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Old 08-17-07, 06:55 PM   #1
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fork purchase

my little brother is in the market for a new fork for his bike. he has about 200 tops to buy one. he does mainly trail/small drops/light freeride/generaly mucking about. oh and he weighs about 7 stone.

he spotted this fork, well in the price range and a bonus with the U-Turn.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=13115

would it be up to a little beating? if not any other forks in the price range?

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oh and he weighs about 7 stone.
For those of you who need the conversion, 7 stones = 98 lbs = 44.45 kg
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my little brother is in the market for a new fork for his bike. he has about 200 tops to buy one. he does mainly trail/small drops/light freeride/generaly mucking about. oh and he weighs about 7 stone.

he spotted this fork, well in the price range and a bonus with the U-Turn.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=13115

would it be up to a little beating? if not any other forks in the price range?

thanks for any replies.
That sounds like a perfect choice actually. If he did more XC and wanted a bit of a lighter fork, get the Solo Air version for $189, it comes with pop lock so u can lock out the suspension from your handelbars in an instant.
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The U-turn versions are more designed for more rough riding.
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As long as he's a smooth rider, that fork MAY be alright. The "small drops/light freeride" part worries me. The Tora is not made for that kind of riding...but since he weighs so few "stones" the Tora may survive a season or two. I guess it all depends on his skill.
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As long as he's a smooth rider, that fork MAY be alright. The "small drops/light freeride" part worries me. The Tora is not made for that kind of riding...but since he weighs so few "stones" the Tora may survive a season or two. I guess it all depends on his skill.
well this fork is like the one which came stock on the bike, i think its the same one and its done everything hes wanted without breaking. he just wants more...feel and travel.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=12672
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As long as he's a smooth rider, that fork MAY be alright. The "small drops/light freeride" part worries me. The Tora is not made for that kind of riding...but since he weighs so few "stones" the Tora may survive a season or two. I guess it all depends on his skill.
The Tora is more robust then you think, especially the U-turn version which is designed for rougher riding.

Of course, they can and will break if your not carefully. Its not a free-ride fork, but it will hold up to 'small drops'.

Then again, you wont get anything better for under 200pounds.

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