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    Best option for old school 26 fork with disc mounts?

    I have been riding my old Voodoo Hoodoo a lot and my existing fork (a manituo match) is showing its age. Is there anyone that makes an old style straight steerer 9mm 100mm travel fork with disc mounts.



    [--Also, unrelated to the question, but I will add that I forgot how much FUN and how flickable a 26 inch bike is. Yeah, it doesn't maintain momentum like a 29er, and you need to be a bit choosier with your lines.....but it carves, it jumps, and turns on a dime. As a short guy, I think I really prefer the 26 platform]
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    how old's the Match? They aren't that old are they?
    But anyway, you could try a Manitou MARKHOR, or a Fox 32 performance or Rockshox Reba I think still do.
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    I'd look for a used but good condition Reba or SID on ebay. Also, are you sure your fork is a 100mm, these were typically built with a 63mm fork through around 99 or so. You can typically get away with an 80mm fork but a modern 100mm fork would really mess up the geometry.
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    Either used or new-old-stock (NOS) are your best bets. I get most of my stuff for older bikes on ebay, places like BikeWagon or Pro's Closet.

    And yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if 20 years from now when 26 is a memory, the bike industry will have the brilliant idea to make a smaller lighter better handling bike with a great new wheel size, that is made possible by improvements to tire rolling tech or something else reasonably ambiguous. And that that size will be...660mm.
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    Have you looked at the new Rockshox Recon Silver TK? I put one on a '03 Fisher Sugar 3+ (spacers removed to increase travel to 120mm). Not a bad price for a new air coil 32mm tube fork.
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    Rockshox Sektor

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post

    [--Also, unrelated to the question, but I will add that I forgot how much FUN and how flickable a 26 inch bike is. Yeah, it doesn't maintain momentum like a 29er, and you need to be a bit choosier with your lines.....but it carves, it jumps, and turns on a dime. As a short guy, I think I really prefer the 26 platform]
    Yep. I got a 3rd overall on a local tight twisty dh segment a few days ago on an old Cannondale Rush.

    Regarding forks...ebay, pinkbike, craigslist, mtbr classifieds? Seems most of the modern stuff that fits your needs is really low end. I put a Fox 32 Float on the Rush that I found for a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    my existing fork (a manituo match) is showing its age. Is there anyone that makes an old style straight steerer 9mm 100mm travel fork with disc mounts.
    Manitou! They have a few models that fit that req, like the M30 ($170) and the Markhor ($220) and both are air. The latter is quite adjustable.

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    Bunch of inexpensive Maguras on ebay recently. I love my MD100R.

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