• 11-25-2012
    bikeman1
    Hmm, I just can't really find anything for around $200 thats decent. The closest is the XC30 fork. My mate just got a new bike - 2007 specialized stumpjumper - the forks are Fox Talas 32's. Those are the best forks I've ridden, so much smoother than my RST's and other Suntour XCM's I've ridden.. Is it even possible to get something similar to those forks for a $200ish budget?
  • 11-25-2012
    bikeman1
    Also I've found something 'weird' with my forks.. Even though the travel is 100mm - says on the fork itself, when measured with a ruler, it comes to about 136mm travel. Does this mean I've (in theory) been riding on a 135mm fork even though the travel is only 100mm? So I could just put a 130mm fork on there and be fine with it..
  • 11-25-2012
    AndrwSwitch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeman1 View Post
    Hmm, I just can't really find anything for around $200 thats decent. The closest is the XC30 fork. My mate just got a new bike - 2007 specialized stumpjumper - the forks are Fox Talas 32's. Those are the best forks I've ridden, so much smoother than my RST's and other Suntour XCM's I've ridden.. Is it even possible to get something similar to those forks for a $200ish budget?

    Not at retail. Probably not used, either. Fox forks are very well regarded, and seem to EBay for a lot, maybe more like $400ish.

    Your travel measurement - what did you actually measure to arrive at it?
  • 11-25-2012
    Bataivah
    Marzocchi Marathon LR for $190 at Bluesky.
    Solo Air and 100mm (80mm/120mm) with spacer adjust.
  • 11-25-2012
    shibiwan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Not at retail. Probably not used, either. Fox forks are very well regarded, and seem to EBay for a lot, maybe more like $400ish.

    Your travel measurement - what did you actually measure to arrive at it?

    I just picked this up for $400....probably doesn't fit for OP but not a bad deal nonetheless.

    Rockshox Revelation XX WC Da Fork 2011 > Components > Forks > Suspension Forks | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    It'll mean I'll have to make an adaptor to fit the tapered fork on my bike.
  • 11-25-2012
    Bataivah
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Not at retail. Probably not used, either. Fox forks are very well regarded, and seem to EBay for a lot, maybe more like $400ish.

    Yea, most for $200 usually have the steerer cut too short : (
  • 11-25-2012
    Bataivah
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    I just picked this up for $400....probably doesn't fit for OP but not a bad deal nonetheless.

    Rockshox Revelation XX WC Da Fork 2011 > Components > Forks > Suspension Forks | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    It'll mean I'll have to make an adaptor to fit the tapered fork on my bike.

    That's a a sweet fork for sure! I'm thinking the steerer is Aluminium and not carbon?
    Like they misprinted the specs maybe? Idk though.
  • 11-25-2012
    shibiwan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bataivah View Post
    That's a a sweet fork for sure! I'm thinking the steerer is Aluminium and not carbon?
    Like they misprinted the specs maybe? Idk though.

    All RS WC (World champ) versions of forks come with carbon steerer and crown. Pretty decent deal either way. Lets see what arrives in the mail. :)

    ....would have been better with a 15QR but that's $200 more.