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    Suntour Swing Shock

    Hello all,

    I was wandering through Eric's the other day when I came across this thing. I thought it looked kinda interesting so I asked the guy. He said he'd never tried it before but if I wanted a fork upgrade (which I don't) then I should look into something carbon or aluminum. I'm still interested so I just thought I'd ask you guys. I mean, maybe if I have an extra $200 lying around then I might think about it but I doubt that I'll invest in this thing. It looks like more of a cyclocross or even a road bike thing to me. I mean if anything, then I would throw it on my Bianchi. So what do you guys think? Is this thing really worth the cash?
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    Looks like some weird modernized version of the suspension forks that Roubaix racers used to use. I imagine it's not very popular for a reason.
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    It reminds me of the Softride stems

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    it reminds me of the softride stems

    death stem!!!!!!!!!
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    Amp Reasearch Made a MTB fork that looks similar,but thats about it.The Amp had more pivots and longer travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Looks like some weird modernized version of the suspension forks that Roubaix racers used to use. I imagine it's not very popular for a reason.
    The 80s were a weird time....




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    I have a Girvin Flexstem and it is fun and goofy to ride with. When the handlebars give way over bumps it feels like you are losing control or about to endo. Very silly.

    And, let's not exclude the Bianchi full suspension purpose-built Roubaix bike:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    The 80s were a weird time....
    I thought that was a given...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
    I would ride it.
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    I could use a pair of rock shox paris's for my ultimate commuter build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    I would ride it.
    As would I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    I could use a pair of rock shox paris's for my ultimate commuter build.
    Ditto,considering one for my DB master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    death stem!!!!!!!!!
    Why was it so bad??
    The sound of a car door opening in front of you is similar to the sound of a *** being cocked.

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