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    New suspension forks

    Okay I have decided to upgrade the forks on my 06 Giant Alias. Mys price range is 400-600 australian dollars. I use my bike for just about every tipe of riding but mostly for Small jumps (knee to waist high) and on most week ends i go for a light down hill (5 foot drops and such). I currently have rockshox j2's and they keep on bottoming out. what suspension would be good for me?

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    Rs Pike!

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    A Pike would probably be too much for it.

    Look into a fork with 32mm stanchions. Maybe a Dirt Jumper fork from Marzocchi? Or perhaps a Rockshox Tora.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitboy
    Mys price range is 400-600 australian dollars.
    oops.. but! $600 AUD = $460 USD which means... you still have enough to buy a brand new PIKE on ebay.

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    how much are the toras?

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    i mean the 302 toras

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitboy
    i mean the 302 toras
    318 tora = $260 on ebay

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    what about at a local bike shop?

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    http://www.nashbar.com

    I just ordered my Manitou Minute for $250.00 shipped! Of course, you have a bigger budget so you'll have a lot of options there - good prices and really good service!
    Rockin' a Trek 6500!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitboy
    what about at a local bike shop?
    Don't buy forks at a local bike shop. You'll be paying top dollar. Unless you know someone that works there and they can do some deal. Try some online stores or eBay.

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    but the upside of getting from a bike shop is the warrenty that -THEY- will make the effort to call and fix your fork if something goes wrong. you will pay at least like $50 more for the forks that are in your price range when you buy at bike shops.

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    im getting rock shox boxxers
    they have 300mm travel
    so that will kick your ass
    but for you pore ass how about huffy shox

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    Quote Originally Posted by getchucked
    im getting rock shox boxxers
    they have 300mm travel
    so that will kick your ass
    but for you pore ass how about huffy shox
    ok ive never seen a rockshox boxxer with 300mm of travel... the only fork that ive seen with 300mm of travel is the mazocchi super monster and thats got 40mm stanchions and is beefy as hell... calm down noob
    Trance music is okay...
    Drum & Bass is way better

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    Quote Originally Posted by getchucked
    im getting rock shox boxxers
    they have 300mm travel
    so that will kick your ass
    but for you pore ass how about huffy shox

    poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by getchucked
    im getting rock shox boxxers
    they have 300mm travel
    so that will kick your ass
    but for you pore ass how about huffy shox
    Huh?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim
    you will pay at least like $50 more for the forks that are in your price range when you buy at bike shops.
    In most cases, you'll pay A LOT more than $50. I can get a 2005 Z1 Fr 3 online for around $300 USD, and I checked at my lbs, they wanted near Twice that price.

    Another one of my LBS's is trying to sell Marzocchi Mz-3's for $399.99 cdn. Total Robbery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason222
    Another one of my LBS's is trying to sell Marzocchi Mz-3's for $399.99 cdn. Total Robbery.
    Does this shop charge $350cdn for an RST or SR Suntour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by getchucked
    im getting rock shox boxxers
    they have 300mm travel
    so that will kick your ass
    but for you pore ass how about huffy shox
    Cool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitboy
    Okay I have decided to upgrade the forks on my 06 Giant Alias. Mys price range is 400-600 australian dollars. I use my bike for just about every tipe of riding but mostly for Small jumps (knee to waist high) and on most week ends i go for a light down hill (5 foot drops and such). I currently have rockshox j2's and they keep on bottoming out. what suspension would be good for me?
    Contact Warwick (info@thylacinecycles.com) and he'll not only help you choose the best fork for your ride, he can probably get you a better deal than you would from your LBS. He's in Oz.

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    bighitboy how about you get some rst shox with 50mm travel they'll be perfect then you could get more than one pair
    wat stuff do you do like how big drops do you go off(1foot,2foot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by getchucked
    im getting rock shox boxxers
    they have 300mm travel
    so that will kick your ass
    but for you pore ass how about huffy shox
    You're gettin a Boxxer????? OOOOoooooooo.....Ahhhhhhh....... I guess its a modified world cup?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    The new revelation is an excellent fork for the money.Much like a PIKE with normal QR axle.
    I've heard good things, but never tired, the new offerings from spinner.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    Does this shop charge $350cdn for an RST or SR Suntour?
    I don't know, the owner there is a complete ******. Everyone hates the shop that knows better, but it's been open for 25 years, so he still gets business from noobs. I wish his shop would go bankrupt. He's such a jerk. I looked at the bbb website and his shop has been reported to the bbb.

    I don't know if he knew the value of the Mz-3 or not, but I'm almost positive it's a take-off anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    The new revelation is an excellent fork for the money.Much like a PIKE with normal QR axle.
    I've heard good things, but never tired, the new offerings from spinner.
    yeah ive heard the same, but at about 500 bucks, id rather buy a pike
    Trance music is okay...
    Drum & Bass is way better

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    small bike shops = constant PMS due to very few consumers
    big bike shops = free stuff! but still rip off cuz they need the budget to open more shops/better consumer service.

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