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Old 11-01-09, 10:05 PM   #1
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Need Help With 94 FSR Fork Options

I have inherited this bike from my dad. I build it for him in 95 when I worked for a local bike shop. He is too old to ride it now and its become my main MTB. I have taken it out a few times in the last month and it desperately needs a better fork. The current fork is a Rockshox Quadra 5. It sucks.

I am looking at the 09 or 10 Rockshox Tora 318 SE. Performance has them for $300 and my buddy says its pretty easy to get 20% off from them. I think that going from less than 2 inches to 4 inches of travel will relax the geometry of this bike some. That would be a nice bonus. How are these forks? Seems pretty inexpensive for what you get.

The only other mods to the bike so far is an 11-34 7 speed cassette and V brakes.

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Old 11-02-09, 04:10 PM   #2
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Whatever fork you choose, you're going to need a new threadless stem and headset too. And, unless you plan on replacing the front brake, look for a fork with cantilever mounts.
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is that headtube 1'' or 1 1/8?
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^^ 1 1/8".

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Yep, It has a 1 1/8" head tube.

For those that aren't aware, the Tioga Avenger headset (aka "OS" or "1 1/8") was introduced in 1989, and Gary Fisher's Evolution headset (aka "EVO" or "1 1/4") was introduced in 1988. Both sizes were pretty common on 1990's era mountain bikes regardless of what you read on the web about 1" headtubes being dominant around that time.
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Ya I know I will need a headset and stem. I plan on keeping V brakes for now, even though a disc would be GREAT. I just cant afford the ford and the disc setup at the same time.
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