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    Show Me What'cha got Blazinall91's Avatar
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    Adding a suspension fork?

    I have a really nice post sell-out Schwinn mountain bike, it has a solid front fork. I'm now thinking about adding a fork to the bike to conquer a little more terrain. Would you recomend installing a suspension fork or would you go out and buy a whole new bike? Any comment or advice is welcome, thanks.

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    southern91love
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    what kidn of new terrian, do u mean like rockier hills, or do you want to go 110 foot gaps into 400 foot tall berms off a waterfall? be more specific please

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    well just overall would you recomend a suspension fork, the terrain is more a rough forest trail with some rocks and some pretty steep downhills

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    southern91love
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    get a dirt jumper one, that woudl siut you fine if you have 20 milimeter weels. if not get a dj 2, thats all you need, there great forks.

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    Show Me What'cha got Blazinall91's Avatar
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    also the bikes i'm looking at if i were to buy a new bike are the Giant Yukon, or possibly a Gary Fisher equivalent

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    southern91love
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    is the shwin beefy? if it is keep it, if its like a skinny get a new one, thats what i think. lol

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    I just had the same debate, and ended up with a new bike. I would have had to buy a new fork, new headset and brakes, and if you're going to spend that much, sell the old one and add a few bucks to it and get something new. Have a look at the Konas before you buy, you may like what you see.
    It's either old age or I need more suspension...

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    southern91love
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    dont get a kona dude. there for lil rich kids and pros, ONLY!! no argueing

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    The hell is your problem? Just because you cant afford a Kona means that everyone else shouldnt get one? The base models arent even that expensive.

    Back on topic, I think you should keep your bike the way it is and save the money towards a newer bike. Adding a suspension fork will change your geometry alot, and the money spent getting it to fit and get compatible brakes would be nearly enough to get a hardrock or something.
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    southern91love
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    no im just predjuduce to konahavers.

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    i think he is ********. he cant spell worth ****, and hes stupid as hell. also... why would this guy want a dj1 for trails, i doubt he even has 20mm axels.

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    Your not nice southrenlove.

    As Dirtbike said, if you have a rigid and goto suspension then the handling will be thrown off.
    Last edited by madbiker555; 05-31-05 at 09:54 PM.

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