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    Used fork for Honzo Steel Build

    Hey dudes,
    Long time rider, first time builder. I'm looking for a good (used) 130-140mm fork to use on my Honzo steel build. I know I'll need 29er stanchions, boost spacing, tapered steering tube at least 6" long - but I'm not sure if there is anything else I should be looking for. I'm fairly familiar with the different fork offerings, I'm more concerned that I don't buy a used fork that won't work for my build. Any other pointers? Or am I overthinking this?

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    You have the wheels for the build already?

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    I don't have them, but I'm having them built up and know the specs. I'm a clyde so I've come to rely on really strong wheels.

    Spank Oozy 345 rims (29" 32H)
    Bitex 6 bolt hubs

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    Just double checking that you needed 110mm Boost spacing.

    Make sure it's at least 34mm stantions, 36mm if you're a clyde to minimize any flex would be perfect. A bit heavier but I'd say worth it, steel frame isn't a weight weenie !!

    I've like Honzo's, no nonsense frames.

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    Thanks man! Great tip on 36mm stations, and one I hadn't really thought about. I'll definitely look for that.

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    https://www.jensonusa.com/Marzocchi-Bomber-Z1-29-2019

    TICKS ALL THE BOXES AND HAS FOX INTERNALS.

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    Thanks, but looking to keep it under $450 or so, used.

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    Get a pike, i know there junk, but cheep and a good fork. Revelation seems goodish.

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    Such an arbitrary price limit is going to severely limit your options, leaving you with something that is compromise, rather than something that is among the better options that best suits your needs in the longer term:

    Examples:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockshox-Pi.../153341063895/

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RockShox-Ya.../273537670363/

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockshox-Re...k/223335253739

    If these examples didn't interest you, that's a hint that you should reconsider your budget. $450 is a price point in which less demanding, more flexible/tolerant folks snap up bargains on quality 29er susp forks, so good luck shopping with such specific demands.

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    Of those three options, the Yari is the way to go. It will be stiffer than the Pike/Revelation. You can make it into a Lyrik down the road by swapping the damper to any of the Charger dampers.

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