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Old 05-15-05, 02:43 PM   #1
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I was wondering if a Marzocchi Triple clamp drop-off can fit on a Cowan or any hardtail. Im looking to upgrade the fork to a dual crown and this sounds like the ideal fork to upgrade to.
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Check with Kona to make sure they will warranty a cowan with a dc. But yes, FIT, it will fit fine
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yeah a dual crown will fit, but i dont think they sell the drop off triple, so i would look into a jr.t or even a sherman slider
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Ok thanks that's all I needed to know, as for the warranty, well I probably won't break anything that's not easily replaceable.
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Its very easy to ovalize a 'normal' headtube with a dc fork. If the bike isn't built for it, it won't take the stresses a DC puts on it
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lol i tryed that on my bike....dont ask.....it didnt work.......
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Why will it not work? Is the headset not strong enough? And no you cant get the drop off triple seperate.
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no its the headtube, if bikes arent meant to have dcs on them, it can ovalize it as mael said. also the fork can be too tall, leading to broken fork/frame/destroyed head tube.
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just a question, why would you want a dc for a dj frame that is based around low travel forks. get a good single crown, it will ride better, and cost less money.
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just a question, why would you want a dc for a dj frame that is based around low travel forks. get a good single crown, it will ride better, and cost less money.
ditto...
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Well, you should listen to these guys, because they seem to know what they are talking about. If a triple clamp is not a good idea I say you should go with this:

http://www.marzocchi.com/Template/de...IDOggetto=8455

Sorry so long of site but those marzocchi 66rc forks are niceskiiies!
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Well, you should listen to these guys, because they seem to know what they are talking about. If a triple clamp is not a good idea I say you should go with this:

http://www.marzocchi.com/Template/de...IDOggetto=8455

Sorry so long of site but those marzocchi 66rc forks are niceskiiies!
that fork is even taller axel to crown than the drop off triple, and that would make a super cool chopper and all, but the words *snappy snappy* shouldnt be assosiated with a bike. plus he would have to get a new hub to ride that.... dj series is where its at.
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The sweet spot of Kona's DJ series hardtails is 130mm.
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are you still running the fox on yours?
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Im starting to lean away from DJing now, so the fork isn't really going to be used for that but I am doing light DH with drops, hucks and whatever. Here's what the 04 Kona Stuff looks like with a dual crown, and I guess that I could get my LBS to change the springs for more travel in my DJ3.
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even if you are getting away from dj, get a single crown with more travel, it will be more nimble, and ride better.
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Yes I am.
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i was looking into one, but the dj has a bit more burlyness to it, which one did you get?
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Hmmmmm....since you mentioned it I started looking into the Vanilla and it seems pretty good. Now I just have to see if it is compatible with my hub.
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what exactly did you try?
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Im starting to lean away from DJing now, so the fork isn't really going to be used for that but I am doing light DH with drops, hucks and whatever. Here's what the 04 Kona Stuff looks like with a dual crown, and I guess that I could get my LBS to change the springs for more travel in my DJ3.
That actually looks pretty do-able.
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what exactly did you try?
He said dont ask
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