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Old 12-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Need Help Finding New Fork $150-250 range.

Hello,

I need help finding a new fork $150-200 range. The Rock Shox Judy XC I have has given up the ghost. It compresses and doesn't quite rebound.

I'd like something with a lock out and a qr setup as I'm using qr right now.

It will be going on my Sette Reken 26" 16" frame.

I'm pretty new to the bike world and I really don't know what all to look for. My LBS told me to go no less than 100mm of travel and 1 1/8 tube.

I primarily ride paved trails / single track trails with some decent drop in's.

I know I can get some really cool forks if I spent more than 300 and up but I really just can't afford it right now and I have the 150 to 200 in Christmas mulah. I'd really like to get this bike back in action as soon as I can.

I've been looking at the Rock Shox XC32 TK or the Recon if I can find a good deal on the Recon.

Some have even suggested that I jump up to the 250 range and look at the the Manitou Minute Experts.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/24388-315_MAN122-43-Brands-213-Manitou/Manitou-Minute-Expert-QR-Fork-2012.htm

Here is my bike as it sits now.(Check Link Below) Forgive my cell phone pics. There is also spec's on my bike at the below link.



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Old 12-22-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Pricepoint has some good offerings. They're not the lightest, but you get a reliable fork that can take some abuse.

RockShox Recon $149.98


Marzocchi DJ 3 159.98 - heavy, but will last through Armageddon

RockShox Recon Air $249.98 - I just put one on my 29er

Manitou Minute Expert $251.98

If you're brave enough to go used, the X-Fusion Velvet series are light and strong, and can be adjusted from 80mm to 130mm (I think). They compete directly with Fox.



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Whatcha think of your Recon Air?

Also on that Minute Expert do you have to install springs to get it to a 100 or 130mm ?

EDIT: Never mind I found the option to order it as 130mm...

What length of travel is best for Trails/Some Road/ and technical trails.

I'm guessing you'd add this to lock it out remotely ? http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/24660-318_MANF22-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Manitou-2010-Present-MILO-Remote-Lock-Out-Kit-offer.htm?utm_source=SLI&utm_medium=datafeed&utm_c ampaign=FTP&zmam=3075515&zmas=1&zmac=43&zmap=24660

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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What about this guy...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fox-Talas-RLC-32-mountain-bike-fork-2007-used-26-1-1-8-/230897078295?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid% 3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D146% 26meid%3D4360090664976231427%26pid%3D100034%26prg% 3D1079%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D271124867101%26

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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I wouldn't be to quick to purchase anything used. Instead, I'd much prefer to go with either Price Point, Nashbar, or Performance.

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It's always best to save and buy new, if you can manage it...

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I wouldn't be to quick to purchase anything used. Instead, I'd much prefer to go with either Nashbar or Performance.

Here's a great deal from Performance:

www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10054_10551_1126365_-1_400205__400205

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It's always best to save and buy new, if you can manage it...
I've had plenty of luck with used parts. A take-off is probably the best value there is.That said, a five year old fork is not a good choice. And I'm not so sure your link to the same fork I linked to is a good buy, since yours is $20 more for the same fork.
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I've had plenty of luck with used parts. A take-off is probably the best value there is.That said, a five year old fork is not a good choice. And I'm not so sure your link to the same fork I linked to is a good buy, since yours is $20 more for the same fork.
Somehow I missed your previous link...Sorry!

Buying used can be a doubled edged sword. The odds are increased that you'll get a sour deal when buying used, especially online. You don't have the benefit of inspection or test performance when buying used online, and you most certainly aren't granted any type of warranty.

That said, if all goes well, you can also score a hellava good deal when buying used just about anywhere!
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The RockShox Recon Air is a little heavy (compared to a Reba) but otherwise a good shock.

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I bought my wheels and brakes online used. Craigslist. So I've got 2 friends that have the Recon Air. One really loves the adj on the fly and lockout.

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The RockShox Recon Air is a little heavy (compared to a Reba) but otherwise a good shock.

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