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Old 07-19-14, 01:04 PM   #1
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Picked up a Fuji Nevada 2007

Well I just picked up a Fuji Nevada, the seller said 2007, for $100 here in town. Not a bad price, not a steal either. Looks clean, no obvious issues, have yet to tear it down ... actually have yet to bring it in the house - my wife doesn't know yet....

The only thing that I don't know anything at all about are the front shocks. SR Suntour. Google time I guess. Any suggestions, thoughts etc on maintenance, weak points? I've not even rode a bike with shocks before.



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What happens when you ride it?
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What happens when you ride it?
Tires squish, need air, shifts fine so far, shocks move. I rode around the parking lot so far. Figured I would tear it down before riding. Not even sure if I can lock these out or not. No clue what to look for.
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Low end suspension forks have elastomer springs in the fork legs. I don't think that they do very much when they're brand new and they do even less as they age. Love it for what it is or start looking around for a rigid replacement.

FWIW, you still haven't ridden a bike with a suspension fork. Modern suspension forks with good damping have to be ridden to be appreciated. My aha moment was catching and easily passing a much stronger rider on a bumpy downhill during my first rear suspension fork ride.
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Generally SRSuntour forks are disposable, far cheaper to fit a new pair than try to service, from the look of them, they are a basic model with no features like lockout, if you look on them for the model name & Google that, you can ID what features they have.
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So maybe this was a ooops purchase. Front suspension pretty useless or maybe even less desirable than a rigid fork? This bike might have been a lower weight replacement for either of my steel rigid fork mountain bikes. What do I start looking for if I want a low-end but useful suspension fork?
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