Mountain Biking - Choice of a Fork??
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07-22-06, 06:34 PM
OK i have it down to 3 forks the first one is the Manitou Axcel Super, the second is the Manitou stance static and the last one is the Marzocchi Gran Fondo 2. I have an STP3 (which is a freeride bike) and i usually do alot of "freeriding" (more jumping then any thing). I have about 250 to spend so if u have any other suggestions let me know thanks.
07-22-06, 07:56 PM
Those forks suck. You can get FAR better forks for 250. What currency are we dealing with here?
07-22-06, 08:00 PM
This (http://cgi.ebay.ca/2005-Marzocchi-Z1-Fr-III-150mm-travel-Like-New_W0QQitemZ320009901254QQihZ011QQcategoryZ58085QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) is one.
07-22-06, 08:10 PM
wait what!!!!!!!!!! Marzocchi Gran Fondo 2 hahahahahah
Like I said in your other post get a fork out of the marzocchi dj line!!
And I do not suggest jason's suggestion either, its a great fork but 150mm travel is to much for a stp. Don't get anything more than 120mm.
07-22-06, 08:22 PM
its a great fork but 150mm travel is to much for a stp. Don't get anything more than 120mm.
The Stp feels gay with anything less than 130. The bottom bracket is too low to the ground with my brother's Stp's current fork (100mm of travel), and his feet and cranks hit the ground a lot. I've seen many people put 150 mm travel forks on the STP and it works amazingly.
In fact, I believe there's a guy in NWD 6 that has an STP with a 6 inch fork.
07-22-06, 08:31 PM
lol gezzzz fine get 150mmof travel :cry:
07-23-06, 01:24 AM
Haha why is it that I see Jason arguing with someone in almost every thread?
07-23-06, 01:29 AM
Because Jason knows his stuff alot of the times?
07-23-06, 10:27 AM
You likely saw lenosky. He was riding a pike which is around 5.4in travel. It looks like he is also using the uturn to drop the length of travel for appropriate riding. Considering he designed the frame it would likely be fine with a 100mm.
Not everyone hates law bottom brackets. In fact some people prefer them. As long as you have decent timing you get better at not hitting them.
07-23-06, 10:44 AM
Not everyone hates low bottom brackets. In fact some people prefer them. As long as you have decent timing you get better at not hitting them.
His cranks hit when he's biking up hills though. That's a huge pain in the arse. The stp is supposed to be decent for doing trials as well, but almost ALL trials bikes have a + bb position. The stp doesn't. I actually find my bruiser to be easier to do trialsy stuff than the STP(my bruiser has a really high bottom bracket height though.)
Lenosky probably has shorter cranks on his STP though.
07-23-06, 10:53 AM
and you might find as you become a better trials rider your geometry requirements for a bike will change. This happens in dh. As you get faster you want more travel and a slack HA. As you get better in trials you might want a shorter bike (MUCH) with a steeper HA. The bike was made for lenosky's trials which is a mix of street and the hop hop.
07-23-06, 10:56 AM
As you get better in trials you might want a shorter bike
Actually, it would be longer bike with a steeper HA. The majority of trials bikes are really long.
07-23-06, 11:06 AM
Shorter as in squat...not length.
07-23-06, 11:09 AM
Shorter as in squat...not length.
Ah. Yeah that makes more sense.
07-23-06, 11:22 AM
The STP is made differently in every country. I think that Australia has the best STP line, and they have their STP's with 140 mm of travel.
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