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Old 02-13-14, 02:46 PM   #1
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Suntour Suspension fork, any experiences ?



Our buddy smallwheeler showed the above pic in a different thread.
Now .. I have seen that fork before and I do like the lines. It shouldnt be all too expensive either.
Now my question, .... If you would have to import a whole Master carton of them ... and you have the choice between either white or black ... either Canti or Disc ...
what would be your first choice

all of them are 100 mm OLD

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Do you have a link so I can check specs?
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Black, disc...
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Old 02-13-14, 03:16 PM   #4
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Do you have a link so I can check specs?
http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/bik...reeNodeID=4022

her we go
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tell me i'm wrong about this:

if you have a dahon or tern, you will need a new wheel built around 100mm hub. but, then that's going to interfere with your fold. if you are rocking a bike friday, then you are going to need headset reducers and threadless headset to accommodate the 1 1/8 threadless steerer.
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The downloadable exploded diagram is interesting.
I would go for a disc mount in black, if they do it in canti and disc compatible that would be even better.
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I'd want a White disc version to replace the fork on my Pacific Reach. I'm just waiting for the elastomers to die in the stock fork.

Will it accommodate a 451-sized wheel?
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I'd want a White disc version to replace the fork on my Pacific Reach. I'm just waiting for the elastomers to die in the stock fork.

Will it accommodate a 451-sized wheel?
I don't know , I am just trying to wrap my head around what I should order, as I cannot just order 2 or 4 or 10
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From the diagram, it does not seem to have damping designed in. Just from a quick look on my phone.

I am interested but don't have a bike to go with these forks...!
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From the diagram, it does not seem to have damping designed in. Just from a quick look on my phone.

I am interested but don't have a bike to go with these forks...!
adjustable pre-load ..
which would make them better than the Dahon Jetsream forks ( which are not adjustable ) and of course not quite as nice as the full German A Kilo forks , which on the other hand usually cost a fortune. Even with my super low price of the German A kilo ..I am thinking I could sell these for considerable less money.
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dont know about the steerer diametre or the wheel on my downtube. if i can run one of these I would want a black non disc version.
But i will proberly just service the downtube fork, i am not likely to buy one at the moment however.
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Is adjustable preload a big deal? This feature alone would not determine whether I purchase a fork.

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Magnesium legs I suppose it's diecast..

Expect with disc brake version 451 or 406 wheels are interchangeable.
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I would totally go for a black disc one but I don't think it would come with a long enough steerer to fit my silvertip
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Is adjustable preload a big deal? This feature alone would not determine whether I purchase a fork.

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Different people weigh different .... a suspension fork becomes a joke if it bounces all the way down for a 200 lbs rider. same as for a 100 lbs rider if the thing doesnt even want to work at all .... ALso one can adjust for easier movement or more harsh suspension for the more sportier rider.
Super important in my opinion....

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Different people weigh different .... a suspension fork becomes a joke if it bounces all the way down for a 200 lbs rider. same as for a 100 lbs rider if the thing doesnt even want to work at all .... ALso one can adjust for easier movement or more harsh suspension for the more sportier rider.
Super important in my opinion....

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I have found preload to be of minimal use on the forks I used, hence I do not value it. Rebound and compression is a different story. FYI I am a bit over 200lbs.

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I have found preload to be of minimal use on the forks I used, hence I do not value it. Rebound and compression is a different story. FYI I am a bit over 200lbs.

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I know the value of suspension damping but question it's use on a mainly street oriented bicycle piloted by the typical non-elite rider.
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Are you saying I'm not elite???

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I have found preload to be of minimal use on the forks I used, hence I do not value it. Rebound and compression is a different story. FYI I am a bit over 200lbs.

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for hardcore Mountain bike riding you are correct. Beaing able to adjust the preload however is essential in my opinion for any suspension component, and definitely the first step in the right direction. If somebody wants to do the whole camut of adjustaments, than we have the German A kilo fork, which offers all of it and than some. It is also usually priced like a full adjustable and superlightweight suspension fork. The reason I have mine for less than half the price is just cause I got a good deal for a couple. If my stock is gone the price is again well over 1000 dlr...
The Suntour fork will be a fraction of that....

I have decided to get Black for V brake and white for Disc brakes
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I am coming to a surprising conclusion. I think higher end components make me feel good....even if they are not much better than cheaper alternatives.

BassNotBass got me thinking do I really use what I have? Do I need what I have? Never thought about this with respect to bike parts before. I believe it extends to any possession.

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I am coming to a surprising conclusion. I think higher end components make me feel good....even if they are not much better than cheaper alternatives.

BassNotBass got me thinking do I really use what I have? Do I need what I have? Never thought about this with respect to bike parts before. I believe it extends to any possession.

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well yan ....
I do sell many high end components. Not just to try to make money fast, I could make much more if I sell some imported low end folders.A I rather go the extra mile and sell a slick Carbon fork, a light wheel set, carbon seatpost , and and and ..... besides the folders I sell.

If you save 2 lbs on an already nice bike its rides even nicer. Not to mention that the pride of ownership with a modded bike is surely worth something. In todays world where everything is cooky cutter its nice that some peeps invest sweat , time and money, in such a wonderful item as a folding bike. And express their individualism with custom parts

Sure one still has to peddle to get anywhere, but same with cars ... nobody needs something real nice, a Yugo gets you from point a to point b as well. A red wine is a red wine ?... a meal is a meal? ... ( maybe not ) and so on. I prefer spending a little money into a great bike which gets used and loved over a lot of things some folks spend a lot of money for....

Does it make sense to spend hundreds of dollars to rescue a Raleigh 20 ... surely not.... but ask the ( rightfully) very proud owners

If getting a better bike or modding a bike with go fasat parts is your thing .. all power to you

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