Mountain Biking - 1" forks
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08-16-08, 04:24 PM
I'm in the process of restoring a '91 Merlin. It has a 1" tube- is anyone making new forks with the 1" measurement? I have an old RockShox Mag 21 on it right now, should I just stick with that? Thanks.
08-16-08, 04:53 PM
Marzocchi makes a few still with 1" steerers, though I think they are only a couple low end models. At least they used to. Not sure if they still offer that.
Clean up and refurbish your Mag-21 as best you can! If you scrounge around enough, you can still find some seals and whatnot if you need.
Otherwise, look on e-bay for a 1" fork in good shape.
08-16-08, 06:22 PM
Both Suntour and RST were still making 1" threaded forks as of a two years ago. All low end, entry level stuff. You'd be better off with your MAG 21.
If you go the ebay route, be careful. There were a lot of elastomer forks from that era that are now useless because the elastomers have broken down and replacements are almost impossible to find.
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