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    Cannot seem to find a fork

    1st post here so I'm sure it's been asked 1000 times. My bike is a 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er. I'm looking to upgrade my fork. I've been looking at the Recon due to cost and adjustab. Tapered tube. I believe my axel is a 9mm quick release. I cannot find a Recon to fit this. What are my options.

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    That is gonna be a tough one to find.

    Might want to check eBay/Pinkbike for a take-off

    Like this one

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rock-Shox-R...UAAOSwBjdZ8lIQ

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    When buying used/take-off make sure the steerer tube has enough length for your Rockhopper.

    You can measure yours to compare.

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    Suntour upgrade program. Look into it. I'd probably go with a Raidon for that bike for budget reasons. $200 and done. (plus install if you're not comfy doing it yourself, but it's pretty easy honestly if you take your time and do it right)

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    I'm not afraid of diving into anything like that, I'm relatively mechanically inclined. I like doing that kinda stuff myself so I'll look into that.
    Is there something I can do to my front hub asst to accept the bigger axel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by my98hawk View Post
    I'm not afraid of diving into anything like that, I'm relatively mechanically inclined. I like doing that kinda stuff myself so I'll look into that.
    Is there something I can do to my front hub asst to accept the bigger axel?
    The specs say it has Shimano hubs, so short of a new wheel, no. I wouldn't worry all that much about it at this point. If you keep going with the sport you'll likely want to get a different bike before the hubs on that one are the thing holding you back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    The specs say it has Shimano hubs, so short of a new wheel, no. I wouldn't worry all that much about it at this point. If you keep going with the sport you'll likely want to get a different bike before the hubs on that one are the thing holding you back.
    Yeah maybe. I'm a 40 yr old single tracker that just started riding with my son. I wasn't sure if he was really gonna get into it so I didn't wanna splurge. He's gonna end up getting a better bike before I do. They have a youth XC team here that he's gonna race with next season.

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    Recon is a good choice... here is a take off.. ebay item # 132232739186

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-RockSh...AI132232739186

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    That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a ton. Don't need remote lockout but not a big deal. I'll measure my tube to see if that one will fit.

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    Going to an air fork is a huge upgrade in weight and performance.

    Might want to pick up a shock pump so you can correctly set sag you get it installed.

    Lots of walkthroughs on the youtubes if you need any help

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    I've helped a buddy set his sag. Hind sight is 20/20. I do like my bike but wish I'd sprung for one with a better fork. I don't need the best around but my pogo stick does a little bouncing and it bottoms out quite a bit. Maybe I need to shed some weight. 😁

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