rock shox jett destroyed? :(
hello. i purchased a 2002 trek 4500 with rock shox jett front fork from a friend about 5 years ago. the front fork never felt right and a bike shop a while back said it was probably shot.
if i lift the front wheel in the air i can expand the shock by simply pulling on the wheel. there is no resistence.
i've done some reading on google and it seems i could try to salvage the shock but i think it might be overkill.
this past weekend after a long ride (on road) i went to remove my front wheel and the entire bottom half of the fork came off with the wheel.
i think it's probably time to say enough is enough and purchase a new front fork. i don't do a lot of off-road riding, most bike paths, but really enjoy having a well working front fork when i do hit the trails.
with that said, i've looked at numerous shocks online and have no idea which one to purchase.
i've read reviews but would really prefer some direction and recommendations from you awesome folks.
budget for new front fork = $200
thanks in advance.