as a GT sales dude....you just voided any work and any warranty you had. You will rip the headtube off that bike, and destroy your back triangle in seconds. Get a dh frame and transfer the components to it. The Force is not designed for that kind of abuse, not even close. Its more or less a long travel xc bike, enduro all mountain. Nowhere near free ride downhill. dont ride it

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    if he runs 40-50% sag on the front he will be fine.....

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    you kinda ruined a beautiful bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    cool, so you slacked the HA from 69ish to 67ish?

    looking pretty clean - go get it durty and let us know how the upgrade works out.
    I'm sure it will slacken itself out a few more degrees at some point
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    Downhill
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    Or, DINK


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    Hey dont be that harsh on the guy, alot of people dont understand the differences. Or the idea that there is a reason for a downhill bike, and why you dont see people riding hardtails down the mountain

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    Took everyones advice and switched back the original Fox fork. Didn't know I could cause so much damage to the bike. I am actually waiting for a Transition Blindside to throw that fork on. Just got to find a shop that has one in stock. I talked to a few guys, but they are looking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Six Pack
    Reminds me of <a href="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=601732">this one</a> I saw a bit ago... except your bike didn't start out as a turd.


    Really, you can't change the category of your bike by changing components.... even the fork.

    Be careful on that thing.
    Wow. Thanks for the link. That's hilarious... There was a guy like that in my town who had a full XT kit on a Magna.
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    What are you looking in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snarefire
    What are you looking in ?
    Medium White Transition Blindside.

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    I meant to say in what state?

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    HE lives in PARADISE 808 HAWAII my sister lives there so beautiful and clean.

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    Ah Can't help you from where i am, though most shops should be able to get them, we can even though we dont deal them

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    Pictures are down, repost!

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    I saw this bike somewhere. I love the white on white.
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    Here's one that makes me laugh, too:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=500529

    PRO reviews from n00bs are fantastic, especially when they figure out later they had no idea what they were talking about.

    Love the high quality glamour shots, too.


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    I wouldn't automatically assume that somone running DH components would actaully ride the bike to the components level. I have read in quite a few posts "Your gonna snap the HT right off" well that assumes the bike is even being ridden that hard. I wouldn't suggest those components on that frame but if it floats his boat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brillantesdv
    irregardless of your fork and shock choice...until you get rid of the triple chain ring, it isnt DH
    Irregardless? That's a double negative. So are you meaning to say "full of regard"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archi-Magus
    Irregardless? That's a double negative. So are you meaning to say "full of regard"?
    meh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    I wouldn't automatically assume that somone running DH components would actaully ride the bike to the components level. I have read in quite a few posts "Your gonna snap the HT right off" well that assumes the bike is even being ridden that hard. I wouldn't suggest those components on that frame but if it floats his boat...
    but would you be willing to risk it the ONE time you push it too hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    I wouldn't automatically assume that somone running DH components would actaully ride the bike to the components level. I have read in quite a few posts "Your gonna snap the HT right off" well that assumes the bike is even being ridden that hard. I wouldn't suggest those components on that frame but if it floats his boat...
    A GT rep already posted in the thread and said the owner voided the warranty.

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