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stumpy little kid

July 5, 2004, 9:12 a.m.
Posts: 193
Joined: Dec. 2, 2002

So I'm currently ridding a boprrowed 98 stumpjumper hardtail with a 99 mr. T. I'm using it for riding at a lift accessed park, and I'm a bit of a hack with it, and I'm a little worried about it holding up because it wasn't designed for this type of fork or riding. should I be worried?


July 5, 2004, 9:29 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

As the owner of a 97 stumpy I can tell you you will fuck it up running a MRT. its a light crosscountry bike that was made for a 3 inch fork. the frame weighs about three pounds.

July 5, 2004, 9:38 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 19, 1977


You are riding an XC bike that is a tired 6 years old, and then putting a triple clamp fork on it.

I would put money on that frame already being cracked. When they tell you not to run a double crown fork on a bike, they do it for a reason. The frame is not designed to handle the extra loads the fork places on the frame.

You should get a more appropriate bike for your riding style before you need to go looking for a good surgeon. :)

Check out the buy and sell….you can get a smoking bike for cheap these days!

July 5, 2004, 12:09 p.m.
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Joined: July 4, 2004

i would be afraid to ride the terrain that u are talking abnout with that bike.

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