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    cheapest triple crown fork for downhill

    whats the cheapest triple crown fork for the budget minded beginner?

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    Lets go back to the drawing board. Cheap forks you want! You want to be really cheap. Get those Cheap RST Forks that come on the CCM wall mart bikes ect.. That's cheap that's a great start for you. Then again hit it hard and go the Extra 2K and get a dorado.

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    thanks Max winner1, I should have asked whats a good but cheap fork for some light downhill riding?
    I'm looking to buy a 02 bighit comp frame and build it up, but i dont want to spend too much as it will be my 2nd bike (and a bit of a mongrel at that!)

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    1998 Judy DH DC. That will be cheap.
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    whoa, they make a fork with 3 crowns now. man, am i behind on the times.




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    okay, i'll be looking out for a used fork then.
    Any models particularly good.

    a mate of mine has KHS with a triple crown RST fork. Utter crap but he recons it makes him look hardcore!....amusing

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    an old jr. t would be a good fork. proly your best bet on one that will accually work.
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    Just so you know, it's a double crown! Three crowns would be useless and stupid. It may be a triple clamp, but not triple crown. As for cheap forks, look at 2nd hand manitou, rock shox or marzocchi. But don't get anything less more than 2 years old. See if you can get some old Super T's or something along those lines.

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    low cost forks

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bachelor
    whats the cheapest triple crown fork for the budget minded beginner?

    Manitou just came out with a new dual crown fork called the "Stance Kingpin". I have pushed on one of these fork straight out of the box and it feels amazing. I know the fork is supose to be really inexpensive fork. I think its cheaper that a Sherman FireFly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    1998 Judy DH DC. That will be cheap.
    NO! Biggest piece of crap ever! Never worked, sent back to RS 4 times, SUCKS!

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    take the time and get something you really want. Don't wase your money on something cheap. Learn the lesson early..because you will spend money later upgrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    whoa, they make a fork with 3 crowns now. man, am i behind on the times.




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    for new, Stance Kingpin is going to be heads and shoulders above the others in that price range ($499). I'd stay away from the JrT and Boxxer Race, although if your price limit is 200-300 you might not have a choice. 2002 Super T is better than the newer Jrs and Races, so if you can find one you'll probably be happier (sorry DH Biker). As always, check out www.comparisonpricing.com and www.greenfish.com for the best deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dante
    for new, Stance Kingpin is going to be heads and shoulders above the others in that price range ($499). I'd stay away from the JrT and Boxxer Race, although if your price limit is 200-300 you might not have a choice. 2002 Super T is better than the newer Jrs and Races, so if you can find one you'll probably be happier (sorry DH Biker). As always, check out www.comparisonpricing.com and www.greenfish.com for the best deals.
    theres nothing wrong with jr,Ts they just dont have the Hscv cartiges like super/monster T
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logicbike
    Manitou just came out with a new dual crown fork called the "Stance Kingpin". I have pushed on one of these fork straight out of the box and it feels amazing. I know the fork is supose to be really inexpensive fork. I think its cheaper that a Sherman FireFly.
    just exactly how cheap is it, wuts the price?

    btw, have never seen a triple crown fork and never even heard of one

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    I don't know how quick you want this thing to be up and running, but if you can hold off for a couple more months, forks will get real cheep on the web. You say this is your 2nd bike, so you're already riding right now, right? As is new JR T's are dropping to $450-$500. Used would be another option. I just got rid of my JR T. through RM's buy and sell forum for a price so low ( my ass still hurts ) I won't even say how much...or how little!

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    2002 Boxxers are selling for $200 used. Killer deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40
    2002 Boxxers are selling for $200 used. Killer deal.
    where?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

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    friends don't let friends ride boxxers......

    gotta love the marz line

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamL3227
    theres nothing wrong with jr,Ts they just dont have the Hscv cartiges like super/monster T
    not a big fan of lower-end damping, personally prefer older/better damping over newer/worse. JrTs are fine if you are just starting and plan on upgrading them with HSCV carts at some point, but if you have the means to pick up something better (used, possibly), I'd say go that route. Just my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    friends don't let friends ride boxxers......

    gotta love the marz line
    wuts wrong with boxxers, do they blow up or sumthin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    wuts wrong with boxxers, do they blow up or sumthin?
    it's called an "open ended lubrication system"

    j/k, bashing boxxers is, ummm, fashionable, just like die-hard support of Marzocchi is as well. They had a problem leaking oil, but new seals (evil genius?) around 2002 fixed that. Some people also have tried the entry level (comparable to the JrT) and since it didn't perform well they write off ALL boxxers. They take some setting up as well, with internal preload as well as separate hi/low speed compression adjustments. Not a bad fork, I've been on a WC all year and zero problems (except for the recent scratched stanchion ), so it's pretty funny to watch people (cough cough, JM, cough cough) froth at the mouth whenever boxxers are mentioned.

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