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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:56 pm 
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I'm looking for suggestions for a US made 3" travel fork thats light and mega chunky which dates back to 1996. Something quirky and unusual would fit the bill........Any ideas chaps?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Manitou sxr ,ti if you can get it
Good light fork


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:02 pm 
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futuristicoldman wrote:
I'm looking for suggestions for a US made 3" travel fork thats light and mega chunky which dates back to 1996. Something quirky and unusual would fit the bill........Any ideas chaps?


Girvin Vector? or Crosslink Carbon? I know the Crosslink was available in 97', maybe in 96'too?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:10 pm 
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They need to be telescopic forks really. Did white bros do a fork back then?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:41 pm 
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If you can stretch to 98 get a set of Bullet Zzyzx forks, if it has to be 96 get a set of Judy DHOs or better still Judy DS (DHO lowers on DH leg and crowns)

http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPag ... .html#1996


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:04 pm 
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futuristicoldman wrote:
They need to be telescopic forks really. Did white bros do a fork back then?


Yep, I'm pretty sure that they did - failing that, they still do modern ones with 80mm travel which don't look much different from their earlier versions. I love WB forks 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Halson Inversion were chunky and unusual. In 95 there was the Manitou EFC with thru-axle, not many of those around.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Its for the Boulder starship that I just got from the splendid mr Grumpy farmer. The Marzocchi dh3's on it flex like a rubber willy compared to the rock solid frame. It is crying out for something burly. The efc's might me an idea.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:11 pm 
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lawwills got 3 inches?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Not US made but a Marzocchi Z1 would be just about period correct and work better than anything else of that era.


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