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    iRide hardtail
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    B-New MX Comp (coil) Vs. used Marathon, Sid, Psylo, etc…

    B-New MX Comp (coil) Vs. used Marathon, Sid, Psylo, etc…

    Which one should I go for?

    I currently have a Rock Shox Judy TT (80mm) that came with my 2003 GT hard tail and want to upgrade to a better fork.

    I mostly ride trail, the usual…rocks, roots; a foot drops here and there nothing really big.

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Depends

    Buying used forks is always a crapshoot unless you can verify the history of the fork (e.g. buying form a friend you ride with, and know how well they treat their equipment). In any case, the MX Comp is going to be a nice upgrade from the Judy, and you'll have the confidence of knowing you're buying new. Another suggestion-if you can afford the $250, buy the 2005 MX Pro with ETA, it's a steal at that price, and many retailers still have them.
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    iRide hardtail
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    Yah that's my dilema, I was thinking of bidding on a used fork off eBay but I have no idea how the fork was used except what the description says on the auction, and you're right, it's win or loose. On the other hand, if I get a brand new but not as high end, at least I don't have to worry about the quality.

    MX Pro is really nice but unfortunately my option is limited only to 80-85mm travel coz of the frame geometry.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Heylerds; 10-20-2005 at 07:22 AM.
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    Jenson has a clearance sale on the MX Comp 85mm Coil right now for 169. I just got myself one from them to upgrade from the Judy TT on my new FS XC bike. Heh I rode the Judy TT for one weekend on some single track and said man this thing has gotta GO!

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    iRide hardtail
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    That's a great deal but they will not ship that fork to Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heylerds
    That's a great deal but they will not ship that fork to Toronto.
    Have it shipped to someone you know states then have them ship it to you as a gift.

    I just took notice BikeSmart has them on sale for the same price, maybe they ship internationally.
    Last edited by M_Saint; 10-20-2005 at 09:08 AM.

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    Yah I could do that but let me check Bikesmart first. Thanks.
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    Well mine finally showed up after fedex delivered it to the wrong place first

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Saint
    Well mine finally showed up after fedex delivered it to the wrong place first

    Nice! Hey let me know how's the fork after your first ride.
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