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    help with forks

    would a monster t fit in my 2001 kona roast?

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    another question would a shiver dc fit in my roast 2001?

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    :O

    Dude..don't do it. If you want a dc go for a jrT...

    Monster will destroy the geometry of the bike. I know a kid with one on the stuff and it is horrible. It also voids the warranty and is not recommended as it will destroy your headtube.

    Shiver is a better solution but I go for a 6in dc...Shivers are 7 if I remember and built for racing...since you seem to want to be a hucker try jr't or the superT and save your money for something else.

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    Dude, don't run a DC on a hardtail...
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    whats jr t? junior monster t? can ya provide a pic !

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    ... whats sum other forks u reccomend to?

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    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    Fox Vanilla 125R.
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    how much r they and what year?

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    Damn, I dunno. Do your own research! Around 350 bucks is what you're looking at. Here are some links to some popular retailers.


    www.jensonusa.com
    www.supergo.com
    www.pricepoint.com
    www.123bikes.com
    www.cambriabike.com
    www.airbomb.com
    www.nashbar.com
    www.performancebike.com


    If you can't find what you want at one of those links, you suck at the internet.
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    I am not against a dc on a ht. I have seen many and think they work welli in the right circumstance. JrT is jsut that...the Juniour version of the monster. In reality the monster is more like a steroid pumping grandfather as it is way toooooo much for 99% of the riders out there.

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    Exactly, there might be guys with steel balls riding around that can justify a DC fork on a hardtail, but this guy is obviously not one of them. Nor is his bike up to the task.
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    hmmmm so junior T will work on my roast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kona_roastbika
    hmmmm so junior T will work on my roast?
    Yes...6.5 inches on the front is fine and will be MORE than enough travel. In reality you could probably get away with a good 4 or 5 inch fork to start to play on. Leave the monster t's for the guys doing 40 ft hucks.

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    Yeah, I say 5 inches is more than enough travel for a beginner. I think once he starts seeing prices he might decide he doesn't need so much fork.

    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    kk i might get 03 z1 dropp off or shiver Sc

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    I'd suggest the Z1. I think you'll be happy with either fork, though. I've *HEARD* the Shiver SC is pretty flexy.
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    kk probably gonan go with shiver sc 03 is their anyway i can find a candian price check thing for forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    I'd suggest the Z1. I think you'll be happy with either fork, though. I've *HEARD* the Shiver SC is pretty flexy.
    Depends on his size. The Shiver it good if you are like 150 and under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kona_roastbika
    kk probably gonan go with shiver sc 03 is their anyway i can find a candian price check thing for forks?
    I gave you a link for www.bikeroom.com a while ago. Lots of good prices. Call and ask Dave if he can find any for ya.

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    have u called before and ordered some stuff off of this site?

    just wondering because i just want to know if they are trustworthy.......and i am not sure if i'm allowed to pay with credit card....

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    DO some research!

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    how lol just asking if that site is trustworthy

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    the site is very trustworthy.
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    k thanks

    but from another bikers point of view what fork would work best for my 2001 kona roast?

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