New forks for hardtail?

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New forks for hardtail?

Postby declan1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 21:26 pm

I have a Saracen Mantra 1 hardtail (see sig for info) and I'm looking to upgrade the fork. The stock one is rather rubbish, and after an extremely bumpy ride down Ben Bhraggie (Golspie Wildcat) the other day, I think a new one would be a nice upgrade.

I have a budget of not very much.

I was looking at this:
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FORSXC30/ro ... ut_poplock

Does it look any good? Don't forget I'm upgrading from an RST Gila Plus T7 (which is useless).

Also, does anyone know if it'll fit my frame?

Thanks for any help!
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Re: New forks for hardtail?

Postby Northwind » Wed Nov 07, 2012 21:40 pm

Is your Mantra not a 120mm bike? Those are 80mm forks.
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Re: New forks for hardtail?

Postby declan1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:29 pm

Northwind wrote:Is your Mantra not a 120mm bike? Those are 80mm forks.


I was thinking that may be an issue. The current forks don't ever travel any more than about 80mm, but I presume it'll affect the geometry a fair bit?

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Re: New forks for hardtail?

Postby LJ. » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:02 pm

Recon silver £112 at merlin cycles

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Re: New forks for hardtail?

Postby declan1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:09 pm

LJ. wrote:Recon silver £112 at merlin cycles


They look pretty good actually. Thanks for that! I'll have to wait until christmas to see my final budget :lol:

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