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6/5/2019 9:10 AM

ok, so I saw this picture of a dual crown fork on a hardtail and I thought, "Could you put a dual crown frok on an enduro bike?" So I looked it up and its a real thing! people are trying to create the first dual crown enduro bike. I think the real problem is weight, because it can be HEAVY. Jus curoious if anyone has a opinion on it. Do enduru bikes already have enough suspension? Is it a good idea? Please answer cuz im lonley...

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6/5/2019 12:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/5/2019 12:41 PM

Literally on an enduro


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And literally 11 years ago.


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6/5/2019 7:26 PM

abe wrote:

ok, so I saw this picture of a dual crown fork on a hardtail and I thought, "Could you put a dual crown frok on an enduro ...more

Given your join date I can't tell if you be trolling.

Shorter travel bikes w/ dual crowns have been raced at DH World Champs.

Yes, it's a thing.

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6/5/2019 10:08 PM

kidwoo wrote:

Literally on an enduro


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And literally 11 years ago.


More like 12

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6/5/2019 11:26 PM

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Saw this post, thought that you might want to have a look at my bike set up. Cheers.
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6/6/2019 4:32 AM

abe wrote:

ok, so I saw this picture of a dual crown fork on a hardtail and I thought, "Could you put a dual crown frok on an enduro ...more

Adding a dual crown to an "enduro" bike can be a great upgrade. It adds stiffness and thus precision to the front end. Weight penalty can be 1kg but then "enduro" bikes aren't meant for uphill sprint races are they? Fork options: the older Fox 40 performance which had a coil spring could be adjusted from 160-203mm and the Manitou Dorado can be reduced down to 180mm. Mojo Risin also builds the Fox36 into a dual crown which weight wise might be the best option.
I run my bike with a Dorado 180mm fork and have 176mm rear travel. I find it works much better than my previous rockshox single crown fork which I found to have too much flex especially front and back eg during braking or nose pivoting.

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6/6/2019 6:06 AM

abe wrote:

ok, so I saw this picture of a dual crown fork on a hardtail and I thought, "Could you put a dual crown frok on an enduro ...more

Fred_Pop wrote:

Adding a dual crown to an "enduro" bike can be a great upgrade. It adds stiffness and thus precision to the front end. Weight ...more

There's also the MRP Bartlett that doesn't have the weight penalty or a dorado or a 40.

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6/6/2019 7:34 AM

i have an insurgent that i built with a regular 200mm boxxer - was going to cut the airshaft to get 180mm but tried it in 200 and loved it. I ride really over the front and im heavy though so having extra stiffness up front was perfect. I run it slightly softer than i used to run forks on my dh bikes but that just balances it, still probably stiffer than most forks. My trails in CA dont really merit a full dh bike but anything less doesnt really excite me, so this was a good compromise. Bike rides great with it - i mean they made it a production model haha

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