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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Although my son hasn't yet quite outgrown his A1 FSR we have been starting to look for a suitable preferably 26" wheeled full suspension frame with no luck as yet - weight and top tube length being important considerations.

As an interim measure we are thinking of ditching the standard RST Forks and upgrading to something that can at some point run a 26" front.

Are their any good quality forks that will work well for a child?

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Pretty simply no! The extra weight seems better saved and rigids used instead. Remember for a kid, the extra kg on the bike is the same as 3-4kg extra for an adult.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Thanks for the reply.

While I agree entirely with what you say he has 2 other bikes: 1 rigid - an old steel Rockhopper and a Marin with suspension forks.

This bike already has full suspension.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
he has 2 other bikes


:shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:18 pm 
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hamster wrote:
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Why? Surely every Dad wants a hobby to share with their Children? I get as much pleasure out of his Bikes as I do out of my own and as a fringe benefit it provides protective camoflage for my own bits and pieces.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Fit some air forks like SID's or Reba's on it. My sons Hot rock has toras on it at the moment but will be getting a air fork for it soon. Has no problem riding it and loves it!!!

He also has 2 other bikes a BMX and a road bike!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Also - how old is he?

My 14-year old just took over my FSR after I moved all the bits over to a Focus Thunder frame - and he left me for dead on the climbs in the Alps last weekend. He'd have been struggling for traction on his old hardtail.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Thanks guys - he's 11.


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