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    New question here. Any fork deals? Replacement for 2006 Yeti 575 w/ Fox Vanilla...

    Bike is a 2006 Yeti 575.
    Factory fork is a 140mm Fox Vanilla coil fork
    Bike has non-tapered head tube.

    The Vanilla has a few issues and a repair/rebuild if possible is going to be at least $140. Never loved the fork to begin with, so I'm thinking of upgrading/replacing.

    Obviously on a two generation old 575 I'm not looking to put on a super expensive fork, but maybe a super-great-deal on a new/leftover fork with an under $500 budget? 140mm-160mm travel.

    Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated, or thoughts on the wisdom of just repairing my old vanilla and soldiering on with that until I save up enough pocket change to buy a SB-66...

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    I am in a similar boat as you and I have been looking around for pretty much the exact same fork. I have found the cheaper end is around $400 for a new rock shox sector(coil), and then there is very little till around $6-700 where a lot more options come in to play. I would look for used or keep your eyes open for a really good sale, but be ready to pounce. Hope that helps a little.

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    Competitive cyclist had some crazy deals on 26" wheeled forks when I looked yesterday.

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    Unfortunately, all the competitive cyclist fork deals are for tapered forks... Good deals though if you have a 1.5" tapered headset!

    Alternately, the Manitou Minute Pro caught my eye... Available in 140mm travel with 1-1/8 head tube, and with either 9mm quick release or 20mm through hub.

    Of course I'd rather have the 20mm, but it would mean upgrading my wheel set at well. For that I was thinking of another Hayes group product, SunRingle Black Flag Pro or Charger Pro...

    Any more thoughts on the Manitou Minute Pro and/or the Black_flag/Charger Pro wheels?
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    Any fork deals? Replacement for 2006 Yeti 575 w/ Fox Vanilla...

    OP - have you looked to have the Van converted to a Float - should be cheaper than a new fork, even a used fork, and you can get it custom tuned (Push, or maybe even options with Fox).
    2011 Yeti 575 - 2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 160 / Fox Float X - 30.6 lbs

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    OK, I cheated.

    Just picked up a lightly used SB-66 with a 2012 Float 36 RLC, *and* managed to resolve all the issues with the Vanilla on the 575.

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