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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:49 am 
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Hi all - just after some advice as to what fork you all feel would be best for the above frame I have coming to me soon? I want to keep the bike period so a 98, V-brake fork is what I'm after. Frame is going to be highly polished and has yellow decals with red outlining, so ideally a fork that will 'fit' in with those.
I have a set of yellow Judy SLs at home though they're 96 and have canti bridge so I'd like something a little more modern.
What would you recommend from around that year that would fit in colour wise and is reasonable decent for the period?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:48 am 
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A bit left field......

RST XMO

They made them in Red, Yellow, and Blue :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:54 am 
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i'd get a slightly later fox F80 if it was me...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:09 pm 
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cce wrote:
i'd get a slightly later fox F80 if it was me...


Only ones I can see are disc only?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:11 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
A bit left field......

RST XMO

They made them in Red, Yellow, and Blue :wink:


Thanks - theres a blue pair on E-bay but they are new with the price label still on, are these still in production? I'd rather keep the bike reasonably period if possible. I thought also about a pair of SIDs?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:37 pm 
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tonybrown5 wrote:
cce wrote:
i'd get a slightly later fox F80 if it was me...


Only ones I can see are disc only?



I've owned a set with canti bosses before.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Magura all the way!

Although these have ended...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magura-Rond- ... 1438.l2649

They'd have been sweet on a xizxizi, I couldn't justify buying them and keeping them til a frame of Ti goodness came along though :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Fox forks are heavy, you dont want to make such a light weight frame front heavy. I did breifly use a set of 80s on my zaskar a while back and they were nice and plush

I reckon judy SL or a mk1 sid. I had judy’s on my 97 xizang to begin with and they were great, but then i changed to rigids

Sean


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:08 pm 
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If you are after something around the frame era, a set of Judy fsx would look good. I had a set modded with air internals, carbon brace and they looked awesome and worked well. Rst xmo are actually a great fork, air internals and stiffer than a period sid.

If it were me, I'd get a set of sids from around 08_
-10. 32mm, air, fully adjustable and with brake bosses. Modern (ISH) so way better than anything of the frames time, and light too.

How much travel are you looking for?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:25 pm 
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Looking to not upset any geo so guess 80mm, poss 100.
Think I want red :) I'm a colour tart and the bike needs to be coordinated.


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