Can my bike take this fork?

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
gillypoo
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Can my bike take this fork?

Postby gillypoo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 16:17 pm

I posted a topic a few months ago about an upgrade on a fork!
My bike is a spec hard rock sport 2010 with a bad suntour fork, it is a qr axle with 1/8???
I was suggested a rockshox recon silver or a marcozzi marathons r.
I have seen at chain reaction cycles a rockshox reba rl solo air for £280, will this fork fit my bike?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Cate ... goryID=613

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benpinnick
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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby benpinnick » Fri Apr 12, 2013 16:23 pm

Yes it will. Good fork.
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+ some other bikes.

gillypoo
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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby gillypoo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 16:36 pm

That's good then, should vastly improve my bike

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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby gillypoo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 17:12 pm

Worth spending more than the recons?

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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby supersonic » Fri Apr 12, 2013 17:19 pm

Both are good value. But if you can afford it, yes.

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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby gillypoo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 19:58 pm

Just bought it, can't wait to get it on my bike, just got to get the lbs to fit it then away we go, been 3 years in the making!

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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby gillypoo » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:20 pm

So got my forks had them fitted and wow love them, so sensitive and makes the bike feel responsive and lighter.
So now i am hooked :) on improving my bike, the next set of components to help the overall feel of the bike would be wheels, mine are heavy. What sort of wheels and how much for a decent set, looking at trail and xc use? Not thinking stupid money. Also looking at gears and brakes....

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Re: Can my bike take this fork?

Postby sprite1275 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 13:03 pm

Ive recently just upgraded mine with the same components. This is what i went for

Rockshox golds 15mm QR- £180http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/frame-forks/forks-shocks/rockshox-suspension-forks/rockshox-recon-gold-tk-forks-2012.html

Superstar evo's with stans flow- £200 http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=496

SLX rear derailleur- £40 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=28033

Also got
New sram chain £18.99
New sram cassette £19.00
New rear gear cable £15.00
New ritchley foam grips £9.99
New front & rear hope pads £24.00
New brake adapter £12.00
New shock pump £12.75
Second hand Easton monky carbon high rise handle bars £11.50

All in all £550 :shock: I knew i shouldnt of totaled it up. As you can see it gets addictive.

The wheels are a good price at the moment so would recommend them, You would be better off with crest rims probably as there 250g lighter than the flows.
Brakes i would say deore's, There about £40 at crc.
Gears, The slx like ive bought i think are good and not much different to the xt.

All depends on budget.


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