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Old 02-23-13, 05:02 AM
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Need advise regarding suspension forks.

Hello Everyone,

Greetings from Bangladesh.

Recently I bought this Trek 4300 and am seriously thinking about taking cycling as a hobby. This is probably a 2002/2003 model. The in-sync fork that came with it does not work and I am looking for a good replacement. I have a friend in the US who will be able to send me a fork within the $100 -$120 range.

I do not have any idea about what I am dealing with here. Please advise if the RockShox XC28 - Coil 100mm 26-Inch 9mm will be a good fork for my bike.

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Old 02-23-13, 07:47 AM
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the rockshox fork is about the same quality as the insync. maybe slightly better but not worth it IMO
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The XC 28 replaces the old Dart model, which replaced the Judy T2. They're an oil-damped fork, higher models have adjustable rebound and lockout. They're heavy, but rebuildable, parts are available, and they'll perform reasonably well. The fork you have on there is most likely a simple sprung fork, with plastic bushings, and no oil damping.

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Here's a better fork for not much more then you wanted to spend.

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