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    Advice please, a tough fork for a big booty

    I am riding a 06 rockhopper comp. I love the bike but the fork is killing me, I need something tough and stiff that can handle my 6' 3" 285lbs.

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    What fork do you have currently?

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    If its truly an '06, it came with a RS Tora which is a very stiff fork. If you want to go stiffer, you'll need to upgrade to a 20mm axle front wheel, and disc brakes (if you have the rim brake version) to get any stiffer.

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    Interested in suggestions here, as well. I'm Running a Marzocchi EXR Pro on a stock Hoss Deluxe, and this thing just ain't stiff enough for my tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    If you want to go stiffer, you'll need to upgrade to a 20mm axle front wheel, and disc brakes (if you have the rim brake version) to get any stiffer.
    Good advice. I switched from a QR fork to a 20mm TA and the increase in stiffness was noticeable immediately.

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    Running a Marz All Mountain 1 (QR) with me being 6'5" and 280lbs. Plenty stiff.

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    i've enjoyed my r.s. recon u-turn with firm spring. it's quick release style...and is probably equivelant to your tora. unless you have some air model or something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Drivel
    What fork do you have currently?
    It came with a manitou splice comp. The bike might be an 05, I, ll have to check.

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    I had a FSR XC that had the Recon on it was a great frok I ran it with x-firm springs, I now have the Pike 454 on my FR bike with X-firm springs its nice and stiff the 20mm thru axle is great and I am 240lb.. I would upgrade to a 20mm thru fork like a new 08 MArzocchi on of there new 100-110mm forks the thru axle will really beef up the front end..
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    The stock Fox Float 120 RL fork that comes with my SJ FSR Comp works great for my 6' 2" 290 lbs. I love air shocks for its tuneability...no messing with springs.

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