After all of this hand-wringing over building a new bike, I'm starting to think I want to just get a cheapish but 1/2 decent suspension fork for my aging hardtail. The thing is an old kona, steel, i think ti came either rigid or with a 80mm travel fork. It has v-brakes, which does me fine. So, I'm thinking I want something with adjustable travel, for fiddling's sake, and the canti-posts'll be mandatory. Still, I want the travel to be reducible enough to keep the geometry as the bike was designed, should i wanna do that.
Here's what I'm looking for:
Here's what I've found thus far:
I've seen lots of cheeeep marzocchi forks with v-brake posts, but i've heard too many horror stories about the zokes being PANTS these days. Can anyone recommend anything else, sub $300 and meeting the above criteria? Or, anyone want to make a case for a zocchi fork over an 07 RS tora? Anyone see why i shouldn't drop an extra $35 on an 09 RS tora?
thanks in advance,