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Old 01-15-07, 10:01 AM   #1
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Suspension fork to replace 80mm RS Sid Race

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I have a Rocky Mountain Instinct that came with a Rock Shox Sid Race 80mm fork. I have never loved that fork - its too flexible and the suspension action was never great no matter how much I tried to dial it in.

I want to replace it with a something that is plush, stiff and doesn't mess up my bike's geometry to much. I like the Fox Float forks, but they are 130-140mm which will screw up the bike's handling.

Any suggestions as to a fork that would be say 100mm and meet my needs?
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Old 01-15-07, 10:03 AM   #2
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Same boat, with the SID SL on my Rocky having 18,000km on it's carcass, I'm thinking Fox F100 or F80. Which flavour of these I am undecided.


Whatever's on sale perhaps.
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I really like my Manitou R7 Super. It's very plush while being very light and stiff.
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what do you want to spend? rebas are nice. the lower reba models are internally adj from i believe 85mm to 115mm
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The Fox F80 or F100 look good. Will a 100mm fork screw up my handling if my bike came with a 80mm fork?

I am not interested in any Rock Shox products - just too many average to poor experiences for me to try them again.
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Plush? Sounds like you want a Marzocchi.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...33&category=93

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...36&category=93
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Well my old Z3 bomber is probably the nicest fork I ever had. I would buy a coil/oil bomber again in a heartbeat, but I understand the new ones are air sprung aren't they?
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Well my old Z3 bomber is probably the nicest fork I ever had. I would buy a coil/oil bomber again in a heartbeat, but I understand the new ones are air sprung aren't they?
Well, I know the more expensive of the two has one side which is coil and one side which is air.
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