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    Best $200 xc fork - Tora 318 air or MX Pro Lo

    I want to upgrade my 2 year old Rockshox J1 to something better. I've found the Marzocchi MX pro lo (coil fork) at Jenson for $189, and also the XC 600 TST 2 / ATA2 for the same price (air fork). For $20 more, I can get a Tora 318 solo air at cambria bikes. Of course, I will need to get a shock pump as well.

    Will the coil MX Pro lo hold up to someone 200lbs or will it need stiffer springs? I have disc brakes right now so I don't need v-brake posts.

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    Tora. Damper wise, no comparison.


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    I can't speak for the MX ProLo, though I will say it is a spring/air combo so you don't need stiffer springs...just extra air. It is, however using 30mm stanchions which are likely to be more flexible than the 32mm stanchions on the Tora

    I own a Tora 318 Solo Air and it is an exceptional fork for the money. Yes, its heavy...but it is very laterally stiff for a QR fork. It also uses motion control which is found in Rock Shox's more expensive offerings (like the Reba) so the damper is excellent.

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    another big thumbs up for the tora 318.

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    A Marz tech told me not long ago the Marz DJ3 is a good fork for heavy folks. I think has them. Check with Marz tech for replacement springs if you need them. Theres someone auctioning one on ebay now.

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