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    Sub $350 Fork for 23" Hardrock?

    I just picked up a '03 Hardrock 23" with a Manitou Six fork which is pretty much blown out. Lucky it came with XT everything else. Looking to pick up a good fork in the $300 range that would fit my 6'6" 210lb body for half XC/downhill riding. It's the 1st 'real' bike, so I'd like to keep it somewhat cheap if possible. Any ideas on what models to look at?
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    Heh that seat is really tilted forward lol. I think you should go ahead and buy a used one with that price range...well a good one. Anyways, Perhaps this though...http://pricepoint.com/detail/14518-315_MARCE6-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Marzocchi-MX-Comp-ETA-Suspension-Fork-'06.htm

    I think 120mm is nice for both xc and especially if you do some DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Heh that seat is really tilted forward lol. I think you should go ahead and buy a used one with that price range...well a good one. Anyways, Perhaps this though...http://pricepoint.com/detail/14518-315_MARCE6-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Marzocchi-MX-Comp-ETA-Suspension-Fork-'06.htm

    I think 120mm is nice for both xc and especially if you do some DH.
    I will vouch for the durability of the MXcomp ETA 120mm.
    Ive abused mine for over 2 years, weigh about as much as the OP and it still works great.
    its 1/2 air, 1/2 spring so it has the plushness and durabiltiy, for us clydes, of a spring without all the extra weight of a sub $500 spring fork. the ETA is awesome too. truly awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Heh that seat is really tilted forward lol. I think you should go ahead and buy a used one with that price range...well a good one. Anyways, Perhaps this though...http://pricepoint.com/detail/14518-315_MARCE6-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Marzocchi-MX-Comp-ETA-Suspension-Fork-'06.htm

    I think 120mm is nice for both xc and especially if you do some DH.
    I got the seat that way! Hahaha it's since been corrected. I will say the ride home made me a bit sore.

    I've looked at used one, but I'm not sure how much stem length I need. I'm a little leary of buying one that might have been cut too short. Figured I'd scour ebay & craigslist for something. If I don't find anything soon on the fork front used then I'll probably spring for the MXcomp ETA 120mm.

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