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Old 09-07-08, 06:10 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-07-08, 06:12 AM   #2
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Old 09-07-08, 06:12 AM   #3
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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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Old 09-07-08, 06:17 AM   #4
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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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Old 09-07-08, 09:56 AM   #5
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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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Old 09-07-08, 11:13 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 09-07-08, 04:47 PM   #7
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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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