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Old 07-12-05, 03:06 AM
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stapfam
Time for a change.
 
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I Know this was on a Tandem. but the principle on changing the head angle will still be the same. I went from rigid to Freeride dropoffs at 135mm to Boxers at 150mm. No difference in handling on the bike although the head angle had gone from 70 to 65. Steering felt possibly slow on the uphills, but just try to catch us on the downhill sections. Downhill the steering is so positive, the confidence gain has been tremendous.
Worry is whether the Down tube will take the extra stress that a triple crown will give it. Kona's make a strong bike, but then it all depends on how aggressive you are going to be. Try the forks before you commit yourself to buying them, but keep an eye on that headtube.
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