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    a dual crown for my sxt?

    noobie question.. is it ok, if i set a dual crown on my sxt? the manual says no.. some of my riding buddies told me its ok.. i was planning to get something with a travel adjust, if theres any..

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    Which fork is on it now?
    I'm thinking of going Totem on my SXT. Dual crown is frowned upon by the MFR for this bike yes but 20mm more travel is likely not going to actually harm anything. I wouldn't do it, but that's just me, I think it would work out just fine for you...
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    what year SXT? it dosent really matter, but i have seen quite a few old version SXTs with dual crowns, but not as many new ones...

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    @fishercraig : currently im using a 36 talas + rs lyric.. the talas is work pretty supple with the 160 travel. think ill have a go for a try then..
    @moosey : its a 2011.. techy speaking, any idea why spez told us not to?

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    It'll void your warranty if that's an issue for you. As lively and fun as the bike is, not sure why you'd want to do this. Why not put a 180 single crown on it, travel-adjust Fox Talas if you must.

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    Honestly, my biggest concern would be voiding my warranty while doing something of that sort.
    Having a voided warranty could be a bummer.
    I've read in a few threads about how it would be hazardous to the durability of the headtube as putting a dual crown fork on a bike not intended for it would supposedly add more stress to the bike as the geometry of the frame is not designed for it. However, that last part is hearsay. I have no links to factual evidence of it occuring, so take it for what it is: hearsay.

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    I've seen a few newer ones with dual crowns and was told they rip. I own a 2010 SXT and thought about the dual crown, but I do too much all mtn stuff to justify it. I'm running a 160 36 and it feels pretty prefect.

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    I'd listen to the manufacture.

    Transition Bikes recently addressed this issue concerning one of their bikes. Their response was....

    Because the dual crown braces the headtube on both the top and bottom of the frame, a lot of stress that is normally absorbed by the flex in a single crown is forced directly into the headtube junction and this frame wasn’t designed to take that type of load.
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    I'd do it. If it happens to snap your frame throw your old fork back on and tell spec you did it with the single crown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1 View Post
    I'd do it. If it happens to snap your frame throw your old fork back on and tell spec you did it with the single crown

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    I ran a 40 on my '05 SX for about a year till I could afford a full DH bike. It kept me riding gnarlier stuff and it shredded. I wouldn't recommend it if you pedal your bike to the top though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1 View Post
    I'd do it. If it happens to snap your frame throw your old fork back on and tell spec you did it with the single crown
    Getting warranty coverage on the frame would probably be at the back of my mind if my frame snaps on a high speed landing.

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    whoaa.. thanks for the inputs guys.. will be my considerations..
    here in my country, warranty is quite a rare issue due to the lack of timely service from the lbs/manufacturer, so people tend to keep the bike on a good shape by their own (by using the bike gently..lol!.. or fix them by ourself if we have to).
    after i try a dc for 2 ride, my sxt become to hefty for me to play around..
    so, i think ill just use a dc and a single crown alternately to suit my ride..
    thx guys..

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    just get totem.

    been running it for 2 years on 5 year old frame and only thing ive broken is 2 chainstays.

    imo not enough rear travel to really make it balanced.

    totem. done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamL3227 View Post
    just get totem.

    been running it for 2 years on 5 year old frame and only thing ive broken is 2 chainstays.

    imo not enough rear travel to really make it balanced.

    totem. done.
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    what dual crown fork is the OP considering for the sxt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamL3227 View Post
    just get totem.

    been running it for 2 years on 5 year old frame and only thing ive broken is 2 chainstays.

    imo not enough rear travel to really make it balanced.

    totem. done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1 View Post
    I'd do it. If it happens to snap your frame throw your old fork back on and tell spec you did it with the single crown
    bad advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1 View Post
    I'd do it. If it happens to snap your frame throw your old fork back on and tell spec you did it with the single crown
    I'm just going to throw in another who cares about the warranty when you're pulling broken frame tubes out of your belly lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by essenmeinstuff View Post
    I'm just going to throw in another who cares about the warranty when you're pulling broken frame tubes out of your belly lol
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