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Old 12-24-04, 01:05 PM   #1
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I'm probably going to get the cro-moly 2005 Specialized P.1 after a while of not knowing what to look at and not going to my LBS - the freeride hardtail thread helped a lot, thanks MadMan

http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkMode...f31cxkt.j27008

The European one (I'm in England) has a difference to the bike on the above link - a Hayes HMX-2 front disc. I will also get the bike with a 9spd deore and a chain guide. Anyway, I want to swap the Static for a longer travel fork directly out of the bike shop so I need suggestions for a 130mm (I don't care about the year of it) travel fork in the same price range as the Static. I will go £50, maybe more, above the price of the Static (£200 I think, so 350-ish USD). Oh, and it's not essential, but it would be great if it had 100/130mm adjustable travel.

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Old 12-24-04, 01:23 PM   #2
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marzocchi z.1 fr sl from jenson $359 http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=FK703A18
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Yep, I constantly hear good htings about the z1 when it comes to free ride. A friend of mine has a fox with 130mm not sure of the year or price range but he just got it a few weeks ago after his old one crapped out. Hes very happy with it, ide go for the z1 as fox tends to run high with the price
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or manitou stance flow
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yeah, I've been looking at the FR series, they look real nice. The Stance Flow won't work as it is adjustable from 120/150 and as the frame is at most for a 130mm fork (so say Specialized) most of the travel will be pointless.
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The chromoly P-1 is more of a street than freeride bike....
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yeah I know, but freeride forks will do the same as something like a DJ, but will also allow me to go onto trails etc...
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You can go onto trails with a rigid, they wont do anything accept mess with the geometry more on the bike, and most likely raise up the ride height. If your going to jump, get a Sherman jumper.....80 mm of smooth travel, hella stiff, and looks pimp.
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I dont think its meant for 5' travel. For my kona, 5' voids the warranty.
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Hooligan,

What bike do you have?
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He has a 2004 Kona Scrap, I think..
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I dont think its meant for 5' travel. For my kona, 5' voids the warranty.
I can imagine! I don't even know of anyone who makes 1524 mm forks.
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ooo, good call.
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The scrap should use a 5in...
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the P.1 frame is designed for forks up to 125mm, so the extra 5mm won't hurt anything
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