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    Quote Originally Posted by SRvancouver13 View Post
    All forks available for aftermarket sale in a 29" wheel size use a 46mm offset.

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    Great. Thanks for the info.

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    I had been planning to do this upgrade at some point, but seeing that I have the new recall on the XCM on my Trek Marlin I guess I will be looking to pull the trigger on this via a Raidon fork this week. I will have to call Suntour and see how to get them my proof of purchase on the bike (once I find my receipt)!
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    I wish to upgrade my xct fork on my 2012 diamondback overdrive 29er to the new epicon, however my front wheel hub has a 9mm axle/qr and on the suntour website the epicon shows as 15mm through axle. I found a dealer online that sells them as a 9mm axle/qr

    Amazon.com : 2015 SR Suntour Epicon XC MTB Fork (29", 100mm, Remote Lockout, Air Spring, QR 9mm, Black, New) : Sports & Outdoors

    Is this legitimate? and if so is it still covered by factory warranty as stated in the ad?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerod553 View Post
    I wish to upgrade my xct fork on my 2012 diamondback overdrive 29er to the new epicon, however my front wheel hub has a 9mm axle/qr and on the suntour website the epicon shows as 15mm through axle. I found a dealer online that sells them as a 9mm axle/qr

    Amazon.com : 2015 SR Suntour Epicon XC MTB Fork (29", 100mm, Remote Lockout, Air Spring, QR 9mm, Black, New) : Sports & Outdoors

    Is this legitimate? and if so is it still covered by factory warranty as stated in the ad?

    thanks
    I am following the same fork on eBay from the same seller. He has a 100% feedback rating but I can't speak for the legitimacy of the deal personally. Seems like a great deal. Post up if you pull the trigger.
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    So if I don't have the receipt from my bike purchase made 5 years ago and I no longer live near the bike shop from which I purchased it, I am SOL?
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    Glad to see this thread is still alive and so many people rockin' the Suntour!
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Is this still good? I have a xcmv3 29er that I would love to upgrade. Should I just email Nick? My bikeshop is about 3 hours away.

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    Tapered steerer tube

    Quote Originally Posted by chipconstant View Post
    Is this still good? I have a xcmv3 29er that I would love to upgrade. Should I just email Nick? My bikeshop is about 3 hours away.
    The raidon and epicon have tapered tubes, the current xcmv3 on my Marlin is not-what about spacers, etc? Can I just order one myself and put it on?

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    You cant put a tapered tube fork in a straight headset without changing the headset. Although it certainly appears from the photos on the site that all of the steerers are tapered tube on the Raidon and Epicon, I don't think that is the case.

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    Re: If you want to upgrade your Suntour fork

    Quote Originally Posted by TwiceHorn View Post
    You cant put a tapered tube fork in a straight headset without changing the **bottom cup of the** headset. Although it certainly appears from the photos on the site that all of the steerers are tapered tube on the Raidon and Epicon, I don't think that is the case.
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    Also, it depends on the head tube diameter. Also this usually results in adding some atc distance on your binge which will throw off the geometry a bit.

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    Hi, please watch the link i've posted. It is now possible to use tapered fork in our non-tapered headtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerod553 View Post
    I wish to upgrade my xct fork on my 2012 diamondback overdrive 29er to the new epicon, however my front wheel hub has a 9mm axle/qr and on the suntour website the epicon shows as 15mm through axle. I found a dealer online that sells them as a 9mm axle/qr

    Amazon.com : 2015 SR Suntour Epicon XC MTB Fork (29", 100mm, Remote Lockout, Air Spring, QR 9mm, Black, New) : Sports & Outdoors

    Is this legitimate? and if so is it still covered by factory warranty as stated in the ad?

    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by pearl-drum-man View Post
    I am following the same fork on eBay from the same seller. He has a 100% feedback rating but I can't speak for the legitimacy of the deal personally. Seems like a great deal. Post up if you pull the trigger.
    I actually bought one of these from that seller via their ebay listing of it, should get it today.
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    I ordered my Epicon last year through amazon seller cycle pro, and for what it's worth, the fork has been fantastic to me. Its quite light, feels fantastic, no weird noise, and holds air indefinitely. While I haven't had it apart yet, the build quality seems top notch. Even though the seller claims a 2 year warranty, I wouldn't hold my breath. But then again, you could almost buy two forks and have a spare for the price of the upgrade alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerod553 View Post
    I wish to upgrade my xct fork on my 2012 diamondback overdrive 29er to the new epicon, however my front wheel hub has a 9mm axle/qr and on the suntour website the epicon shows as 15mm through axle. I found a dealer online that sells them as a 9mm axle/qr

    Amazon.com : 2015 SR Suntour Epicon XC MTB Fork (29", 100mm, Remote Lockout, Air Spring, QR 9mm, Black, New) : Sports & Outdoors

    Is this legitimate? and if so is it still covered by factory warranty as stated in the ad?

    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    I actually bought one of these from that seller via their ebay listing of it, should get it today.
    What was shipped was not what was in the pictures which looks like a real Epicon. This is something else, not sure what exactly.
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    Hi All.

    We have been out of some select Raidon upgrade forks for a bit now but they are on the way...finally. They will start shipping in 3 weeks. Thanks to everyone that has participated and for those who have been waiting patiently.

    Details about the future of the upgrade program are in the works. We are looking to make the process a little more streamlined and add a few new models. Stay tuned.

    As for another bit of news. SR Suntour NA Inc. has rolled out a aftermarket website to purchase forks and most importantly general service parts to end users. This I think will be a huge stepping stone for us as it will better serve customers that need simple product in a quick manner. As always we are happy to take orders right over the phone.

    Products will be available to North American shoppers only at this time. There is a good amount of parts currently posted but we will be posting more as the weeks past and things slow down a little.

    SR SUNTOUR

    Happy trails and thanks for the support.

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    Parts was the main reason I went away from suntour. Time to reconsider. I also like the fact I can get that weird cap remover. Always had to use needle nose pliers.

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    Sweet stuff, just put an order for a Raidon 27.5. Ordering was easy enough, required just a proof of purchase/serial.

    Can't wait to bomb the trail once I replace the fork.

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    I have a straight epicon 1 1/8th. Got from Hong Kong. Ebay. Its gorgeous.

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    I got my 2015 Epixon 27.5 and will be fix soon to my Giant Talon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    What was shipped was not what was in the pictures which looks like a real Epicon. This is something else, not sure what exactly.
    It may be a 2015 product of lower spec for sale only in Asia. I'd avoid it if a 2015.

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