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    Suspended Front Forks

    Hi All

    Can anyone advise on recommended front suspension forks for my Cannondale 2008 Street? I want to keep cost to a minimum without buying something that isn't up to the job.

    We are a light team of around 300 pounds and will do fairly gentle trail riding. Nothing too bouncy.

    Any thoughts?

    Ride on!

    Dave

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    While I have not spoken with him myself, Alex at MTB Tandems (http://www.mtbtandems.com/) seems to be a pretty solid resource in this area.

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    Others will tell you to get the proper Tandem Forks but they can be expensive but do work. There are alternatives within the Mountain bike world. Or there would be- providing you can get hard enough springs for them. Unless you can get a hard enough spring- then they will be bouncy.

    I do ride my Tandem aggressively offroad and Initially I used Marzochhi Freeride forks. Hardest springs available and they still bounced a lot. Quick cure though was to use the heavist weight Oil I could get (20W) and to overfill the forks to slow down the action. Still bounced though. Then I went Rockshox Boxers and used the heaviest springs and oil again. These were better but had to slow the rebound and put in the maximum amount of Sag adjusters in-15 in each leg- before they stop being a Pogo stick. They do work well and work well for our 400lbs team and the lumpy terrain that we ride on.

    Incidentally- the Boxers are an older set and only have 6" of travel.
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