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Old 04-30-12, 02:08 PM   #1
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Fork Upgrade

I am researching forks to upgrade my GT Aggressor 1.0 with. I'm currently stuck with a 65mm travel and I'm looking to improve the travel substantially for trail riding purposes. I'm trying to stay under $200 bucks for the piece, so I'm not interested in anything too crazy. Here are a few of my options:

RockShox XC30TK

SR Suntour XCR RL MTB

RockShox Recon Silver R

Trails I'm hitting aren't mountain trails, they're forest trails with a few jumps here and there of about 3 feet. Any input is appreciated.
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Also, the XC28. The only difference between it and the XC30 appears to be the diameter of the upper tube. Is this terribly important considering the 2mm difference? The cost savings are around 50-60$.
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Not sure what you should go with, but here's a RockShox TK 30 for $110. Sale expires today, though. Maybe it's just a new-old-stock of last years model or something. I think it's the same fork and they just made it 4.25lbs rather than 4.75lbs this year. Hmm...

And I would tend to think that the 30mm tube would make a difference. It makes the fork stronger and stiffer(more stable and consistent control when you're riding over rocks and roots, etc.). I'm no expert, but considering many lighter, flexier forks are 28 and many heavy duty, stiff forks are 32 - a mere 4mm difference - I'd think the 30mm probably is actually stiffer and better than the 28mm. It always depends on the kind of riding you're doing, though. If you're hitting any jumps, I'd go with the 30mm myself.

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