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marin b17. triples

adesaxo31adesaxo31 Posts: 88
edited November 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi iv built a marin b17 an i have bomber freeride 150 ta on at the moment and wonderd if the frame would handle a set of modern triple clamps like boxers ect i am aiming to build a cheapish dh rig to see if i can get in to it thanks

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    I used to run boxxers on my B17 no worries. I would probably get something 6 or 7 inch though. I wouldnt go as far as 8 inches. The same frame was also on the FRS DH I believe, which had 6" dual crowns.
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  • Ok thanks what about bomber jr t's
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Jnr ts should be fine. They were 6" IIRC
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Keep what you have, a JR T is a back step.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    benpinnick wrote:
    I used to run boxxers on my B17 no worries. I would probably get something 6 or 7 inch though. I wouldnt go as far as 8 inches. The same frame was also on the FRS DH I believe, which had 6" dual crowns.


    so which Boxxers was that? any current one would be unsuitable.

    Boxxers have cove in a number of lengths, including U-turn over the years. Yes some of the early ones would be suitable but your statement is very very misleading.
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    edited November 2012
    Hmm, I didnt think that saying stick to 6 or 7 inch versions would be that confusing, but hey ho - Stick to pre-2005 models. Hows that?
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Heres a B17 with Jr Ts by the way, looks nice:

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    As SS says though, unless you're getting the 170s then its a downgrade really, and even then, the 150mm on your current forks will still be a better 150mm than the 170 of the Jr T.
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  • Ok thanks are my current forks better than the jr T's then thanks
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    adesaxo31 wrote:
    Ok thanks are my current forks better than the jr T's then thanks
      supersonic wrote:
      Keep what you have, a JR T is a back step.
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    • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
      adesaxo31 wrote:
      Ok thanks are my current forks better than the jr T's then thanks

      That depends on the years of both, and the model of Bombers you have. Some were better, some not. What you can be sure of is that the Junior T is going to be heavier.
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    • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
      benpinnick wrote:
      Heres a B17 with Jr Ts by the way
      With DX V-brakes as well!

      Havent seen those in a while.
    • http://www.marzocchi.com/template/detai ... getto=8450

      These are my forks don't want to waste my money if they arnt as good as what i have thanks for all the help people
    • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
      Gain would be marginal. And thats based on later gen. Jr Ts. Id stick if I were you.
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    • Ok thanks
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