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    Cool-blue Rhythm Fork Help!

    Hey Everyone!

    I am currently riding an all stock 2011 Felt Q520 and i have noticed that i would really like to upgrade my front fork. Or so i think. I've been hitting some jumps and obstacles that are really killing me. I rode a buddy's hardtail with a Fox fork and it was SUCH a difference.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what forks to look at? Or if i should buy the fork online, and install it myself? Or should i rely on my local bike shop? I've worked on many dirtbikes, which is how i got into mountain biking but i'm not all too sure if they are installed the same way? Know what i mean?

    Any insight would greatly be appreciated!

    Thanks so much all!

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    Well, a new 2011 Fox f80 (closest travel to your Suntour) is going to cost you in the neighborhood of at least $600 (on line you do the work). Still interested?

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    Cheeeeeesus! The bike is pretty much worth that. Are there any other comparable brands available that you'd recommend? Do you think Fox is a bit overkill for a Felt Q520?...

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    Only overkill if you don't ever use all the suspension. Look into Rock Shox, Reba on the high$ end (about the same as the Fox), Dart on the lower end. A Dart would undoubtedly out perform your Suntour.

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    I think the rockshox has very decent forks for a lot less money, but the fox is league for itself (magic)

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