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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Not really period correct but I have 2003 SID race on mine.

80mm travel, lockout and nice and light :)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Houlio99 wrote:
Hi All,

I'm struggling to date Rock Shox Judy's for my '97 Zaskar build. I know I want something relatively short travel (80 mm), but I also want something relatively light weight / usable.

Most Ebay listings don't give the years and my memory can't stretch that far back.

Are there any cataloges / archives that will have models and stats.

I'm quite keen on the Rock Shox Judy Super Lite XC, but no idea of their travel length or year?


I had Rock Shox Judy XC's on my 1997 Zaskar until recently - good forks that have been replaced with some Pace RC 36's.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:42 am 
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I have used Judy XC and 98 SID's, but if you want more travel while keeping it "97" and accurate, you can always try to find a Judy DH... : )

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:53 am 
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Original fork would have been 63mm travel and approx 420mm axle-to-crown. Most 80mm forks are 25-35mm longer, representing ~1 degree change in head angle and bb height will come up ~10mm. The difference will not turn it into a slow steering pig.

A modern solo air rockshox fork like a Reba could be easily set to any travel you desired with all travel spacers, pretty much.
Something to consider is most modern forks are a little bit taller, most likely to do with larger tyre clearance and in some cases stiffer crown-steerer-uppers units than back in the day, which is why a 17mm longer travel fork can be 25mm or so taller now. But you could get close.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:33 am 
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Thanks all, I really need to settle on a fork as it's the last piece needed for me build....

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