WHAT FORK FOR ME?

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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masterskier
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by masterskier

I am having trouble finding a fork. :cry: Here are my considerations.

*White Bros-- any 2003 model ????? :?:
*Rockshox--- Sid Team, Duke Race, Sid World Cup
*Manitou----- Skareb Super, Skareb Platinum, Black SPV 80
*Fox---------- F80 RLT, Float R, RL, RLT, F80X
*anything else highly reccomended by you guys

I dont have a problem buying off clasifieds- I prefer to stay with newer forks (2003-04). I kinda have a budget issue with only $350 to spend. I AM GOOD AT FINDING BARGAINS--believe me!

My email is masterskier@earthlink.net

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by masterskier

oops whyd i put url at the end? hehe, oh well

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by Cyco

I would recomend the Fox Forx for their reliability, stiffness and damping ability.

If your light you can ride the SIDs but for heavier riders the Foxs are a must - unless the Manitous are as good as they claim, I've only had a chance to ride their DH forks in the last 2 years.

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by Frankie - B

i'd say, go for the fox. Their the best on the market yet! :D
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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by masterskier

I only weigh 135 pounds in-form weight. Knowing that what would you reccomend?

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by Frankie - B

I'm from europe, and only know the metric system. How many Kilo do you weigh? If you're under 70 k. Choose the SID world cup.

Good luck with that! :lol:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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by masterskier

Now i gotta find a World Cup under $400. Hmmmmmmmmm now we have problems. If you ever see one for around $400 US tell me. Thanks

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by 520 Dan

don't get a world cup, its not worth it. Get a sid team, they're lighter and they're actually easier to adjust. A guy I worked with at a shop was building a lightweight FS for his wife, and had the option of getting a world cup but went with the team, because it is lighter, WAY cheaper and only a little less stiff, but you're pretty small, so flex shouldn't be an issue

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by masterskier

Ive heard about breakage problems with the Sid Team. And leaks. And stiffness issues. I am small, so I guess stiffness doesnt matter. Anyway, I found a good deal on a Fox Float RL for $379 US. Shipped. Should i go for it?

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if stiffness, plush travel and durability are key for you, then absolutely. If you are a total weightweenie, run away screaming.

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by Frankie - B

the fox are the best :!:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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by masterskier

It only weighs about 3.7 pounds. I think i can deal with that for the performance it gives. What do you think about its performance vs. weight?

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Frankie - B wrote:the fox are the best :!:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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by masterskier

The retard canceled the deal on the fork. :( He raised it after directly telling me the price. I guess I'm looking at an F80 RLT now. Any advice on where to find one cheap in the US ?

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