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Old 05-23-07, 07:43 PM   #1
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to go rigid or not to

So on my bike right now is an rst gilla t-7, i like how stiff it is, but it is the biggest pos ever, i have had it for two months and its shot, bushings are toast, and its not worth fixing. So instead of getting a really expensive suspension fork, i was thinking about getting a really nice rigid fork. i do some decent drops, but i think a rigid fork can handle it. What do you think? i might have to true the wheel more ofte but that is acceptable.
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Old 05-23-07, 07:46 PM   #2
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Go for it. I suggest this one.
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Old 05-23-07, 08:13 PM   #3
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So on my bike right now is an rst gilla t-7, i like how stiff it is, but it is the biggest pos ever, i have had it for two months and its shot, bushings are toast, and its not worth fixing. So instead of getting a really expensive suspension fork, i was thinking about getting a really nice rigid fork. i do some decent drops, but i think a rigid fork can handle it. What do you think? i might have to true the wheel more ofte but that is acceptable.
Do it. And since you specified "really nice," how about this one:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...69&category=85

I like mine.
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So on my bike right now is an rst gilla t-7, i like how stiff it is, but it is the biggest pos ever, i have had it for two months and its shot, bushings are toast, and its not worth fixing. So instead of getting a really expensive suspension fork, i was thinking about getting a really nice rigid fork. i do some decent drops, but i think a rigid fork can handle it. What do you think? i might have to true the wheel more ofte but that is acceptable.
I wonder if this thread would have posted if you had a Fox, Rockshox, or Marzocchi instead of your current POS. What kind of riding do you do that a rigid fork is better than a suspended fork? Or is $$ the only issue?
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