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Old 01-24-08, 12:51 PM   #1
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29" rigid fork for under $100?

I'm looking for a cheap ($80 or less, and not more than $100) rigid 29er fork for the slop season here in Oregon. I'm looking at the Zion ($39), Kona P2 ($70), and the Surly Karate Monkey fork ($75-100).

I'm not worried about the quality of the Surly or Kona forks, but the Zion worries me a little. It's the lengthen, color, and price I want, but I'm concerned about quality, mostly alignment. Who's ridden a Zion fork, what'd you think? Is it worth the $30+ for the Surly or Kona forks?

Are there any other sub $100 29er forks I'm not thinking of? Any links or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-24-08, 01:39 PM   #2
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I've heard great things about the zion frames and forks.
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Old 01-24-08, 02:20 PM   #3
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p2 fork or zion fork both well under a bill
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I'd sell you the steel On One Superlight from my Inbred for $100. PM me if you are interested.
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+1 on positive zion comments. mtbr has a dedicated zion forum if you want to ask about them there.
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Old 01-25-08, 07:32 AM   #6
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Get the P2 if you're fine spending the extra dough, the Zion if not. The P2 is a slightly nicer riding fork, and a bit lighter. But if the Zion fits what you need size wise better, than that's the one to get. I've got a few rides on one now, and have ridden a lot on several P2 fork versions. The Karate Monkey fork (IMO) isn't as nice as either of the others.
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