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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by SuspectDevice, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    John C from descentworld posted this singlecrown showa the other day





    I wonder who they are working on these for?

    Johnny T had a sweet showa xc fork back when he was riding for Tioga that never made production, a fork that absolutely slayed everything else available in '94. Tioga never pushed it into production as far as I know. The obvious conclusion to make here is that this current fork is for a Honda project, but I find that unlikely...
     

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  2. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    I dunno... I remember a showa fork that came stock on the Trek full suspension bikes back then... it was crap, much like all the other forks back then (except for the lawill/leader)

    this looks far better.
     
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    Looks tall.
     
  4. OGRipper

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    Yeah I like the looks of it but the crown looks really tall.
     
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    Has a very prototypish look to it, looks like they're still ironing out the internals before they start in with getting the lowers shaved and ready.
     
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    thats a honda motorcross bike right beside it, so maybe thats a hint
     
  7. Cant Climb

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    They could start with better geometry than that.......then they could dial the internals in better.

    They thing has got '04 Marz 66 height.....
     
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    4x fork for minnaar?
     
  9. Downhiller

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    what is that prototype or what ?

    how much travel 100mm ?
     
  10. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    Showa isn't in the bussiness of selling forks aftermarket though, so fork length isn't a huge consideration for them...
     
  11. auntesther

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    yeah Trek sold a few diff models of them and they all sucked. My roomate had one and it was awful...and it was supposed to be the top of line " Black Diamond" model
     
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    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    Those forks were markedly different (and a whole product cycle earlier) than their later air-oil models though. The trek forks were certainly on-par with the rs1 though... The later Showa fork, with carbon stanchions, mg legs, ti hardware and sophisticated damping was lightyears stiffer, lighter and plusher than a mag 21 slTI...
     
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    yes, it's very much a prototype, and no the height of the crown isn't a problem, because it's built with relatively short lowers... take a look at the height of the seals vs the top of the bridge. May not have much overlap, but it won't be that tall.
     
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    just wondering why is that "fr" (?) fork and dh tyres on xc frame ?

    for what purpose is it fr, 4x ?
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    dont knock that setup, i used to rock that back in the day...
     
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    look at the distance between the tire and crown, not the height of the crown; it doesnt seem to be that tall at all.
     
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    Ditto. Look at the height of the lowers. They're much shorter than a conventional single crown. Then look at the clamping area for the crown/stanchion interface. I reckon it'd be a stiff mutha.
     
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    Wow that's cool!
    The coating on the uppers,the dropouts and the disk mounts,Soo cool.

    Wassup with the reverse arch?? They must be going for mass centralization --like the dual exhaust CRF 250 !!:blah:

    Maybe now that people are paying $1-2000 on bicycle forks there is a market for them to dominate-Which they could-would.