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 Post subject: Budget forks advice needed
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:14 pm 
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I am looking for some new forks for a bike I'm putting together for my other half, it's for light trails. Epping forest mainly. I only want to spend around £80 and my options seem to be

New 2016 Rock Shox XC28s
Used 2007ish Rock Shox Tora 318
Used 2011ish Rock Shox Recon TK Silver
Used 2011ish Rock Shox XC32 TK Solo air
Used Rock Shox dart (budget option)

Anybody for experience of any of these or any others that fit criteria, I don't know much about forks and not sure how much technology has changed. Any help appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Budget forks advice needed
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Hi there,

Back when i first started out i had a set of Tora's and have had a set of recons as well. While i would say that they are the better options on your list they are quiet old and if they have not had any maintenance (seal and oil changes) they will be f**ked. If i had £80 to spend i would look at decent rigid (lighter, no maintenance) than a cheap suspension fork (that will be heavy and more than likely be more of a pogo stick). If you can spend a bit more there are a few cheap brands that could work for you (xfusion being one of the best, Suntour as well).

What wheel size, steerer size and drop outs style do you need?

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 Post subject: Re: Budget forks advice needed
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:09 pm 
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Thanks mate, looking for 26" wheel, 1 1/8 straight steerer and qr.

Was looking at the carbon rigid forks from carbon cycles, any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Budget forks advice needed
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:06 pm 
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I have not had really any experience with carbon forks but one of my mates did buy a Chinese carbon frame from these guys, did you very good quality and light.

http://www.flyxii.com/en/products/fork.html

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