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    Uzzi with 888 too much?

    Hey y'all,
    I am thinking of getting an 888rc for my uzzi vpx for racing this summer.
    Think if I put the low rise crowns on there it will be ok? I think without them
    it will def. be too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Hey y'all,
    I am thinking of getting an 888rc for my uzzi vpx for racing this summer.
    Think if I put the low rise crowns on there it will be ok? I think without them
    it will def. be too much?

    Booner
    why are you selling your 06 SXT II? it should be fine with an 888.

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    I want....

    to have a short travel trail bike and a big hit fr/dh bike.
    Plus the 06 sx trail II only allows 175mm travel fork!

    The sx and the uzzi are pretty close and I need a little separation between the two bikes.

    B

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    to have a short travel trail bike and a big hit fr/dh bike.
    Plus the 06 sx trail II only allows 175mm travel fork!

    The sx and the uzzi are pretty close and I need a little separation between the two bikes.

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    i see what you mean. but isn't 175mm enough? but an uzzi will def handle a 888 or 40 or almsot any DC fork.

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    plenty!

    Yeah it is plenty for that bike. But if I have to choose between the uzzi and my sx for DH/FR stuff with a few races per year then I will choose the uzzi hand down!

    Then with the money from the sx I can get the smaller bike! I am not worried the sx could not handle the big stuff, I am worried it will not perform like a smaller bike on the tight trails.

    Make sense?

    B

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    Lowride crowns and E13 reducer cups w/compatible FSA headset will work.
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    Use the Low Risse Crowns and a Cane Creek Flush headset and yoo get a 56,5cm "effective" Axle to Crown with the 200mm 888RC.





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    those cranks on those bikes look weak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANdRewLIu6294
    those cranks on those bikes look weak...
    They aren't...
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    They aren't...
    After figuring out geometry is one of the most important things in a bike, I would suggest a short fork. I know you arent strapped for cash, so I would suggest a 2006 Boxxer World cup. Run a little extra sag in back and the VPX will ride great. Slack and low.
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    ooo

    RB that is a great idea but I don't have that much money to blow Damn that thing would look sick with my pearl white frame too!!!!

    Anyway, I agree the geo is important! The Risse crowns will allow me to drop the a-c almost an inch! That will be pretty good for now. The A-c of the 2005 888rc 200mm is 609 and the 05 66rc 170mm is like 595 I think. So If I can drop the 888 down below the 66 that will be perfect. HA should come in around 66.5 which is exactly what I want out of this bike. Any more than that will make it steer funny and be off balance...plus the BB will get a little too high for me!

    Maybe i can ride the 888 for a while and then pick up a slightly used 06 boxxer world cup!!

    Thanks dudes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    RB that is a great idea but I don't have that much money to blow Damn that thing would look sick with my pearl white frame too!!!!

    Anyway, I agree the geo is important! The Risse crowns will allow me to drop the a-c almost an inch! That will be pretty good for now. The A-c of the 2005 888rc 200mm is 609 and the 05 66rc 170mm is like 595 I think. So If I can drop the 888 down below the 66 that will be perfect. HA should come in around 66.5 which is exactly what I want out of this bike. Any more than that will make it steer funny and be off balance...plus the BB will get a little too high for me!

    Maybe i can ride the 888 for a while and then pick up a slightly used 06 boxxer world cup!!

    Thanks dudes!

    B
    Do whatever you can man. I will also suggest a DH40 at 7" of travel, or an 06 66rc2x. (I havent checked the numbers but i think its pretty low now right? And if you can get it in white.
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    It'll be fine

    It should be fine. I have a med vpx, 04 200mm 888r with lowrider crowns & Cane Creek headset. The HA measures out at 68 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gk40
    It should be fine. I have a med vpx, 04 200mm 888r with lowrider crowns & Cane Creek headset. The HA measures out at 68 degrees.
    Really? From the specs I'd expect it to be 66ish.

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    ???

    Yeah, I would as well?
    68 is a little crazy?

    Im looking for 66.5 or 66?
    How the hell you come up with 68?

    B

    ps: did you move the crown way down on the stantions or something?

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    measured it

    I used a angle locater available from Home Depot. Checks in at 68 degrees with the stanchions set at the min. height mark with the lowrider crowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANdRewLIu6294
    those cranks on those bikes look weak...
    They migh look, but they are not. Lifetime warranty including competitive DH and dirt jumping and they are one of the lightest cranks around. (474g per pair including CD spider)

    http://www.middleburn.co.uk/cranks_rs7.php

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