Mountain Biking - Hey guys new to the forum, got a quick question
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I just purchased a specialized hardrock sport disc and it has RST Gilla forks on it right now and for all i know they are doing great (im new to Mountain Biking). well the point is the guys at my LBS have a used silver minatou six front fork for sale im not sure what year it is but its going for 75 bucks they are trying to tell me it would be a huge improvement over the RST. what do yall think?
03-01-05, 08:52 AM
Not a significant improvement. The RST isn't a great fork, but the Six is only like one step higher in quality.
I'd ride it like it is and save some money for a good deal on an upper end fork on closeout. I'd wait about a year, save about $150 to $200 and get a decent fork. By then, you'll know more about your riding style and can be a smarter consumer.
Plus, by then you'll have some experience at bike mechanics under your belt and we'll walk you through installing it yourself.
03-01-05, 09:10 AM
Yep, installing it yourself is a good way to save 20 bucks. I agree though, wait a little bit. Ride it, find out what you like and look at last years models, sometimes cambriabike has clearance sales on ebay.
that what i was thinking i should probley do, but what is a good fork upgraded that i should be keeping my eye on. can any fork be used as long as it is disc compatible
03-01-05, 10:11 AM
Ride the bike for awhile and find out what kind of riding you are into, then take a look at the forks that the big 4 offer.(MarzocchI, Manitou, Rock Shox and Fox.) Find the one that will fit your needs and your budget and go with that. Also check out the fork(s) buying guide.
03-01-05, 12:04 PM
I had a six sport on my bike, It did not work well for me, I was told that the six sport was not available as a stand alone purchase, it was sold OEM on certian bikes.
I think that you would be switching the same level component.
I still have mine, I will sell it to you for 25 bucks plus shipping if you really want a six sport. :-)
03-01-05, 12:28 PM
I'll give you $25 for it!
I need a fork for a beater bike!
I dislike manipoo period.
My friend has a harkrock and has an RST fork on it. My old fork was a Manitou Six. I think the Six is much better than the RST. My opinion :)
My friend has a hardrock and has an RST fork on it. My old fork was a Manitou Six. I think the Six is much better than the RST. My opinion :)
Not that it would really take much :D
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