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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?

    thanks for any replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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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