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    Please dont do something stupid like this...



    This is why buying/riding the right bike for the right trail is important.

    Some kid thought he'd be cool by putting a long travel, dual-crown fork on a Trek 4300 which is designed for XC. If youre gonna DH, then get a DH bike. If you dont have a DH bike but you want to ride DH, please dont put a DH fork on your XC frame and expect it to last.

    The funniest part is the quote from his thread...

    "being fairly new to the whole downhill and even bike world, i dont know wut the knobs do on the top, if someone could tell me wut they are, and wut i should do to get them where i need them that would help. also, when i installed it... should there be a spacer in between the top crown and the headset? because it doesnt sit on it right, its only the the outer part on sides of the crown."
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...696#post985696

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    OMG that top tube is supose to be flat LOL

    I don't see how that could even start to work properly LOL

    there is no way they use that fork just simple american "more money than sence"

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    OH man, all that for three foot drops...I'm rolling. Does he call it "the sledghammer"? I like the suggestion he change his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    ... I like the suggestion he change his name.
    He says he doesn't know what the knobs on the top do and he calls himself "thebikedoctor33". I think if I went into a doctor's office and he said he didn't know what the knobs on the instrument he was using to treat me did I might leave.
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    yeah.that is funny......almost as funny as putting a 120mm fork on a bike that was designed for a 80 mm fork and then wondering why the front end lifts up while climbing and then being nonplussed that the bike doesn't work well for xc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    yeah.that is funny......almost as funny as putting a 120mm fork on a bike that was designed for a 80 mm fork and then wondering why the front end lifts up while climbing and then being nonplussed that the bike doesn't work well for xc.
    Im a gentleman so I'll let this one slide. The next one won't be so pretty.

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    come on, I am just teasing you and I am glad you got to return your fork

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    ok can't take it, sure the mods are going to tie me up and cane me for this but...

    Q- " i dont know wut the knobs do on the top"
    A- see your anatomy book, or ask your girlfriend. Just don't play with em.

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    I like the slip-in pedal attatchments, why would anyone be dumb enough to use them for free-riding.

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    What an idiot! I wonder how that thing will handle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    What an idiot! I wonder how that thing will handle.

    AMAZING!!! IT HAS A DUAL CROWN FORK.....

    Naw, i bet it handles like poop..
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    My buddy wants to do that to his hellion. I know it is not a cross country bike but I still told him that he may have to be carefull but of course Im sure he didn't listen. But he probably wont be getting a new fork for a while one way or another.

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    Hes running a hope hydro on the rear, and some mech disc on the front too
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    No way i'd do that on my bike. It'll put so much pressure on my head tube. Its a stupid idea anyway, you should really only for double crown forks on full suspensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sS-bEn
    you should really only for double crown forks on full suspensions.
    Err no. Not quite. You should only use DC forks on bikes designed for DC forks. That kid is a ********** moron and I hope that they're roasting his ass but good on the other site

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Fast4500
    OMG that top tube is supose to be flat LOL

    I don't see how that could even start to work properly LOL

    there is no way they use that fork just simple american "more money than sence"

    $600 fork on a $400 bike
    It does seem very silly, yes. But to be fair, it does say he got it for like 170 off ebay.
    Not too bad. It also says he is going to change out the frame.
    And that top tube isn't really supposed to be flat I don't think, not quite that angled, but not flat either.
    Just fyi, I still laughed for nearly 5 minutes when I saw this.
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    not an uncommon site. Barely made me giggle. to this day the worst was a 2002 xs kona stuff with a 2003 monster T on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    not an uncommon site. Barely made me giggle. to this day the worst was a 2002 xs kona stuff with a 2003 monster T on it.
    This is close enough: 2004 Kona Stuff with a Monster T.


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    The geometry on that bike rocks! He'll be able to rack himself all day long....
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    Man, I had a Trek 4300 frame and even with a 90mm Manitou Black the geometry was too extreme! I'd get a good laugh of that kid trying to climb a hill with that dual crown fork... hillclimb wheelie contest

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    hey, at least he still has all his reflectors on for safety..
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    i hope that kid isn't the owner of that bike... he couldnt even stand over the bike with his feet touching the ground, from the looks of it. And to DJ on it... :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    i hope that kid isn't the owner of that bike... he couldnt even stand over the bike with his feet touching the ground, from the looks of it. And to DJ on it... :O
    Look at it this way: If he does rack himself enough times we won't have to worry about his stupidity getting back in the gene pool

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    Oy!

    This is why you read before doing something that you only have a vague clue about.

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    My thought is that this must be a joke. Toe clips and that fork on that frame. Looks like someone in a bike shop with nothing else better to do. They created a bike a that makes than everyone banter on about how stupid that ride is. Kind of like the bike with 2 single coil shocks from an old motorcycle in the rear(I cant find the link but the pic was posted not to long ago).
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