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    Have a Diamondback Sorrento with bad shocks. What is a good cheap replacement?

    I am 195 Lbs and I am bottoming out the front shocks on my bike. What is a good replacement that'll hold my weight? I am interested in the Suntours. And also what is "lurker" beneath my name mean?

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    THe cheepest is a rigid ,that will hold your weight. Check ebay for used .Suntour forks don't have the name that other forks have ,mostly they are low end bike path forks , Are you riding off road? A lurker is someone who just looks and reads and doesn't add /post anything.

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    Re: Have a Diamondback Sorrento with bad shocks. What is a good cheap replacement?

    Bikeman.com generally carries Kona p2 rigid forks for around 69 bucks.


    I'm pretty stoked on the Identiti Rebate fork that's on the way for my burly rigid. Taller A2C.
    I get my boards at Lux-RC.com

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    Yes I am riding off road and on trails, semi-aggressive. I love jumps and yesterday it was bottoming out. I also bent my handle-bar and had to rebend the ends upwards...So Suntour Forks won't cut it for me? Are they mostly coil spring loaded? So do you mean they won't have ones that will support my weight? You're suggesting, either get a rigid front or buy a high end oil/air charged shock?

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    Thanks, but I really like front shocks. Do you think the Suntours will hold my weight? I don't know how I bent my bars, but woudn't a rigid make it easier for me to bend them again??

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    How much money do you want to spend ?

    What's your old fork ?

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    There are suntour forks that will work for you ,they aren't cheep. Used is the way to save $ .Some shops have take offs ,those are new parts that someone upgraded before the bike left the shop. You should replace those bars ,they will bend again and maybe break. Ebay ,pinkbike ,Craigs list for used parts.

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    Under 150 is my budget. My old fork is a Trail XC 50mm travel.

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    Thanks rangerriderdave. I'll maybe try that route.

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