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Old 07-18-07, 01:30 PM   #1
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Is this worth it

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Old 07-18-07, 02:32 PM   #2
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as long as it's got a good fork and rear suspension and it's in good shape all around.
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the rear shock looks suspect to me.
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the rear shock looks suspect to me.
that's what i thought too. the fork looks like a manitou axel, which i've had two of, and i've liked them a lot.

you'd probably be better off getting a hardtail or replacing the rear shock on this bike. this one's got some pretty nice components though.
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i would say that its worth it
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that's what i thought too. the fork looks like a manitou axel, which i've had two of, and i've liked them a lot.
One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.
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One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.
are you refering to the forks
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One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.

Does your store have a parking lot inside?
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its actually online
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that's what i thought too. the fork looks like a manitou axel, which i've had two of, and i've liked them a lot.

you'd probably be better off getting a hardtail or replacing the rear shock on this bike. this one's got some pretty nice components though.
The Axel fork is by far the worst most flexy fork I have ever been on. That may be an X-Fusion rear shock. not too bad but far from a nice shock. But for 500 it's still not a bad deal if the drivetrain is in good shape.
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The Axel fork is by far the worst most flexy fork I have ever been on. That may be an X-Fusion rear shock. not too bad but far from a nice shock. But for 500 it's still not a bad deal if the drivetrain is in good shape.
say what you will, but i jump on my axels all the time and rode the first one really hard. they have yet to fail me. for the price, i think it's a good fork for the money, especially compared to a rockshox dart

I definitely don't have $500 to drop on a new fork when my current one works fine. i might think about it when i get out of law school.
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are you referring to the fork
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Does your store have a parking lot inside?
Store property. Does that make you feel better Sparky?
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Honestly, yes - I busted out laughing.
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are you refering to the forks?
since when have rockhoppers become full suspension bikes?
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since when have rockhoppers become full suspension bikes?
Since 2001, apparently.

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say what you will, but i jump on my axels all the time.......

Thats a scary thought. The one I rode would flex so bad the the tire would hit the inside of the fork when braking.
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Thats a scary thought. The one I rode would flex so bad the the tire would hit the inside of the fork when braking.
I think they've done a good bit of improving them in the last few years.
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How do you know if your fork or rear is flexing or not?
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