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Old 01-02-05, 05:52 PM
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front fork upgrade recommendations

hey people, me and my friend are both looking at upgrading our front forks, considering we have rst's and judy tt's, its needed, we have around $400 australian to spend abd are after something by rock shox, wev been looking at the judy SL and pilot C models, and can get prety much anything by rock shox ordered in on about 3 days, so any help would be greatly appeciated
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Need help finding a rear fork, pm me and I might be able to work something out with a cutting torch...

Just being a smart ass. I don't know diddly about xc forks so I can't help.
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You're better off saving a bit more and getting some Psylos. The forks you are looking at are not much better than what you already have.
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definantly go for psylos. Im not happy with my old Judy fork, you cna find great deals on ebay.
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mael, he said he's doing 5 ft drops to flat on his judys...

Save up more, the pilots and SL's arent gonna be any different than what you've got... get the psylos
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ok...I know I read that somewhere. Whats your point. I still don't know diddly about xc forks. Thats what the pilots and judy's are aren't they?
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/128...erIN040FO1.htm
80-125mm of adjustable travel and from the folks i know who have used it, it can handle a beating. A fine peice of machinery
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They are indeed XC forks, i was merely pointing out that he was doing 5 foot drps on them... i wasnt sure if you'd seen that somewhere else...
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I love my psylo. (Ok, not literally love it.) It's one of the better forks I have ever used.
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yeah it be alot better to save that bitta cash for the pylos but if ur on that budget look into the manitou stance range you get longer travel fork and some good little options for a reasonable price look into them and you will see what i mean.
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so, what sort of price am i looking at for the psylos? and is there any sites you guys know of that i can check 'em out on? thanks 4 the help
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/128...erIN040FO1.htm 300 USD
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For the most part, you can pick them up for under $300 USD. No idea what that works out to in AUD, but it's definitely over your $400 budget.
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if its in aud and u want some thing that can take bigger hits i recomend the manitou stance range there budget forks that preform well
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yeah, 300 us is about 500 aussie, bit too much, any other recommendations? and is the a site where i can check out the manitou stance or whatever there called?
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yep give me sec ill grab it for ya
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yeah, iv got an australian site with rock shox prices, the psylos range from 620 to 800 or so, too much
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is there an abbrviation of manitou? this site has all different stuff with abbreviations
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i got the aussie site here ner got fork page
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im looking on it and the pilot xc's are 385 and the sl's are 490, what about those?
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the ste im on is www.cyclelink.com.au
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heres link for the manitou aus range im aussie so easy to find lol http://www.stevecramerproducts.com.a...d=295&B=1&BT=2 the whole index of forks in on the left look at the left and ders ya forks what type of riding do u wanna do also?
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im into cross country, stairs, jumps and every so often go downhill, but the only track i found is a bit big, eg 8ft drops, but there are some wicked zig-zags and a few 3-5 ft drops on it, i don't do street, every so often ill go on a gravel track but thats about it, all varied lol
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