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    Noob With questions

    Sup fellas, I have aquired one of the cheap mongoose bikes from a friend of a friend. I know, I know, its junk... The main problem i have with this bike is the front shocks, they are too soft. I would like to replace these with something better but not break the bank doing so. Is there a know aftermarket brand and dealer you can recommend?

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    Unemplawyer
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    There are probably going to be two problems in upgrading your fork.
    1) Whether the frame can even accept a standard aftermarket fork; a lot of those bikes are proprietary in size or method of manufacture.
    2) If the frame can accept a new fork, the cost of the new fork (to be an upgrade) will likely cost more than the bike did brand new, and would get you halfway to a "real" bike shop bike like a Specialized Hardrock Sport (~$350).

    I'm sure there will be a bunch of people who will tell you to just ditch that bike, and save for a new one; anything you get for <$100 in the way of a fork is probably junk. I would probably agree with them.

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    Thats the news, save your money, ride it, break it, buy a new bike.

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    So just put it to the street with the trash next week?

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    Stock 04 Kona scrap
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    NO! we said save your money and RIDe it. If you absolutely hate it and dont want to ride it, sell it and put that towards a new bike. I would definately suggest a new bike instead of puttin money into something that is junk (no offense) in the first place.

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