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    Heavy duty fork for heavy and aggressive riders?

    I'm building a bike and have some concerns about using a front shock due to my weight (280lbs). Any suggestions for a shock that can take my weight as well as an aggressive riding style?

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    I have a couple pounds on you and my bike came with the Recon Silver single air, I pump it to 300psi and it works great. Look at a single or double air. Also I have the 32mm tubes, stay clear of the 29mm. This silver has the Steel head tube and is heavy but it is quite stiff and you can get them cheap.

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    How much travel do you want? White Brothers Groove and Manitou Dorado are options if you want a lot. I'm not heavy but ride aggressive and am not particularly happy with my Fox 32 CDT Talus (120 mm on hardtail). The best other options I've seen are the Fox 34 and as Pau1 stated, the Pike. No lockout on the Pike that I'm aware of though.

    20 mm, 35< mm 140 mm, with lockout would be ideal.
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    I'm 225 geared up and my White Brothers Loop 120 has been bulletproof and has awesome adjustments to fine tune it to your weight/style. I'm sure one of the new X-Fusion Trace forks would be good for you as well since they have 34mm stanchions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertm View Post
    I have a couple pounds on you and my bike came with the Recon Silver single air, I pump it to 300psi and it works great.
    I hope you are mistaken and mean 200psi?

    Rock Shox Air Spring Chart: MAX PSI: 225 psi

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    I hope you are mistaken and mean 200psi?

    Rock Shox Air Spring Chart: MAX PSI: 225 psi
    No, I pumped up it up to 300psi. But I just checked and you are right, I was told 1 psi per pound. I should have checked but I got lucky. Seals are still intact and it was a great ride.

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    A lot of good info. But boy, there is SO much manufacturer technical info on the web it's mind boggling. I'm beginning to think a solid fork may be the way to go.

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