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post Mar 24 2009, 04:04 PM
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Hi, I would like to know what the maxium fork length for the Bass frame is? Could you run a 160mm randomly steeper terrain. And could you run a 7.5 x 2.0 to lower the bottom bracket a little. Thanks
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post Mar 24 2009, 04:14 PM
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The Bass (and the Cowan DS that it's based on are both built around 4" travel forks as the max. The tubes are light, maybe not as light as a XC bike but John likes his bikes to fly as far as they can so there's no excess material to support more travel.

Putting in a shorter shock will lead to the wheel or rockers hitting the frame, you've just moved it a half inch closer with the same stroke. Some riders can get parts rubbing just with the stock setup and the flex in the frame.


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post Mar 24 2009, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE (tech @ Mar 24 2009, 12:14 PM) *
The Bass (and the Cowan DS that it's based on are both built around 4" travel forks as the max. The tubes are light, maybe not as light as a XC bike but John likes his bikes to fly as far as they can so there's no excess material to support more travel.

Putting in a shorter shock will lead to the wheel or rockers hitting the frame, you've just moved it a half inch closer with the same stroke. Some riders can get parts rubbing just with the stock setup and the flex in the frame.


My delema is 95% of my riding is Georgia singletrack and I'm trying to get rid of my long travel bike. I go to lift resorts 3-4 times a year. Would the Dawg be able to handle this. I'm talking nice and easy, no big drops or jumps. Technically, I could do it and I know it wouldn't be the same, but I'm just there for fun.
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post Mar 25 2009, 12:10 AM
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A magic link Coilair might be more like what you're after. Not a Bass though, it's built to fit in a very narrow niche.


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post Mar 25 2009, 04:01 AM
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QUOTE (offcamber @ Mar 24 2009, 01:37 PM) *
My delema is 95% of my riding is Georgia singletrack and I'm trying to get rid of my long travel bike. I go to lift resorts 3-4 times a year. Would the Dawg be able to handle this. I'm talking nice and easy, no big drops or jumps. Technically, I could do it and I know it wouldn't be the same, but I'm just there for fun.

My riding is very similar - pretty technical trail riding on local trails and a couple trips up to Whistler during the year. I ride my Dawg Deluxe and love it for both - obviously on the lift trails, you can't ride crazy stuff, but the Dawg performs fine on those trails (I rent a park bike if I think I want to ride harder).

Coilair would work great too - I had mixed feelings about that set-up, so I opted for the simplier 4-bar of the dawg.
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