3/8 or 14mm?

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2/17/2008 1:08 PM

I'm looking at forks, and most of them only have 3/8" dropouts. Should I run a 3/8" axle in my front hub and 14mm in the back?

And while I'm at it, the forks I am looking at have some offset to it, which makes it have a "quicker turning" thing. What's the big difference?

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2/17/2008 2:20 PM

idk bout ne of tha offset things but it depends on how hard u r on ur axle...
if ur a park rider than go wit tha 3/8ths but if ur a hard street rider than go wit tha 14s

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2/17/2008 3:18 PM

i have a 14mm front. im kinda reluctant to switch to a 3/8. 14mm last forever and you never have to worry about breaking it. plus who cares about the extra two ounces for a 14mm. the extra weight is worth the strength. also, i think 14mm front hubs are a little cheaper.

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2/17/2008 4:18 PM

14 mil, BITCH! haha they last for like a hundred years they pwn and like team70sbmx said, they are worth the weight

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2/17/2008 6:18 PM

I have no problems with the weight, it's just that the forks I am looking at only use 3/8" axles. But yeah I agree 14mm are strong, but I unfortunately bent a couple of them =\

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2/17/2008 7:02 PM

Just go with the 3/8ths forks. The Shadow Creeper forks have the different offsets to improve front end tricks or have a normal feel.

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2/17/2008 10:55 PM

14mm or 3/8s depends if u ride heavy street if ur dialed or not
n the offset shit it makes ur turn response quicker and ur front end tricks tooth picks nose manuals ect. a little easiar

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2/18/2008 8:21 PM

Yeah I'm just gonna get the 3/8 fork cuz I am starting to ride more park than street. I don't really land nose heavy, but out of all you guys, who rides a 3/8" fork?

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2/18/2008 8:48 PM

i ride 3/8s fork, never had a problem with them get the oddy race, or dirt lifetime warrenty against bending or breaking

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2/18/2008 8:59 PM

ptmullet wrote:

i ride 3/8s fork, never had a problem with them get the oddy race, or dirt lifetime warrenty against bending or breaking

pretty much finalized my decision. How hard do you ride it?

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2/19/2008 5:50 PM

14 is the shiz man
think of the starving africans thats why bigger is better

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2/19/2008 6:38 PM

i use to ride 14mm front then i switched to a 3/8 . my xlt ar 14mm i use easterns nuts they give just as much strenght i havent had a problem an i ride alot of street.

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2/19/2008 9:06 PM

If you grind anything hard or snap axels 14mm but if your pegless shead some ounces and go with 3/8.

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2/20/2008 6:23 AM

There is no problem with 3/8 so many pro's that ride heavy street even run 3/8. Almost all 3/8 axles are chromoly and heat treated so they are still really strong. I do pegless axle toothpicks all the time and my axle is fine.

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