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Old 07-07-05, 04:30 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of putting a Sherman (A Flick, I believe) onto my Kona Shred, because I need alittle more plush travel than what is currently on there (a Marzocchi Dirt Jam Comp ). I don't really think that would effect the geometry enough to crack or even break my frame, would it? I mean, its not exactly a XC frame.... . I just thought I would check with some bike people before I went through with it

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Ya it will be good like Dirtbike said. You should only start to wonder about how it will effect your bike if you put a taller, prob. double crown fork on a hardtail.
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I'm thinking of putting a Sherman (A Flick, I believe) onto my Kona Shred, because I need alittle more plush travel than what is currently on there (a Marzocchi Dirt Jam Comp ). I don't really think that would effect the geometry enough to crack or even break my frame, would it? I mean, its not exactly a XC frame.... . I just thought I would check with some bike people before I went through with it

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Kona do say that the max fork height is 4" (around the height of the Dirt Jam), but I've seen Kona DJ bikes with bigger forks than that. I suppose as long as you use the IT wind down that the Sherman has (or the U-Turn on a Rock Shock Pike for that matter) to reduce the travel when do not need it all (and therefore reduce stress), it should be fine.
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