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    The perfect Ripley 120mm fork?

    Hey all,

    Like some of you building Ripleys, I have been struggling looking for that right combination of 120mm, light weight, 51mm offset, color, 15mm maxle, and tapered steerer.

    I have one of these waiting for me at the shop:
    Rockshox SID 00.4018.639.006
    Bikeman RockShox SID RCT3 Solo Air 120 29" Suspension Fork MaxleLite15 Diffusion Black Tapered 51mm Offset

    I cant figure out any reason it wont fit and work well, and its 200g less than the Fox. It'll probably look good on my black frame too.

    -Chris

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    it works...i have one on mine

    and the black/black looks awesome

    the green on the fox fork is a different shade than the green on the frame!

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    If I had a Ripley, I'd put that fork on it too.

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    Seems like people are moving away from fox and more towards rockshox, any difference in a rs front fork and the fox rear shock as far as 'feel' and balance on the ripley? Having seen the guts of both the rockshox and fox I'm kinda leaning towards a fox fork for my ripley.

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    Ive ridden and worked on both. More than anything, Im surprised how similar they are.

    Some of the older Rockshox had valving that felt really quirky, and Fox forks seem slightly more durable.

    But in this case, I couldnt reason the extra 200 grams in the Fox.

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    Im a rockshox fan, but went with the 2014 fox 32 120 ctd because I wanted a 120 fork and at the time rockshox didn't make a 120 fork with 51mm offset. I've been pretty happy with the 2014 fox so far, much improved over my old 2013 ctd fork. Still, if rockshox makes the new pike in a 120, I'll probably end up getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visceral View Post
    Hey all,

    Like some of you building Ripleys, I have been struggling looking for that right combination of 120mm, light weight, 51mm offset, color, 15mm maxle, and tapered steerer.

    I have one of these waiting for me at the shop:
    Rockshox SID 00.4018.639.006
    Bikeman RockShox SID RCT3 Solo Air 120 29" Suspension Fork MaxleLite15 Diffusion Black Tapered 51mm Offset

    I cant figure out any reason it wont fit and work well, and its 200g less than the Fox. It'll probably look good on my black frame too.

    -Chris
    These are so good. Rock Shox > Fox all day.
    My one says BRAP!

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    Got the fork, took most of the stickers off.

    Looks excellent. Can wait to put it on the bike. it's BLACK.

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    I want to bring this thread back to life because I'm almost ready to pull the trigger in the Rock Shox SID 120mm (00.4018.639.006). Before I do, does anyone know the axle to crown height? I can't seem to find it any where.

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