Mountain Biking - Jr. T, Boxxer, or Sherman Slider? It's the 2003 dual crown battle royal.
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09-10-02, 06:20 PM
I'm trying to decide between the 2002 Jr. T, the 2003 Boxxer Race, or the 2003 Manitou Sherman Slider. Whichever fork I end up chosing will replace my Phsylo XC on my K2 Disco Monkey. I got around 4 inches of rear travel. I'm a freerider, that weighs around 130, and doesn't launch off the 20 foot drops. I'm more around the 6 foot drops at the time being. I may do some downhillin here and there but for the most part, it's hard freeriding for me.
Now for the fork selection. Problem with the Jr. T is, is that i'd have to buy it used since i can't spend the extra bucks for the 2003. I would go straight for the Jr. T, however i doubt i'll be able to get my hands on one. So i'll also consider the Boxxer Race and the Sherman Slider. I heard the Boxxer is more racing than freeriding. On the other hand, I was told that the Sherman is more freeriding. (That's what i'm heading towards.) But I have no clue on how they'll perform in replace of the Phsylo. On account of my weight, bike, and style of riding, what would you reccomend getting? Thanks....
09-10-02, 07:19 PM
You REALLY need a double crown? You only weigh 130, and a single crown marzocchi dirtjumper or Z1 would easily be able to handle you. I know double crown might give you extra confidence, but why dont you save money and go single? The sherman slider or boxxer will be a huge improvement over your little psylo, and so will a single marzocchi. You might even want to get a lighter spring set if you get the boxxer or slider, but I dont know what they will come with.
09-10-02, 07:36 PM
you sure your bike can handle the extra leverage of a double crown fork? if not stick with some longer single crown forks like the shermans of the marzo's
09-10-02, 08:53 PM
As as all the previous posts say, stay with single crown if you are not doing huge drops. I would suggest a Marzocchi Z.1 Freeride or Drop-Off. Even the sc Shiver would be a good one. The Shermans sound decent but they are new and I for one am not a fan of Manitou.
09-11-02, 12:18 AM
I would do another vote for sc. You aren't currently going big enough to bother and you aren't a big rider who needs the plush ride. Depending on whether you like a still or soft ride would allow you to choose between the marz fr or the shiver.
Also Shermans aren't proven. If you are desperate for a dc go with marzocchi or boxxxxxers :)...I personally would go with the 03 marz but thats cause I am biased :)
09-11-02, 08:38 AM
Boxxers are sweet, but yes more oriented toward racing.
Manitou's are very nice too, more race oriented as well.
Marzoochi's are the Freeride fork of choice. Why? They don't give a crap about weight and are more geared to strength, durability and performance.
I'd stick with Marzoochi and get the best you can afford!
BTW, a buddy of mine is selling his Super T for $500 used, but in great shape. He just bought a Monster T for his bike!
I have a 2000 jrT and it works great, but the new ones are 7 inches, probably even better. I did get to ride a freinds bike, SC Bullit with a 5th element and a 2003 Boxxer Race - I hit a couple 7 foot drops on it and it was wonderful, did'nt want to go bigger since it wasn't my bike - but I'm sure it would have been fine. Off the subject - riding the 5th element is incredible, feels like your pedaling a 3 inch travel bike untill you take a hit, or try to bunny hop.
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