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    squishy Monkey

    Contimplating a suspension fork for my Monkey, I've always ridden the suspension fork, my first was a trek DS1, I've been riding my Monkey for about 3 months now with out a suspension fork and I've been riding considerably better, and I'm wondering if I should shell out the money for the White brothers that all of my friends are ordering. Any advice? Which fork etc. thanks.
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    Yes.
    Do it.
    Do not pass go.
    Do not collect $100. (Spend alot more!)

    I have the Marzocchi MxComp. Good fork, but much too heavy for most.

    The WB is light (only .5lbs more than a KM fork) stiff and durable. Just ask Mikesee.

    Mine is showing up soon.

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    rigidity

    I am keeping the front of my Macaque all hard and rigid. As for the seatpost, I think I might order me up a Cane Creek squishy post for them long rides I like to do, plus I can switch the post from bike to bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    I am keeping the front of my Macaque all hard and rigid. As for the seatpost, I think I might order me up a Cane Creek squishy post for them long rides I like to do, plus I can switch the post from bike to bike.
    Never understood the susp. post on a rigid bike.
    Can you put the post on the front end?
    IME, putting a squish up front softened the rear a bit.

    Like the guy, Captn something who bought that beautiful Dean 29er or something and then threw on a Thudbuster? Man, I almost lost my breakfast on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Never understood the susp. post on a rigid bike.
    Can you put the post on the front end?
    IME, putting a squish up front softened the rear a bit.

    Like the guy, Captn something who bought that beautiful Dean 29er or something and then threw on a Thudbuster? Man, I almost lost my breakfast on that!
    It's alright to do that. Just adding comfort to it, especially if I am going for longer rides on either Surly (KM or Pacer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Never understood the susp. post on a rigid bike.
    Can you put the post on the front end?
    IME, putting a squish up front softened the rear a bit.

    Like the guy, Captn something who bought that beautiful Dean 29er or something and then threw on a Thudbuster? Man, I almost lost my breakfast on that!
    A suspension post on my hardtail really helps to let me stay seated over rough stuff; same idea as a softtail. I have been running the White Brothers air post over a year now and it works well in conjunction with my WB fork. I hardly know it is there unless I switch to a rigid post and than realize how it allows me to ride more comfortably and with better control (faster). I have tried other suspension posts, but prefer the WB.

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    Okay

    I ride a thudbuster on my rigid monkey, you have to have something to take the edge off riding fixed off road. It like it alot, definitley feels better than the thompson I had on it. My buddy is bringing me a WB fork on Friday I guess I'll shell out the green for it. But hey $500 isn't a bad price. It pays to know your bike shop guys. Especially when they are pushing the 29er.
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