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    Dual crown fork on a Trek Bruiser 2.

    My friend want's to put a Dual crown fork on his Trek Bruiser 2. He is planning on putting on a Drop off Triple with 170 mm of travel. Wondering what your opinions are.




    My opinion is that a dual crown fork should never be on a Hardtail. EVER.

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    If your friend is looking on launching off pretty tall stuff then he should have spent money on a freeride bike, there are freeride hardtails out there but yes, as much as I love hardtails DH and FR are the only two disciplines where I think full suspension>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hardtail, as far as DJ, Trials and XC go, well... Ill keep my hardtail for that anyday,

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    mmmmmm. I think thats a good idea. It will make the front end a little bit heavyer but overall i think that it will be balanced out. the drop off tripple is also very plush and will sink in. just make sure he puts in on the 17" bruiser2. the 14.5 will make it more weak. and tell him not to put a rear 24" on no matter what. it would bee a good set up. but ive seen many hardtails with dual crowns. its up to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail4life71
    mmmmmm. I think thats a good idea. It will make the front end a little bit heavyer but overall i think that it will be balanced out. the drop off tripple is also very plush and will sink in. just make sure he puts in on the 17" bruiser2. the 14.5 will make it more weak. and tell him not to put a rear 24" on no matter what. it would bee a good set up. but ive seen many hardtails with dual crowns. its up to you
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    Dual crowns on a morphine, or an imperial, or like 5 different norcos
    If it works...... do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmn25
    Dual crowns on a morphine, or an imperial, or like 5 different norcos
    huh....

    dc on a hardtail, look good, performs well.. = rare

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    I think it's ******** to put a dual crown fork on any hardtail, even a morphine. He needs to get a nice single crown fork instead.

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    I dont really know about how well it works, but I can attest to how stupid it looks.

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    I think it'd be OK as long as he doesn't go too big and doesn't keep the frame for more than a year. The handling is personal preference, I suppose.
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    I think there are almost as many hardtails around our area with dual crown forks as there are full suspension bikes with DCs- - must be a Pacific NW thing. I see no problem with this.

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    um, isn't it a bad idea to do a 170mm on a bruiser 2, considering stock fork is 130.

    i thought that the frame wouldn't be able to handle it (unless it's a morphine or something), if you go over 30mm than stock.

    anyway, i'd stick to the single crown if i were him.
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    I want to do the same thing with my Bigfoot, bad Idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    I want to do the same thing with my Bigfoot, bad Idea?
    I think the shore hardtails are strong enough to handle DCs.
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    woo-hoo!, how much are they and where can I get 'em?
    Bansheeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    woo-hoo!, how much are they and where can I get 'em?
    Dual crown forks?
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    mhmm, thats what the whole thread is about, sticking dual-crown forks on hard-tails
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    mhmm, thats what the whole thread is about, sticking dual-crown forks on hard-tails
    Aight sorry I only just woke up 30 minutes ago. Anyway, depending on your budget you could choose one of these DC forks:

    Marzocchi Dropoff Triple
    Marzocchi Junior T
    Marzocchi 888 (might be a bit too tall for your hardtail)
    Manitou Sherman Slider (or have they discontinued them for 2006?)
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    sweet, thanks. Too bad my B-Day is in Nov
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    sweet, thanks. Too bad my B-Day is in Nov
    You're welcome. Birthdays always seem to be the furthest away in the worst moment possible, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoF3ar
    but I can attest to how stupid it looks.

    And of course that's the most important thing...

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