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    HELP!: RS Pike 409 vs 454... Deal???

    Posted this in the AM section but no answer. Guess i`ll try here.

    Ok, so i`m going to Argentina in a couple of weeks and since 20mm hub 120+mm forks are WAY too hard to find in my country (i`m from Uruguay) i might as well take advantage of the trip and ive been lookin for a good fork to buy when i`m there.
    Narrowed it down to 2 options:

    1.- This Pike 409 U-turn 95-140mm:

    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/...rre-y-masa-_JM

    Its used but according to seller it has been regularly serviced and works perfectly. Price is 400 usd w/20mm hub included (Formula hub).

    2.- This Pike 454 Air U-turn 110-140mm:


    http://btt.com.ar/nota/396/396171.shtml

    This guy wants 600 usd for the fork only (brand new i think). I know its expensive, but this is in South America, these are not common here and buying one from ebay might cost me more expensive due to custom fees. The guy includes a good 20mm hub (hope or similar).
    The point is that this guy plays guitar and i`m selling one, the guy takes it from me plus 300 usd for the fork or the guitar plus 380 usd for the fork and 20mm hub.

    I think im pretty much decided for the 409 but what im asking is: if is it really worth it to give this guy a guitar plus 380 usd for the Pike 454 instead of paying 400 usd for the Pike 409 and keep the guitar?

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    Both older model year fork's w/o a warranty. Personally I prefer the coil models (409 coil ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    Both older model year fork's w/o a warranty. Personally I prefer the coil models (409 coil ?)
    +1
    easier to service, btw...

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    Not really answering my question but thanks!
    What i`m asking is if the 454 is worth a 200 usd difference over a 409 w/hub included

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