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    Help! 2011 Niner Jet 9 needs new fork and wheelset....suggestions?

    Hey y'all,
    Bought a 2011 Jet 9 but the Fox fork has stanchion wear and needs replacement (per LBS). It works seemingly fine right now but would rather not suffer a mechanical failure. So, I'm in need of suggestions of a fork that is both reasonable in price and performance.
    Current wheelset is Velocity Blunt but they have been hammered on. So looking to replace with a wheelset that is durable, tubeless and on the lighter side.
    Just looking for some beta to get me started in my research.
    Thanks!!

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    The best place to start is with how much you weigh & what you want to do with the bike & how much money you have to spend.

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    See what it takes to rebuild the fork. If you want a new fork and want something other than a fox, I've been very happy with my Reba. I've owned several fox forks and I honestly like the Reba RL better. A SID would be nice, but meh.
    Hope hubs laced to arches is a nice setup. Depends on your budget. You can spend 200 or you can spend 2k on wheels.
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    I have a 2011 Rip with a reba which works just fine. I have had fox forks also which I never had issues with either. Second the hope/arch set-up. So many good wheelsets out there at different price points. With winter coming should be some decent sales around.

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    Hard to beat a set of stans rims- pretty much bomb-proof and wih the hope pro2 hubs you should be able to pick up a set in the 400-500 range. Pick the stans that matches your weight.
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    Thanks for the reply muzzanic
    I weigh 175 lbs. I ride mostly New England single track, very slick, very bumpy, technical...I don't hit downhills hard or do drops really (on purpose anyway).
    price point I am unsure of..thats why I'm starting some research now...so that I can save up and hopefully grab a new fork and wheelset over the winter.
    You think I should get the fork first?

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    I am thinking about going with a Reba actually, I have one on my Spec Stumpy hardtail that I've thought of stealing and making that bike rigid.
    I think my Reba is an SL....do you know what the difference is?

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    Any beta on where to pick up winter sales online?

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    thanks for the reply, I've been recommended those several times now so I'll have to start to search around for some deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH-matt View Post
    Thanks for the reply muzzanic
    I weigh 175 lbs. I ride mostly New England single track, very slick, very bumpy, technical...I don't hit downhills hard or do drops really (on purpose anyway).
    price point I am unsure of..thats why I'm starting some research now...so that I can save up and hopefully grab a new fork and wheelset over the winter.
    You think I should get the fork first?
    Wiggle sell hope hoops for a very good price.

    I would go with the Arch EX version, The hope hubs work well, Engagement isn't that fast but at that price point.

    If you were going to spend quite a bit more, The Industry Nine Trail 32 are a very good wheel & the Hub engagement at 3deg is super quick.

    With fork I would go for 1 of the new X Fusion 34 forks.

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