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Old 12-01-09, 01:38 PM   #1
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rock shock dart

I was thinking about some suspension for my surly km maybe a dart
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Old 12-01-09, 10:52 PM   #2
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The Dart is the cheapest fork that RockShox makes. I wouldn't recommend it, especially for a Clyde. Save your money, shop around, and buy something decent. The RockShox Revelation and Pike are pretty good forks. I tend to like Fox forks a bit better, but they're quite over-priced compared to RockShox.
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Old 12-02-09, 12:49 AM   #3
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My Rockhopper Comp had a Dart 3 Series and it held up well for a season...But nothing beats a FOX from what I have seen and heard!
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Ok, so what is your question?
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Your Karate Monkey needs a 29er fork (700C) - I fear the Dart is only available in 26" size and will not work with the larger wheels on the KM.
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I just sold my Rock Shox Dart 3 29'er fork on eBay.....
Dart 3 is stock on the Raleigh Mojave 29 (Now the Talus), so I think it's fair to say that they exist....

The Dart is inexpensive, yes. (My new take-off one sold for $74) But it is also plenty sturdy for a clyde, and maybe even preferable to a "better" fork.
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I just sold my Rock Shox Dart 3 29'er fork on eBay.....
Dart 3 is stock on the Raleigh Mojave 29 (Now the Talus), so I think it's fair to say that they exist....

The Dart is inexpensive, yes. (My new take-off one sold for $74) But it is also plenty sturdy for a clyde, and maybe even preferable to a "better" fork.
Well! My mistake! Hmmm... I wonder where I can get one for my touring bike...
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Well! My mistake! Hmmm... I wonder where I can get one for my touring bike...
http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_p...eProductSearch
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