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    New fork for my 2008 Superlight

    Hey I'm back...looking for some suggestions from you SL lovers out there!
    Shopping for a new fork for my 2008 SL (1 1/8 headtube). My Dxc build came with the RS Tora 318 Solo Air (100mm I think), and I wanna upgrade or at least get something lighter (I fear I'm becoming a weight weenie).
    I wish I could afford one of those high-end Fox shocks, but I can't. My budget is maxed at $400ish.
    I'm looking at the X-Fusion Velvet as one possibility. Any feedback on those? Also, there are some used Fox F-Series on CL /ebay.
    If I move up to 120mm, will (and how) it affect my handling? I'm definitely not an aggressive rider, more of a 175lb, 56yr old weekend warrior trail rider. No jumps, few drops. I do enjoy technical stuff and climbing.

    thanks y'all!

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    The frame is designed to accept up to 120mm fork.

    Look for a 120mm fork....if you don't like it, you can always reduce the travel down to 100mm. Same can be said about 140mm forks.

    You should be able to find a used Reba, Revelation, or F120 in your budget.
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    Hey glenj,

    i have a 06 superlight . unless you ride alot of technical a 100mm air fork would be good, look for a good used Fox F100 i just bought a new Tallboy carbon frame , now i get to build my 1st 29er

    Later, JohnnyK

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