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    Forks Dilemma

    I'm An old school rider, late 90s, did a lot, jumps stairs, drops, dual slalow, some similar to downhill descents.
    I now assemble a bike, frame VAG Dual Pro (Portuguese brand) but I can not decide which to choose suspension, preferably used.

    Previously had a Identiti Dr. Jekyll with a Marzocchi Junior T 130mm 1999
    And it was everything I wanted without any problems.
    Now everyone uses the marzocchi dirt jumper, but I'm afraid it has little travel, and it is too hard.
    If anyone can help, I appreciate

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    What are you trying to do with it? That will make a difference... I personally prefer my fork very stiff when it comes to flex and I set the fork very firm... but it is all personal preference.

    I have an argyle and my new bike is coming with a fox 831... but if I was to recommend a DJ fork it would either be the Manitou Circus Expert
    Manitou Circus Expert Fork – Reviews, Comparisons, Specs – Mountain Bike Forks - Vital MTB

    or the argyle RC
    RockShox Argyle RC Coil Fork – Reviews, Comparisons, Specs – Mountain Bike Forks - Vital MTB

    both relatively inexpensive and fairly easy to find used and both really solid forks

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    Looks like that bike is spec'd with a 130mm Suntour DJD. Look for something similar. The geometry of that bike will suffer if you use a shorter travel fork. Also, for the riding you describe you'll need a longer travel fork.

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    well if that is the case, 130mm is not a standard DJ fork... I would look at getting a fox float 32 or 36, there should be a good number around and they are pretty inexpensive

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