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Old 04-28-08, 11:32 AM
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Need a new fork, recommendations?

Mine's pretty much broken. So now i'm in search for a new fork. I'd like to know as many options as I have from the $300 to the $450 range. I've got an '06 Gary Fisher Tass and do mostly light XC trails around where I live and try to keep the jumps pretty small. I'm a little bit bigger at 190 lbs, but not too big.
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Old 04-28-08, 12:20 PM
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I recently bought a '07 Manitou R7 Comp and have been very happy with it. Plush ride, pleasantly simple, air shock. It doesn't come with a lockout, and I do wish it had one. The damping adjuster is pretty coarse, but this adds to the simplicity of it, which I enjoy. 100mm travel is plenty, and they also had an 80mm. The air pressure max. is for something like a 250lb rider so your 190lbs is well within range of this fork. This is one of the reasons I got this particular fork. I don't think it's a good idea to get close the the max capacity on any fork, as the shock would probably tend to ride overly stiff.
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Old 04-28-08, 01:09 PM
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I vote for a Reba. I got rid of the crappy Manitou that came with my Tass and can't begin to tell you what a difference it made.
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Old 04-28-08, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
I vote for a Reba. I got rid of the crappy Manitou that came with my Tass and can't begin to tell you what a difference it made.
Do you know where I can get a Reba in the price range I said?
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Old 04-28-08, 09:28 PM
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I bought the Reba Race w/poplock for $400 shipped on ebay. That's your best bet.
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Old 04-28-08, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
I bought the Reba Race w/poplock for $400 shipped on ebay. That's your best bet.
Great fork, have been using one on my Kula for two years. I like the poplock for racing, so easy to lock it out on the rolling sections. It allows for a little adjustment right from the switch as well. Very smooth and reliable fork.
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Old 04-28-08, 10:05 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/08-ROCK-SHOX-REB...QQcmdZViewItem
Like that one?
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Old 04-28-08, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Nimmy View Post
Looks like one here: http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...ORK+2007/+2008

$399
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Old 04-29-08, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ObiusX View Post
Great fork, have been using one on my Kula for two years. I like the poplock for racing, so easy to lock it out on the rolling sections. It allows for a little adjustment right from the switch as well. Very smooth and reliable fork.

Yeah the poplock comes in handy for me during races too. Sometimes I forget to unlock though. That's where the floodgate helps.
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I ended up getting a '06 Fox TALAS XCR or whatever. Paid $400 with a Chris King headset included, both were new.
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Your bike reads too much.
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Your bike reads too much.
A knowledgable bike is scientificly proven to be faster and overall a better bike. Did'nt you know?
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I ended up getting a '06 Fox TALAS XCR or whatever. Paid $400 with a Chris King headset included, both were new.
OMG DO I SEE A OLD SEGA OR NINTENDO SYSTEM IN THE BACKGROUND. CAUSE I THINK I DO. Obviously epic win.
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Looks good Nimmy.
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Old 05-12-08, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
Your bike reads too much.
I'm in the middle of packing to move on thursday. Throwing out old books I don't plan on taking with me.

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OMG DO I SEE A OLD SEGA OR NINTENDO SYSTEM IN THE BACKGROUND. CAUSE I THINK I DO. Obviously epic win.
Currently hooked up to that TV: Super NES, Sega Genesis and NES. Oldschool for life.

EDIT: And my room mate. That's all he does, watch TV.
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I'm in the middle of packing to move on thursday. Throwing out old books I don't plan on taking with me.



Currently hooked up to that TV: Super NES, Sega Genesis and NES. Oldschool for life.

EDIT: And my room mate. That's all he does, watch TV.
I bet you get alot of ladies with those game systems.
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Originally Posted by lanfarm View Post
I bet you get alot of ladies with those game systems.
No that's what the tats are for.
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Old 05-12-08, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Nimmy View Post
No that's what the tats are for.
O, my bad

So then the systems are for?
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Originally Posted by Nimmy View Post


I ended up getting a '06 Fox TALAS XCR or whatever. Paid $400 with a Chris King headset included, both were new.
So where'd ya get a Talas with King headset for $400 new? ebay?
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
So where'd ya get a Talas with King headset for $400 new? ebay?
Local shop. It was new in the sense that it was never ridden. But the steer tube was already cut so they were having a hard time selling it.
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