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Modern Fork Recommendations with V brakes
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Author:  Afflicted.John [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am ]
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I will shortly be after some new forks as I'll sell my Marzocchi XC700's with my frame. I am after 100mm units but they will need to have v brake bosses. I notice that most don't apart from marzocchi 22's or rock shox dart or tora. All these forks seem to weigh 5lbs though which seems a little heavy. Is there a happy medium somewhere? My only other prerequisite is a good lockout mechanism.
Thoughts?

Author:  coomber [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:35 am ]
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You can get 100mm Reba's and Fox do 80m forks which were light. But you have to worry more on axle crown. What frame are they going on? Dont want to end up with a chopper.

Author:  T'boo Ted [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:37 am ]
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also magura ... durins? and some S sids and manitou r7... been looking myself, they seem to be a dying breed. :(

Author:  Afflicted.John [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:45 am ]
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Going on a 19" Kona Explosif...wanted something more than 80mm but not massively so. And not too expensive either. Basically the Holy Grail. That's what I want. Not much. Really.

Author:  WD Pro [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:28 am ]
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2009 Sid Race :

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Motion control, 80/100mm travel :

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WD :D

Author:  Afflicted.John [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:57 pm ]
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Yep. They look like the puppies. Now...where from and how much?

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:19 pm ]
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X2 for the SIDS. My mate had some and they were ace. Think you'll struggle to find any new though so you might have to search ebay.

Author:  Alex Creasey [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:22 pm ]
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I had a mail from mike at Merlin and he said you can still get SID's and get a tech centre to fit v-brake lower legs but you'll get stung full rrp so the best part of £500+. I do love the set I've got on the Clark Kent I must say.
Magura Menja forks get great reviews and if they last as well as my Hydro Pro's have then great quality forks.... Or at half that price it's looking like Manitou R7 Pro's which are readily available with v bosses and come in 80 or 100mm travel. Reasonable reviews so may be worth a punt?

Author:  WD Pro [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:15 pm ]
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On one were selling them off a while ago - less than half rrp :shock: 8)

Just a matter of searching the net and landing lucky I think :?

WD :D

Author:  Lid [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:21 pm ]
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Fox are excellent and worth the extra. I have two Talas 90-100-120.

Author:  Alex Creasey [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:43 pm ]
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WD Pro wrote:
On one were selling them off a while ago - less than half rrp :shock: 8)

Just a matter of searching the net and landing lucky I think :?

WD :D


True but sadly there doesn't seem to be much luck left out there with SID's... Theres what look like a NOS set of 2008 forks on Ebay atm... I do alot of sourcing for work stuff and in recent years that means more and more through the net so I can usually find something somewhere....

Just waiting to see if a shop in Germany actually have a set of 2010 Reba's available...

Author:  the one and only [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:45 pm ]
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Try fox.

Author:  orange71 [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:57 pm ]
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[topic moved to bike chat 98->]

Author:  haggis [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:27 pm ]
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i got a pair of 2010 sids with canti mounts on ebay not too long ago

Author:  Afflicted.John [ Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:55 am ]
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The Manitou R7 Pro's look ok but the reviews are mixed. Anyone ride them?

Author:  Alex Creasey [ Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:15 pm ]
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Hadn't tried the Manitou's but the reviews had me in two minds. Couldn't find any SID's or Reba's without being a silly wait or silly price so ended up going slightly left field and went with 2012 Magura Menja's... Had a set of Rond (Magura) Hydro Pro's on my Mountain Goat for years and they've been ace so if these even come close to lasting as well I'll be over the moon 8)

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