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    vp-free or stinky

    Hi i have a kona howler right now. would i be better off putting the parts off the howler onto the vp free frame and buying marzocchi 888 rc or just buying a kona stinky?

    i mostly ride freeride drops cliffs ladders etc. and i also ride dh.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK CrEw1
    Hi i have a kona howler right now. would i be better off putting the parts off the howler onto the vp free frame and buying marzocchi 888 rc or just buying a kona stinky?

    i mostly ride freeride drops cliffs ladders etc. and i also ride dh.

    thanks
    Ride them. Both are good. You might like the feel of one over the other.
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    the vp free will probably pedal slightly better and be a bit lighter. both are awesome bikes, pick and choose'

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    VpFree is way better than a Stinky...up or down the trail
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    would all my howler parts hold up good with the vp free frame and would they all fit?

    thanks

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    Vp Free is better. You will probably have to buy new cables for shifters and brakes and if you have hydrolic brakes new tubes. You may need to buy a new chain. Besides that the other parts should all fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK CrEw1
    would all my howler parts hold up good with the vp free frame and would they all fit?

    thanks
    nope.
    you're gonna need a new bottom bracket 128x73, and new rear hub 150x12.

    vpfree is a better bike, but the stinky is more maintainence free.

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    if i bought a kona stinky dee-lux or stinky primo frame would everything go straight over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK CrEw1
    would all my howler parts hold up good with the vp free frame and would they all fit?

    thanks
    Bottom bracket, rear wheel axle will be major problems I can see...
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    as mentioned, bb and rear axle will need to be changed, but my vote is %100 VP Free, I love that bike and wish I owned one myself.

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    alright thanks do you know how much the parts that i would need would cost?
    thanks

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    Is that even a real question?

    A vp-free is soooooo much better than a stinky. that's like comparing a ford mustang convertible to a ferrari f430. No contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothahucker
    Is that even a real question?

    A vp-free is soooooo much better than a stinky. that's like comparing a ford mustang convertible to a ferrari f430. No contest.
    haha just wondering

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    Just sell ur current wheelset and go for a set of azonic outlaws around 200$, a new bb will cost about 80$ for a good one, and ur gunna need a new seatpost.

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    What a noob not possible comparition GET A VP FREE

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    nope.
    you're gonna need a new bottom bracket 128x73, and new rear hub 150x12.

    vpfree is a better bike, but the stinky is more maintainence free.

    This from the guy who sold his Vpfree for a Stinky!!! Oopps i mean a V10.
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    Price considering

    You can almost get a Complete Stinky for the price of a VP Free frame. I think the VP Free is a better frame but for the price you can not beat a Stinky. The stinky is solid and they are awesome bikes. I would never stear anyone away from one, the VP free is amazing and a great bike also. If you have deep pockets go with the VP Free if not go with the Stinky. Or, if price is not in the equation then ride them both and get and see what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuntavi
    You can almost get a Complete Stinky for the price of a VP Free frame. I think the VP Free is a better frame but for the price you can not beat a Stinky. The stinky is solid and they are awesome bikes. I would never stear anyone away from one, the VP free is amazing and a great bike also. If you have deep pockets go with the VP Free if not go with the Stinky. Or, if price is not in the equation then ride them both and get and see what you like.


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    well, what did you buy the Howler for ? if you wanted the howler as a 4X then it'll work great. I know the howler could handle some FR/DH. all the parts will fit, but just remember, dirtjumping, parkriding and street riding are going to be harder on bigger bikes. but for DH and FR, I'd actually have to say stinky. and then keep the howler. because I think the Howler is just pimp, and they are really fun bikes at the dirtjumps. I've even ridden a friends for a while doing street. but if you just completly want to have a FR/DH rig, then takeing your parts off your howler and putting them on a VP free would be the cheaper thing to do. but if you want to keep bolth, the stinky will hold up just fine.
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    What size is your Howler?

    I'd be interested in taking the frame off your hands!

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    If you just want to huck hard get the stinky however if you want to be able to pedal and other stuff get the VP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIDE
    What size is your Howler?

    I'd be interested in taking the frame off your hands!
    my frame is 16" aka large and i would love to sell it to u

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    Go with the VP-Free. It's an awsome bike. I'm selling mine and getting a Nomad though. It's the same bike but smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK CrEw1
    Hi i have a kona howler right now. would i be better off putting the parts off the howler onto the vp free frame and buying marzocchi 888 rc or just buying a kona stinky?

    i mostly ride freeride drops cliffs ladders etc. and i also ride dh.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK CrEw1
    my frame is 16" aka large and i would love to sell it to u
    how much you want for it because that is my dream bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by standard235
    how much you want for it because that is my dream bike
    520 for the frame

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