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    Life is good, so chill... itFELTgreat's Avatar
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    Upgrading my front Shocks...

    I am looking to upgrade my front shocks on my hardtail, currently have Rockshox Dart 3's and am looking for something a little more aggressive. My price range is around 300-450 dollars (or if you know of some good shocks for less, even better!) and am trying to keep them under four pounds. I am fairly new to mountain biking so I am not to familiar with what are the better brands when it comes to shocks and other components . I would be really greatful if you could even just point me in the right direction. Also, please ask away if there are any questions about what style of riding I do, about my bike, or what ever would help you distinquish which shocks are best for me.

    Hope to hear from you guys, thanks everyone!
    Last edited by itFELTgreat; 07-28-09 at 10:32 AM.

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    I think 4lbs is pretty darn light. Take a look at the Rockshox Reba SL. It's slightly more expensive than you wanted, but 3.6lbs. I also like the Tora Race, and the Marzocchi 55 ATA, which is an awesome all-round fork.

    EDIT: Also this XC 700 ATA by Marzocchi. Under 4lbs and in your price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n00bL35 View Post
    I think 4lbs is pretty darn light. Take a look at the Rockshox Reba SL. It's slightly more expensive than you wanted, but 3.6lbs. I also like the Tora Race, and the Marzocchi 55 ATA, which is an awesome all-round fork.

    EDIT: Also this XC 700 ATA by Marzocchi. Under 4lbs and in your price range.
    You recomended a Reba and a 55 for the same application ....really?

    The Tora would be a huge step up from the dart and not cost a bundle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itFELTgreat View Post
    I am looking to upgrade my front shocks . . . .
    That's good. One should shy away from upgrading just one front 'shock.'

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    I would suggest a Suntour sr or a Fox 40

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    Hey thanks for all your feedback guys, helped me out a lot. Also thank you for the sarcasm dminor, lovin' it! If anyone knows of any good online stores that are trustworthy and have personally pruchased some stuff from and was legit, share them plz...

    Once again thanks guys, later

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    Wheel world is having a sale, check it out.
    http://wheelworld.com/itemlist.cfm?category=186

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