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I am in the process of building up a 2003 Dragon. I was wondering if it would be a problem to put on a 100mm fork. I believe Jamis is putting on 80mm travel forks on their stock bikes. Jenson has a really good deal on the Skareb Elite and was hoping to snatch it up at $219. I am looking for a light fork and I currently have a Black Elite on my Dakar XC and looove the 100mm of travel.

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kellyinutah said:
I am in the process of building up a 2003 Dragon. I was wondering if it would be a problem to put on a 100mm fork. I believe Jamis is putting on 80mm travel forks on their stock bikes. Jenson has a really good deal on the Skareb Elite and was hoping to snatch it up at $219. I am looking for a light fork and I currently have a Black Elite on my Dakar XC and looove the 100mm of travel.

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The bike is designed around an 80 mm fork. A 100 mm though it would work, will throw off the head angle effecting steering and control.
 

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J-RAD said:
The bike is designed around an 80 mm fork. A 100 mm though it would work, will throw off the head angle effecting steering and control.
Thanks. That was what I was afraid of. I think I will build it up with an 80mm fork. I plan on racing this bike and I need handling and precision to be very true.

Thanks again for the input!

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My 2Cents

I built up a Dakota this spring, went with a Marz Comp at 85mm and could feel it pulling up enough to switch out the stem with a 5 degree instead of the 10 I think was originally spec'd on it.

The Dakota and the Dragon share the geometry, why mess up such a good thing...


See you on the Crest, I'll keep my eyes open for that sweet dragon flying past me!
 
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