I'm rebuilding my old (2001), large framed, GT Aggressor 2.0 for my eldest son (19-years-old, 6' tall, and 175lbs). I'm replacing almost all of the components on it.
It has an RST suspension fork on it. I believe it is the 381EL (I'm working from memory). The 2001 Aggressor 2.0 was originally supplied with the Rock Shox Jett, but GT switched to the RST fork after the Jett was recalled.
I'm not sure if I should replace the RST (which never rebounded well), or just clean it up. I don't know much about forks, and I'm not sure if servicing it is worth it. I don't know if it can really be serviced (though I'm willing to learn and give it a go).
The bike is staying an 8x3 with rim brakes. He'll mostly be using it for commuting, but he'll occasionally venture out onto trails with us.
If I replace it, I'll be working with a tight budget due to the vast array of parts that I've already invested in. I'm thinking about the Rock Shox XC 28 TK Mg as a possible replacement. I don't know if it will be an improvement over the RST, however.
The bike has a "WTB Momentum Comp ST" headset, which is 1-1/8." I don't know if that should be replaced if I replace the fork.
Advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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