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    100mm Fork recommendations

    I have begun to build a new XC hardtail. I need recommendations for a good 100mm fork. I don't go and bigger than a 4 foot drop. I was looking at a Reba SL or Manitou Skareb Platinum. What would you recommend? Feel free to recommend something else as well.

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    Fox F100. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

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    Something about 4 foot drops on an XC bike, makes me want to suggest a RS Totem!

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    I rarely hit, let alone find a 4 foot drop where I ride but 2 foot is pretty common as well as log piles up to 4 feet tall.

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    I'm pretty happy with my F100x but for just xc riding and not race specific I would go with a F100RLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick
    Something about 4 foot drops on an XC bike, makes me want to suggest a RS Totem!
    Yah, I have a Totem on my road bike. It takes out the chatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Yah, I have a Totem on my road bike. It takes out the chatter.
    Yeah that chip seal can get rough at times!

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    Sorry I didn't mention I don't have that much $$$ for a Fox. I'm shopping mostly on Ebay.

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    If you have to choose between reba and skareb, go with the reba. Heavier, but with 4mm thicker stanchions it won't flex like skareb.
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    My RS tora 318 is fine for me and I occasionaly do some small drops with it. Pricepoint has it for cheap, but this fork would probably handle better, and it is cheaper: http://pricepoint.com/detail/15714-315_ROCR36-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Rockshox-Recon-327-Solo-Air-100-Suspension-Fork-'06.htm]

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    I love my Fox f100

    but if you have enough money then, how about Pace 39XC ?
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    I vote for the Reba Race. Darn good fork for the money...
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    I'm reading this thread and was real glad to see the F100 recommended because I just bought one on ebay. I'm not the OP and am not highjacking the thread, but it would have been a real bummer to see a post that said, "don't buy a Fox".
    Edit: By the way, the fork I'm replacing is a Manitou Splice.
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    between Manitou and Rock Shox Reba, I choose REBA but if I can buy a new fork it would be a Fox F100X

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    Decide on a fork?

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    You're cheating, EJ. I know how to do it now.
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    Haha, nope.

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    how? How?

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    Id go with a rockshox pike tbh or one of the new argyles, theyr 100mm

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    jensonusa.com has the 2006 Marzocchi MX Comp ETA/TAS 100-120 on sale for $200 and the 2006 MX Pro ETA/TAS 100-120 for $271. These are rock solid forks for good prices. You will likely be able to find them for less on ebay sooner or later but Jenson USA is a reputable online seller.

    Check out the reviews on mtbr.com.
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    I have ordered the 2006 Marzocchi MX Pro ETA/TAS that proximo suggested. Should be here next week.

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    Just got F100RLC it is great!! I would recommend this one. Don't know about the others mentioned.

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    Oo, congrats and Merry X'Mas!!! Pics of your new fork!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick
    Something about 4 foot drops on an XC bike, makes me want to suggest a RS Totem!
    A totem for a 4 foot drop? Holy crap. I hit around 6 footers with a 100mm fork. But whatever makes you feel comfortable is always right.

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