Totally agree Sneaker .... I do still like the rounded but there's something so industrial about the welded forks... Never had any probs with mine from damage or cracking and to say I used it lightly would be an understatement !!
Being local you will prob know charging down the forest to the bottom of Chanctonbury with 6ft drop jumps and log steps which if you hit em fast enough you clear the lot at around 15ft in length !! God I miss those days ! Never snapped the forks either !!
Got the bottle still as I prove to myself every so often, just aint got the fitness or the same balance !!! I dont know if you remember but in Worthing they used to have a shop in town called Extreme Sports. I used to ride for their Extreme Team and between myself and best bud we were the top boys !! You know how as you get older you sometimes look back and sigh.............
Ha ha .... My wife's laughing at me !!!
I will find out how strong the forks are soon, when the weather is better will take it up cissbury/chanctonbury ring, i live in Findon so regulary ride the trails round their.
Yeah i remember Extreme Sports, weren't they the same guys who had Sussex Wind Surfing on Goring seafront? they used to sell Marin's and Kona's, thats where i bought my first MTB, a Palisades Trail in 91