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    I found a road bike.
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    Di I need better forks?

    First off, I ride mostly through trails, with some city and small jumps. I have found that my fork compresses 1/2 way during normal use and some jumps/hopping over obstacles. I would like to get these: Marzocchi
    But I'm not sure if I need them.
    I have currently the SR Suntour XCM, 100mm Travel, with preload adjusters, aluminum crown and lowers on my K2 Attack 1.0SE Link To Product page
    So, Should I get better forks? Remember, I just started out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
    No.
    Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
    "I have found that my fork compresses 1/2 way during normal use and some jumps/hopping over obstacles."

    Not a problem. If anything, you should be running less preload if you're not getting full travel at some point during the ride.
    I don't want to bottom them out. Btw, There is a gage at the top of the shocks, with + and - and some in between. What should it be set at to get less preload?

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    So, I should set it to Max -?

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    Thank you! Off to go riding!

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    ...and don't frget to keep the fork lubed properly (as per the manual).
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    I had the same thought 2 weeks ago when I purchased my Giant Rincon, and it has the XCM on it too. I was going to buy a new fork for it the day after I bought it, but I realized that it was stupid to drop over $100 on a BRAND NEW bike when there isn't anything wrong with it. I'm going to ride on it for one season, and If I still don't like it this christmas, then i'll buy a new fork. I advise you to do the same, ride on it for one season, and if you don't like it, save up and get one then.
    Giant Rincon. Riding Trails and just having fun is what it's all about.

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    I rode my bike today, around 15km, on the lowest - setting. A 2FT drop i could hardly feel.

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    I did the same with my Rincon. Just waited until i thrashed it and bought a Dart 3. Now i want to make a pogo stick of the XCM. That will be my task for staurday. A preload adjustable pogo stick.

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