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    Junior Member Early Seven's Avatar
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    Upgrading a 2008 Diamondback Recoil Comp?

    I was thinking of upgrading my 2008 Diamondback Recoil Comp to be able to handle some freeride stuff. It has 4″ of rear travel (Fox Vanilla R Coil). Head angle was 70 degrees on stock fork with 85mm-130mm travel (Rock Shox Tora 289).

    Upgrades:
    Fork: Fox 36 160mm fork. 20mm thru axle.
    Rear Shock: Replace springs with heavier springs (stock spring was 400×2.37).
    Cranks: Truvativ Hussefelt 170mm 38T
    Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt 40/60mm
    Rims:Sun Rhyno Lite (front/back)
    Hubs: Chris King ISO (front)/Hadley (rear)
    Chain Guide: Truvativ Boxguide Team

    What do you guys think? TIA

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    I think this could be a very unbalanced bike. 100mm of rear travel with 160mm fork on it. I'd look into something with a tad less travel, most that would be safe enough to go to is 140mm.

    As for hubs, kings are nice but there's better offerings out there for a bit less $$$.
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    Junior Member Early Seven's Avatar
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    I was thinking the same about 160mm.

    BTW, by "unbalanced" you mean in terms of difference in travel or in the geometry? Wouldn't the stiffer rear shock be enough to compensate for that? Thanks.
    Last edited by Early Seven; 01-25-11 at 12:07 AM. Reason: BTW

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