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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Pike 454, 426 or 409? Air, dual air or coil?

    I've got a jackal frame on the way and don't know what the best fork would be Pike 454, 426 or 409. Also what is better air, dual air or coil? Cheers

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    Dual Air loses the U-turn travel adjust.

    I would avoid the 454 for Park/DJ riding. The 454 uses a hollow crown and aluminum steerer. It's lighter, but sacrifices durability. The 426 has "external" Floodgate, while the 409 has "internal" Floodgate adjust. The 409 Floodgate can be adjusted by a 2.5mm allen without removing the top cap. In fact, the rebound knob can pull off and adjust the Floodgate. The 409 uses the solid crown and steel steerer. A bit heftier, but more solid.

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    i'd stay away from the 454 because like xsl-will said it has a hollow crown and aluminium steerer. Dual air doesnt have travel adjust does it? I thought it was just stuck at one height. I thought the Air U-turn was the adjustable air travel fork. And yeah it is supposed to lose its travel. I'd go with the coil personally as not a lot can go wrong with it
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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