I have a 07 hardrock and the RST fork sucks sooo bad!
im looking at an 05 Marzocchi 888 VF online and it has 170mm of travel
what do people think?
are you joking?Originally Posted by Teboner92
it'd probably snap your frame.
I think it would be awesome. The pics of the broken frame will be priceless. Be sure to share them once it happens.
First Class Jerk
bad idea. if i were you i would buy a new bike in general if you dont like ur rst fork.
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Bad idea. Find something 100mm.Originally Posted by Teboner92
MUCH WORSE IDEA.Originally Posted by Tra!l !
Really bad idea.
I'd look for a fork with 120-130 mm of travel.
are you joking?Originally Posted by Tra!l !
Your front wheel will be unable to keep contact with the trail because your center of gravity will be way back over the rear wheel. Plus it'll look like a chopper and then you'll have to post it in the recumbent forum as it'll no longer be a mtb.
I may suggest not drinking so many monsters.
told ya so teboner
Yeah that would snap your frame pretty fast and the geo would be horribly out of whack. Try to find a fork with no more than 130mm travel.
that's a pretty moronic idea to be honest. and the guy at the bike shop is lying. it will break your frame and mess up your geometry.
just get a nice xc fork like a manitou black at nashbar for $280, normally $550. or if you want to go the rockshox or marzocchi route, look into RS rebas and marz bomber forks. any of those would be good. i've always ridden manitou, and it's always been good to me. some people will swear they hate manitou, but some people will swear they love them.
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wow thanks for all the info
im pretty sure i wont go with it anymore, just sounds like a really really sweet dream
im now thinking of an 07 Marz All mountain 3 for around $330- is it good?
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Re-read post numero 10.Originally Posted by Teboner92
x2Originally Posted by EJ123
I ran 150mm of travel on my hardrock for a good period of time...the frame snapped at the right chain stay and the head tube was turned into an oval. This was ofter 4 years of hard use.
I would just get a good 130mm fork...
you need a bike that has the support bar connecting to an extra high seatpost, along with the correct geometry ment to hold pressure at different points... Forgot what that support bar is called but heres a picture : (This bike has 171mm of travel)
Get the 170mm fork, and then post a pic when you've put it on the bike.
Get it. Sure. Its a fantastic idea*
*I do not endorse any or all parts of the above statement