Mountain Biking - Di I need better forks?
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06-26-07, 09:10 AM
First off, I ride mostly through trails, with some city and small jumps. I have found that my fork compresses 1/2 way during normal use and some jumps/hopping over obstacles. I would like to get these: Marzocchi (http://marzocchi.com/template/detailSPAForksMTB.asp?IDFolder=208&LN=UK&Sito=usa%2Dmtb&IDAnno=30710&mCO=Prgho%5ChduPrgho%5Chdu%23GHVF%2F%23VhulhRuglqh%2F%23QrphIrufhood&mCW=DQG%23%26Prgho%5ChduPrgho%5Chdu%26%23A%40%23%2A5334%2A%23DQG%23%26DP%26%23%40%234%23DQG%23%26Prg ho%5Chdu%26%23%40%2363%3A43&mCJ=&IDOggetto=30976)
But I'm not sure if I need them.
I have currently the SR Suntour XCM, 100mm Travel, with preload adjusters, aluminum crown and lowers on my K2 Attack 1.0SE Link To Product page (http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SID=si3ab2baa4a2b0bbe215118e36bee20e/index.php?screen=sh.detail&tnid=1220)
So, Should I get better forks? Remember, I just started out.
06-26-07, 09:16 AM
Care to elaborate?
06-26-07, 09:26 AM
"I have found that my fork compresses 1/2 way during normal use and some jumps/hopping over obstacles."
Not a problem. If anything, you should be running less preload if you're not getting full travel at some point during the ride.
I don't want to bottom them out. Btw, There is a gage at the top of the shocks, with + and - and some in between. What should it be set at to get less preload?
06-26-07, 09:42 AM
So, I should set it to Max -?
06-26-07, 09:48 AM
Thank you! Off to go riding!
06-26-07, 10:34 AM
...and don't frget to keep the fork lubed properly (as per the manual).
06-26-07, 11:25 AM
I had the same thought 2 weeks ago when I purchased my Giant Rincon, and it has the XCM on it too. I was going to buy a new fork for it the day after I bought it, but I realized that it was stupid to drop over $100 on a BRAND NEW bike when there isn't anything wrong with it. I'm going to ride on it for one season, and If I still don't like it this christmas, then i'll buy a new fork. I advise you to do the same, ride on it for one season, and if you don't like it, save up and get one then.
06-26-07, 12:37 PM
I rode my bike today, around 15km, on the lowest - setting. A 2FT drop i could hardly feel.
I did the same with my Rincon. Just waited until i thrashed it and bought a Dart 3. Now i want to make a pogo stick of the XCM. That will be my task for staurday. A preload adjustable pogo stick.
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