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    Fork Advice for Truth

    Hey all,
    I just purchased a 16" Truth and want to know what fork you guys would recommend.
    The problem I am having is that there are so many forks out there.
    Leaning towards a Fox float or Sid.
    Flex isn't an issue for me because I weight 130Lbs.
    My riding style is mainly XC
    Should I go with a 100mm over 80?
    I don't know how the extra 20mm affects the geometry of the bike but if you have any input, I would appreciate it greatly. I also just purchased a 120mm stem to go with the bike.
    Best and thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharikoMoFo!
    Hey all,
    I just purchased a 16" Truth and want to know what fork you guys would recommend.
    The problem I am having is that there are so many forks out there.
    Leaning towards a Fox float or Sid.
    Flex isn't an issue for me because I weight 130Lbs.
    My riding style is mainly XC
    Should I go with a 100mm over 80?
    I don't know how the extra 20mm affects the geometry of the bike but if you have any input, I would appreciate it greatly. I also just purchased a 120mm stem to go with the bike.
    Best and thanks.
    100 mm, light as possible if you don't ride aggressively.

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    yep, 100mm...

    anything less is uncivilized...

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    I ride a medium Truth but I am not much heavier than you. I would go with a 100 mm shock on this bike, as others noted. I haven't used a SID but the Fox 100RLC I'm using so far is very smooth, stiff, and reliable so far. Out of curiousity, I looked up the fork length at the Ellsworth site for the Truth: 18.7" (475 mm), I assume this is axel to crown. So you'll want a fork that is close to that. On the other hand, I'm considering an 80 mm SID for an old hardtail I have, since most other modern forks are too long for my hardtail frame.

    I have long monkey arms and ran a 120 mm stem last fall but I think I was stretched out a little too far. I just put a 90 mm stem to try if that would help on downhills while not affecting climbing.

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    Rock Shox will give you more bang for your buck. I'd get a Reba...high and low speed compression damping - standard; nice and tuneable.

    The Marzocchi Corsa is a hot looking fork, too. Though, it's a bit of an unkown quantity.

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    I use a 100mm R7 fork on mine and love it. The 07 snap valve technology is better than 06. I had a 100mm Minute 2 on it but wanted to shave some weight. I can tell a vast difference between 80 and 100mm.
    Last edited by chtennant; 04-17-2007 at 03:36 PM.

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    Reba's
    "[SIZE="3"][SIZE="2"]but I do not see anything in the world of suspension methods that is superior to the 4 Bar.

    Dave Turner[/SIZE][/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by chtennant
    I use a 100mm R7 fork on mine and love it. The 07snap valve technology is better than 06. I had a 100mm Minute 2 on it but wanted so shave some weight. I can tell a vast difference between 80 and 100mm.
    That '08 Manitou stuff is looking nice. I hope the quality is there; I see they're moving production back to the States (I'm all for this!).

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    I just bought a 07 Reba World Cup on ebay for a REALLY good price.
    Without the advice from you guys I may have gone with a 80mm fork, which may have been ok since I only ride XC but I realized that I can always move down to 80mm but can never move up if I wanted to. I can't wait because I have only heard good things about this fork.
    Thanks dudes!

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