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    Xlt Q....

    XLT & RS Boxxer -- good marriage or bad juju?

    Checked the 'show us your Jamis!' thread, saw one with a Maverick DUC32. Wondering if the Boxxer is a good choice as well. Since I'm doing this is response to a serious injury, it's a safe assumption that I won't be testing the boxxer's limits.
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    Don't think it's a good match. XLT is a "trail bike". Heavy duty XC/AM/shuttle runs, etc...

    The Boxxer is a bit tall which will poop on the handling a bit unless it's a U-turn model.

    The 140mm Fox SC forks are a great match for the XLT. RVL would be nice. Even the Marz 55 R with 140mm travel, though it's a bit much for the XLT frame.


    PIKE, oh yeah...PIKE would be fantastic.

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    I'm already running a 145 Nixon, and the front likes to dive. Frame has stood this for 2 years now, so I don't think the head tube is at issue.

    I'm NOT freeriding, but I need to get some height up front, for my own reasons. Don't tell me spring kits, because I've spent a year trying to track one down. And I won't do an air fork.

    I WOULD consider a Pike...for the Surly Instigator I was drooling over a couple weeks ago.

    But unless I hear a good and real-world reason not to, I'll be doing the Boxxer.
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    Maybe a Boxxer Ride? That winds down to around 5" and they're also fairly cheaply had from what I've seen. I've always thought that fork was a cool "all-mountain" type of fork too.

    Coil as well.

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    This has all become moot, now; I cyber-tripped over a spring kit for the Nixon, and a higher rise bar, to boot. Saving myself $700....

    Thanks for the interest, guys....
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    Good choice

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