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Old 11-10-04, 10:51 AM   #1
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Big Hit Forks...

Ok, so I'm just your average freeride biker - big dropoffs, DJ, street - you get the picture. I recently managed to snap my RST Aerosas (but that wasn't hard as they are really basic!) I managed to borrow a set of Suntours off a mate but these are hopefully only temporary. I want to get myself a nice new shiney fork with at least 120mm travel. The catch is - I need it to be able to accept cani-levers. Strange I know, but there is a good reason.
I used to ride trials but got annoyed when my mates started to veer towards freeriding. I did have an Orange Hitman frame with all the knobs and whistles, but I sold it on for a (slightly!) cheaper Saracen X-ile 2003. I naturally moved all the decent parts across, including a set of Magura HS33s. I now ride hardtail freeride and trials with Maguras because I can't be arsed to switch to disks.
So there you are... I need:
1. Big Travel
2. Single Crown
3. Canti posts


Much Apreciated...
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Old 11-10-04, 10:56 AM   #2
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Unfortunately... bighit forks aren't going to accept canti's anymore. Canti's are all but dead man... you might as well face it.

I'd suggest getting a sherman flick or something. Maybe a Z150 or a new Zochi 66. Maybe a Fox 33. ALL require disc brakes though, so you'll need a new front hub / wheel and a front disc. You can get an Avid Mechanical setup for under $80 usd.

Unfortunately... your upgrade isn't an easy one... as older style bikes are rarely compatible with the newer standards / forks. There's a reason big forks don't accept rim brakes anymore... the legs are too wide.

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Old 11-10-04, 11:02 AM   #3
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MX PRO is what I use, Im 240 btw, just up the air pressure
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Old 11-10-04, 11:13 AM   #4
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Wait till the air cartridge blows MX is not a fr fork it is a trail fork (rated at xc even). You break it marz will not cover it under aggresive use.

z1 wedge is still considered a fr fork with cantis, I think it is 5in
fox doesn't
rockshox doesn't
manitou doesn't for that range

Looks like you have one choice. Unless you wanna drop your travel option.
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Old 11-10-04, 12:18 PM   #5
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Get a disc mate and grab a Z1.

Btw i am in Devon as well
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