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Old 05-08-04, 11:33 AM
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What suspension :s

Ok now i have another problem on my hands, what suspension forks to i buy.
There are so many out there, if i could be reasonably lightweight that would be an added bonus and i dnt really wanna spend more than 150 on suspension forks. The last suspension i owned was the Sr Contour XCC and that did me well, maybe something with a bit more bounse but siftness when i want it to be there. The bike will be used mainly on the road with the odd occasional offroad trek.

Please help,lol!!!!!Thanks
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You may want to consider a straight fork and no suspension if you are mainly on road and don't need it. Should be stiffer and lighter. If not, look for something with lockout.

Also, you didn't mention if you need to work with disc or vbrakes or threaded or threadless.
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Originally Posted by Mazza7282
Ok now i have another problem on my hands, what suspension forks to i buy.
There are so many out there, if i could be reasonably lightweight that would be an added bonus and i dnt really wanna spend more than 150 on suspension forks. The last suspension i owned was the Sr Contour XCC and that did me well, maybe something with a bit more bounse but siftness when i want it to be there. The bike will be used mainly on the road with the odd occasional offroad trek.

Please help,lol!!!!!Thanks
Personally, if you have financial limitations, it doesn't make much sense to me to spend a big part of your budget on a suspension fork that is going to weigh more and isn't going to do much for you.

If your goal is to look cool, just buy whatever fork fits your budget that has the most travel. That way you can always brag about how much travel you have.

If your goal is to actually improve your bike's handling, I'd trade travel for better dampening anyday. Smooth dampening is what keeps your wheel glued to the trail so you have better control and can ride faster on the rocky downhills.
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Originally Posted by bg4533
You may want to consider a straight fork and no suspension if you are mainly on road and don't need it. Should be stiffer and lighter. If not, look for something with lockout.

Also, you didn't mention if you need to work with disc or vbrakes or threaded or threadless.
ahh yea my bad, i would like suspension because frankly, i like it too much i will be working with disc brakes, the magura louise fr 2004 for one
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