front suspension forks.

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front suspension forks.

Postby andrewgrundill » Tue May 21, 2013 00:30 am

ive recently purchased a new mountain but my front forks are very bouncy off road ive been told that's because there cheap :( and they don't really have any decent rebound or something jus wondering what would be a better choice of forks nothing retarding expensive im not rocka fella.

currently have suntour xcm v3 100ml travel mech lockout

budget

£100-£150

prefer brand new

would consider decent second hand.

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Long Time Lurker » Tue May 21, 2013 06:31 am

What bike do you have, and where do you ride?
Personally, I would make sure that your current forks are set up properly and upgrade them once you break them.
By that point, you will probably want a new bike.
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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue May 21, 2013 06:35 am

Ha ha.

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Giraffoto » Tue May 21, 2013 07:10 am

Having read your other post about this new bike, I suggest you get a set of rigid forks for it, for the following reasons:
Cheaper than suspension forks;
Lighter than suspension forks;
Simpler than suspension forks;
Tougher than suspension forks (at the same price point);
Less maintenance than suspension forks;
You'll have some motivation to learn to pick your lines and ride with a bit of finesse, rather than trying to roll straight over everything;
As I recall, you're not even 20 yet so you should still have a fair amount of shock absorbing capability in your arms.
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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby benpinnick » Tue May 21, 2013 07:14 am

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby The Rookie » Tue May 21, 2013 08:03 am

Personally I'd buy good used over new....you'll get a much better for for your money.

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby supersonic » Tue May 21, 2013 08:38 am


andrewgrundill

Re: front suspension forks.

Postby andrewgrundill » Tue May 21, 2013 11:42 am

Giraffoto wrote:Having read your other post about this new bike, I suggest you get a set of rigid forks for it, for the following reasons:
Cheaper than suspension forks;
Lighter than suspension forks;
Simpler than suspension forks;
Tougher than suspension forks (at the same price point);
Less maintenance than suspension forks;
You'll have some motivation to learn to pick your lines and ride with a bit of finesse, rather than trying to roll straight over everything;
As I recall, you're not even 20 yet so you should still have a fair amount of shock absorbing capability in your arms.
On-one do a nice range in steel and carbon, Exotic carbon ones are highly regarded, CRC have a range as well



I think you got me confused with someone else? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby andrewgrundill » Tue May 21, 2013 11:47 am

Long Time Lurker wrote:What bike do you have, and where do you ride?
Personally, I would make sure that your current forks are set up properly and upgrade them once you break them.
By that point, you will probably want a new bike.


I cant fault the logic.

im not upgrading to atleast towards the end of the year if the bikes still in good condition ill get the sliver or gold air recon's if the bikes a bit worse for ware i'll sell and buy another

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby JBA » Tue May 21, 2013 20:24 pm

Why shouldn't the bike be in good condition at the end of the year?
Look after it, wash it, maintain it. Simples.

Learn riding techniques before blowing more cash on forks you don't really need.
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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby 97th choice » Tue May 21, 2013 21:56 pm

supersonic wrote:Get these:

viewtopic.php?f=40092&t=12923185


Too late
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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue May 21, 2013 21:59 pm

Doesn't matter anyway.

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby chez_m356 » Tue May 21, 2013 22:08 pm

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue May 21, 2013 22:09 pm

Do you think they'll still be in stock at the end of the year?

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby chez_m356 » Tue May 21, 2013 22:15 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Do you think they'll still be in stock at the end of the year?

who knows? but he may change his mind and buy tomorrow, his money, his choice
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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue May 21, 2013 22:20 pm

He won't.

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Re: front suspension forks.

Postby Kowalski675 » Tue May 21, 2013 22:27 pm

JBA wrote:Learn riding techniques before blowing more cash on forks you don't really need.


That's my plan. Unless I find £1800 down the back of the sofa and buy that lush Trance X2 I was oggling this afternoon, lol.


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