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Old 08-20-07, 08:33 PM   #1
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Dart 1 vs Dart 3

I don't see the difference in the three Dart-series forks. I understand that you *can*
possibly put upgrades on the 2 and 3 series including a better preload adjuster and
a lockout etc, but when you just get a base, no frills fork, what is the difference between
the Dart 1 and the Dart 3?

My questioning has stemmed from my recent purchase of a clearance '07 Trek 6000. I just
found out that the stock '08 has the Dart 3 while mine came with a Dart 1 lol

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The Dart 1 is like poop. The Dart 3 is like poop with a cherry on top.


Upgrade Over Dart 1: HC2 Damping, 4130 Steel Upper Tubes
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So basically the difference is negligible (due to mainly how the forks aren't really that good to begin with?)
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So basically the difference is negligible (due to mainly how the forks aren't really that good to begin with?)
It could be both ways cause not that long ago someone on here said they were "soft like poop", so they could suck or be as plush as poop.
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Just enjoy the new ride w/o thinking about the extra raisin that got left out of your box of raisin bran.

You probably wouldn't notice it. If it ever dies...get a Tora. Probably won't die though...unless I ride it. I seem to kill everything these days.
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haha, yeah I'm barely able to say I'm a MTBer. I just started.

It is just my fredishness getting to me again
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It could be both ways cause not that long ago someone on here said they were "soft like poop", so they could suck or be as plush as poop.
i believe that was me, when i had the fork in my hand i could bottom it out without a bike in sight(not actually true, i was in a shop, but you get the point.)
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i believe that was me, when i had the fork in my hand i could bottom it out without a bike in sight(not actually true, i was in a shop, but you get the point.)
I did that with a "custom air" suspension piece for light duty trucks in a Sears once. Really scary.. haha
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remind me to never shop for suspension pieces for my truck at sears
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