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Old 08-09-22, 08:17 PM
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A cheap wheel is going to be a cheap wheel. If you are having wheel issues getting one hand built by a professional wheel builder is going to be the key. Certainly shorter spokes are going to be stronger but cheap-o machine built wheel of smaller size is probably going to be weaker than a hand built wheel of larger size. Also with a smaller wheel potentially you might have more room for wider tires which will help.

Not sure why it has to be a Rockshox, Rockshox makes some decent forks but the do some lower end stuff as well so keep that in mind. Fox would be a better option for higher end forks as they really don't have any low end stuff, Anywho as long as you have a decent air shock you are probably OK. I get those parts you wanted as a "yute" but Kashima coating yummo))))

Anywho I currently have a 100mm RS fork and wish I had a 130mm travel it would be such a better ride and more capable bike and the bike currently has the geo for it but I did get a good deal on the SID XX fork so it going to be tough to find a fork that nice for the price. Basically don't limit yourself get a bike that is going to make the most sense.
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