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    New question here. Basic but decent performer 29er QR suspension forks...!?

    My wife is going to ride her new 29er at the most 5 times a year (she is a runner) so is pointless to spend a bunch of money on a fancy fork, so I'm looking for a decent performer fork that does not cost to much (used is fine)

    Thanks for the advice..

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    How much travel? Straight or speed steer tube?

    Manitou Minute for what you are describing, or maybe her stock fork will be fine for a handful of times a year. You may not even need suspension maybe a cheaper carbon option and a high volume front tire at low pressure would suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    How much travel? Straight or speed steer tube?
    Straight 1 1/8", it will be on a hardtail Motobecane frame

    Manitou Minute for what you are describing, or maybe her stock fork will be fine for a handful of times a year. You may not even need suspension maybe a cheaper carbon option and a high volume front tire at low pressure would suffice.
    I'm building her bike from the frame up, so I have no fork for it, the tires are 2.2

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    Oh man is already at $152 with 5 days to go, to much money for our needs..

    But I thank you for the link..

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    I bought an X-Fusion Slide RL2 off eBay for 300 shipped. It is a wonderful fork so far. Basic and easy to setup.

    Not sure what you budget is. You can look at the rocks box recon silver also. They can be had cheap from many sites like jemsonusa and pricepoint.

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    I'd look for a used fork with coil spring. It's going to work even if you never do any maintenance to it. And they are cheaper, but heavier.

    There are always good deals out there as people feel their old fork is nothing but junk because they read an ad about tapered steer tubes, longer travel, and beefier axles.

    Advertizing works, which is good for the used product market as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Oh man is already at $152 with 5 days to go, to much money for our needs..

    But I thank you for the link..
    $300 is really cheap for a good quality air fork.

    If half of that is too much I wouldn't consider anything you can afford an upgrade. Just keep riding what you have and do your best to fine tune it to where your wife likes the ride.

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