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    More front suspension

    I cannot read the name on the front fork in this photo. Anyone know the make?

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    Looks like RST

    I have broken my RST forks on my Virage MTB.
    well a car broke them

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    They look like the 200K children's fork. I was thinking of trying to fit them to my Dahon at one stage before I realised that Dahon headsets are incompatible with non-dahon forks.

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    You'd get better quality suspension from a fatter tyre than from one of those RST forks

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    That R20 belongs to a forum member here, cheg. You might want to PM him to see how well it performs.

    I use a similiar setup on my Swift for the Katy trail. It looks like a Maxxis Ringworm or Hookworm tire on the front, 1.95" width, 100psi max. I'm guessing cheg keeps it around 60-75psi to smooth out road buzz. Using a shock in addition takes the edge off larger drops and potholes, and helps prevent snakebite flats. The front is pretty bombproof so I'd assume the smaller rear tire has a puncture protection like kevlar.

    Just a guess anyway.
    Last edited by itsmoot; 09-07-08 at 12:28 PM.

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    I have a pair of RST 200K forks on my R20. The earlier version came with bolted crown so that I could cut the stanchions down to get the right geometry, unlike the linked pic above which leans over backwards, as does LittlePixel's.

    As for the quality of the forks, I am super surprised by their performance, very plush indeed but still damped so no bobbing when putting the hammer down. Minor bobbing when standing up a hill but I have thought long and hard about it, I have reached the conclusion that is one case where suspension does not suck away power.

    So all n all, I don't think I would have gotten better performance from any other fork out there. The R20 is without any doubt my most comfortable plush bike. (I could be lucky that I got a good one.)
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