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Old 05-29-11, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by willpower101 View Post
I've never understood this. Holding the two forks side by side we are talking a difference of what, 1-3 lbs max? My backpack with laptop and books easily weighs 10-20 lbs depending on what's in it that day. Why does the extra weight of the fork matter that much?
Sub 2 lb. rigid forks can be had pretty inexpensively. Sub 4 lb suspension forks cost a LOT of money - $500+. You can get a 5 lb fork with lockout for about $200 or so, though. All depends on your priorities.

I hate having all that weight on the front of my bike. There better be some major benefits to put up with it.

As to how much saddle shock a suspension fork reduces, not a great deal. You'll want full suspension if that's a problem.
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