First let me say that I'm glad to be a new member of the forum and it's good to see that there is an entire section of this forum dedicated to those of us who fit into the worlds larger profile.
I'm currently riding a Marin Palisades Trail from 2006 and the fork it comes with is super soft and crappy for my larger size. It's a Manitou Axel Elite with no lock out. I'm looking to upgrade the fork to something much more efficient and effective and I want something I don't really have to think about. From the research I've been doing it seems like an Air shock is the only way to go for me. So with that knowledge I've been debating which direction to go in. I've seen a number of posts suggesting the RS Tora 318 SA which I've seen as cheap as $220 on Pricepoint. My question is more along the lines of is it worth it for me to jump up to something like the Revelation 426 DA or a Manitou R7? To go to an R7 i'm looking at $300-350 from various places including Ebay. For the Revelation i'm going upwards of $400.
I ride mostly Singletrack and local LI trails which are far from extreme so is it worth it for me to jump up to the other 2 shocks and what are the benefits of going for a Dual Air setup like the Revelation vs. Solo Air like the Tora?
I appreciate everyone's help and advice as I've seen lots of good info handed out in my casual searching of this site.
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