I ride a 05 rockhopper and it is a killer machine but the ropey Manitou forks really let it down. I ride 90% xc (mountainous woodland) with a bit of tarmac to get to and from the trees. I have a budget of around £250/$450 and am a heavy rider both in terms of weighing 15 stone and riding 5 times a week. For that money the choice seems to be the new Rock Shox Reba race but I would grateful for any suggestions or experience. Thanks in advance.