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Old 07-05-05, 10:39 PM
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I'm looking to replace my front fork. Right now i have a RST fork. My price range is about $200 and i want to know what's a good fork that i can get in that prica range
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Old 07-06-05, 12:50 AM
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Marzochhi MX pro ETA is the only good cheap-ish I can think of but i think that's $300.
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Old 07-06-05, 04:02 AM
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Ebay, or look for a new take-off from a local shop or friend. Chances are that if your bike came with an RST, it wasn't most expensive bike to begin with. I'm not knocking your bike, only that you will probably see an improvement over your RST from even a decent used fork.
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/137...-2-Headset.htm
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Old 07-06-05, 04:43 AM
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By the way, you have asked the same question in three different ways in the one forum, this reeks of unseemly impatience.
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I think the RockShox Duke XC U-Turn falls in that price range. One came on my bike and I have had no complaints. Adjustible travel and rebound is nice.
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Old 07-06-05, 08:35 AM
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Go zocchi... I did and never looked back, their forks kick other company's @$$3$ zocchi forks are so much stronger and durable you wont be sorry...
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Old 07-06-05, 08:38 AM
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Go zocchi... I did and never looked back, their forks kick other company's @$$3$ zocchi forks are so much stronger and durable you wont be sorry...
I'm glad everyone else has had so much luck with Marzocchi. I have had two of them now and don't plan on ever owning another one. I currently have a 2005 Marathon SL that is a total P.O.S.! I think that their spring shocks are better than the air shocks though, at least I hope they are.
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I'd save and get a Fox. I've been on my Vanilla RLC 130 for 3 months now and haven't had a single problem, seen a ton of use and was won over on the first ride. Next build will have a Fox 40 RC2 or 36 on it.
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I'd save and get a Fox. I've been on my Vanilla RLC 130 for 3 months now and haven't had a single problem, seen a ton of use and was won over on the first ride. Next build will have a Fox 40 RC2 or 36 on it.
The bike came stock with an RST. The Fox may be great for you, but do you really think it's a worthwhile to spend that much on a fork, for a bike that was probably between $400-$800? That's like me suggesting that he get a custom built fork from ATC Racing because we happen to like ours. He's looking for an appropriate upgrade for his bike.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
I'd save and get a Fox. I've been on my Vanilla RLC 130 for 3 months now and haven't had a single problem, seen a ton of use and was won over on the first ride. Next build will have a Fox 40 RC2 or 36 on it.

Could be wrong but I don't believe Fox makes a fork in the $200 price range. Doubt he would even be able to find one on ebay for that price.
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Which is why I said save up.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Which is why I said save up.
What if it's one of those Trek Y frames? Save up to hang a Fox on that?
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Hell no.
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Maybe the OP will actually tell us what bike he has.
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Novara Aspen '02 RST fork, SRAM 4.0 shifters, 8 speed, Shimano crankset, Formula rims, Panaracer tires can't think of the model right now it somthin to do with fire, Ritchey handelbar, SRAM pc-58 chain, WTB speed v saddle
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Panaracer Fire? They're good tires, so I assume that was an upgrade? My only advice is to not spend too much on a fork if the rest of the bike isn't up to it. How much do you weigh, and what kind of riding do you want to do? Are you in Carp?
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145 lbs. XC riding IDK what you mean by Carp
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Carpinteria? If you're that light, you could even get away with a decent air fork. A lot of people seem to have issues with Manitou, but I find they have some good products. You should be able to get a decent fork for under $200, that will perform much better than the RST.
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No, I'm not in Carpinteria. Are you suggesting I get a Manitou air fork?
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I'm suggesting that you consider that an option. They're light, and would probably suit you and your budget. 93013 is a zip code in SoCal.
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93013 was a random # i typed for my name i didn't know it was a zip code
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That explains the confusion. What forks have you considered so far?
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Last year i was going to buy a fox that i somehow found for $100 new but at the last minute i decided not to, I had no clue what was good
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For that bike, Fox and Marzocchi are a bit on the pricey side. I think Rockshox or Manitou are the only things you'll find new in your budget. If you can find a decent used fork, or a take-off from a friend or bike shop, then you might get a deal on a better brand. There's not too much that isn't going to be an improvement over your RST.
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