Optimal Fork for Turner DHR
Hi Turner riders,
I'm thinking about purchasing a 2004 Turner DHR, and after reading all of the positive feedback and reviews here, I'm really convinced that I'm making the right decision. I'm looking to create a great DH bike that I can take back to Europe with me, and use for shuttle runs at ski resorts and perhaps even some DH racing.
What I am wondering about is what fork to choose with this frame. I am trying to decide between a 888r, Monster T or Boxxer. Although Dorados would be nice, they are out of my price range. I've also read that the DHR frame is designed for 7 to 8 inch travel forks, and that with some of the forks there can be handling-related problems due to high crown height. Is this only the case with the 888r? Anyone using Shivers on their DHR? I don't see to many people using this fork - anyone know why?
I've used RockShox in the past, and was disappointed by their quality, which prompted me to switch to Marzocchi for my current ride (which I haven't regretted one bit). But I'm willing to give them a new chance if need be. What are you guys using? Would a heavy fork like the monster T create an imbalance on the bikes weight distribution?
Thanks for your help and advice!
PS: here's a pic of what I currently ride. I love that 4 bar linkage design and ride-feel just like the burner!
you can't go wrong with either the Boxxer or 7" 888. I choose to run a Boxxer because it's my personal preference - it's light, works great, easy to service and I've always had great support from their CS.
Page Scott@Go-Ride over on the Downhill - Freeride board. He just recently posted a very nice review of the DHR, V10, and Cuervo. Go-Ride deals largely in DH bikes and those guys really know their stuff. They have ridden a lot of configurations and will be able to tell you what effect different forks will have on the ride. Visit their website http://go-ride.com/ for more contact information to get a hold of them if you can't raise Scott.
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Originally Posted by steve3
Personally, I'd stick with Marzocchi, or maybe try one of Manitou's DH forks. I hear the new Slider SPV is really nice. Boxxers are OK too, RS just needs to update that design. Of course, PUSH's first fork product will be a Boxxer cartridge, according to Jimmy, so that problem could be pretty easily solved.
Good luck finding a nice DH bike- between the Turner, Ventana, and the others carried by Go-Ride, you can't really go wrong.
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