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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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    Its fine.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic
    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.
    The views expressed above are badly thought out and hastley typed. Any spelling or gramatical mistakes, are, their to annoy.

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