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Bought a Rockshox Duke XC fork,,whats your thoughts

Old 11-02-05, 07:03 AM
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Bought a Rockshox Duke XC fork,,whats your thoughts

I bought a used but in VERY good condition duke XC fork. Oil on one side, air on the other with rebound adjuster. I bought the fork and new fork air pump for $110. It has 80mm of travel which is what my current fork had, RST GilaT5 preload adj only. The RST would bottom out easily when riding. I weigh 193 lbs and abused the RST fork to the point that I think it was actually slowing me down on the trail.

Who owns a Duke XC fork and do you like it. This fork will be used for XC which it was designed for.
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Old 11-02-05, 07:30 AM
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Congrats on the new fork, definately a huge improvement.
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I bought a '03 duke xc u-turn new this year. So far so good. It is dubed an all around good fork for many riding styles and I've heard alot of people say it's been fine for even some light freeride. Which is what attracted me. I was basically building an all around xc/lightfreeride bike. So far no problems at all but I may get a new spring becasue it's a little soft for me at 190 lbs. I've never bottomed it however and the plushness is also kind of nice when doing xc so I going to wait and see. Great fork though imo.

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Originally Posted by nodnerb
I bought a 93 duke xc u-turn new this year. So far so good. It is dubed an all around good fork for many riding styles and I've heard alot of people say it's been fine for even some light freeride. Which is what attracted me. I was basically building an all around xc/lightfreeride bike. So far no problems at all but I may get a new spring becasue it's a little soft for me at 190 lbs. I've never bottomed it however and the plushness is also kind of nice when doing xc so I going to wait and see. Great fork though imo.
A 93 or 03? If a 93 model technology has come a long way since then. Actually I don't think they had u-turn in 93 did they? Didn't that come out around 2000 or 2001?
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Originally Posted by LowCel
A 93 or 03? If a 93 model technology has come a long way since then. Actually I don't think they had u-turn in 93 did they? Didn't that come out around 2000 or 2001?
Oops. Meant '03.
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Originally Posted by Quadzone.com
Who owns a Duke XC fork and do you like it. This fork will be used for XC which it was designed for.
I've got an '03 Duke XC U-turn on my trail rig. I did get it with the heavy duty spring kit, and I have nothing but praise for it.
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I've got an '03 Duke XC U-turn on my trail rig. I did get it with the heavy duty spring kit, and I have nothing but praise for it.
If it gets your blessing then I know I done good....

I get to try it out today for the first time on trails and I can't wait. It must be designed different than the other fork because it does feel different when riding the bike. I rode it around in my driveway and on the street and it has a different feel when turning. I think it sticks out further in front of the bike. I'll get used to it I'm sure, but I wonder how many times I"ll go down today....
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the new RS forks are good.. i would say the reba is just as good as any fox.. so congrats..
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If it gets your blessing then I know I done good....
It does indeed get my blessing. I'm quite happy the stock Manipoo Flexel never left the shop with me.
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What year is it? I have and 02 and love it. It is on my SS. I just got done rebuilding it with Enduro seals and now it feels better than ever. I will mention that the old fork oil had no water contamination and just a little dirt, so the factory seals do there job.
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Originally Posted by Feltup
What year is it? I have and 02 and love it. It is on my SS. I just got done rebuilding it with Enduro seals and now it feels better than ever. I will mention that the old fork oil had no water contamination and just a little dirt, so the factory seals do there job.
Not sure on the year but from looking up manuals on the rockshox site it appears to be an 02.

I Took the bike for a spin today to check it out and WOW. Compared to the RSTurd Gila I had before, this thing rocks. I also got a pump to set the air pressure properly and couldn't believe the difference. I guess the big hits that would bottom out and almost send me over the bars before with the RST forks are a thing of the past now. The duke handles the small bumps fine and the big hits are soft and smooth. The trail I rode has some man made 16 incher jumps that I always hit and the landing about shatters my wrist. I didn't even come close to pushing the duke to it's limits. It calls for 145-160 psi for my weight and I'm only running 150 psi which seems to be working great so far. Worst thing about this new fork is my confidence has gone up so I forsee a lot more wrecks in the future...
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That looks like an 03.
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Would this fork hold up to a 185 mm rotor BB7 setup???? Just wondering but I don't think I'll go that route, i'm just a mere XC rider.


Also, can you buy JUST the BB7 caliper and not the rotor??? If so were???
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Would this fork hold up to a 185 mm rotor BB7 setup???? Just wondering but I don't think I'll go that route, i'm just a mere XC rider.


Also, can you buy JUST the BB7 caliper and not the rotor??? If so were???
No and yes, Ebay.
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