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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:22 pm 
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I've got two FSR's that need new suspension.

Up front I've seen them with the Judy and Specialized Future FSX forks
And at the rear Fox Alps 4 air shock or RST Coil.

Which should I use? I think I'll have to go coil shock because I can't find a Fox Alps shock or afford a Risse jobby.
But up front I'm fortunate enough to have the chocie of either fork...

Discuss.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:35 pm 
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the Risse is a top job shock ;)

But i found it hard to balance with my Judy SL's up front (eiback springs) without a fair bit of faffing. The same jusy feels much more in balance wiht the RS delux on my LTS.

the other option you can consider is a Cane creek AD (there are some on ebay de now for about 50 beer tokens)


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Hmm, Cane Creek. Forgot about them.

This was what I was looking at. 150mm, £10 new... Sounds ok for a short term fix maybe? Or is it too long?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DNM-Suspension-Sh ... 2293995542


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:49 am 
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I am going to run a Marzocchi Atom bomb on the front and a Risse on the rear.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:07 am 
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I think I like the look of the Yellow Judy up front, like the example in this thread:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=109649

However, he apparently added a yellow "S" decal on the head tube of that FSR that may have improved it's look with a yellow RS fork. Your color combo may look better with the black item.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:09 am 
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Jimmy

I've just bought the frame (Pic 2)... did you get a shock for it and was it in good order when it left your stable?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:30 am 
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Hey Ringo. No I didn't get a shock for it in the end. I have a new job which takes me out of the country most of the year so most of my projects are on hold and stashed away.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:17 am 
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Hey Ringo, try a Cane Creek AD5 etc.
I have one on my Kona U'hu which had a Fox Alpes 5 and the Cane Creek weighs less than half of the Fox and works beautifully.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:13 pm 
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Thanks guys... frame has arrived and shock is good...

Funds will be needed for rest of build!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:43 am 
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I run Pace RC-36 Evo 2 forks @ 80mm on my '95 S-Works. Hugely better than the stock FSXs, and still with the carbon theme. Also allow me to run a disc up front. The RC-36 Evo 3 have an integral disc mount but otherwise similar styling.


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