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    Lightest All mountain fork?

    What out there for Lighter all mountain forks? Something in the 110-130mm travel range?

    Off the top of my head I can think of
    Fox Talas = very heavy
    Fox Float 120 = heavy but good performance
    Manitou Minute MRD? dunno what the reviews are like on this
    Pace/DTSwiss?

    Any thoughts on any of those?

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    RS Revelation 426 Dual-Air. By going Dual-Air it is lighter and for travel adjustment you dismantle it and add/remove up to two spacers, giving 100-130 travel. Weight is 3.75lbs

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    Hmmm...
    Fox F120 is lighter than that at 3.56 claimed. I don't care too much about adjustable travel.

    120mm is good for me to match my stumpjumper fsr frame.

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    http://www.manitoumtb.com/items.asp?deptid=1&itemid=160

    Manitou Minute MRD, claimed 1497gr for 130mm.
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    The DT Swiss XMC130 is 1570gms (3.45 lbs) for 130mm of travel. But the price will likely make your eyes water, it must be about $1/gm.

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    120mm is XC

    all mountain are 140mm+

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    I would say that one of the lightes and most rigid AM fork is the Lefty max, the problem is to get it on other frames then cannondale, even if isnīt impossible

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    I've got a 2004 Manitou Minute Two at 3.6 pounds with the steerer cut to I think its 9". Cost me a whole $100... hurrah for craigslist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STS
    120mm is XC

    all mountain are 140mm+
    Really? Got a source for that bold suggestion? Its a term without any real definite meaning, and as such if the OP feels a 110-130mm fork is suitable for their style of All Mountain riding, who are you to argue?
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    Magura MD 100R has a claimed weight of 1500g/3.3lbs. for XC.

    http://www.magura.com/english/frameset/frameset.htm

    My bad I thought I had the Durin link on here, damn the intraweb!
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    Magura's website is pretty shocking and uses frames, the actual link for the the MD100R is http://www.magura.com/english/produk...2008_durin.htm

    The ML130AM is closer to what was requested however. It's claimed weight is a more hefty 1910gr though. http://www.magura.com/english/produk...urin130fcr.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by STS
    120mm is XC

    all mountain are 140mm+
    While some frame makers might feel that way for REAR suspension (the Haro Sonix VL120 for example, 120mm rear and 100mm front), as far as front forks go, marzocchi considers 100mm as the max for an XC fork, Fox 100, Manitou 100, Rockshox 100, Magura 100, see a pattern forming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Guy
    Really? Got a source for that bold suggestion? Its a term without any real definite meaning, and as such if the OP feels a 110-130mm fork is suitable for their style of All Mountain riding, who are you to argue?
    120 is xc

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    Why? Because you say it is? Not good enough. An example of some evidence to back up such a claim would be:

    "Fork manufactures generally suggest up to 100mm forks for XC use, with 120-130mm falling into the All Mountain catgory. Examples are Magura, Manitou*, and Rock Shox."

    [SIZE="1"]*I'm taking 'Trail' to have a similar meaning to All Mountain. It's certainly not XC.[/SIZE]

    See? I just provided evidence to support a statement. It's not that difficult.
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    Jeez. Ok lets forget the whole "all-mountain vs XC" debate. Whats a good light fork to match a 120mm full-suspension bike (like my stumpjumper). Something in the 110-130mm range.

    Anything more than that I feel is too heavy and looses efficiency, while less travel than that will screw with a that type of bike's geometry.

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    I bought the Marzochi Marathon SL. At 120mm and around 3.5lbs it was a good light AM fork for me. I got it on closeout from '06 and so the price was pretty good.

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    Lightest 5" travel fork: Specialized Future Shock S120, 120mm travel, carbon 1 1/8 to 1.5" steerer, Trail Tune inertia valve, adjustable Brain Fade and rebound, piggyback one sided air spring and damper

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    The Manitou Minute 130mm I mentioned earlier is the lightest 1 1/8th fork that's been suggested so far, and AFAIK it is the lightest 130mm fork around, at 1497gr.
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    Are you looking for lightest or best-working ? Because as far as I know, until this year (I hope it's changed for competition's sake), Manitou was in the back wagon in terms of performance... For a 120-130 mm efficient fork, I'd say the Revelation Dual Air or the Fox 32 F120 RLC (I have the 100 mm version and it's really light, beautiful and sweet-working).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Guy
    The Manitou Minute 130mm I mentioned earlier is the lightest 1 1/8th fork that's been suggested so far, and AFAIK it is the lightest 130mm fork around, at 1497gr.
    Plus it seems the Minute line of forks are available with a 20mm thru-axle as well, if that floats yer boat (of course, it may add a few grams).

    Over in the SRAM forum there's talk of Rockshox's offerings for '09 (i.e. mid-year release). It seems they're putting a 'maxle-light' on the Reba and potentially making it travel adjustable. Given most fork manufacturers seem to aim for a 'lighter, stronger' approach with each release, it could be worth waiting to see what they've got? Or even wait to see what Fox & Marzocchi do with the new 15mm 'E-Thru' (thru-axle) standard alongside Shimano. I get the impression the popularity of the phrase 'All Mountain' is going to see some interesting frame/suspension developments in the near future.

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    I just weighed the Manitou Minute MRD (130mm) is it's 1521.8g with it's full steerer tube length.

    And for what its worth All Mtn starts at 140mm and greater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    I just weighed the Manitou Minute MRD (130mm) is it's 1521.8g with it's full steerer tube length.

    And for what its worth All Mtn starts at 140mm and greater.
    Any feedback on the performance of the new Minute MRD? I've heard that quality has improved since Hayes bought them, and hows the performance of the new cartridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    And for what its worth All Mtn starts at 140mm and greater.
    That's three times this has been said now, anyone feel like enlightening me as to why? Every fork maker seems to disagree with you.

    And if it is the case, what is a 130mm fork classed as?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Guy
    That's three times this has been said now, anyone feel like enlightening me as to why? Every fork maker seems to disagree with you.

    And if it is the case, what is a 130mm fork classed as?
    Considering the level of disagreement that comes up whenever there is a "What is All Mountain?" thread on the "All Mountain" forum I don't think we need to pay too much attention when it spills over onto the Weight Saving forum.

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