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Looking to buy new fork for my Gravity FSX 1.0. HELP! PLEASE! newbie.

Old 03-11-15, 10:50 PM
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Looking to buy new fork for my Gravity FSX 1.0. HELP! PLEASE! newbie.

As the title indicates, i have a gravity fsx 1.0 and i am looking to buy a new fork for it. (around $130 or less) It comes with a SR SUNTOUR m3020 that has a warning saying not for use on trails or jumping. All i got the bike for was to ride trails and jump it. I am new to MTB and have no idea on how to know what size fork to get.
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For 130$ you won't find new. A decent fork is gonna cost most of what you paid for you bike probably double your 130$ budget atleast. Perhaps keep any eye on your local cl, Kijiji, buy/sell and keep an eye out for an older DJ series marzocchi if you wanna do some jumping. Not sure how much jumping that fsx can handle, looks more xc to me.
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$127: http://www.amazon.com/RockShox-XC30T...dp/B00DFJLZF2/
* The spring in the fork mightn't suit your weight, if it doesn't you'll have to put a different one in it.


If you spend about $60 more you can get a air fork with 32mm stanchions which would be better.

$192: http://www.amazon.com/RockShox-XC32T...dp/B00D9M3BF2/

If you bought the bike new you could get a Suntour Raidon through the Suntour upgrade program, it's a bit lighter then the XC32.

$189: http://emarket.srsuntourna.com/colle...iant=823586307

Upgrade program: http://www.srsuntourna.com/upgrade/

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Thanks!! I only weigh about 125 so I'm not too worried about weight being an issue haha.
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Old 03-12-15, 12:40 PM
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Amazon.com : SR Suntour XCR32 Lo-Coil Suspension Fork 26", 1 1/8", threadless : Sports & Outdoors

thoughts on this fork?
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You are wanting to eat lobster for the price of popcorn shrimp. If you want to be safe jumping things buy real equipment that will hold up. A hospital stay will be lots more expensive than a quality bike with a suitable fork that is designed for such things.
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Old 03-17-15, 07:29 AM
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I don't know how bad the forks are that came with the bike. But the OP says they are new to mountain biking. If someone is new to mountain biking I think they are going to be on beginner trails. I have seen people on x-mart mountain bikes on beginner trails I would think that the suntour forks are better than those.
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This is not a good fork for anything other than light trails. It is a step up from what you currently have but not much better. You can buy a good fork for your needs for your budget.
Rockshox XC30TK Forks - 26" | Merlin Cycles

The link above will take get you the Rockshox XC30 TK for $110.52 delivered to your door. I think that some others suggested the same fork on Amazon but Merlin has a great deal on Rockshox. They are a very legit vendor in England. Myself and many others on these boards have used them many times.
Good luck.
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Keep in mind. The rockshox xc series forks are built for trail and cross country. I would advise against using them as a jumping fork
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Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB - Full Suspension Gravity FSX 1.0

Is this the bike? Do the rear shock and fork have dampers in them, or are they just spring loaded? BDs website says it is a long travel fork, so is it 140 or 160 front and rear?

The wheels might be okay for a little while, but the tires look like they could present some problems for trails and jumping. Measure how much room you have in the rear triangle for larger tires. More aggressive and higher volume tires will help a ton.

Something like this maybe... Might have to use a DHR 2.3 in back for clearance???
http://www.jensonusa.com/Maxxis-Minion-DHF-Exo-26-Tire

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If the "long travel" fork is 80-100" then this might work for you.

Marzocchi DJ 3 26" Fork > Components > Frames, Forks and Suspension > Suspension Forks | Jenson USA
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