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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:36 pm 
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Just curious if it's another no-no having triple-clamp forks on a hardtail. Sort of like having bar-ends on risers?


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:59 pm 
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It makes you look like a chav. Otherwise I don't see why not. They're probably stiffer than single crowns though so I would use a strong frame...


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:02 pm 
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djoptix wrote:
It makes you look like a chav. Otherwise I don't see why not. They're probably stiffer than single crowns though so I would use a strong frame...


^ Pretty much.

Depends on what your frame is. Some manufacturers suggest you don't use triple-clamps on some of their hardtails, like Orange for example.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Looks like I'll have to get the *********** (to be filled in soon?!?!?!) then :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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I don't see the problem.

They look rad!


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:45 pm 
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Many hardtails won't be designed to take the additional stress placed on the frame around the headtube. This is largely due to the extra length that most triple clamps have, which is also likely to screw up the geometry of the frame.

Plus it will look awful.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:21 pm 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Many hardtails .............. of the frame.

Plus it will look awful.


:shock: :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Looks good on frames that are built for them, like dual slalom hardtails.

The problem is that nearly all hardcore bikes look a bit silly when out of their intended environment. :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:23 pm 
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yeah it will be frame specific
think you should get the 8 anyway though!


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