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    A couple of hardware questions from a noob...

    So, I've been biking for awhile now, and i'm looking to buy an Uzzi VpX. I've got a few preliminary questions, simply b/c I haven't encountered a lot of this stuff on my AM bike. I will continue to add them as they come up. I appreciate your help!

    1.) Is the Boxxer WC a suitable fork for the Uzzi? I want a dual-crown fork w/ some serious travel. I was looking at the Totem for SC, but I'd rather go w/ the Boxxer. However, will this be a poor match for the frame design? In some places, they recommend a 170-180mm fork, in others they say up to 205 (or w/e the standard is)....

    2.) Most of the forks I'm looking at are 20mm thru-axels. But the Uzzi only has a 12mm in the rear. Is this normal? I suppose I have to buy two different types of hub, etc? Is this problematic?
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    20mm is front hub through axle, and the standard for FR forks. 12mm is rear and usually a 150mm spaced rear end, but can also be found on DHR's and R9's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s62
    So, I've been biking for awhile now, and i'm looking to buy an Uzzi VpX. I've got a few preliminary questions, simply b/c I haven't encountered a lot of this stuff on my AM bike. I will continue to add them as they come up. I appreciate your help!

    1.) Is the Boxxer WC a suitable fork for the Uzzi? I want a dual-crown fork w/ some serious travel. I was looking at the Totem for SC, but I'd rather go w/ the Boxxer. However, will this be a poor match for the frame design? In some places, they recommend a 170-180mm fork, in others they say up to 205 (or w/e the standard is)....

    2.) Most of the forks I'm looking at are 20mm thru-axels. But the Uzzi only has a 12mm in the rear. Is this normal? I suppose I have to buy two different types of hub, etc? Is this problematic?
    The geo w/ that bike was measured using a 170mm fork. Going w/ a 200mm fork is going to slack out your head angle a bit and raise your front end quite a bit due to the extra crown and added travel. I'd stick to a 170mm single crown fork for a FR specific bike. But if you're set on a dual crown maybe the boxxer ride would be the best choice so you can set it at 6-7in travel. Otherwise you're stuck w/ slacked out angles and a higher front end.
    The 12mm rear and 20mm front thru-axle is normal. Most DH/FR/AM hubs come w/ options on axle size. Just pick the right one.

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    if you want a dual crown then get the SoCom
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    Is 170mm of travel and a SC fork suitable for big hits? I'm getting the Uzzi b/c I feel like it is probably the best rig for doing mixes of northshore and downhill. I want a bit of pedalability outta my rig, but I also want to bomb with it on DH courses, etc. I felt like the M3 was a bit to slacked out for northshore stuff, or stuff where I need to pedal a bit, but otherwise I like it. The Uzzi seemed to hit that sweet spot, but I want to make sure it's plush and burley enough for the task.

    Also, isn't it a bit mismatched to have 7.75 inches of rear travel, but only 170mm in the front? Seems odd to me, but I don't know a whole lot about these things...
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    Also, isn't it a bit mismatched to have 7.75 inches of rear travel, but only 170mm in the front? Seems odd to me, but I don't know a whole lot about these things
    a lot of bikes run this set-up, not as many as used to but some still do, i would say it has to do with the frame design and having to much rake and having crappy cornering with a bigger fork, but i need some clarification on that.
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