The seals have broken on my current fork (Answer Manitou Spyder R) on my Raleigh M600. Apparently, according to my LBS, replacement seals are no longer available for this model. I really liked that fork and wish I didn't have to replace it. To make a long story short I have decided to get a new fork.
Here's the pertinent information:
I'm an intermediate rider, don't do any crazy jumps or anything like that, mostly hills and river trails (roots, rocks, etc). I 'm about 6-1 and weigh around 250 pounds and I really don't want to bottom out every time I take a bit of a drop. I don't need the newest/coolest fork just one that will work. I'm looking for a good value and hoping to stay around $200 to $250.
One fork that has been suggested to me is the 2002 Manitou Black Elite 100-120.
Any suggestions that you have are greatly appreciated.
This is my first post so if i've left out any information you need please tell me.