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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Hi all,

Have been pondering whether to make one of my retro rigid MTBs into a hardtail with the addition of a retro suspension fork. Just curious what fork people would recommend for a 96 frame. Pace and Amp both look awesome - I used to have Q21R and they were a bit flexy for my taste. I'd also like to add a modern front disc if possible.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Trying to start a riot?

but for what its worth I still love Judy...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Truth is, compared to a decent modern fork, they are all absolute and complete rubbish.

grab a 2002 onward SID if you're not fat, or Fox F80 if you are. You'll never look back.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:49 pm 
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96 ish era, agree Judy perform well. but need steel springs not elastomer, and ensure the cartridge is not leaking. i run them on my '95 and am very happy with how they go for all sorts of quite rough singeltrack and fireroad where i ride


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Z2's


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:21 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Trying to start a riot?

but for what its worth I still love Judy...

...She would most deffinately get my vote too :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Thanks for the advice guys.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:48 am 
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coomber wrote:
Z2's


Far superior to Judy's, the only downside is that they are heavier.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:33 pm 
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AMP F4 BLT













I´ll get ma coat...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Out of curiosity, what's wrong with the Amp F4 BLT?


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