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Old 10-23-09, 04:32 PM
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Perfect Fork?

I'm looking for the lightest cross country fork for my (just purchased) KHS XC Team frame, and I'm not sure about a couple of things. I don't crush the downhills at my age and from what i've gathered, as a result I probably don't need one that has too big a travel adjustment. I'd rather go for something lighter, if the tradeoff works that way - I'm coming off a Rock Shox Judy from my Trek 6500 hard tail, so anything will be an improvement. I ride in So Cal, a lot of fire roads, some singletrack, but not a lot that's too technical. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-23-09, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by proutsneck View Post
I'm looking for the lightest cross country fork for my (just purchased) KHS XC Team frame, and I'm not sure about a couple of things. I don't crush the downhills at my age and from what i've gathered, as a result I probably don't need one that has too big a travel adjustment. I'd rather go for something lighter, if the tradeoff works that way - I'm coming off a Rock Shox Judy from my Trek 6500 hard tail, so anything will be an improvement. I ride in So Cal, a lot of fire roads, some singletrack, but not a lot that's too technical. Any suggestions?
i suggest the rock shox judy

good luck

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Old 10-23-09, 08:42 PM
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The lightest? Probably the Magura Durin or a DT Swiss/Pace fork. I personally wouldn't run forks from either of these companies, but then again, my fork selection criteria includes more than just the fork weight. Reliability and lateral stiffness are also big considerations of mine. I go faster on a lighter bike, but I also go faster on a rock-solid fork that isn't unpredictable and flexy.
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Old 10-23-09, 08:50 PM
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I have a 2004 Sid which is the lightest they have produced. there is a reason the new one is a bit heavier. Stiffness. It's worth it.
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Thanks

That's helpful. I was wondering why they went below 3# then back up in the '09 models. Thanks for the response.
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I just switched from an earlier SID to the newer SID. It's much more stiff. I also got to shed a disk brake bracket which shaved a little weight.
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Originally Posted by proutsneck View Post
I don't crush the downhills at my age . . . .
I'm trying to wrap my head around this. Are you 85?
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