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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just after a bit of advice as i've been out of the MTB scene for many years :(

I have just put my 2006 carrera Kracken back together with a few mild upgrades, hydraulic brakes etc and have noticed that the forks are past their best.

I am looking for something cheap to replace the Suntour XCR fork that it came with. Preperably something second hand and something that was factory fitted that people upgrade from so it will be nice and cheap

and ideas? pretty sure they have 100mm travel on the current ones

cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:36 pm 
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How cheap do you want to go mate?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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brocklanders023 wrote:
How cheap do you want to go mate?


hopefully less than £75 for something second hand :)

I can go more if something good turns up


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:31 pm 
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there is a set of tora's on here for £60 posted. nice forks for the cash.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:12 pm 
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If you dont mind possibly spending a couple of pounds more, you can pick up a decent set of Rock Shox SIDs for about that price on ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rockshox-Sid- ... 1559wt_936


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:59 pm 
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the suntour xcr is a decent fork , i was suprised by a pair on an i-drive i parted out ,very direct feel ,no flex , the fork action was as good as
most other lowish end forks and a bit better than others

give them a sevice ,might be a cheap way forward
or buy some marzocchi mxc's


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:52 pm 
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I got marzocchis mx comps or pros for around the £60 mark


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