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Old 02-02-10, 04:58 PM   #1
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Coming to the end of my build

I'm almost done rebuilding my brand new Mongoose XR 250.
And I'm looking for a good set of Forks.
I'm riding mostly off road on trails.
I'm only looking to spend up $250 on this.
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Hard to find a "good" fork for 250, unless you go used. Is a good non-suspension fork an option? (BTW isn't 250 over the cost of the original bike?)
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CRC has a Suntour fork, 80mm, for $70, or a Marz DJ for $125.

That frame isn't really worth the Marz, BTW....
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Don't forget to post pics of your work.
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That frame isn't really worth the Marz, BTW....
Sssshhhhh . . . . I do believe I once spent $179 on a dual-crown Judy XLC - - and had the schizzle-est Mongoose MGX in three states.
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Hard to find a "good" fork for 250, unless you go used. Is a good non-suspension fork an option? (BTW isn't 250 over the cost of the original bike?)
A crafty person can find a good Tora for that or less. Tora is a "good fork". A little heavy...but a good fork.
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I was thinking about getting this. is that any good?
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Turn+Fork.aspx

here's some photos of what i did so far










It rides pretty nice on road , i just don't like the way the fork feels
I haven't had tested it off rode yet because of the snow we got.
these are the parts.

SRAM X.7 rear derailleur
SRAM PG-950
SRAM PC-971 chain
Truvativ Blaze ISIS crankset 175mm
Truvativ bottom bracket
Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brake front 180mm rotor
Avid bb5 rear disc brake 160mm rotor.
Shimano deore XT rear hub
SCHWINN grips.
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Excellent job so far man. The Tora is an excellent fork for the pittance that it costs. You will like it.
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Your pump is on one of the most active parts of the bike. Move it to one of the frame's main tubes.
Trim your RD inner.
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Very good. This project warms my heart.
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Yah...like most of the time we'd be pissing and moaning about somebody spending so much on a Goosie...but heck man...with an RP in there...it may be quite a weapon. I think only people who ride Dark Horse DBR's and Jamis would understand
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the cable has been cut. i took that photo after i got done putting everything on the bike.
That was the place i could find to put the pump. it didn't fit any where else.
well i'm going to go with the Tora then.
I'll upload more photos when it comes.
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