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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=233832

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:24 am ]
Post subject:  need some forks - rigid or suspension

I am building up a steel charge duster and looking for some forks. I dont know which I want to go for either carbon or steel rigid - if steel something comfortable for all day use on the trail. have used pace rc31 and exotic carbon forks both feel nice. tried p2s felt horrible. Or the suspension option, I did buy some maverick sc32s which I wanted but that fell through - steerer too short. something nice, plush around 100mm. have had plenty of mazocchi mx series over the years - they feel ok when you get them right (air pressures, oil levels). dont like fox because of there service intervals, pace are expensive, manitou (manipoo!), magura forks - not sure. so any help would be appreciated

thanks

Author:  highlandsflyer [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:26 am ]
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What do you consider expensive? RC36s can be had for £60. :)

Author:  Dickyboy [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:39 pm ]
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Just out of interest, what is so wrong with Manitou?

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:50 pm ]
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they had a bad stage, not sure if they got past it.

Author:  Dickyboy [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:02 pm ]
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Ah, okay - been eyeing up some Manitou Minutes on CRC, will investigate further. Thanks

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:16 pm ]
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i have read that they are better in terms of performance and reliability, but that be a marketing ploy? not sure.

Author:  Andy R [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:52 pm ]
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As far as Manitou goes, I have a set of Minute 29 forks on my Top Fuel 69er and I rate them quite highly - they took a while to break in from new but now I seem to have them pretty well sorted.

Magura are lovely forks, right from the Asgard and Phaon to the newer stuff like the Menja. Nicely engineered and a pleasure to work on IME.
They do love their mythological names for forks, do Magura.....

Author:  highlandsflyer [ Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:56 pm ]
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I saw the 26" Minutes on CRC at £150, maybe a bargain?

Haven't ridden Manitou much since the early days.

I have no experience with Magura forks, but I have a set of Ronin on the way and should be acquiring some Thors from a member here soon.

Looking forward to messing around with them.

What sort of budget are you planning on?

Author:  makster [ Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:30 am ]
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I bought some Salsa Cromoto's a few months back, for my winter bike... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=lobster
I really like them so far. They track nicely, and have enough give to not beat you up too much through the rough stuff.
Think I paid around £80 new

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:35 am ]
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I am looking to spend no more than £120. I was looking at the salsa cromoto's. they look nice. Or go for exotic carbon forks at £120.

Author:  superstu [ Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:30 am ]
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No love for Rock Shox?

Author:  superstu [ Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:33 am ]
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My stock answer when someone is looking for a 100mm fork is Rock Shox Reba - can get them new at up to half their RRP (£200-£250), stiff, light, infinitely adjustable, easy to get spares, etc etc.

Author:  makster [ Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:50 pm ]
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234274 :wink:

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:36 pm ]
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I just looked at that, hmmm. 445mm fork will that feel ok on a 100mm corrected frame - charge duster

Author:  suburbanreuben [ Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:11 pm ]
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simonlovell99 wrote:
I just looked at that, hmmm. 445mm fork will that feel ok on a 100mm corrected frame - charge duster

Yup, they'll be fine, and defo for sale now...

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