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Old 02-26-06, 08:52 AM
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Help me choose my new fork

I'm looking to upgrade the Zocchi OEM steel sprung suspension on my 05 Kona Cinder Cone. Ideally I'd like to ebay something. I'm 90% trails rider, occasionaly some aggressive free ride stuff, but mostly I hit the single track. Can anyone recommend a good air-oil, that's durable relativly light (and not too outrageously expensive). I'm just looking for ideas that will match up with my midlevel bike and brands that you would trust buying used.

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05 forks can be had chep on Ebay right now(brand new 05's)
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mx pro?

what is the price range you are looking for.

you can get a fox float for less than 400 on ebay.
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Old 02-26-06, 11:01 AM
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Reba SL

larger stanchions (32mm) and lighter weight (3.5lbs) than anything in its price range. nice solid feel. it is air/oil and has approx. 85-115mm of travel range. it is disc specific...don't know if that is good or bad for you, it was great for me!!
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Thanks, I'll check out the Reba,
Has anyone had any luck with the manitou minute?

Oh and price range: Probably a couple hundred give or take, depends what I find on ebay--I just need a few ideas on what to look for
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Old 02-26-06, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mx_599
Reba SL

larger stanchions (32mm) and lighter weight (3.5lbs) than anything in its price range. nice solid feel. it is air/oil and has approx. 85-115mm of travel range. it is disc specific...don't know if that is good or bad for you, it was great for me!!
this guy knows what he's talking about . I got one after he told me how much he liked his. It's beefy, light and easy to adjust. I weigh about 160-170 lbs . and ride some very rocky trails(www.bootlegcanyon.org) and it works great . How much you weigh effects the performance of air-spring shocks quite a bit , or so I'm told
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I'd check out the All Mountain line from Marzocchi. Ebay usually has tones of All Mountain 3's on sale.
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Old 02-26-06, 04:16 PM
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Check out www.jensonusa.com They have some good deals right now.
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