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    8 Inch fork on XL Highline?

    I'm looking for a new 8" fork, but as we all know the XL Highline has a monster 6" head tube. So with that being said. Is there any 8" fork out there I can run with out having any issues?

    Was looking at the Boxxer and Fox 40.

    Currently running a CC Double XC Flush headset, this only adds a few more mm to the total stack height.

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    I'm running the 888 on my XL HL and LOVE it!

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    I'm currently running a 888 with flat Function Crowns. the only Problem is that its sooo heavy.
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    Heavy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Snakebite
    I'm currently running a 888 with flat Function Crowns. the only Problem is that its sooo heavy.


    Funny, I've been having trouble keeping mine on the ground!



    I re-read your OP. My bad. G'luck in your hunt! I'd be interested in reading your thoughts on the change.

    BTW, have you seen this?





    Is it my imagination or are they saying the stanchions are Ti???
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    Nice air Zilla!!

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    2010 888 mass is only 10g more than coil boxxer! Internals are a work of art too.

    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/uan/7133

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgundy snake
    2010 888 mass is only 10g more than coil boxxer! Internals are a work of art too.

    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/uan/7133
    Do you happen to know the weight of my current 2007 RCx2?
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    The internet has the answers you seek. Ride it like it was designed to be ridden. Weight is relative. Maximize your Power/Mass ratio 1st.

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    Can any of you guys comment on the handling differences of your highlines with a 200mm dual crown fork compared to a 180mm single crown. Are you using a flush lower cup with the dual crown? Do you have 7 rear ends?

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    I used to run (7" version) a Fox 40 at 8" on my Highline, But have recently favored running the 40 at 7" in order to keep the BB low enuff for excellent cornering.

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    It's pretty much the perfect Highline setup for technical DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endomaniac
    Can any of you guys comment on the handling differences of your highlines with a 200mm dual crown fork compared to a 180mm single crown. Are you using a flush lower cup with the dual crown? Do you have 7” rear ends?
    Handling difference? Realize that 7" singe crown forks have about the same axle to crown as 8" dual crown forks, so there really isn't much of a difference.

    A flush/zero stack headset will probably have more difference than the 8" DC vs 7" SC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    Handling difference? Realize that 7" singe crown forks have about the same axle to crown as 8" dual crown forks, so there really isn't much of a difference.

    A flush/zero stack headset will probably have more difference than the 8" DC vs 7" SC.
    I didn't realize that. So my Totem is about the same height as a Boxer? I had a brief ride on a Morwood with a new Boxer WC, that fork left me somewhat disaponted with my Totem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endomaniac
    I had a brief ride on a Morwood with a new Boxer WC, that fork left me somewhat disaponted with my Totem.
    I feel the same compared to an old Boxxer team...

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