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    Paging lycra crowd

    ...so what is the XC fork of choice nowadays? ie, ~3" travel

    most likely for this 12 year old girl build any fork will do but figured i would ask

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    The new '09 Reba SL or Race forks look like the ticket with either QR or Maxle lower options. A lower price option (never mind, I forgot who I'm talking to) is the Manitou Drake.
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    My vote is for Fox, but I'm also 200 lbs. A Reba is much cheaper and should easily withstand the emotional abuse of a teenager

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    Hmmm..........DT Swiss XMC 29er w 80 mm travel ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ...so what is the XC fork of choice nowadays? ie, ~3" travel

    most likely for this 12 year old girl build any fork will do but figured i would ask
    Shouldn't a 12 year old be on a rigid bike?! Learn skills early on and be a much better rider as she grows up. Be a rider as opposed to a plower...
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    Totem. Shave the arch to accomodate a 29" tire.

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    I do agree with cluster on this, but when it came time to start building my daugther a bike, I know she was insisting on front squishies.
    All her friends had front suspension forks, usually of the crap SR steel versions, and enough of them had been telling her that the front suspension makes things OH so much more comfy... what else should I do with an old SID fork?

    Anyways, it's easy enough with an air fork to pump it "as per the specs honey honest!" so it behaves like a rigid.
    (then you drop the front tire about 3 or 4 psi and she raves about the squish!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluster_tolerance
    Shouldn't a 12 year old be on a rigid bike?! Learn skills early on and be a much better rider as she grows up. Be a rider as opposed to a plower...
    I think in this case the "12 year old girl" might be referring to a 40 year old man whose name rhymes with MoNizzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Totem. Shave the arch to accomodate a 29" tire.
    don't be silly...a Totem? Ironically, I do have a Totem arriving today but it would be better suited for my El Rey. For the XC a modded Lyrik would make more sense.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid
    The new '09 Reba SL or Race forks look like the ticket with either QR or Maxle lower options. A lower price option (never mind, I forgot who I'm talking to) is the Manitou Drake.
    yeah...thinking Reba (or Fox). The silly 2008 Manitou can be had for $269 which is tempting though i dont know much about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    I think in this case the "12 year old girl" might be referring to a 40 year old man whose name rhymes with MoNizzle.
    Yeah, but the same rules should apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Hmmm..........DT Swiss XMC 29er w 80 mm travel ! TIG.
    no thanks...this is for a budget bike so that is too expensive; paying extra for what amounts to nothing more than xtra bling is pretty lame if you ask me

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluster_tolerance
    Shouldn't a 12 year old be on a rigid bike?! Learn skills early on and be a much better rider as she grows up. Be a rider as opposed to a plower...
    learn skills? typical retro grouch mentality...no thanks. why would i care about skill when i can address handicaps through technology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    no thanks...this is for a budget bike so that is too expensive; paying extra for what amounts to nothing more than xtra bling is pretty lame if you ask me

    Good point...........the fork actually looks kinda like a Manitou sportin carbon lowers ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Yeah, but the same rules should apply.
    Why, because they are the same size? Of course if MoNizzle's breast buds should reach Tanner stage 3 he...errrr, she will gain weight and might need a burlier fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Why, because they are the same size? Of course if MoNizzle's breast buds should reach Tanner stage 3 he...errrr, she will gain weight and might need a burlier fork.
    MoNizzle would look hot with implants

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    MoNizzle would look hot with implants
    MoNipple

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    Fo........you can't ignore the price on those Jenson Manitou's. I got a Nixon from them and it was a steal.
    That's the way to go, imo.

    If you get one with white lowers, it will match your training bra....



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    Yikes, Fo's taking way too long to reply to my taunts and jeers. I bet he's working on a doozy of a retort. Now I'm nervous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Yikes, Fo's taking way too long to reply to my taunts and jeers. I bet he's working on a doozy of a retort. Now I'm nervous!
    I agree that the silence is concerning.

    His lack of reply can't be due to the fact that he's busy doing anything else. MTBR is his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I agree that the silence is concerning.

    His lack of reply can't be due to the fact that he's busy doing anything else. MTBR is his life.
    The guy doesn't have a job, doesn't have a wife, doesn't have kids...

    Christ, do you think he could be driving up here to pay me a personal visit??? Dammit, I might need to go hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Yikes, Fo's taking way too long to reply to my taunts and jeers. I bet he's working on a doozy of a retort. Now I'm nervous!
    Gimme a break...I just got back from a 2 week vacation and just got back to work. I have been swamped all day in my office organizing pictures taken on my trip so had no time to reply. Now piss off as I need to finalize my vacation plans for spring break

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I agree that the silence is concerning.

    His lack of reply can't be due to the fact that he's busy doing anything else. MTBR is his life.
    fair points...unlike you, who spreads their "life" across both MTBing and skiing, I am shallow in comparison given i no longer ski during the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    fair points...unlike you, who spreads their "life" across both MTBing and skiing, I am shallow in comparison given i no longer ski during the winter.
    I also surf Road Bike Review. I'm very well-rounded.

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    I have nothing to truly contribute but I must say I am enjoying reading this thread....even though I am not as well-rounded as Squeaky. Hey, how about a Duc 32? I hear they may become quite rare too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Now piss off as I need to finalize my vacation plans for spring break
    I'll alert the "girls gone wild" video producers to they can be there to film you in all you Mo-Nizzle glory

    and everyone knows that the only choice for an XC fork is a 36

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    The clear choice here for Fo' is the DT Swiss. It is by far one of the most expensive forks on the market and it is loaded with carbon. That will help him as he tries to race XC next year.
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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    Since you will be racing next season and plan on lots of wins to post on your blog......go for the Reba with lock-out

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    Since you will be racing next season and plan on lots of wins to post on your blog......go for the Reba with lock-out
    thanks for the advice...that is where i am leaning. however, as for my blog, dont expect to have access to it as i plan to have it password protected to keep the haters out

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    I'd really like to be considered for access to your blog. I know you have already received similar requests from Squeaky and tscheezy but I want in too. It will really help my self-esteem.

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    Blog? Fo has a Blog? Why? He never rides....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I'd really like to be considered for access to your blog. I know you have already received similar requests from Squeaky and tscheezy but I want in too. It will really help my self-esteem.
    I personally would like to see it for all the riding tips and awesome trip photos.
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    This thread, and Fo in particular, merit this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zvTRQr7ns8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    I personally would like to see it for all the riding tips and awesome trip photos.
    and nutritional advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    and nutritional advice
    ...and innermost thoughts and feelings. "Does he like me? Should I ask him to go ride? Will he say yes? Oh god, my stomach is all in a knot. I can't stop thinking about it."

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    While on the blog, I really want to learn about proper body positioning and KOPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    thanks for the advice...that is where i am leaning. however, as for my blog, dont expect to have access to it as i plan to have it password protected to keep the haters out
    Screw the Blah(g) thing, Fo. Shoot for something really big...like becoming an STR moderator.


    "Thanks Button".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    ...and innermost thoughts and feelings. "Does he like me? Should I ask him to go ride? Will he say yes? Oh god, my stomach is all in a knot. I can't stop thinking about it."
    that really made me LOL.

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