suspension help

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Simon, Mar 15, 2003.

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  1. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Him i have a 1996 Kona explosif which i bought as a frame only, and built up myself, with rigid
    project 2 forks. I want to switch to front suspension, but don't know a lot about it!

    Can anyone reccomend me some forks to look at as a starting point (upto about 350 quid) I have been
    told that due to the frame geometry on the older frames, i shouldnt go above 80mm travel or it will
    raise the front end up too much, so am looking for forks with that sort of travel.

    ?air or oil ? lockout worth it or not?

    I will have a look in some shops over the next few days, but just thought i would get some
    reccommendations here first.

    Cheers, Simon
     
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  2. Simon

    Simon Guest

    have just been looking on some websites and am considering:

    rockshox sid race or duke race manitou skarab marzocchi MXpro ETA

    anyone any experiences with these forks (or can anyone direct me to a site with some reviews!)

    Thanks

    Simon
     
  3. Eatmorepies

    Eatmorepies Guest

    > rockshox sid race or duke race manitou skarab marzocchi MXpro ETA
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    > anyone any experiences with these forks (or can anyone direct me to a site with some reviews!)
    >

    I use Marzocchi MX air forks - I bought them in 2001 and can't remember their code. They cost
    about £140 from Merlin and they are excellent. I use the bike for fairly rough tracks here in Mid
    Wales and nothing has given them a problem. They are low pressure and only require topping up
    every month or so.

    John
     
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