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Old 12-26-07, 03:24 AM   #1
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Hey everyone...i was just wondering if any of u could help me out with a little problem of mine...

I ride alot of downhill and only have 120mm travel up front on my Kona hardtail and i was wondering what amount can the frame handle..before weakening and eventually breaking

The frame: 2005 Kona Shred
Current Forks: Dirt Jumper 4 - 120mm

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Old 12-26-07, 12:03 PM   #2
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the kona shred is designed to be a jump bike and therefore jump bikes usually have travel between 80mm and 100mm or rigid. i think anything over 130mm will make the riding poor and ruin the geo.
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thanks man..
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20mm rule states you're good up to 140mm.
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but who can ride 140mm travel forks on a hardtail? it will be like riding a chopper. i know people with dh bikes with less travel than that lol.
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but who can ride 140mm travel forks on a hardtail? it will be like riding a chopper. i know people with dh bikes with less travel than that lol.
DH bikes with less travel than 140mm up front? You mean XC bikes

As for hardtails with more than 140mm up front, you have some learning to do my friend.

I agree with WTP, on that frame, no more than 140.
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