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  1. #1
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    Air fork upgrade options (budget/value)?

    I am looking at the brand new guardian 2.0 or the BikeDirect Gravity 29Point 2/3 bikes and realize I will probably need an upgrade to an air shock as I am 6'5" 230lb.

    Airborne Guardian 2.0 = RockShox XC28 TK
    Gravity 29Point3 = Rockshox XC/TK/32
    Gravity 29Point2 = ROCK SHOX DART 3

    What are the more budget friendly upgrade options I should be looking at?

  2. #2
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    Just move up to a bike that has a fork that will work for you - the Goblin or the Gravity 29.4

  3. #3
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    Buying with the better fork already there is smart if you can afford it. If you want a great fork at a decent price later on though, look at the X-Fusion Slide 29. It's an excellent fork and quite affordable.

  4. #4
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    I have to agree, I flipped the bill to get a bike with very good components right out of the box. So as to a new bike frame or upgrades I have a great start. I just got it to mountain biking but its always smart if doable.

  5. #5
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    Airborne is showing a new model with a Recon Gold air fork for $929-- That's a light fork.
    Airborne Bicycles. Seeker

  6. #6
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    The RockShox Recon Gold TK 29" would be a great option. Recon Silver TK | SRAM
    Either that or this: 30 Gold TK | SRAM, the new Gold 30 TK 29"

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