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    Freerider Spikemyster's Avatar
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    Big Hit Forks...

    Ok, so I'm just your average freeride biker - big dropoffs, DJ, street - you get the picture. I recently managed to snap my RST Aerosas (but that wasn't hard as they are really basic!) I managed to borrow a set of Suntours off a mate but these are hopefully only temporary. I want to get myself a nice new shiney fork with at least 120mm travel. The catch is - I need it to be able to accept cani-levers. Strange I know, but there is a good reason.
    I used to ride trials but got annoyed when my mates started to veer towards freeriding. I did have an Orange Hitman frame with all the knobs and whistles, but I sold it on for a (slightly!) cheaper Saracen X-ile 2003. I naturally moved all the decent parts across, including a set of Magura HS33s. I now ride hardtail freeride and trials with Maguras because I can't be arsed to switch to disks.
    So there you are... I need:
    1. Big Travel
    2. Single Crown
    3. Canti posts

    HELP!!!

    Much Apreciated...

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    Hucker Extraordinare BigHit-Maniac's Avatar
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    Unfortunately... bighit forks aren't going to accept canti's anymore. Canti's are all but dead man... you might as well face it.

    I'd suggest getting a sherman flick or something. Maybe a Z150 or a new Zochi 66. Maybe a Fox 33. ALL require disc brakes though, so you'll need a new front hub / wheel and a front disc. You can get an Avid Mechanical setup for under $80 usd.

    Unfortunately... your upgrade isn't an easy one... as older style bikes are rarely compatible with the newer standards / forks. There's a reason big forks don't accept rim brakes anymore... the legs are too wide.

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    MX PRO is what I use, Im 240 btw, just up the air pressure

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    Wait till the air cartridge blows MX is not a fr fork it is a trail fork (rated at xc even). You break it marz will not cover it under aggresive use.

    z1 wedge is still considered a fr fork with cantis, I think it is 5in
    fox doesn't
    rockshox doesn't
    manitou doesn't for that range

    Looks like you have one choice. Unless you wanna drop your travel option.

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    Part of the furniture math2p14's Avatar
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    Get a disc mate and grab a Z1.

    Btw i am in Devon as well
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