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Old 09-22-02, 03:29 PM   #1
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sherman or adaptor

soon i will be buying a 98 cannondale f500 i plan to use it as a freeride bike so i dont want the headshock i heard that you could get an adaptor cup for a 1 1/8'? or should i look for a sherman?
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Why are you getting an F500 for Freeriding? That frame is designed for a lightweight XC style of riding. For the same money and even less, you can get a FR specific hardtail that'll outlast the F500 for years. I'd suggest something like a COVE or a LeToy, or a Planet X or....etc.

The guys at are very knowledgable about FR hardtails. I'd suggest asking them about what you're trying to do.

But, back to your original question. I've test ridden the new Sherman on a Cannondale Gemini 900, and it's a solid stiff fork. Very smooth. With that said, I still like a Marzocchi over the Manitou. I'd go with the reducer cups and buy a Z-1 or a Shiver.

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