Mountain Biking - What Fork Would You Reccomend?
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03-07-04, 07:24 PM
Here's my rig, 2003 DiamondBack sorrento. I'm doing a fairly major upgrade, new disk brakes, new hubs, rims, and most importantly to me, a new fork. I want something with a nice travel (doesent have to be too big) and one that won't leave my wallet too empty. Suggustions?
03-07-04, 08:01 PM
no lockout though.
03-07-04, 08:24 PM
Black, V-Brake And Disc, 100mm In Stock $199
These 100mm travel Manitou Black Sport forks are ideal for use on your long-travel cross-country or trailbike. Coil springs in tandem with Manitou's Fluid Flow damping produce silky smooth travel, while the Reverse Arch magnesium cast lowers keep the front end stiff and tracking straight and true.
Features externally adjustable preload and rebound, as well as a lockout knob so you can climb without bobbing then let 'er rip on the downhills.
This fork offers 74mm post mounts for disc brakes. 1 1/8" threadless steerer fits most modern mountain bikes.
Travel: 100 mm
Weight: 4.3 pounds, uncut steerer
Adjustments: Preload, Rebound, Lockout
Stanchion Tubes: 30mm Aluminum
03-07-04, 08:44 PM
03-08-04, 02:37 PM
I like the fork "BlackDiamond" suggusted, it looks killer!
03-08-04, 08:33 PM
I wouldn't recomend anything with more than 100mm of travel, Maybe, I mean maybe 110mm. More than 100 will start to negatively affect your handling!
The Black is a good fork!
03-08-04, 09:08 PM
diamond back, i saw that fork for 200 dollar CAD! Also saw a duke XC and a Mars Mx com/eta. All three for 200 CAD which is dirt cheap. Thats how I got my MX comp/eta
03-09-04, 02:01 PM
check ebay too...some of those "stores" have 2003 closeout stuff - new but closeouts for less than $200...Manitou Blacks, Marzocchi's...rarely ever see Fox tho...
Is the Sorrento frame capable of handling disk brakes? I heard that some frames have broken as a result of the additional torque. This is purely annecdotal though, it hasn't happened to anyone I know, but most my friends are still riding older v-brake equipped bikes.
03-10-04, 01:40 PM
^ Well, i know physically it is capable, because it has all the brackets and everything built on the frame. So all i need is some new hubs!
03-11-04, 04:57 PM
marzocchi marathon, 105mm, only suggesting it cause I have one and it rocks!
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