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    BW .8 or 1.0

    I know the .8 is a dedicated 80mm fork and the 1.0 is either 80 or 100 mm and its coil. What are your thoughts on which is better? What do you like or dislike about either one?

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    The 1.0 can be had in a lighter all-air version as well, as far as I know.
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    Saw your other post re KM & .8

    Important to note that per Surly the KM is susp adj for a 80mm Zoke which has an A-C similar to the 1.0 so you should be able to get similar handling with a 1.0 plus a little more cush.

    That's what I'm putting on my KM - a 1.0 air. The 1.0 became available in a higher volume air version last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcyclist
    I know the .8 is a dedicated 80mm fork and the 1.0 is either 80 or 100 mm and its coil. What are your thoughts on which is better? What do you like or dislike about either one?
    Unless you absolutely want an air for you can't go wrong with the 1.0 IMO. I can't speak for the 0.8 fork, but the 1.0 is a sweet ride with the option of either 80 or 100mm. This kind of option could be important (or not) depending on what kind of travel you are wanting - i.e. if you find the 100mm is not you then change it to 80mm. Also, you may want to put the fork on a new bike in a year or two and the 100mm form may be something to keep in mind since it appears that almost all bikes are slowly heading for a 100mm standard fork on the front.

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    As far as I remember, Marz and WB forks in 80mm are really close to each other. The KM was built for 468mm. With a 100mm fork, you need to use up half that with sag to come that low. Essentially the KM L and XL being quick (72) to begin with, they won't chopper out too much (~71) with a 100mm. bars will come up of course though. In any case I advise a Jones H-bar :-) If it can make my KM fork so much less harsh, a 80mm+H might be comfortable and quick enough for most.
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