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Old 07-21-07, 08:51 PM   #1
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Help me find a new fork!

Alright, guys. I was just up at mammoth riding for 2 days. Didn't do anything really hardcore-just stuff like velocity, flow, and shock treatment. After riding down a few runs, I noticed my fork (06 drop off 4) had self-adjusted its internal rebound and the fork felt like a pogo-stick. I don't want to try to take it in and get it fixed or anything... I have heard a lot of bad stuff about the fork so I guess I'll just beat it to it's death (on my bike, of course :]) Then what? I'm looking for a less-expensive (but NOT CRAPPY!) fork. anywhere around 6 inches (but not less) is good. What do you guys suggest?
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Old 07-22-07, 06:01 AM   #2
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I just bought a bike with a DropOff IV
Whats so bad about it?
I love it.
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For a cheap fork, you can't go wrong with SR Suntour. They make the best forks in the <300 range.
Was your old one a double crown?
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I am looking for a new fork too...right now I am considering the Rockshox Revelation 426 U-Turn Dual air, or the Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn Coil...Im leaning toward the Revelation because it has higher reviews and geared more for all mountain...and I heard that if you get a recon and you weigh over 160 pounds then you have to get a stiffer spring because the stock one is weak and thats a huge turn off, and I dont want a recon u-turn air becuase there is lots of reports of it blowing out...anyone care to share opinions?
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Ah. I was just looking into forks last night and I saw the Manitou Travis 150. Anyone have an opinion about this fork? BFG - If you freeride, don't use that fork. Even if it says so. I did an endo infront of like 10 people because my fork (drop off 4) decided to adjust its rebound all the way so it felt like a pogo-stick. I also noticed that it makes these horrid top-out noises and makes this really weird squishy noise when it compresses. I have never ridden a fork that has had these problems. And no, it's not a double crown. And to update what I'm looking for:
6" or maybe 7"
Prefer a single crown, can be double if it is light.
below $350
Needs a through axel (I don't know what the size is... it's an 06 Coiler) and disc mounts.


Thanks for you help-I will look into your suggestions.
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