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Old 02-14-07, 08:15 PM   #1
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Dual-Crown fork on Specialized Enduro? (pic)

Would you guys recommend a dual-crown or a single on this frame?



I was planning on a dual but on every other setup I have seen online people have a single crown on this frame.
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Put a good 5 inch fork on that frame and it'll be a great ride.
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Its got 150 in the rear correct? Im pretty sure you can balance that out with a single crown fork in the front.
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Such a great frame.
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Its got 150 in the rear correct? Im pretty sure you can balance that out with a single crown fork in the front.

No, it's 130 in the rear.That Enduro is a great 5 & 5 bike.
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i personally think dual is too much for this frame
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A single crown, 130mm fork is optimal for that frame.
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Junior T would be the schizz, but everyone else is going to tell you to go single crown. The frame will take a DC (that's a massive amount of good gusseting up there) and it would slacken it out oh-so-sweet but that's just me.
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single crown for sure.
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Oh that frame calls for some Super Monster Ts!!!11!1!111!!!!

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Why would you want to throw a dual crown on that bike? The type of riding that requires a dual crown fork is not what that bike is designed for. I would try to find a nice single crown, somethinf like a Fox 36 or a RS Totem or Marzocchi 66
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I'd put the money down for a Maverick DUC.
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Do you think that all dual crown forks are unsuitable for XC/AM riding?
My personal opinion is yes, I do think that. I know there have been things like whatever that Maverick fork was that had plugs instead of a proper steerer tube and such but I still would personally go single crown for XC.
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I would try to find a nice single crown, somethinf like a Fox 36 or a RS Totem or Marzocchi 66
I'm not sure of the A-C height of the first two, but the 66 is definitely waaay too much fork for that bike.
Right now I'm running a 150mm Z1 Light on my Enduro, and even that is a little too much - the bike is not quite as nimble as it should be. The 130mm Z1 I used to have on there was perfect. For that bike (particularly with the Brain rear) I would probably go with something like a Pike or a Marz AM.
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Well, i kinda wanted something big because I tend to ride pretty agressivley downhill, but I didnt go for a straight-up downhill frame because my rides involve alot of climbs also.

What do you mean exactly by "too much fork"? I wanted something with around 6 inches of travel in the front.
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A pike would be nice for it as well.
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I am of the personal opinion that there is actually no need for a dual crown fork until you get to proper DH where the stiffness of a DC is noticeable and MAYBE extreme freeride, even now we are being shown that you don't need more than 150mm of travel for hard freeriding and an SC can easily take those forces at 150mm.

Yes a DC can be used for XC but in my opinion it is way over done, more weight (I know Maverick was lighter than many SC forks but you can get even lighter with a SC), in slow speed technical situations a DC is harder to handle, especially if the crowns are wide.

XC give me a nice 50-80mm single crown. AM give me 75-120mm single crown. Light freeride give me 90-140mm single crown. Hard freeride give me 150mm single crown. Dirt Jumping give me a 50-80mm single crown, same for street. DH give me a 170-203mm DC.

These are my ideas, other people have other ideas but that is what I would go with.

Let me ask you a question now, what do you use a single crown for then if you should be using a DC for AM (not very hard on a bike) and XC?
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What do you mean exactly by "too much fork"? I wanted something with around 6 inches of travel in the front.
The axle to crown height is too tall. It'll raise the front end and cause the bike to turn slowly, climb poorly, and look dorky.

There're plenty of burly single crowns forks out there - no need for a dual crown dh fork. A 20mm thru axle will help with stiffness more than an extra crown will.

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There're plenty of burly single crowns forks out there - no need for a dual crown dh fork. A 20mm thru axle will help with stiffness more than an extra crown will.
Ive decided on going with a single crown now with a 20 mm axle. I wont have any problems with something with like 150mm of travel right?
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Yes I agree with you there, I understood what you meant but am putting forward my view of what you said in a strong way. Why overbuild the fork for a XC or AM bike? You will not get more stiffness from such short travel (oh and those Maverick's were USD........ if they really wanted stiffness why not manke them right way up)

And to the original poster here is some reassurance that a single crown fork will be more than enough for you. This is a pick of Amiel Cavalier (won the Jnr Worlds in 05) racing in a National DH round on one of our harshest tracks.
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Forget about asking how many crowns you want. Figure out how much travel you want and how much you're willing to spend and go from there.

The Enduro is designed to work with 5-6" of fork travel. I demoed an Enduro with a Fox 36 (6" of travel) and it was fine. It was a more laid back geometry than I personally was looking for, but if you're looking to do more downhill or small to medium hucking, it's fine.

The Fox 36, by the way, is one of many new 6" travel single-crowns to hit the market within the last two years.
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Forget about asking how many crowns you want. Figure out how much travel you want and how much you're willing to spend and go from there.

The Enduro is designed to work with 5-6" of fork travel. I demoed an Enduro with a Fox 36 (6" of travel) and it was fine. It was a more laid back geometry than I personally was looking for, but if you're looking to do more downhill or small to medium hucking, it's fine.

The Fox 36, by the way, is one of many new 6" travel single-crowns to hit the market within the last two years.
Yeah, the Fox 36 is one of the main forks I was checking out. Pricey but they seem really nice.
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