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Old 09-16-22, 01:54 PM
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fork upgrade?

I got a Trek Roscoe 6. I went to get a water bottle cage put on and Scheels made an error. They broke the nut housing and had to cut the nut and reinstall a new rivet. Because of this, they gave me a gift card. Suntour says the forks on my bike are very entry level and they don't suggest even mildly rough trails with it.
The Roscoe 6 came with a SR Suntour XCM 32, coil spring, preload, lockout, 47mm offset, Boost110, 15mm thru axle, 120mm travel, Suntour suggests the XCR34 LO R linked here. SR SUNTOUR XCR 32 LO R AIR 29/27.5+ SR SUNTOUR NA Inc. My gift card covers the cost of the fork...making it a free upgrade. Is it worth it?
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Old 09-16-22, 02:33 PM
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If you're going to ride offroad I'd say yes. Because it's an air sprung fork you can actually adjust the preload. I'd also add you should take your bike to a real bike to have any work done on it. Scheels is definitely not that.
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If you're going to ride offroad I'd say yes. Because it's an air sprung fork you can actually adjust the preload. I'd also add you should take your bike to a real bike to have any work done on it. Scheels is definitely not that.
Actually having that discussion now. I think we have a hiking place that works in VERY high end bikes that I can't afford as well as kayaks and other outdoor gear. They have a bike tech there who seems to be well thought of and I'm going to use them for service from here on out. I will simply use Scheels to order that specific part, because it's free at this point through them, lol. But yes, just about all my riding is dirt road or off road.
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Originally Posted by n2t View Post
Actually having that discussion now. I think we have a hiking place that works in VERY high end bikes that I can't afford as well as kayaks and other outdoor gear. They have a bike tech there who seems to be well thought of and I'm going to use them for service from here on out. I will simply use Scheels to order that specific part, because it's free at this point through them, lol. But yes, just about all my riding is dirt road or off road.
If your town has a Scheels, it's large enough to have a bike shop.
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