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    good 120mm shock options

    Hey new to the forum, and thought I could get some help. Looking for some good 120mm shock options beyond the Fox and Rock Shox. Not opposed to them but curious as to what else is out there. I'm upgrading on my Superlight and thought this would be the best place to find whats out there.

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    By "shock," do you mean fork?

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    Yea, sorry I sort of jumbled my words.... looking into 120mm forks

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    The White Brothers Loop is available in 120mm. X Fushion also has a couple, the Trace and Slide I believe.

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    26 or 29 inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wankel View Post
    The White Brothers Loop is available in 120mm. X Fushion also has a couple, the Trace and Slide I believe.
    +1 on checking out the White Brothers Loop.
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    29"

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    Quote Originally Posted by only T View Post
    29"
    Manitou Tower Expert.

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    Manitou Tower Pro and the new Marvel and Minute are offered in 120.

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    good 120mm shock options

    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Manitou Tower Pro and the new Marvel and Minute are offered in 120.
    Which one of those would you recommend?

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    i have the tower pro in 120 and i love it. i still need to order my xx firm spring, but the firm spring is doin the job for now. im 215-220 lbs and bomb over alot of stuff and it has held its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molopoko View Post
    Which one of those would you recommend?
    I have a Tower Pro although not 120mm. The Marvel lacks the small coil spring, so it would be less plush. But I need some info on the Minute 120 to see how it is different from the Tower Pro 120. I haven't seem any reviews yet.

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    Tower is the 29" version of the Minute. They don't offer the marvel in a 29". I ride a 120 Tower Pro and it, it is a great fork. Highly tunable and easy to maintain yourself.
    The Tower Expert is a little easier to tune, if you want to sacrifice some ride quality and weight for simplicity. I haven't ridden one but I hear good things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wankel View Post
    The White Brothers Loop is available in 120mm. X Fushion also has a couple, the Trace and Slide I believe.
    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    +1 on checking out the White Brothers Loop.
    +3 on the White Brothers Loop. I had a RS Reba and Sid... The Loop is the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swildnm View Post
    Tower is the 29" version of the Minute. They don't offer the marvel in a 29".
    Manitou is expanding their 29 offerings for the 2014 season. These include Marvel Pro in a 80, 100 and 120 and Minute in 120 and 140.
    These should be available now or soon.
    SOC13: Manitou Marvel, Minute Suspension Forks Redesigned

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Manitou is expanding their 29 offerings for the 2014 season. These include Marvel Pro in a 80, 100 and 120 and Minute in 120 and 140.
    These should be available now or soon.
    SOC13: Manitou Marvel, Minute Suspension Forks Redesigned
    Good info! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Manitou is expanding their 29 offerings for the 2014 season. These include Marvel Pro in a 80, 100 and 120 and Minute in 120 and 140.
    These should be available now or soon.
    SOC13: Manitou Marvel, Minute Suspension Forks Redesigned
    If the Marvel is available in 29" does this mean they will be discontinuing the Tower Pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnroyal View Post
    If the Marvel is available in 29" does this mean they will be discontinuing the Tower Pro?
    No. It's a different fork action.
    The new Marvel doesn't have the small coil spring the Tower Pro and Minute use for sag and the very beginning of the fork travel. It has a compressible rubber bumper. This probably gives you much less small bump compliance.

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    @ only t, I also ride a superlight29 2012 came with the rockshox reba 100mm.
    I have also been thinking of upgrading to a 120 but its a pricey upgrade. I always use up all the travel, but at the same time I wonder if 120mm will do that much of a difference. Might just wait and buy a new bike with more travel in the future. maybe at the end of 2014?
    anyhow Im interested in hearing what you get and how it worked out.

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    I have a 120 mm Fox F29 TALAS RLC Factory fork with 1 year of use on it. I just posted it on Craigslist. It has the 51 mm offset which would keep the handling sharp with the longer axle to crown of your stock fork. The TALAS drops it to 95 mm for climbing or tight trails. $500. Retails for over $1000 new. I am parting out my bike and likely getting a 140 mm FS in the spring to better offset the hardtail I already own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiddy View Post
    I have a 120 mm Fox F29 TALAS RLC Factory fork with 1 year of use on it. I just posted it on Craigslist. It has the 51 mm offset which would keep the handling sharp with the longer axle to crown of your stock fork. The TALAS drops it to 95 mm for climbing or tight trails. $500. Retails for over $1000 new. I am parting out my bike and likely getting a 140 mm FS in the spring to better offset the hardtail I already own.
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