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Old 02-12-08, 06:38 PM
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Rockshox Tora or the
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...1+Fork+06.aspx


Im still not sure what to look for when it comes to forks, But so far these are the two I've settled on, they meet my budget.
but which tora is the best?

Will these even work on my bike also?


After I get this fork and disk brake stuff figured out, I promise I'll stop with the dumb newbish anooying questions.
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Old 02-12-08, 06:51 PM
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Rockshox Tora or the
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...1+Fork+06.aspx


Im still not sure what to look for when it comes to forks, But so far these are the two I've settled on, they meet my budget.
but which tora is the best?

Will these even work on my bike also?


After I get this fork and disk brake stuff figured out, I promise I'll stop with the dumb newbish anooying questions.
You won't be able to use the Dropoff 1. Look closely at the axles.
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Old 02-12-08, 06:53 PM
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Hmm, What is it for then?
So i guess its the tora unless I find a good deal on a used one.
But which tora?
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Hmm, What is it for then?
So i guess its the tora unless I find a good deal on a used one.
But which tora?
They're referred to as a "thru-axle" most commonly. You can run that fork only if you have a thru-axle compatible wheelset (so the possibility's still there, you just need new wheels).

I would get the coil U-turn version.
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Old 02-12-08, 08:03 PM
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So the tora should work an a 3900 then right?

318 or 302/ WHATS the difference lol
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So the tora should work an a 3900 then right?

318 or 302/ WHATS the difference lol
I can't vouch for what the geometry would be like at the 130mm travel setting.
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I'd imagine it'd be a little odd...
I guess I just wont go that high lol.
If, I even can get this thing.
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Old 02-13-08, 05:34 AM
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Youre very indecisive, no?
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Im still not sure what to look for when it comes to forks...
You should have a better understanding of what to look for before you buy. Research, then buy.
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Old 02-13-08, 10:14 AM
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What seems to be the problem with the current fork. Your qualms with it will help you decide on criteria for the next fork. Don't upgrade for the sake of upgrading.
 
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What seems to be the problem with the current fork. Your qualms with it will help you decide on criteria for the next fork. Don't upgrade for the sake of upgrading.
Ok current fork, Bottoms out easily, very little adjustment. Its either real soft or real hard, no inbetween.
it's only 80mm travel, would like 100mm.
Not smooth at all, its like a pogo stick with a tire on it.
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The 318 has a motion control damping circuit, it makes it feel much nicer than the 302.
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Tora has a decent lock out for jeep roads.
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I've got the 318, I've only used a few forks and never a really good one but so far.

The spring it came with works pretty well for me which is weird because I'm 270 pounds and most of the time coils collapse underneath my thunderous weight.

The motion control dampening is pretty nice, it nearly locks the fork out, and it seems almost like having an air fork you can put air in or take air out of by flicking a switch

The U turn is good but annoying, I wish it just had like 3 or 4 settings, because when I start messing with the fork I feel like I'm winding up a toy. Still I really like winding it down to 80mm for extended climbs, seems to save my back from trying to bend forward and keep weight over the front.

It seems tight and solid (see earlier comment on weight)

Rebound dampening works and can change the fork from a pogo stick to a, much slower pogo stick.

The only drawback I can see is weight, and its not that heavy for a coil fork.

Basically I can't figure out why someone would spend a bunch of money for a fork when they can get this one like I did on ebay for 100 bucks.

I don't think you could go wrong with it. Mine can run disc or v brake, and at full travel your frame will still work, you'll probably just need to adjust the cockpit around so the handlebars aren't so high. You can run it at 100mm travel most of the time and it'll fit your bike really well. Best part is if you look around and find a better frame you'll allready have a better fork.

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Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
So the tora should work an a 3900 then right?

318 or 302/ WHATS the difference lol
Thats the problem with f-ing kids these days. They are to lazy to researce on their own. Holy crap... do a little reading. Look at reveiws. Read manufacturers web sites for christ sake. You will feel much more accomplished in the end. You will also learn something.
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Originally Posted by gattm99 View Post
I've got the 318, I've only used a few forks and never a really good one......



Basically I can't figure out why someone would spend a bunch of money for a fork when they can get this one like I did on ebay for 100 bucks.

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The answer seems clear to me.
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Thats the problem with f-ing kids these days. They are to lazy to researce on their own. Holy crap... do a little reading. Look at reveiws. Read manufacturers web sites for christ sake. You will feel much more accomplished in the end. You will also learn something.

Problem with ALL manufacturers web sites - is that the fork you are looking at sounds ideal. You need feedback from actual users to see if it is the fork for you.

I am looking for a new fork for my bike. It is used aggressively offroad and the hills round here are around 15% as the norm. Want a fork that will climb- will take the downhills at 50mph with the all up weight of 400lbs- and can take a few high speed falls aswell- Oh and It has to be less than $1,000 and be double crown with a bolt through axle.

All that information is useless- but that is what I want- What you don't know is the bike. Sort a fork for this one without running down my "Inexperience"

Can gauranty You won't get better than the Boxers I have fitted already- but this is the 4th set of forks I have had on this bike. The advice to get them came from an offroad Tandem team that used them aswell, and not from a manufacturers web site.
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Problem with ALL manufacturers web sites - is that the fork you are looking at sounds ideal. You need feedback from actual users to see if it is the fork for you.

I am looking for a new fork for my bike. It is used aggressively offroad and the hills round here are around 15% as the norm. Want a fork that will climb- will take the downhills at 50mph with the all up weight of 400lbs- and can take a few high speed falls aswell- Oh and It has to be less than $1,000 and be double crown with a bolt through axle.

All that information is useless- but that is what I want- What you don't know is the bike. Sort a fork for this one without running down my "Inexperience"

Can gauranty You won't get better than the Boxers I have fitted already- but this is the 4th set of forks I have had on this bike. The advice to get them came from an offroad Tandem team that used them aswell, and not from a manufacturers web site.
But the manufacturer's website does a very good job of describing the difference between a Tora 302 and 318...as was asked by the OP above.
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Thats the problem with f-ing kids these days. They are to lazy to researce on their own. Holy crap... do a little reading. Look at reveiws. Read manufacturers web sites for christ sake. You will feel much more accomplished in the end. You will also learn something.

For your information, hothead, I did some checking, but none of the sites I saw had the A/C height, or any decent product reviews, (IF ANY)
So I came here to look for advice and information, AFTER doing some of my own research.

Thanks for the product review Gattm99, it seems like that will be the fork I go with when the money comes.
Thanks for those who helped me out!
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When I was doing my own research on a new fork, I never once considered (or cared) about the A to C height.
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I'm just trying to find a fork that will work on my bike and not screw everything up.
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That's easy.
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E-z for people who know what their doing.
not for someone like me who doesn't know much about suspension stuff on a bike.
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Cheeto, I'm not trying to bait you into an arguement, but I have to ask. Why are you upgradeing the 3900? Wouldn't it have been better to save up more money in the first place? The 3900 is a good entry level bike but it's geometry is somewhere between a comfort bike and an xc bike. A nicer fork is great but in the end, you still are riding a bike that your skills will outgrow soon! The new fork will shine like a dime in a goats ass!
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When I was doing my own research on a new fork, I never once considered (or cared) about the A to C height.
It's actually been a consideration in a lot of my fork choices.
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