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  1. #1
    ali'i hua
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    forking suggestion please!

    what you think? getting the new/warranty replacement 26er TituSS in 2-3 weeks and I have a need for a new fork...and, no, sorry- not going rigid.

    requirements:
    lockout
    100mm or so.

    would be nice:
    adjustable travel
    disc-only

    weight isnt neccesairly an issue, but the arsenal of parts losely assembled for this bike seem weight-weenie ish. cost isnt a biggie- have some "discounts" available. and durability also seems to come with cost.

    brand loyalty?
    the marz atom race 100 that i had was nice (ECC is super cool!), but now tired/loose (never did any work on it)
    fox?
    rock shox?
    white bros?
    manitou?
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    loyalty is good

    My MX Pro 105 with ETA is nice. I'm not sure if thats what you had in mind by travel adjust. It works great when I have some standing climbing to do I lock it out with the ETA and still have about an inch of travel. That inch is real nice the first time you take off down a decent with the fork still locked.

    My new SS 29r will have a WB 0.8 on it, but since I don't have it yet I cant report. The MX Pro just moved over to my new Turner FS geary which I will finish building this weekend. I'm sure it will be sweet there just like it was on my 26" SS bike.
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    I would go for a nice Marzocchi, Maybe a 105mm Marathon or something. The nice thing about the Marzocchi's are that they are very durable. My coach has one on his Surly and it works great.

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    My Favorite

    is a Fox with a terra-logic cartridge. Wether you buy one of the X series or add the damper to a F or a RLC model. There is nothing better having that baby firm up for you on a S/S. It just seems to me the BEST platform for S/S.

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    I vote marathon

    I vote marathon. I have a '05 marathon XC on my geared El Saltamontes and really like it.

    I think the marathons will meet all of your requirements, they are buttery smooth, and I think the TST feature might be good for SSing (allows you to make the fork much firmer if necessary).

    Just my two cents.

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    Good job! Surly Instigator

    It's 100mm+ and not "all that rigid"....

    My current favorite fork!

    Wrong answer??

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    Get one o' these forks!
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    Another Zoke vote here.

    Marzocchi is the only brand I've owned more than one of.

    But in all fairness, I haven't ridded a WB or Fox.
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    wow. lots of zokie loyalty! the concept of the ECC that I had was nice- normally 100mm of travel, turn the lever, push down, instant climbing position!

    shiggy- what kinda fork is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    wow. lots of zokie loyalty! the concept of the ECC that I had was nice- normally 100mm of travel, turn the lever, push down, instant climbing position!

    shiggy- what kinda fork is that?
    Looks like a new Zoke 66 fork - one tall and buruly single crown fork.

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