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 Post subject: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:36 pm 
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Oh dear... I seem to have at least twice as many sets of suspension forks as I do bikes, not including the ones actually fitted to the bikes! :facepalm:

Surely I'm not the only one?

Scott Unishock, Unishock VR, Marzocchi/Scott, Rock Shox RS1, Mag 21, Shocktech, Pace RC35 AB, Lawwill Leader...

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And then there's this oddity, suspension for the rear of the bike...

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Not to mention the oddball suspension seatposts that seem to be multiplying in my spares box :roll:


So who else has this "Suspension Fetish"? :P


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:41 pm 
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Thats a nice collection though!.

Scott unishocks do they actually work, have heard they are not great, but not tryed them yet!.

Love the lawhill leader forks!.

Re the rear suspension,could you bolt it onto a broken frame?. Instant full suspension 8)


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:47 pm 
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Does that rear setup bolt onto the canti mounts and the dropouts?! Weird!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:04 pm 
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The Unishocks actually work quite well, although they were never top of the pile when they originally came out, they just use a simple elastomer or elastomer & spring setup, so not much different from a lot of other retro forks.

The Shockster does indeed attach to the dropouts & brake bosses. I've yet to sample the errr..... "delights" of riding on it, but I think I'll wait till the weather improves a bit and fit to one of my bikes, along with the Lawwill leader on the front.... should make for a nice "Frankenbike" :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:16 pm 
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which of them most you like and the best?


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:35 pm 
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Awesome collection 8) .


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:34 am 
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wan wrote:
which of them most you like and the best?


I actually like the Leader fork the best, not just for the looks, but it actually performs the best of all of them, very good over smaller bumps (much like the Girvin Vector/Crosslink forks).


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:13 pm 
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You think you have problems.................


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Not including the ones in kit form :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:38 pm 
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unit3 wrote:
You think you have problems.................


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Not including the ones in kit form :facepalm:



:shock: I don't feel quite so bad now, after seeing that pic :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: MTB Suspension Forks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:16 pm 
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Quite a collection you have too Unit :).


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