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  1. #1
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    El Mariachi Question

    Ok I am really wanting to build up an El Mariachi this winter. I am considering buying a 2012 frame and acquiring the parts slowly over time, or I have the opportunity to purchase a 25th anniversary edition complete from a friend. I was wondering what you would recommend? Also can the enabler fork work on the older model el mariachi's? The older frame is also a large and im 6'2" which i think will be find however if someone can tell me otherwise im open to suggestions. thanks

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    If the 25th anniversary is what you are looking for as-is, nice bike. If you want to do the new Enabler fork to make a fat-front, the axle to crown on the older bikes was 465-468mm and the new ones are 483mm, as is the Enabler. So... Modern bike is more set-up for a 100mm suspension fork option and keeping the geo proper, the older bike was a more dedicated rigid bike with the shorter crown height. You still can put the Enabler on the older bike, but it will be more raked-out and slower-handling. Large frame should be fine, depending on your build.
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