Soooooooo I'm fairly new to mountain biking, only having had my Trek 4500 since September. In short, the Judy TT is a POS and I want a new fork
I've spent a considerable amount of time (hours online) today and last night, searching this forum, reading reviews, etc. etc. on different forks and other accessories. I decided on the 2005 Marzocchi Mx Comp ETA Fork 120mm at the outstanding price of $199. I do a lot of XC stuff, along with commuting...nothing super hardcore. I think it'll be perfect.
My question is, is fork replacement something I should do myself? I'm not experienced in messing with bikes, however, I'm definately not mechanically unskilled. I read these instructions...cutting the pipe?? My goodness. And I don't have a crown tool or whatever it's called. Is this something I should pay my LBS to do? About how much would that cost? I did buy the bike from there, after all.
Another question: What do you think of these pedals? I spent quite a bit of time looking at pedals...I want some where it would still be possible to use them with normal shoes. Again, should a shop install these?