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Tested: Rockshox Argyle 318.

Old 10-05-06, 07:28 PM
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Tested: Rockshox Argyle 318.

Was able to really get a good feel for the fork today. I am extremely pleased with the fork's performance.

Weight is 5.6 pounds, isn't very noticeable though. It is basically a dirt jump fork with ride tuning capabilities, something you can't find on a Marzocchi DJ series or on the Manitou Gold Label. Very stiff fork, makes for very confident steering. It has 4" of travel feels like it gets more like 5" of travel. The maxle 360 is a definate improvement over the original maxle. Right out of the box it is set to be really fast, so before you go hit the trails, slow down the rebound.

From riding it, it soaks up the hits very well, turning is a bit fast, but that is probably due to the fact that up until now I was using a fork that had 140mm of travel. Was also very impressed with how well the fork took the rocks and roots, the bike felt planted almost like how it did when the pike was on the front. While it was easy to get the front off the ground with the pike, it's even easier with the Argyle.

Another thing that I am liking, ist that the argyle has the international standard disc brake tabs. Found it easier to pump the bike when cornering and when approaching a jump. Also forgot to mention that the fork fits a 26x2.5 tire without a problem.

To sum it up, this is going to be a very fun fork for me, white generally isn't my color, but it just looks right on the kona. Very pleased with this fork, it feels like the fork that I have been looking for.
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Old 10-05-06, 07:42 PM
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can i borrow it? pretty plzzzzzz? =P
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I'll let you borrow a pike that has a cracked arch, and the steer tube is seperating from the crown.

Just got the fork yesterday, plus I don't lend stuff out anymore, got burned bad earlier this year for loaning my own personal equipment out. Loaned out my old schwinn cruiser back in april, was supposed to be with out it for a week. Well, that was oh....150 days ago and it hasn't been returned.
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Very cool stuff! Post some pics
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dont worry i'll give you a piece of paper that states "I O U" with my name signed
lol =P
how did you manage to crack your pike?
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Hard use, learning to do 360's off of stuff.
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are you going to fix the pike? i know they sell the lowers on ebay but i dont see the uppers
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Originally Posted by jiiiim
are you going to fix the pike? i know they sell the lowers on ebay but i dont see the uppers
Might, might just get a 2nd Argyle and build up a Howler.
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then are you going to part the internals out? i think they will work with revulation?
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Don't know yet.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Might, might just get a 2nd Argyle and build up a Howler.
That's a great bike - you do know it has a rear shock though!?

pm my boy piastonx on rm if you need any opinions on it - he's got a 66 mounted on that thing, riding dh at SS and just won his first DS race also. He's got a Cowan like yours as well.

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Perfectly aware that it has a rear shock.

Will have to.
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Dang...now I want to try one even more!
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lets see some action pics of that sucker bottoming out...
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Hey Kona, I know you like your socks and all but dude.

It's made in China. It's gonna break. Good thing your bike is Hawaiian.
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Originally Posted by RIC0
lets see some action pics of that sucker bottoming out...
Haven't been able to bottom it yet.
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sweet... thanks for the review konarider.
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