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    upgrade fork for clyde/yukon

    hey folks.

    i've gone through all the fork threads, and I've seen quite a few different recommendations floating around...everything from Marz AM forks to RS Tora's, etc for clydes. i want to narrow it down to a couple of options.

    criteria:

    - 100mm - replaces POS Rock Shox Dart 1
    - i want to avoid thru-axle if possible
    - needs to be able to handle (as best as possible) my 300+ lb phsyique

    i rarely go over anything larger than a sidewalk curb, and really only ride fairly mild stuff/XC.

    i'm trying to stay within the $300-$400 range, as I don't intend to keep this frame forever, and am trying to save the $$ for a custom 29er HT in the nearish future, and of course, this fork won't make the cut when moving stuff over to the 29er.

    thanks!

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    You'll almost certainly need a air or air assist fork as springs for riders over about 250lbs are hard to come by. For 100mm forks, a good deal right now is the 2007 Marzocchi XC600. It has 32mm stanchions, quick release, coil with air assist, and ATA...and I've seen them in the lower $300's online (click link for PricePoint).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    You'll almost certainly need a air or air assist fork as springs for riders over about 250lbs are hard to come by. For 100mm forks, a good deal right now is the 2007 Marzocchi XC600. It has 32mm stanchions, quick release, coil with air assist, and ATA...and I've seen them in the lower $300's online (click link for PricePoint).
    looks like a good idea to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    looks like a good idea to me
    Another good fork would be Marzocchi MX Pro. Dirt cheap and pretty bomber

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    that gives me something to work with...thanks!

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    XC600 is $229 at jenson.
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    I'm 260 and have a Giant Yukon with Rockshox Tora with Uturn...works well...I got it for like 170 at Greenfish sports.

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