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    Bigger fork for 2004 Kona Caldera?

    Hello everyone,

    Just back from a lovely three days riding singletrack in Wales. My 2004 Caldera treated me very well, but I did find the fork lacking, despite my relative newness to mountain biking. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2006 or used model larger fork, but I wouldn't mind some input.

    How large can I go? I've found a few good deals on forks such as the Marzocchi All mountain 2 (130-150mm travel) or 3 (130mm travel). Would such a large change in fork length create huge geometry issues? Can this be compensated for somehow? The bike would be used for trail, singletrack, "careful" DH, and general urban messing about.

    I am set on sticking with this bike for the present, learning how to ride properly, and then buying a new full sus possibly end of next year...

    Thanks ahead of time!

    Sung
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    bump.

    Anyone help?

    Sung

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    How big is the original?

    If its 100mm then 150 would be pushing it since it stresses the head tube and effects climbing capabilities.

    I wouldn't personally go above about 130 and even that will have an impact.

    Put a 24 inch wheel on the front (that is a joke). There isn't anything you can do to compensate as far as I'm aware.
    You're out of your element Donnie

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    Got the joke.. Thanks!

    It has the original 100mm on it now... 130mm as an upper limit is my thought to. I've found (possibly) a good deal on a manitou minute 1 (90-120mm), which might be good.

    Sung

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