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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Currently considering fork options for my Rock Lobster.

Some possibilities at the moment:

Rigid - Cannondale Pepperonis any good?

Manitou Mach 5 - don't know anything about them. Anyone know owt?

Swap the crown on my RC35's so I can fit a 1 1/8" steerer.

Decisions decisions!


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Anyone?


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:16 pm 
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peps are a nice fork, super chunky and light....visualy they dont suit every frame though, as they are quite curvy......you got a pic of the bike?....


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:30 pm 
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It's the one in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=252164


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:35 pm 
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nice!.....i'd go with a sus fork on that, it looks quite modern and would suit it better......rc35 would do, rc36 even better if you dont mind the search/added expense.....


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:44 am 
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Mach5 SXs in working condition are not a bad fork. Sadly they were and are not renowned for the damper's durability, but if you get one which is working now they're likely ok. IMO they're a much stiffer chassis than an equivalent Judy. The Elastomers were not terribly durable either and may need replacing. The slightly later ones (say '97+) are certainly better than the earlier ones.

I must be the only person on here who doesn't like Pace forks but each to their own, they seem to be a peculiar British affliction.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:17 am 
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no, i don't like pace forks either...


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:06 pm 
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I had some Mach 5's for a while and they were ok. Nothing special but ok. Didn't really like the look of 'em though.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:48 pm 
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I've got mach 5 sxs - work reasonably for the age.

Not sure if the damper really works on mine - how to double check......


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