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Are they going out of style and the sturdy long travel single crown taking over? The reason I ask is because I am currently in the search for a DH bike with a dual crown fork, but a couple people I've talked to have said "dual crown forks are going out, its the long travel single crown that is in". I currently have a bottle rocket with a Marz 66 on it, so I have my long travel single crown. I really want a dual crown on my next rig though...I'm not just wasting my money though, right? Are they going out?
 

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Um...wow.

Dual Crowns are definitely not going out of style. Practically every DH bike I come across has a Dual Crown fork on it.

Here's the deal. As technology advances, so do forks. Single Crowns have gotten stronger and stiffer to compete against Dual Crown forks, but Dual Crown forks have gotten lighter yet remain stiffer and provide better steering over single crown forks.

Its a preference thing. Dual Crown is probably never going away since they too benefit from technology and new materials, same with Single Crown. Neither is going out of style, both are just going to get better and better.
 

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Raptordude said:
Um...wow.

but Dual Crown forks have gotten lighter yet remain stiffer and provide better steering over single crown forks.

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better steering? how so?
 

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You can't direct mount a stem on a single crown.
 

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I have heard that the 1.5 single crowns are stiffer than Peter North on Viagra, but I don't know that DC is going away..
 

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To be a "NON CONFORMIST"

1. You "have" to ride a super asspounder rigid titanium single speed 29er
2. You need a flask holder water bottle mount
3. You need to wear Knickers at least twice a week
4. You need to have at least 30 pieces of flair on your bike, yet fight the man
5. Your better than everyone else

If you follow my simple rules you too can be a "NON CONFORMIST"
 

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giantsaam said:
To be a "NON CONFORMIST"

1. You "have" to ride a super asspounder rigid titanium single speed 29er
2. You need a flask holder water bottle mount
3. You need to wear Knickers at least twice a week
4. You need to have at least 30 pieces of flair on your bike, yet fight the man
5. Your better than everyone else

If you follow my simple rules you too can be a "NON CONFORMIST"

funny... Though i like manpris better. :)
 

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So, apparently one can not get any useful information on these forums...
Thanks to the ones who actually gave me a serious answer.
 

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dual-crown forks are the jam. Boxxers, 888, 40's, and other dual crown forks will be around for a lot longer.

mainly for the reasons that raptordude stated.
 

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boxxers and fordy killahs *****es.


yeah, I dono who would race DH with a single crown... on a pro level anyway single crowns kill it freeridng but dh? nahhh. anyone want this travis?
 

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Function before form...

IMO, DH=DC, freeride if you're into tricks (bar spins) etc then SC.

So if you think a DC fork will limit you, ie turning circle, then go with a SC fork. :thumbsup:

I think people jumped on you cos you seemed worried that a DC fork might be out of "style" soon...
 

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Expect to see more single crown forks, but I don't expect double crowns to go away anytime soon...just to loose market share. I went with a Totem Air because it is light, plenty stiff, has great quality of travel, and makes me more confident in slow, steep switchbacks, especially when climbing.

I have owned double crown in the past, but don't see myself going back now that single crowns are competitive. Personal preference, as with most things.
 

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You're not necessarily seein' less double crown forks, you're just seein' more single crown forks because of technological advancements - 1.5" steerer tubes, 40mm stanchions, superior seals/bushings/bearings, stiffer crowns.

Today's big single crown forks are way more capable, along with the superior turning radius they've always had. So you see them on more and more freeride type bikes.

For full tilt DH racing? Never. Double crowns rule.

The only single crown fork I've ridden recently scared the crap out of me (Rock Shox Psylo) I've been a double crown guy forever, since back when White Bros. started pumping them out. But I spec'ed a single crown fork on my new build - a Rock Shox Totem coil. Because now there are single crown forks available that are stiff enough and have enough travel - and can be steered through tight spots w/o banging on your frame...
 
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