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    Agressive XC Fork

    I want to get a little more suspension for my Stumpjumper. I have 80mm fork now and i think a 100mm would make a good difference. I want a fork in the $300-500 range. Also putting a 100mm fork on my stumpy wont mess up the geometry will it?
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    RockShox Reba is an option for agressive XC/Allmountain.

    Re other thread: you possibly might be able to keep your current fork, buy a new 'spring set' (that can change the travel into 100mm from 80mm i think), and get the LBS to put it in for you... I know a few of RockShox forks can be changed like this ( i think i'm right in saying changing the springs), but i'm not too sure about the fork you have now

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    I have a RS Reba Team with U-Turn and I'm very happy with it . The U-Turn feature allows you to adjust the travel between 85-115mms .

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    What kind of fork do you currently have? Stumpy's are running Fox which are internally convertable to 100mm. That would be much better than a Rockshox Reba, though a Reba is a great fork.

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    He's got a Marzocchi z.4. (other thread)

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    It is old though, 01'. I would like a little more travel but also adjustability. I want like 90 - 120 mm of travel. Do i really want lock-out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UAEBiker
    It is old though, 01'. I would like a little more travel but also adjustability. I want like 90 - 120 mm of travel. Do i really want lock-out?
    Lockout is the best thing that everr happened to my fork/bike. If you climb hills/use the bike on the road, lockout is absolutley great! However you dont 'need' it, so it depends on what riding you are doing.

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    Marzocchi MX series. Versatile, Lightweight, Aggressive, Durable.

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    How about the Rock shocks recon? anyone have one of those i was thinking about that one for my rockhopper.

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    I would probably go with a Reba. They are lighter than the Recon and seem to be a good choice for a HT. If you get a U-Turn fork, it will be 90mm-120mm. This would give you a nice handling bike@ 90mm and kick it up to 120mm for bigger drops and jumps.

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    Yeah i found a 2005 Marzocchi Mx Comp ETA for $200 that looks great. 105mm travel and eta sounds pretty sweet. Also what about a Manitou Minute Two. Found a 2005 for $300. Have hard bad stuff about Manitou, good reasons for that or just bias?
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    With a Stumpjumper, you must be doing XC not FR or DH right? So with RockShox, I will go with SID. Its light (3lbs) for the cheapest one.

    Marzocchi Marathon XC or ETA is good

    RockShox Reba is ok if you don't mind the weight but U turn don't last long based on old RochShox experances

    Or if you don't mind the weight, Manitou Minute for $399 at www.pricepoint.com

    Fox Float RLC,Talas RLC, FX Terrlogic is also good.

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    sorry for invading your thread, but while on topic,

    About how much abuse is a stumpjumper made for? I know its a xc bike, but what about urban riding like stairs and drops, etc? Or really aggressive trails? (not concerned about all-out ski lift DH runs...)

    also, if the stumjumper is primarily XC oriented, would that mean that a rockhopper is abuild for a little more abuse?

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    The Manitou Minute series i've heard a lot of good things about. Probably one of the better forks Manitou actually make. Still, the Marzocchi MX series is still something to look at and its defintaly worth every cent.

    Here are some links you might be interested in:

    2005 Manitou Minute One $289.98

    2005 Manitou Minute 3 w/ Infinite Travel Adjust Suspenion Fork $399.98

    2005 Marzocchi MX Pro ETA $259.98

    2006 Marzocchi MX Comp ETA+TAS w/ Cane Creek S-8 Headset $384.98

    If money isn't an issue, then go Fox

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    Ok i think i am going to go with a Marzocchi MX Comp ETA 2005 with 105mm travel. Any more i think would mess up the bike. Thanks.

    @ Sphynx: I havent really abused mine very much. 2 - 3 foot drops to flat occacianly, it has been great. I bought it used and it looked a little abused but now i take good care of it and it has lasted great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UAEBiker
    Also what about a Manitou Minute Two. Found a 2005 for $300. Have hard bad stuff about Manitou, good reasons for that or just bias?
    I put a Minute2 on my Rocky ETSX and love it. The SPV makes it very stiff over the smaller bumps, and keeps it "locked out" on the climbs. No bob at all. Super plush when you have big hits tho. It definately isn't plush like a Fox over the smaller hits tho, don't buy it thinking that. I got mine brand new off Ebay for $240 shipped, shop around, you can easily spend closer to $200.

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