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    Fork for a 2011 Trek/ Fisher Marlin

    I have a 2011 Marlin 29er. Still running the stock fork. I'm still very new to the upgrade part of this. I have been looking for a new fork as I will have some money to spend from income taxes. Budget is $500. I have found 2 on ebay that I think will work, but not 100%.

    Give me some feedback on these and what you think, and if they will work.

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    The Fox is a nicer fork IMO, but the one you see listed on Ebay won't work on your bike. The Rock Shox Reba should fit, just need to make sure the steerer tube is long enough. That info is not noted in the listing. The Fox has a tapered steerer tube 1.5" lower and 1-1/8" upper. Your frame requires 1-1/8 top and bottom.
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    You do not have to get a G2 specific fork. I have a 2011 Mamba and put a normal offset fork on it. Keep in mind regular offset is 44mm so the difference is minimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lew s lugnut View Post
    The Fox has a tapered steerer tube 1.5" lower and 1-1/8" upper. Your frame requires 1-1/8 top and bottom.
    A tapered fork will fit your 2011 Marlin/Mamba/Cobia/X-Cal frame. They have a 44mm headtube so you can run either steer tube type with the proper headset. I've since replaced my G2 Recon fork with a tapered Marzocchi 44 Micro ti with regular (44mm) offset. Steering the bike with the new fork seems faster than with the the old G2 offset. My front is much different now with the fork. The thru-axle seemed to add the most stiffness to the front end of my bike.

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    Great information thanks for posting!!
    2011 Trek Marlin
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