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Im deciding on new forks here, im a hucker, and i like the North Shore style stuff as well, but i dont know what to go with 66rc or 888rc, help me out plzz
 

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I own a 2005 Big Hit and thats the bike it would be goin on, and id like from 170mm to 200mm of travel
 

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I've never ridden a 66rc but i rode an 888rc and if it was my choice if go witht he 66 because its lighter and you can do x-ups but if niether of those things matter to you then 888.
 

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the 66 will be lighter. if ur into jumping and want to be able to do x ups and barspins then the 888 abviously wont work. if u like more north shore stuff id go witht the 66
 

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Its really gonna depend on your frame. When people say the 66 is "North Shore" I really hope they either mean the 150mm version or the 170mm on a VERY proper frame. (THis is 05's we are talking about...right?)

The 170mm 66 will only put your bike into a sort of "Big hit" slacker style bike. I went against the 7 inch 66 cause it was gonna screw up my geometry too much.

For Northshore, I honestly suggest the 170mm 888RC with the option of Low-Rider crowns at your disposal. Not only can you adjust your head angle, but you can adjust it even further with the new crowns. The 66 will screw up your head angle.
 

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Raptordude said:
Its really gonna depend on your frame. When people say the 66 is "North Shore" I really hope they either mean the 150mm version or the 170mm on a VERY proper frame. (THis is 05's we are talking about...right?)

The 170mm 66 will only put your bike into a sort of "Big hit" slacker style bike. I went against the 7 inch 66 cause it was gonna screw up my geometry too much.

For Northshore, I honestly suggest the 170mm 888RC with the option of Low-Rider crowns at your disposal. Not only can you adjust your head angle, but you can adjust it even further with the new crowns. The 66 will screw up your head angle.
Ok, first what do u mean by "Big hit slacker style bike". I like the feeling of a slacker head angle for the stuff im doing. And the 66s would make my head angle a little bit more stepper, correct?
 

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I think ur good to go with either one, but personally I prefer a DC over a SC for shore riding. If you have to climb much, stick with the 66. If you want it to be more trail friendly for an all around ride stick with the 66 as well. I ride my 888 around on the trails, but it's one heavy mutha....
 

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Im 5'8" and i'm like lets say 158 lbs
the 66 is a really good fork....for North shore riding I would feel more "secure" on dual crown.....my question would be A Super T or an 888.......if you buy an 05 888 then you would need low rider crowns or buy the 06 888 with low rider crowns already and other improvements..........a Super T would probably be your best fork....that is what i would choose on my Big Hit....Hopefully you have the big hit link in the back
 

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Ok, first what do u mean by "Big hit slacker style bike". I like the feeling of a slacker head angle for the stuff im doing. And the 66s would make my head angle a little bit more stepper, correct?
The 05 66 crowns will make your bike a lot slacker due to the higher crowns. Zokes has lowered it 40mm in 06 I believe. I personally like it slackened out, for the shore it's nice for because of the stepdowns and various terrain.
 

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provided your weight and height, there is no need for you to have a 888. regardless of how big you go, it'll only rake your headangle out, lift the front end and anoy you. get the 66, hell if you culd afford it get the newer 06' models becasue the height isnt so dramatic...
 

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what if he was like me, same bike, same riding, but 6ft and 220lbs? 888, 66, super, or monster T?
 
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