Old 05-10-21, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Not likely to be the case for the average suspension fork equipped bicycle. I couldn't even buy my exact color fork 1 year after a new bicycle purchase, nor could I obtain the OEM parts to refurb the old one. Much rather have paid more upfront to not need to service nor deal with those headaches.
Was this the fork you were upset that you couldn’t find in a 3-year-old NOS TREK blue paint scheme, even though the same low-end hybrid fork was still in production, just in the OE Suntour black?

A lot of budget hybrid forks are actually less expensive to swap out than to rebuild. The rebuild parts can be found, but there’s not much performance in rebuilding a basic fork like that.
Frankly, with 1-1/8 threadless being pretty much standard, changing a fork is a lot easier than it used to be when cutting and threading was required.

If you are going to select an integrated system, like FS, or Headshok, then the possibility of limited support in the future is the cost of doing business.
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