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    drops on hardtail

    what is the highest drop i can take on my giant iguana with the mx comp fork on it?
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    03 Giant iguana marzocchi mx comp fork, time atac alium pedals, race face prodigy crank, sun ringle rhyno lite rims with xt hubs, avid mechanical disc brakes, easton ea 70 riser bar.

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    Not to sure on the answer, to many variables to think of.
    lets see....
    -first: what your landing on, a flatland will be alot harder on the bike, and a landing on a downward slope or a transition on a jump wouldn't be as hard.
    -second: your skill of riding, better skill and you can pump with your body and take part of the drop using your body as a kind of suspension.
    -third: the BIGGEST thing is just how *%$#@ed you are in the head and how willing you are to just throw yourself off a huge kicker, gnarly road gap, or best friends porch.

    I'm no scientist so I'll leave the math to you WNCbiker....
    LATER

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    I agree. It depends on landing. Tranny, rider weight. front heavy rear heavy. The frame should hold up to quite a bit (I wouldn't go over 6 ft but I am 250pnd) but the rims may break under that kind of duress. Especially if you have stock rims which are crap. (a friend of mine did a 7ft drop to flat and broke the stock rim in two. He is a small rider and smooth).

    Anyways, too many variables to help you out much more than that. Do a 3 footer. If you hear creaking or cracking and the rear rim is slightly off you found a limit to your skill and current bike setup

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    i have a 01 norco rampage and have done 8 footers to trannys and the landings were pretty smooth. However that is after i put the Intense mag 30 in the rear ( I busted my ryhno lite rim in half, It might have been from the 5 -6 footers to flat that had something to do with that.)
    I agree with them start off small and listen to your bike. U never know how big u can go until you've gone to far.

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    4 to 5 feet.
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