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?
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.