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    Which Fork To Use

    I have just bought a specialized hardrock and am looking to buy some new forks.

    i do a few light trails but nothing to steep and also a few dirt jumps and was wondering which forks i should get.
    And by the way the bike is designed for 100mm travel forks i think

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    do you want to give us a hint as to your budget.. you can get used crappy 4" forks for 50 bucks on ebay, or you can spend $550+.

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    looking to spend 150-200
    preferably 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by ementophobic
    looking to spend 150-200
    preferably 150

    The fork you have on there now is a $150 fork basically. I don't think its worth upgrading until you can afford something significantly nicer than what you have now, otherwise you'll just get something that is marginally better at best.

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    Its not FORKS it FORK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjRider04
    Its not FORKS it FORK.
    Who gives a *****, come down under and everyone will say forks. It just depends on where you are from.

    Sorry, but this is one of those little things that piss me off. When people flame someone for how they say forks/fork. I honestly don't care what someone says and obviously you knew what he was saying so why do you care.
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    Wow hop. A little frustrated today.

    I tend to point it out too. It is fork not forks. Every site I am on points it out to (ridemonkey jumps on people, nsmb and here)

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    Yeah, I'm just tired, but also it does frustrate me, in Australia basically everyone says forks. So I don't thinkl people should care if they know what someone is talking about. Also heaven forbiud, Nathan Rennie, Mick Hannah and Johnny Waddell all say forks in Australian bike magazines.
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    Haha. True. And no biggy. Usually it is just said with some kind of jest haha.

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    When you think about, have you noticed when there are fights over fork vs forks on those websites, that often, alot of the forks crowd are Australian.
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    Not usualy. Well not that I pay attention...usually just kids who also use aolese. BEcause it ends up being a combinations of slams in one haha

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    I agree that it would be nice to know what kind of budget you're on... I agree with Seely that you shouldn't upgrade unless you can afford quite a bit better than what you have, otherwise you'll feel as though you spent $250 on something that didn't make that much of a difference. Let's figure $400 max price range, you can get a decent fork that will be stronger and more plush than what you have now. Plus it might shave a little weight, who knows.

    You can get a Manitou Black Super for $399.95 on Jensonusa.com... coil fork with 90-120mm travel adjustable. It does include disc brake mounts, of course..

    Also, the Rockshox Reba SL can be had for $370. Air fork, no adjustable travel, motion control damping, much lighter @ 3.53 lbs. Looks like a nice deal if you ask me.

    You can get a Marzocchi DirtJumper III for $295. Coil spring, air preload.. kinda heavy, but meant as more of an urban/freeride fork. Looks decent and at < $300, not too bad of a deal. 100mm travel.

    Jenson also has the RockShox Psylo XC '04 model for $289. 80-125mm adjustable travel, weighs 4.28 lbs so it shouldn't be a noodle. KonaRider has one and likes it quite a bit. Seems like a steal at that price.

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    Perhaps he is looking for new cutlery to compliment his fine china and he's just in the wrong forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock
    Perhaps he is looking for new cutlery to compliment his fine china and he's just in the wrong forum.
    LMAO Anyway, Maybe an MX comp? Or possibly a static, i hear their quite good.. but you dont want to go any higher than 100mm on your hardrock, it will ruin the geometry of the bike... both the static and the mx comp are 100mm

    Youd have to save up your money a bit more though....

    Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopper
    Who gives a *****, come down under and everyone will say forks. It just depends on where you are from.

    Sorry, but this is one of those little things that piss me off. When people flame someone for how they say forks/fork. I honestly don't care what someone says and obviously you knew what he was saying so why do you care.
    Yeah, stand up and fight for what you believe in! Hopper, lets just say forks every time to show how much we dont care (And to piss off the guys not from Australia )
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    by the way i am meaning 150-200 english pounds not dollars

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    Forks is PLURAL, its not my fault if you guys talk wrong. I made a picture to show the uneducated, but it wont upload. Now....if you broke your fork, and had to ducktape another fork to it, then you could say forkS




    That just proves that most aussies talk wrong.

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    fork or forcks i really dont give i ****
    dudes its not what i was asking for i was asking which fork you reccomend for my 2005 hardrock sport doing some medium steep trails and dirt jumps. bit of urban too.
    looking for 100mm travel.
    budget around 350 dollars to 400 which is 150-200 pounds in english

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    150 to 200, thats abit better....

    I would still suggest the Static, nice forks, and the MX comp... the Dirt jumper 3 would be more suited to dirt jumps and street... but the static and mx comp, are a more 'rounded' fork...

    Have fun

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    Actually, probably not the splice, dont think 05 hardrocks come with 20mm axels... so the splice is out of the question unless it comes with Qr...

    But still MX COmp ETA or Dirt jumper 3's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjRider04
    Forks is PLURAL, its not my fault if you guys talk wrong. I made a picture to show the uneducated, but it wont upload. Now....if you broke your fork, and had to ducktape another fork to it, then you could say forkS




    That just proves that most aussies talk wrong.
    Yeah, probably.
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    thanks cornish dude youre the only one actually posting what i was asking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
    Actually, probably not the splice, dont think 05 hardrocks come with 20mm axels... so the splice is out of the question unless it comes with Qr...

    But still MX COmp ETA or Dirt jumper 3's...
    the splice comes in qr, but i would look into the stance forks from manitou.

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    scroll back up... I gave some decent suggestions in that exact price range. The DJ III can be had for under $300 USD. Stepping up to $400 gets you a pretty nice air/oil fork such as the Reba. I think you can also pick up a Scareb Elite for under $300 on clearance. Very light, but I'm not sure how well it will hold up to stairs and various other urban bashing.

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