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Old 06-05-04, 08:44 AM   #1
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Suspension advice needed

Hey folks. Just needed a little advice on some suspension parts. Right now, I'm riding an 02' Marin Rocky Ridge (17") with a Judy C fork, 6'1" tall and currently weigh 270. This fork has a pretty nice ride to it, but it's abit too soft for me. So my question was, how would a 03' Manitou Black Elite handle with firm springs in it? Does anyone know what springs they come with? I ask cause this fork is on sale for around $200 right now(disc only with no brake boss). $200 being pretty much my limit. And another question, anyone had expierience with a Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost? Not really looking to make the hardtail a softy, just trying to keep the soft ass from becoming to hard.
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Old 06-05-04, 09:49 AM   #2
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the springs it comes with arent that tuff.
so u might want to get heavier ones for a heavier rider like you. ive ridden them and i can bottom them out on a 4 foot drop, heavier springs makes it a great fork.
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Hey folks. Just needed a little advice on some suspension parts. Right now, I'm riding an 02' Marin Rocky Ridge (17") with a Judy C fork, 6'1" tall and currently weigh 270. This fork has a pretty nice ride to it, but it's abit too soft for me. So my question was, how would a 03' Manitou Black Elite handle with firm springs in it? Does anyone know what springs they come with? I ask cause this fork is on sale for around $200 right now(disc only with no brake boss). $200 being pretty much my limit. And another question, anyone had expierience with a Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost? Not really looking to make the hardtail a softy, just trying to keep the soft ass from becoming to hard.
The stock springs in any fork are "medium" ideal for a person in the 165 lb range the firm springs are good in the 200 lb range anything more and you're looking at extra firm springs. Personally I'm in the 250 - 260 range and I can't stand Manipoo's they're way too flexy for my tastes. Here's a page with someother ideas - better prices http://www.pricepoint.com/thumb/3-Pa...ories-True.htm
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