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Old 08-04-02, 07:29 AM   #1
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suspension question

I just finished putting together a new DB XLS. New frame, so I used some parts I had laying around the shop. I put a SID Race Ti fork on, and it has 100mm travel This frame came with the cheapo Rock Shox Deluxe rear shock, and I want to upgrade to an air shock with lockout. Any suggestions of the best shock? And the best place to buy?

Also I have a question about travel. I'll probably end up putting this SID fork on my son's bike, and I want to get a dual crown for my bike. I can't remember the rules but I think if you have 4" in the back, you want around 5" in the front, is this right? I'm guessing this XLS has about 4" in the back. I'm looking at a White Brothers dual crown for the front but would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance and forgive the lameness of this post, I've been out of this for awhile...

By the way, I want to end up with a cross country-able downhill bike.
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Old 08-04-02, 09:03 AM   #2
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For the rear I would reccomend Fox, bombproof reliable and durable. For the front Marzocchi. Both of these companies have been in the suspension game for a long time and they have gotten it right.
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I would go with a marzocchi fork as well. Even their cheap forks are good.

www.marzocchimtb.com
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I have front Daul Crown shoks fur $60+S&Hthey are very good shock im selling them because i went to bmx style bike and need the money

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so I used some parts I had laying around the shop. I put a SID Race Ti fork
Yikes! You had one of those lyingaround. Did you also have a bin full of old, crappy XTR components by any chance?
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LOL the SID I had to kype off my son's bike actually. He ended up with the better deal in the end though but it's a long story.

Any of you ever used a Boxxer fork? I'd like to try one but I'm not sure how it will work with only 4" of travel in the back. Supergo is having a good deal on them and I bet my son would like to have his SID back...
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