I have a 2005 GT Avalanche that I've used mostly as a beater bike/snow commuting, and I'm wondering if the stock fork needs replacement. It's a SR Suntour XC60.
When I lock the front brake, and rock the bike, the fork bends in the stanchions. The rubber cover over the stanchion also doesn't go back down on the left side, and it's pretty squeaky.
The bike has maybe 1500 miles on it, if that. Very little offroad riding.