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    X-Fusion forks?

    There are absolutely NO reviews that I can find online. I'm looking at getting the Velvet RL - cheap[ish] and light (3.4 lbs or 3.2 lbs, depending on where you find the details)

    Anyone have that or any of their forks?
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    I'm still skeptical, man.

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    Still skeptical - is there some previous history?
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    They are supposed to be really solid forks from what I hear.
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    First hand use person told you or sales pitch? I just don't want to drop half a grand almost on a dud.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    You should check the 650b section of MTBR for firsthand experience. A lot of people there seem to have good things to say about them. Lots of use since they're one of only a couple companies making 650b specific forks.

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    Cool, yeah I noticed the fork I'm eyeing is for 26 and 650.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Personally, I tend to only use fox. I know a couple of people that have that fork that have a season on them and there are no complaints.
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    These aren't X-Fusion Velvet reviews?

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/suspension/2...4_1550crx.aspx

    User discussion (and SuspectDevice knows his stuff):

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=219903

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    If I'm going to drop a half-a-grand...I'm going to drop it on something I know versus relying on some best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw someone write a review on MTBR.

    RS or Fox

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    I'm personally with Ed, but I wouldn't mind if someone bought a potentially good no-name fork to let us know how it rides. So long as you've got the money to risk. If not, stick with what you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    RS or Fox
    Ya, after all, they're the only two brands out there, huh?

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    What brand do you recommend D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    If I'm going to drop a half-a-grand...I'm going to drop it on something I know versus relying on some best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw someone write a review on MTBR.

    RS or Fox
    The thing is that they're light and affordable. Ok, working at a shop realistically for this 3.2 pound fork I'm looking at $270. Can't beat that.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    If I'm going to drop a half-a-grand...I'm going to drop it on something I know versus relying on some best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw someone write a review on MTBR.

    RS or Fox
    There's more than two companies that make good forks. Some times it is good to go against the grain. This is why I'm going to get something other than a RS or Fox this spring and will be likely getting a X Fusion as well.
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    Yeah...I guess I get a little closed minded when it comes to dampers...dunno why.

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    Heck my fear of clowns is why I won't consider the Manitou Circus.

    Yes, I have a deep instilled fear of clowns.
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    ^^ Damn

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    There's just something wrong with a grown man being a clown. Don't mind if it's a woman, doesn't seem as creepy to me.

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    Everyone has an unreasonable fear, that's just mine.
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    I have a fear of all kinds of bikes. It's just not natural being on two wheels like that without falling over.
    just a n00b with an ego

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    I have a fear of idiots on the internet. I keep coming back here because I'm trying to conquer my fear.

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    O good grief!

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    Never, allow me to help. BOO!
    just a n00b with an ego

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    After much handwringing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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