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    My Stuff with a Junior t

    right now i'm riding the stock 05 kona stuff and i'm craving more travel. my buddy wants to trade me his junior t fork for 100 bucks and my fork. i'm really thinking yes because theres so much more travel and i want to take bigger ****, but i'm limited by my fork. anybody help me out with the positive and negatives?
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    What type of fork are you running on your Kona Stuff right now? Thanks!
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    nope, unless you want to really screw up your geometry and possibly break your frame, dont get it
    i'd suggest a fork around 120-130mm travel
    something like 170mm is just way too much for that frame, its a dirtjump frame, not a downhill frame
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    I wouldn't recommend a Jr T on a Stuff....It can't handle it Captain!!!

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    I wouldn't do it. I am running 100mm on my Kona Stuff right now. And it's fine. You might have to get a new frame if you want a bigger fork.

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    Well you can go for it, but you (probably) will snap off your headtube in the process. It will also cancel out your warranty.


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    Just wondering how does a dual crown make the head tube snap more than a single crown?

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    Many hardtails are designed for under 130mm fork usage, by putting a taller, longer travel fork on the bike, you are increasing the pressure near/on the headtube area. Thus a greater chance of shearing the headtube off from the frame. It can also ruin a bikes geometry.

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    Also, dual crown put stress on the top of the head tube, whe stress is only at the bottom for single crowns. I was in the exact same position as you last year with my kona scrap. I would recomend getting a pike. Thats what I did, and it is like the perfect fork, and more adjustable than anything. you can go dual crown, but it will rake you geometry out like a mother. Kona frames are really strong, and everybody I talked to, even kona, said it would work, many people have done it, but it does void the warrenty, and will probably feel really unstable in the air.
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    yea dont put a dual crown on there.

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    I've seen lots of stuffs with dual crown forks. It's no biggie.

    Hell, my friend has been running his stuff with a 66rc for over a year now, and he beats his bike harder then anybody I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    Well you can go for it, but you (probably) will snap off your headtube in the process. It will also cancel out your warranty.

    what a joke

    what do you put 7+ inches of travel on a hardtail for again? can someone remind me.. give me a lil more sense...

    what a waste of tiem and money...

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    Dj'ing, DH, FR. Some people just dont like the feel of a fully. A better question would be "why would you keep the reflectors on the pedals?"

    The stuff is a hellova bike, they arent known to break.

    And it isnt you're money, so why the hell would it matter. There is obviously a market for long travel hardtails, ever hear of the Evil Imperial, or the Banshee Morphine?

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    Wow...a lot of people don't know much history behind that bike, it is built and warrantied for up to a 150mm fork. JrT fits that range. Go for it, it will definately screw the geometry but I know enough guys riding them like that it doesn't really matter to them, so enjoy. For the price you are getting it for I would do it for ****s and giggles

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
    what do you put 7+ inches of travel on a hardtail for again?
    That's why I got a fully

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    Different fork and different bike. 20mm rule applies and he can still run a jrt

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    Hey, that isn't going to work. The only 2 bikes I know of that can support something like that are the Banshee Morphine, and the Soul Cycles Loki.

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    don't forget the Evil Imperial
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    god all u are *****s, dude it will be fine, go up to B.C. and all u see is that. My friend just put super monster ts (300mm!!!!!) on his hardrock and hes done 15ft to flat and its fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    god all u are *****s, dude it will be fine, go up to B.C. and all u see is that. My friend just put super monster ts (300mm!!!!!) on his hardrock and hes done 15ft to flat and its fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    god all u are *****s, dude it will be fine, go up to B.C. and all u see is that. My friend just put super monster ts (300mm!!!!!) on his hardrock and hes done 15ft to flat and its fine.

    Your "friend" has a deathwish, putting a fork that has over twice the reccomended travel on a hardrock. The Kona DJ bikes can handle up to 6" forks DC or SC. So it is fine if it wasn't do you think I'd be running a Pike(95-140mm) on my Cowan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    god all u are *****s, dude it will be fine, go up to B.C. and all u see is that. My friend just put super monster ts (300mm!!!!!) on his hardrock and hes done 15ft to flat and its fine.
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    is there even such thing as 300 mm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specializedrider
    is there even such thing as 300 mm...
    Yes. Marzocchi made a fork called the Super Monster. And Risse makes a 300 mm fork that a dumb freerider uses on his Karpiel.

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