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Terminology - Is a 888 a dual crown or triple crown?

Sept. 5, 2013, 11:34 a.m.
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There is a great debate happening within my office as to what the correct name for a fork that has 2 triple clamps. Can anyone clarify as what the correct term is and why it is named as such.

The two prominent theories are:

Triple crown - as it refers to the three crowns on the fork; 2x the tops of the stanchions and 1x the top of the steer tube.

Dual crown - refers to the two triple clamps.

Sept. 5, 2013, 11:40 a.m.
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All I know is that 888 is bad for free ride….

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Sept. 5, 2013, 11:40 a.m.
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neither.

it's a duel crown.

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Sept. 5, 2013, 11:41 a.m.
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Figure out what defines a single crown fork and then break out the calculator.

Sept. 5, 2013, 12:10 p.m.
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It is both because it has dual triple crowns.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Sept. 5, 2013, 12:18 p.m.
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hmmmm , i thought it was a dual crown / triple clamp .

Sept. 5, 2013, 12:29 p.m.
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At least my Dorado is clearly a dual crown. Thank god I dodged this bullet.

Sept. 5, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
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Sept. 5, 2013, 12:50 p.m.
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and here DaveM felt we couldn't have any thoughtful and informative threads on nsmb.

keep up the good work boys!

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Sept. 5, 2013, 1:14 p.m.
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There is a great debate happening within my office as to what the correct name for a fork that has 2 triple clamps. Can anyone clarify as what the correct term is and why it is named as such.

The two prominent theories are:

Triple crown - as it refers to the three crowns on the fork; 2x the tops of the stanchions and 1x the top of the steer tube.

Dual crown - refers to the two triple clamps.

You must work at a pretty cool office if these are the debates that you have during work hours.


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Sept. 5, 2013, 1:22 p.m.
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fyi the arch that connects the lower fork legs typically isn't referred to as a crown.

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Sept. 5, 2013, 1:55 p.m.
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If you really want to get technical it's actually a dual crown, single double and single triple clamp fork… The advent of cryo/press fit steerer tubes have eliminated a triple clamp thus creating a massively long name.

Sept. 5, 2013, 2:05 p.m.
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Lefty: dual-clamp chopstick?

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Sept. 5, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
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You can get a triple clamp single crown fork (although maybe not now…):

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Sept. 5, 2013, 7:16 p.m.
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it's a duel crown.

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