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    Heavy or light forks? Which is better for DH & Freeride? Is a lighter DH bike better then heavy bike? Why people always go lighter & lighter?

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    IMO, lighter is ALWAYS better ... until it comprmises strength. Even is you are riding strictly DH you still have to handle your bike. Lighter bike = less fatigue, and every advantage adds up.

    Who was it, Keith Bontrager (?), that said; "Light, Strong, Cheap ... pick two."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruz
    Heavy or light forks? Which is better for DH & Freeride? Is a lighter DH bike better then heavy bike? Why people always go lighter & lighter?
    Light is always preferable unless you're sacrificing strenght. Lighter weight means easier to handle/throw around/manuever and more efficient.
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    Lighter is always nicer as long as it dosnt comprimise strangth.
    If your goin to ride DH build your bike the way you want whatever its weight is what it is, then go ride & have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.

    Who was it, Keith Bontrager (?), that said; "Light, Strong, Cheap ... pick two."
    That saying has been in the engineering world for 100 years. Funny how people always get credit for it...
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    I've Fox 40RC for my RMX. I'm looking a new fork for my 9point5 which now with a DMN inverted fork (approx 5kg-HEAVY!!!). What fork should I get to replace? Boxxer World Cup, 888RC2X or White Brother DH2.0?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruz
    I've Fox 40RC for my RMX. I'm looking a new fork for my 9point5 which now with a DMN inverted fork (approx 5kg-HEAVY!!!). What fork should I get to replace? Boxxer World Cup, 888RC2X or White Brother DH2.0?
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    i think riding style fits into bike weight too.. if your a balls out head on kinda rider, a heavier bike might suit you well.. heavy bikes are kinda pick your line, point and shoot. they track right over and through ****,, if youre a finesse rider, light bikes let you work the bike around and change lines easier.

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    i have another question (sorry for jackin your thread for a minute) but is there a difference between a DC freeride and a DC downhill fork? everyone keeps saying, " o that fork might be bad for freeride. its meant for downhill" but i would think any dual crown fork could be used for either. is there a difference in feel or somthing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sreiman
    i have another question (sorry for jackin your thread for a minute) but is there a difference between a DC freeride and a DC downhill fork? everyone keeps saying, " o that fork might be bad for freeride. its meant for downhill" but i would think any dual crown fork could be used for either. is there a difference in feel or somthing?
    no difference, people who say such things are morons and really have no idea what there talking about.

    lighter is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddy_ryder
    i think riding style fits into bike weight too.. if your a balls out head on kinda rider, a heavier bike might suit you well.. heavy bikes are kinda pick your line, point and shoot. they track right over and through ****,, if youre a finesse rider, light bikes let you work the bike around and change lines easier.

    true dat. i second this
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    no difference, people who say such things are morons and really have no idea what there talking about.

    lighter is better.

    yah,, DC is DC,, its meant to be tough, stiff, and take big hits..

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