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    Which fork should I get?

    I'm looking for a new fork for my Ti Fat. V brake, 80mm. There are quite a few choices out there. What would you guys reccomend? TIA.

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    Thanks for that completely useless post Audiophile.


    Fox 80mm (RL, RLT, X, whatever is in your budget) is an amazing fork, probably best on the market in terms of ride quality.
    Only for that comes close is the Reba 80mm. Cheaper, too.
    Pace makes a good 80mm fork as well.

    If you have the cash, go fox. If you want something 99% as good but don't want to spend as much, get an 80mm Reba. I don't own a pace so I'm not going to personally judge it here, but I've never heard anyone say they ride better than either the fox or the reba.
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    There are some cheap Marzocchis that you could get too.

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    Yeah, a Boxxer might be a bit much. I have a Manitou SX Carbon, 99 model, which is past it's prime. Manitou doesn't stock replacement parts for anything older than 2 years, apparently. I'm going to look into a Fox. Is the RL on the low end and the X the high end price wise? Thank's for the info.

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    Got a Fox F100RLC and I love it. I do not think anything else is much, if any better. A bit pricy but definitly worth it. just my .02

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    fox 80-x. need to verify it's v-brake compatible before you order. this fork rocks.

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    F80. Maybe F80x.

    No justification can be provided, other than my own attempt research has brought me to that conclusion to replace my geriatric SID.

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    Get an 05-06 Marz MX Pro.
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    What's a good light fork (80 to 100 mm travel)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillbiker
    What's a good light fork (80 to 100 mm travel)?
    Do you want light, stiff, or a compromise?

    If you want light go with a Sid. I had one on my Sugar 1, my Enlightenment, and on my Nitrous. I finally got tired of them flexing though so I went with a stiff fork instead and took the weight penalty. I'm extrememly happy with both my F100x and my F80x.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrsddn
    Yeah, a Boxxer might be a bit much. I have a Manitou SX Carbon, 99 model, which is past it's prime. Manitou doesn't stock replacement parts for anything older than 2 years, apparently. I'm going to look into a Fox. Is the RL on the low end and the X the high end price wise? Thank's for the info.


    Yes the X is at the highest end of the price range, the R or the RL (don't know if they still do both) are at the lowest. They are all fantastic forks. The X locks out autmatically while the others require manual lockout (the R doesn't have lockout at all). Just check out the fox website to see the differences.

    Fox f80 is the way to go, but if it's out of your budget take a serious look at the 80mm Reba.
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    First post ever here, so please, be gentle! I'm in the market for a new fork as well, but ride an older GT hard tail (Psyclone) out of the GT race factory in CO. Anyway, I've got an old lime green Marzocchi Bomber Z2 from around '99, and am wondering if the geometry of these newer forks is going to work with my old frame because of travel, and if it isn't a problem, which one would be best? Also, do they still make the steer/crown available in different rake angles? Lastly, is it even worth having my old Bomber rebuilt again for a fun bike, or should I leave well enough alone and just start over? Thanks in advance for your help- I've really enjoyed reading here, and can't believe I didn't visit sooner!

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    What's your budged look like? Do you have the geometry of your old bike anywhere?
    A new fork should work with your bike, no problem. It will probably slacken out your head angle a bit since forks, for the most part, have gotten longer, but you should be fine nonetheless.

    Can't recommend anything until I know you're budget...
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    Thanks for the reply ZeCanon. Unfortunately, the bike is so old that I can't even find the specs. You can see by the link below that it was a pretty nice hard tail in it's day. 853, filet brazing, etc. As far as a budget goes, I'm still trying to decide how much I want to put into this dinosaur, but I really love it. I'd say $500 would probably be around what I'd like to spend. I'm not even sure how much travel my Bomber Z2 has, but I'm sure that it is less than 80mm.

    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Frameset...ct_21130.shtml

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    Bueller? Bueller?

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    Bump. I've found a fork I like. A White Bros. Magic. I have a '99 Fat Chance that was designed for an 80mm fork. Would it screw up the geometry too much if I threw a 100 mm on there? I'm leaning towards an 80, but want some input. TIA. Around 500 bucks.http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...7&category=613
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