Mountain Biking - Duo Track forks, Need Info
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01-18-07, 03:34 PM
I've asked a similiar question on the Mechanics Forum. I'm looking for any information about Duo Track forks. I know they are old, like late 80's early 90's and they went out of business, but does anyone know if the forks were any good? Were they bargain basement forks or quality forks? I need to know because I will be looking at two or three tonight. They're for an older bike. Any help is appreciated.
01-18-07, 04:01 PM
Unless this bike is intended to be a period piece (not that there is anything wrong with that), I wouldn't go there.
Even high-end forks from that era are outperformed by modest offerings these days.
01-18-07, 04:20 PM
I think I remember DuoTracks being substandard wanna-be forks found on low-end and department store bikes. I could be wrong, but RockShox was king in those days. If they are what I remember them being, then stay away.
Is this a steerer tube diameter issue? That's about the only reason I could see for going after an old DuoTrack.
Filled with lead, they would make an excellent anchor for your jon-boat.
01-18-07, 08:42 PM
Here's the best advice that you can get:
You're connected to the internet. There's a ton of info out there. If you really need to know, take your destiny in your own hands and learn how to use a search engine.
The info is right there once you figure out how to search the internet! (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-36,GGGL:en&q=Duo+Track+forks)
i agree, i like to google it then if wnat more ask on her
01-18-07, 08:43 PM
01-18-07, 11:28 PM
OK, got curious and did some googling (actually, it's from mtbr). ROLFMAO!
Duo track sr
Purchased At: Dumpster
Strengths: Keeps your wife from nagging you about how awesome your bike is.
Weaknesses: None as long as their on your wife's bike.
Bottom Line: I was dumpster diving a few weeks ago, when I found this descent looking fork still in a box. I thouhgt it was a K-Mart shock, but I guess someone upgraded and just put the Duo Track in the K-Mart box. This puppy is awesome. First of all; my wife thinks that her bike is as good as my StumpJumper now.(No more nagging). Second; it weighs a ton so now my wife can have those buns of steel I've always wanted. Third; you can probably get your wife one free cause I'll bet one out of three dumpsters stock them. So you see, all these guys who are writing trash about this poor shock either are rich, don't have wives or cannot realize that there is good in everything, depending on how you see it. All I can say is, my wife is happy I'm happy and my wallet is happy. By the way, I'd rather pay a measly $125 than $600 to make my wife happy. Two thumbs up from me. SINCERELY... Cheap a** Husband
i had a bike with DuoTracks on it that i got from goodwill for $30. the bike itself was a pretty good bike for the money, it was 27lb cromo with acera drivetrain. great for a beginner. the duotracks though i wouldn't really call them suspension forks, maybe just shock absorbers. they would only compress if you hit something pretty hard. like a curb at 8mph, then they would suck up and help you over it. other than that they were rigid, and heavy. they are also unadjustable and unserviceable. they are pretty strong though they didn't flex at all. also the rebound on them will just about throw you off the bike. I'd get them if they are free or close to free, and if you're not going to be using the bike for anything aggressive, and if you don't care about weight. I wouldn't pay more than maybe $10 for them new, $5 used, maybe. For a little more money you can get a modest rockshox or RST fork on ebay and probably be a lot happier with it.
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