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    Looking for a new fork...

    Greetings,

    I am sure that this question has been asked a million times before, but here goes...I am looking to put a suspension fork on my redline monocog. I am not wanting to spend more than $300 including installation. Less, if at all possible. I am wanting to buy from my LBS so I'll be paying retail. I dont wanna take a mail order fork to them for installation. I could probably install it myself, but I dont wanna screw up the cutting of the steerer tube. So I am a fairly small guy (5'7", 155-160 lbs) and mostly ride xc...no big drops or jumps. I dont need a ton of travel or superplush...just enough to keep my hands and shoulders from going numb after a half hour in the saddle. I dont really have any brand preferences. I have checked mtbr.com's reviews but they were of little help becuz there are a ton of reviews and the ones that I read had conflicting reports (i.e. the fork was great for one person while it was a piece of crap for another). I am also going to get recommendations from the LBS personnel, but I just wanted to get some opinions from other people as well. Thanx for any help...

    Dave
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    there's a quick search button on the top of the screen

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    Dazco's selling his Marzocchi, send him a PM!

    L8R
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    pathtek,
    I am also kinda in your position for a new fork. My budget it also around 300. I was looking at the Fox Vanilla 125 R for 350 from Jensonusa, its supossed to be veyr plush, only downside is the customer service at FOX is s***. But other tha that I was also looking at the Duke series by Rock Shox. The models with U-Turn do not come with lockout but have expandable travel which could be convenient. The dukes are meant to be like the SIDs but are a little more durable and therefore a little heavier. Good Luck!
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    I got a marzzochi mx comp with eta for $269. It has 105 mm of travel and the eta is great on climps. Great aggro xc fork
    MY BABY:

    03 Giant iguana marzocchi mx comp fork, time atac alium pedals, race face prodigy crank, sun ringle rhyno lite rims with xt hubs, avid mechanical disc brakes, easton ea 70 riser bar.

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    I just bought a Manitou Black Comp for a co-worker's son for $150 on eBay! There are deals out there, you just have to be patient! With the money he saved on the fork, I got him a Chris King Headset as well!

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    Thanks for the input, ya'll. I think I'm probably gonna go with a marzocchi mx of some sort...probably the comp since It's closer to the bottom end of my budget.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal
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    Which Marzocchi?

    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    Dazco's selling his Marzocchi, send him a PM!

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    Oops, I meant to say Manitou, and I just bought it from him!

    Sending out the m.o. today!

    I'm putting it on the wife's bike (I think), I've got a neighbor friend who's been asking me to look around for a deal for him, but I think he wants a higher end fork! Who know, I'll tell him it's worht $300, but I'll take $200 and see what happens! Nah! I'm too nice and too honest for that!

    L8r
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