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    Senior Member CharleyGnarly's Avatar
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    What Model of Fork is This?

    I have this fork on a '95 or '96 Gary Fisher Mamba. They came with the bike way back when. Can anyone tell me which model this is?
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    Looks like a Quadra 21 to me.....
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    Bikepedia states the '96 Mamba came with a Quadra 5. Here's aservice manual if ya want it: http://www.judethomas.com/quadra96.pdf

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    Evidently the leg color is "neon gray"... i am 99% sure thats not an actual color.

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    The Quarda 21s came in both "neon grey" and yellow, but the caps on each of these fork legs look more like the Q21s to me. I remember the Quadra 5s as having caps more flush with the top of the crown. Either way though, they are extremely lowend.
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    That is interesting. The above brochure lists the steerer as 1" and mine is 1 1/8." Did they make two types?
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    They just mention that 1" x 160mm was the steerer on the fork they weighed. It definitely came in 1 1/8" also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthammer View Post
    The Quarda 21s came in both "neon grey" and yellow, but the caps on each of these fork legs look more like the Q21s to me. I remember the Quadra 5s as having caps more flush with the top of the crown. Either way though, they are extremely lowend.
    The Quarda 21 was 'neon grey', the 21R was yellow, and both were set up from the 5, all would be totally outclassed by even the cheapest forks available today, and spares for the old Quadra series are just about non-existant.

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    Replace that craptastic Quadra with an NOS Rock Shox Judy XC....
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