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    Which fork to use?!

    Greetings! The new guy is here!
    I'm building my new Ti 29er and right now I can't decide which fork to use.
    There are 2 things I need from a fork: high reliability and low maintenance, other things are not relevant.
    I have an aggressive riding style and my last carbon frame didn't make it, so now I want a very reliable bike.

    Right now I'm deciding between:
    DT Swiss XMM 120 29 2013
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    Rock Shox SID XX Solo Air - 29" 2013

    I actually never used any of them and might be looking into the wrong direction, which is why I need an advice.
    The price is not an issue here, I'm willing to buy anything that fits high reliability and low maintenance rules.

    Oh and btw I had some very bad experience with Fox forks, so I'm guessing I'll never buy any of them again.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Suntour has the fork for you
    the weather is here wish you were beautiful

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    How'd you end up deciding between those two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_ View Post
    Suntour has the fork for you
    Is it Suntour Epicon?

    Quote Originally Posted by dv8xin View Post
    How'd you end up deciding between those two?
    One of my friends has the DT Swiss fork. He gets it service once a year and has no problems at all.

    As for Rock Shox I just heard the guy at the bike service talking about it, how reliable it is.


    Well, I'm not a pro at choosing bike gear, which is why I'm open for any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFunkMasta View Post
    Is it Suntour Epicon?



    One of my friends has the DT Swiss fork. He gets it service once a year and has no problems at all.

    As for Rock Shox I just heard the guy at the bike service talking about it, how reliable it is.


    Well, I'm not a pro at choosing bike gear, which is why I'm open for any suggestions.
    Suntour?
    What Suntour 29er fork were you looking at?
    I'm not aware of any high performance Suntour 29er forks.
    ...but I'm not a pro at everything either.
    i have more than you.
    ...because i have me and you.

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    Re: Which fork to use?!

    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Suntour?
    What Suntour 29er fork were you looking at?
    I'm not aware of any high performance Suntour 29er forks.
    ...but I'm not a pro at everything either.
    They make entry level coil forks for use on entry level bikes to fill a manufacturing/pricing void... They also have several higher end forks available, like the Epicon.

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    Does Marz make any 29er coil forks? I imagine that would be the most reliable by a long shot, if anything like their 55 RC3 Evo Ti.

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    This one does ok for itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRvancouver13 View Post
    This one does ok for itself.

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    I've looked at that fork but cannot find pricing, does not seem easy to order in the US.

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    $949.99 USD.

    We have them all day long for sale. 26", 27.5", 29". Sent a couple out last week. Give us a call if your interested.

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    SR Nick, do you know what's the offset on your 29er 100mm forks (in mm)?

    Pretty cool use of the steerer for that control unit and the electronic lockout, I have to say. $950 is a really steep price. Would have to know more about it before I think about spending that amount of cash.
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    loving my tower pro


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    How about a Reba? Aren't the Sids on the light side? my Reba has been very reliable.

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    Maybe an X-Fusion Slide? Everything I have seen so far suggests great reliability and low maintenance.

    Just got myself a set. Without having ridden them yet, they look like they will be rather forgettable, in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    loving my tower pro

    + for the Tower Pro. I am really liking mine and the reviews are great. I feel like the fork performs as well as my Rockshox Revelation which also was a great fork.

    Rebas really get great reviews on reliability also.

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    Re: Which fork to use?!

    I'm really liking my Recon Gold I got for $262 including shipping. Shaved 2.2 lbs off of my ride and upgraded to a plush air fork with rebound and lockout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venturewest View Post
    + for the Tower Pro. I am really liking mine and the reviews are great. I feel like the fork performs as well as my Rockshox Revelation which also was a great fork.

    Rebas really get great reviews on reliability also.
    Add another to the Tower Pro lovers... Check out all the detail that went into the clyde version thread. You can't get a better fork for the price and seriously is a set and forget.
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    i have a reba also, the tower pro is much more plush
    handles small and medium bumps much better

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    Tower Pro all the way. Stiff fork (20mm axle), tunable to many different weights. Comes apart for service very easily. I paid $339 for mine on clearance. I love everything about it, even the way it bottoms out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    Tower Pro all the way. Stiff fork (20mm axle), tunable to many different weights. Comes apart for service very easily. I paid $339 for mine on clearance. I love everything about it, even the way it bottoms out.

    another fan of the tower pro here...my only complaint is I should have got the thru axle, not the 9mm qr. Fork is great, but my other bike has a 15mm thru axle, and is waaaaay stiffer. Going back to a 9mm qr is definatley a step backwards.

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    Get one of the new X-fusion Trace forks when they come out in April. 34mm stanchions, one-piece unicrown, tapered, 15mm axle..... aren't going to get much more burly than that... and the price is lower than your two choices. You also get remote lockout with it.

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    Just invested in a DT Swiss 29er 100m 15mmQRA 2013
    putting it on singlespeed hardtail chinese frame, hope it all stays together!

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    Re: Which fork to use?!

    Quote Originally Posted by crwdtb View Post
    Just invested in a DT Swiss 29er 100m 15mmQRA 2013
    putting it on singlespeed hardtail chinese frame, hope it all stays together!
    What'd that run you?

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    Oh I'm getting a Russian Ti frame.
    My friend has one. He bought it like 15 years ago there.
    It still looks just like the new one with only a few scratches.

    @_Alberto_
    Could you tell me, what kind on saddle do you have on your bike?

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    Suntour Epicon is worth a look. Have over 1000 miles on mine since I built the bike in January 2012. Been flawless plus it has a 15mm titanium axle.
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