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 Post subject: Have my forks had it?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:09 pm 
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went for a ride today and noticed oil rings on my forks are they done or is it normal just never noticed it before
they are rst omega forks

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Pretty much standard on RSTs
Mine went after less than a year.
Drop the lowers, new seals, fresh grease, done.
Or get something better :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:10 pm 
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great just what i need lol are Suntour XCR Lo any better cant spend more than 100 just now car tax due at end of the month


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Just do a service with new seals and oil.
It'll cost lot less than £100.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:51 pm 
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I was thinking about changing them for 100mm travel ones anyway but all I can find new are for 9mm qr. might try and get a set of bombers


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:56 pm 
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A hundred quid will get you some pretty nice Bombers which are better forks, more reliable and very easy to service.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:05 pm 
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XCR s are heavy, undersprung and have no damping. A tub of Flora would make more effective front suspension. Only saving grace is the 32mm versions which have decent stiff stanchions.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Yeah buy second hand, I swapped out my leaky rst gilas for a £100 set of fox f100s from here after i found the rst's had a busted damper when they were apart. Nearly half the weight and fully serviceable.
Saying that, suntour forks get pretty unfair reviews, sure they're cheap, but they are pretty good for the money in my experience. But I'm a lightweight, heavier types may work em harder than me?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:17 pm 
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getting a loan of a set of ROCKSHOX TORA 302 U-TURN im limited to what i can get new because of the v brakes i really should get discs


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:19 pm 
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+1 bombers. Easily pick up some MX comp or MX pro for £70 which have 100mm or 120mm


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