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    Off-season Swimmer Teboner92's Avatar
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    Thoughts on a !70mm travel hardtail

    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?
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teboner92
    what do people think?
    are you joking?

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    no im not joking
    i think it would be sick to have it
    it would be completely insane
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    the sun never sets on me alumrock12's Avatar
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    it'd probably snap your frame.
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    Off-season Swimmer Teboner92's Avatar
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    is tht a would snap my frame or might?
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    I think it would be awesome. The pics of the broken frame will be priceless. Be sure to share them once it happens.
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    so u think thew frame would snap?

    i was at gorham bike and ski and the mechanic said the only effect from it would be not as good handling
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    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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    To whom it may concern: Firefox features a built in spell checker as well as numerous other advantages over Internet Explorer.

    I'm no spelling Nazi but there comes a point where **** gets ridiculous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teboner92
    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?
    Bad idea. Find something 100mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tra!l !
    bad idea. if i were you i would buy a new bike in general if you dont like ur rst fork.
    MUCH WORSE IDEA.

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    Really bad idea.

    I'd look for a fork with 120-130 mm of travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tra!l !
    if i were you i would buy a new bike in general if you dont like ur rst fork.
    are you joking?

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    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.

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    I may suggest not drinking so many monsters.

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    told ya so teboner
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    Ummh, no.

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    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.

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    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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    140mm Travel TST 2 Adjustability Coil w/ Air Assist Spring Alloy FR Steer Tube & Crown 32mm Stanchions 6" Post Mount (Max Disc 8") Color: Charcoal
    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teboner92
    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?

    specs:

    140mm Travel TST 2 Adjustability Coil w/ Air Assist Spring Alloy FR Steer Tube & Crown 32mm Stanchions 6" Post Mount (Max Disc 8") Color: Charcoal
    Re-read post numero 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Re-read post numero 10.
    x2

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    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.
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    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)


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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Re-read post numero 10.
    why is everyone here a repost Nazi?
    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    Get the 170mm fork, and then post a pic when you've put it on the bike.

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    Get it. Sure. Its a fantastic idea*


    *I do not endorse any or all parts of the above statement

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