Need new fork, but which?
Since cutting too short my Fox 32 fork for my new build, finances have forced me to temporarily use an el cheapo RST Deuce I got off the bay. Now I am looking to finally totally complete this build and get the new "permanent" fork on the bike.
I am building a Blue Pig, the fork I am using now while I get all the parts slowly on the bike is a 140mm. I am considering another 2011 Fox F32, a 2012 Fox, a 2011/12 Sektor, od a 2013 Sektor. Obviously the '11 models would be the cheapest, but cheapest doesn't necessarily mean the best bang for the buck.
Since this is my second fork for the build I am trying to get the cheapest "good" fork, while also getting my moneys worth. I don't want to get a 'lesser fork" in order to save $50.
My requirements are a fork in the 140mm range, and a 15mm maxle, preferably in a 1.5" non-tapered steerer as I already have the needed headset, however that is not a deal breaker, but it is an extra cost.
Do the difference on prices necessarily justify the more recent models?