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    Making SR Suntour Fork softer

    My 11 y.o. son has a GT Bullet MTB with non adjustable SR Suntour fork.
    It is too firm and practically doesn't travel at all.

    Is it any way to make it softer other than replacing it.

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    pacifist-vegetarian biker
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    I would venture to say no, and im sure replace the fork would cost more than the whole bike.

    I have no basis for this but i wonder if those forks have break in period . IE get shofter with age before breaking down completly...

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    Hi,
    you can put less air in the tires. Ideally, find larger tires, and run less pressure. You can try gel gloves, and fancy handlebars. Here's
    one..
    http://www.airborne.net/eready/janet...u=AB-HB-TI-MTB

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    What about softer springs?
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    Giggity giggity! Dirtbike's Avatar
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    Its too low end to get softer springs. You can find used Marzocchi Dirtjumper series forks for 100 bucks on craigslist or ebay. Is the fork threadless?
    Rides: 06 Demo8 II, Yeti DJ
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