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    120mm forks

    hey, im doing a build and i was wondering what forks would be recommended for a 2006 Norco Bigfoot. i think the frame was built for 120 mm forks, i know the 2008 is. i was thinking of putting Marzocchi DJ 2's on it, but there only 100mm. Norco has OEM 120mm DJ 3's on the 2008 Bigfoot.

    i ride a mixture of trials, dj, street/urban, and north shore.

    my main concern is the handling. is i put a 100mm fork on, how much will it be affected.

    suggestions are appreciated, thanks!

    PS - does anyone know if companies sell build kits? Norco in particular
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    Most companies will sell framesets. Don't know about build kits. I highly suggest boutique brands.
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    boutique brands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    boutique brands?
    "Off" brands that are likely hand built and more expensive, smaller companies. BlkMarket, Dobermann, and Astirik to name a few.
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    I'm also messing with you. If I were you, I'd look into whatever size fork is recommended for the frame. Maybe something adjustable, so you can do 100mm to DJ and more for the downhills.
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    ya, its hard being 14 and having no job (yes, im building a bike without money ) do you know if any stores hire you at 14 to do anything? im Canadian, so the same laws apply to me as you
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    ya, its hard being 14 and having no job (yes, im building a bike without money ) do you know if any stores hire you at 14 to do anything? im Canadian, so the same laws apply to me as you
    I'm 15, and here fast food places will employ you at 15 for a decent wage. I'm thinking about building up my Giant too, difference is I get to ride the thing all the way through because it started life as a complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    I'm 15, and here fast food places will employ you at 15 for a decent wage. I'm thinking about building up my Giant too, difference is I get to ride the thing all the way through because it started life as a complete.
    ya, i know of a couple places that hire at 15, but my birthday isnt until next July (21) so im 14 all winter
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    Mine's in June. I was injured all summer resulting in surgery and another coming up so no riding or working all summer for me.
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    thats gotta suck! atleast i have a bike thats rideable, my friend did a build without a bike, now he hates building, and i think hes mad that im building too, because he's always saying, dont build, you'll hate it, its a waste of money, but i only have a few parts and its fun already (except the no money part). i think he knows that mine will be better after seeing my rough parts list, and doesnt want to face that reality
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    If you're gonna build, do it right. Mine will be Rockshox Pike fork, Chris King hubs, an XTR 9 spd. cassette, a chainguide of some kind on the front, Avid Juicy carbons, basically as nice as possible. Will take me a while, maybe, but it's worth it.
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    ya, i want to get all the best like that, ive actually been looking at the pike. i just have to figure out my financial situation here. maybe if i open a bike repair type shop. the nearest one around where i live is a 40min drive, so its possible...
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    Consider losing the damnable front derailleur. Chainguides FTW
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    hmmm, ive been thinking about that. i use the front so much though. and the shifters i want come with the front.
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    You can run just one of the shifters, you know. Leave only the mid ring or the big ring and you're golden.
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    ya. now when i get my next bike, i could go more trail specific (i wont bother building it, unless i get a damn good job, you know, $10 an hour instead of minimum, and double and a half overtime )
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