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    Redline Monocog + [insert fork here]

    Hello everybody,

    I'm currently riding a Redline Monocog, which I like a lot. However, I found out that a rigid fork is too much for me, so the next big investment is going to be a suspension fork. I do mainly All Mountain/Aggresive XC type riding and racing, so the forks that I see suitable are either a Manitou Black Platinum, or a Marzocchi MX Pro ETA. So, I was wondering if either of these forks will mess up my geometry too much. About how much higher would the front ride if I were to put on a 120 mm Black Platinum?

    Thanx for any help,

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    i measured the monocog rigid fork (2003), it is about 425mm a to c. that's about a 80mm fork sagged. 100mm forks should be ok. i won't go anything more than that though.

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    Ok, thanx a lot. So I think I might get a Black Elite, 100 mm, with lockout. About how much would this push the front end up?

    Thanx for your help,

    Phil

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    it'll push the front end up about 15mm (when the fork is sagged 25%).

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    The Black Platinum is nice because it has adjustable travel. You can set it between 90mm and 130mm or any point in between.
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    Blacks are short as far as most sussy forks go, so you might get away with a bit less than 15 mm. I think you'll be fine with a 100 mm Black, but you'd be better (geometry-wise) with 80, or the RTWD (> 2004) cranked down to 90 mm.
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    So maybe an 80 mm Skareb instead? Does anyone have experience with Skarebs? how do they handle small drops and jumps and such?

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    No more then.....

    100 MM of travel on the Redline I have a 04 & I run a ManitouSX fork with 3 inches of travel with is whats recommned (damn cant spell) the Maniotu sx is more then enough for what I ride which is singletrack & tech. But racing good luck not sure on that one.

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    Manitou SX-R w/ 80mm travel worked well with my Redline Monocog, but the 28mm stanchions were squirrelly in the chop.

    I'd suggest something with 30mm stanchions and 80mm travel.

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    Like what?
    Dude, where's my gears?

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    Maybe a Fox Vanilla 125 RLC set to 80mm?
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    aren't most pre-04 Black's tunable to 80mm? black elite is a pretty good performance per dollar. about 230 bucks from supergo i think.

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    Marzocchi MX Pro ETA

    Quote Originally Posted by SS-Phil
    Hello everybody,

    I'm currently riding a Redline Monocog, which I like a lot. However, I found out that a rigid fork is too much for me, so the next big investment is going to be a suspension fork. I do mainly All Mountain/Aggresive XC type riding and racing, so the forks that I see suitable are either a Manitou Black Platinum, or a Marzocchi MX Pro ETA. So, I was wondering if either of these forks will mess up my geometry too much. About how much higher would the front ride if I were to put on a 120 mm Black Platinum?

    Thanx for any help,

    Phil
    I had a Monocog and it was my understanding that it was supension corrected for a 100mm fork. You have to allow for the sag in the suspension fork. when comparing the length against a rigid. I now have a solo-one and I have the '04 MX Pro ETA 105 on it and it works great. I would recommend this fork to you. I think you'll find the length fine the extra 5 mm is insignificant the longer travel is nice for decents. When you lock it out the travel decreases and the front end lowers which is good for climbing. A remote lever would be all I would like to have added.
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    the redline rigid fork has EXACTLY the same axle to crown length as an 80mm sagged marzocchi fork.

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    Right now, I'm leaning more towards the Fox Vanilla. I can run it on 80 mm for general trail riding, and then I can jack it up to 100 or 125 if I do some jumping/freeriding/urban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS-Phil
    Like what?
    FWIW, I've got an '01 X-Fly 80 on my MonoCog.
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