Well I know this has been asked 1000 times but I want to get opinions on forks. I am a large rider who at the best of times is 6'5 and 230 and in the worst of times can be 260ish. I enjoy freeride/xc. This means I ride technical trails that can sometimes peak out to a downhill track.
I currently ride a Kona Roast and love it but plan to do some upgrade this fall including the fork. I would ask in other forums for recommendations but the intelligent responses generally lack. I enjoy a plush ride with something that should be adjustable for dropping and extreme descents. I wouldn't mind a lockout but I tend to be a power rider who can usually power his way over things using his legs only. I would say my price range is 800 - 1000 canadian.
Thanx for any assistance. Oh and I will buy older models if th suggestions warrant it. So if you know a 2001 fork that rules please suggest. Thanx.