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clearance on general lee

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by jellybeans, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. jellybeans

    jellybeans Monkey

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    im looking for a complete 24" dj around $300 price range and was looking at the general lee but i want to put a suspension fork on at some point and was wondering if the general lee had enough frame clearance for that.
     
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  2. Bryan67

    Bryan67 Chimp

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    I wouldn`t recommend it. BMX bikes are not designed for suspension and putting a fork on one will really screw up the geometry.
     
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  3. jellybeans

    jellybeans Monkey

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    i already know that, i was asking if someone had tried it on that specific bike and how it felt.

    im also wondering if any one knows of a $300ish range 24" bike that would work well with a suspension fork
     
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  4. pHeller

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    A few frame options in the price range, and I think DMR and NS Bikes makes some lower priced 24" models, but for the most part, there aren't many $400 complete 24" MTB's.
     
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    sittingduck Turbo Monkey

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    For $300 you are going to get JUNK. Unless you get REALLY lucky on something used.
    Suspension on a BMX is going to wack out the geometry.
     
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    i have seen it done and even rode it. it had a 4 inch judy. i highly DO NOT reccommend doing it.
     
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    I put a 70 mm marz fork on sn old GT cruiser. Wasn't too bad.
     
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    Just get the bike and ride it. You won't miss the fork after a couple of rides. And you will learn to ride smooooth.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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  10. jellybeans

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    im thinking about a DMR rhythm frame, theres one in the classifieds. i have pretty much all the parts id need except for a 24" wheelset and bars