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    Fork under $100 for old Trek 820?

    I'm trying to restore an '02 or thereabouts Trek 820 which belongs to my mother-in-law. The bike's been sitting outside for a couple years and the fork (RST pos) is totally shot. I turned the bike upside down and about 5 gallons of rainwater, etc came out of the stanchions...

    She is not a mtb'r currently but wants to get into some easy XC riding, etc. Can you guys recommend a fork that can be had for $100 or less that isn't complete crap? (like RST, Suntour) She will be doing very non-aggressive riding, so it won't get much abuse. If you know of any specials online or whatever, please chime in. Thanks!

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    any of the rock shox judy series. some can be had for as little as 70 dollars. certainly nothing special, but they are reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernicus
    any of the rock shox judy series. some can be had for as little as 70 dollars. certainly nothing special, but they are reliable.
    Cool, thanks for the reply man...anyone have experience with either of these?

    '04 Rockshox Judy TT



    '05 Rock Shox Judy XC


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    Yeah, Judy XC should fit the bill.

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    There's a brand new, never-installed 04 Judy TT on ebay right now for a $60 buy-it-now.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-2004-Rock-Sh...QQcmdZViewItem
    An XC would be better, but . . .

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    Does she need a shock? I would get a sus-corrected rigid fork for $20 at your LBS.
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