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    Hardrock fork

    I keep hearing how the RST Gilla T6 is pretty crappy, but that's what came on my bike. It'll be a few weeks before I replace it because I have some work to do on my car ($$), but I figured I'd go ahead and ask for some suggestions and start making comparisons.

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    I've got a 3" Judy TT on my Hardrock now, with which I am not dissatisfied. If I had some money for an upgrade I'd probably go for a 4" Marzocchi MX or even a Fox Vanilla at 4 inches.

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    What's the difference in 3" or 4" of travel? I don't know any of this technical stuff, yet.

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    Well, a 4" fork would give you 1 inch more suspension than 3" one, so in theory, it'll be more comfortable.

    I think the RST you are riding now is a 3" fork. A 4" fork will lift the bottom bracket and slacken the head angle, but I think the Hardrock can handle one with ease. Lots of models come with 4" forks straight out of the factory. A longer travel will also raise your handlebars, but you can undo this by moving some spacers from under your stem.

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    The RST Gilas are 4" (100mm) forks. I personally dislike the T5s a lot but I think they were improved a fair bit for 2006 and the Gila T6 is a pretty OK starter fork. The recomendations stated in this thread are good, Fox Vanilla 130R, Marzocchi MX Comp.

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