Mountain Biking - Recommend a fork???
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01-12-04, 02:03 PM
I am interested in getting a new fork for my Kona Nunu. I know it isn't the best bike going but I like it. Anyway. I want a coil fork, I am 200lbs. I want no more than 100-105mm and no less than 80mm, 100 is ideal as it is what I have now. I would like something of high quality and good reputation. I don't want RS. I have been looking at some from Marzocchi and they seem good.
Any help would be appreciated.
Marz EXR Pro Coil or MX Comp Coil. EXR is cheaper, MX likely has higher quality. Both use the same internal design.
01-12-04, 02:52 PM
Manitou Black Elite! available with adjustable travel 80/100 or 100/120. You can find them on closeout just about everywhere right now!
01-12-04, 03:01 PM
Is the Manitou Super a coil. I hear that coil is preffered for someone around 200lbs. I can get one at bikeroom.com for 399CAD.
01-12-04, 03:18 PM
go rigid, and why must people ask the same questions about forks over and over andover and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over .
Seriously its not that hard to look at a catalogue and find a fork that fits what you're looking for, and then do some research and see if it breaks or not. its not that hard!
01-12-04, 04:54 PM
i believe the one at bikeroom.com is an air fork
edit* i can confirm that the fork is an air. If you are already willing to spend 399.99 on a fork, go with the mx comp/eta at bikeroom.com. Its 1 side air, 1 side coil
edit** and the mx comp/eta has 105mm of travel
01-12-04, 10:21 PM
Manitou's spring rate is continuous, not progressive (you bottom out).
Marzocchi has good feel, a little heavier. My reccomendation.
Rock Shox are meant to feel good out of the box, so they wear out easily.
Fox are light and feel OK, but they are PRICEY! They bridge the gap between Rock Shox and Marzocchi.
A good fork would be a Marzocchi Marathon S. It has ETA (you can set the fork to about 30 mm travel with the flip of a lever). It feels good, and has reasonabley light weight. It is a bit pricey, though. IF you can't afford that, I would suggest any Bomber for long life and good feel.
Hope this helps!
01-12-04, 10:32 PM
Yes, you guys have all helped. I was leaning toward Marzocchi and it looks like I'll definitely buy them. I hear Fox are a great fork but they are way too expensive for my taste and what I'll use it for. I am leaning toward the MX Comp w/ETA @ Bikeroom for 399CAD. I had originally intended to buy that one but I couldn't figure out exactly what ETA was and I ended up thinking that it wasn't coil.
01-14-04, 06:27 PM
OK guys I have a new question. I was on Bikeroom.com about to order the MX Comp w/ETA when I noticed a new Fox they had. It's the Vanilla RL and it's only 419CAD compared to the 399 I was going to spend. Should I get the Fox, it has lockout, it's coil. I think it's a better deal. It's more travel than I wanted but it's sound like a good deal. Let me know what you guys think.
01-14-04, 06:33 PM
Here is a link for bikerooms Vanillat:
Here is Fox's Vanilla page:
01-14-04, 06:42 PM
I hover close to 200 lbs and ride air shocks with no problems.
Fox RL100 is on my primary bike and I love it. Cannondale lefty on the other.
01-15-04, 11:21 AM
I'd get the Fox RL over the MX Comp for $20 more dollars.
01-15-04, 02:30 PM
Definately get the fox over the MX Comp
01-16-04, 01:54 PM
marx MX pro with eta 100mm of travel with new aluminum lever the plastic one is crap
Have it on a 03 kona dawg
one side air one side coil perfect combo for you
And on that note I got one for Sale
$310 plus shipping
love the fork just not enough travel for me
nearly mint condition
only a few scratches on the stickers
think about it
01-16-04, 02:01 PM
Well thanks for the offer. Actually I have already purchased the 2004 Fox Vanilla RL for 419CAD. We can put this one to bed, night night.
01-17-04, 07:33 AM
cool hope you have good luck man
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