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    New fork for SoMo

    I'm sick of riding South Mountain with a 100 mm front fork. Anybody have any suggestions for a new, relatively cheap, beefy fork? I have a Fox Float rl80 with the spacers taken out to push it to 100 mm. Would like to sell it and use the money to help with the purchase of something more suitable for AZ riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickNix
    I'm sick of riding South Mountain with a 100 mm front fork. Anybody have any suggestions for a new, relatively cheap, beefy fork? I have a Fox Float rl80 with the spacers taken out to push it to 100 mm. Would like to sell it and use the money to help with the purchase of something more suitable for AZ riding...

    What type of frame do you have?

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    I guesse that is kind of important...

    I have a 19" Surly 1x1 hardtail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickNix
    I guesse that is kind of important...

    I have a 19" Surly 1x1 hardtail...
    Honestly, I wouldn't go with any fork bigger than 100mm on that frame.

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    ****. Really? Why so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickNix
    ****. Really? Why so?
    It'll mess up the geometry, and while not likely potentially damage the headtube of the frame.

    How big of a fork were you hoping to put on there?

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    Pike with U-Turn?
    You can dial it 100, stout, coil sprung, relatively cheap.

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    I am a huge fan of Fox. If you can put together the money either a f-120 or any of the 32 model would be great for you. Just figure out how big you can go on the front without totally choppering it out. A little less head angle and a slightly higher bb can really help out on Somo.

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    It'll mess up the geometry, and while not likely potentially damage the headtube of the frame.

    How big of a fork were you hoping to put on there?
    At least 120mm. I was doing the big Mormon, National, Telegraph, DC loop a few weeks ago and had a hard time keeping up with everyone. 100mm makes for an exciting and challenging ride, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to clean everything with my current setup...

    Of course, maybe I'm just being a pusy...

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    On a hardtail, 100mm is more than sufficient for that loop. If you go too long, you'll lighten the front end up in climbing situations, which can be interesting.
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    you're lucky enough.

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    100mm is great for the DC portion and much of Mormon and National, but the latter portion of National can be a bich and Telegraph is completely impossible, for me, that is...

    Of course, I've never seen anyone clean Telegraph...

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    I'd get either a Revelation U-Turn (110-140) or a Reba U-Turn (90-120). Both can be had with a 20mm thru axle, which I would do to

    You can run 100 on DC and climbing National and 120+ cruising down National, Telegraph, or whatever.

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    Haven't yet looked at the prices, but anybody know anything about the Marzocchi 55 ATA or the Marzocchi 22 LO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickNix
    Haven't yet looked at the prices, but anybody know anything about the Marzocchi 55 ATA or the Marzocchi 22 LO?
    I do.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickNix
    Haven't yet looked at the prices, but anybody know anything about the Marzocchi 55 ATA or the Marzocchi 22 LO?
    Check this one out, 140mm only $239.


    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...i+55+R+08.aspx


    or this one is 130mm with ETA.


    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...1+Fork+06.aspx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortface
    Check this one out, 140mm only $239.


    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...i+55+R+08.aspx


    .

    There is a reason they are so cheap...

    They blow up and the only fix for them is to drill holes in the sealed nitrogen cartridge to make it open bath. Just say no to the Marz 55 and lower forks.

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    Really there that bad.

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    I'm looking for a Fox Vanilla 125 RLC specifically... Used would be nice -can't find one, though...

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    There should be some on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortface
    Really there that bad.

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    I have a good friend who put a Drop-Off 1 on a Kona Dawg and it worked very well on everything at SOMO for three years. It still works actually, he just doesn't ride the bike anymore. (upgraded to a Nomad)
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

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    Vanilla RLC 145mm

    I have a '09 Fox Vanilla RLC 145 fork in practically new condition. PM me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag
    I'd get either a Revelation U-Turn (110-140) or a Reba U-Turn (90-120). Both can be had with a 20mm thru axle, which I would do to

    You can run 100 on DC and climbing National and 120+ cruising down National, Telegraph, or whatever.
    I bought a used '08 (maybe late '07) Revelation U-Turn and love it. No problems what so ever. I put it on a '99 Cannondale V frame bike with the potential of really messing with the geometry but it ended up being perfect. The 100 to 130 U-Turnability is great.
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    Didnt the Surly come with the matching rigid fork?

    Put that bad boy on and you might be a little behind on the downs, but you will pick it up on the climbs!!

    Dont worry about Telegraph, thats mostly for the boys on the barcaloungers!

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    Just get used to rebuilding the fork once or twice a year OR get used to riding it blown.

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