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    MTB fork - rare / low cost maintenance or very long maintenance period.

    Hi Guys,

    Please I need help , I wanted buying a fork for my bike (all mountain)
    and I search for a very reliable fork that not need maintenance or the maintenance is very simple. I don't care about features of fork or the comfort - how it works, the weight can be medium. the budget can be around to 500 euro.

    so:
    1. the first criteria is maintenance and the security( I run fast on the mountain).
    2. then the weight
    3. the how it works
    4. features

    marzocchi vs fox vs rockshox ?

    thanks for suggestion
    marius

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    You're going to need to give a lot more info before we can help you.


    So:
    1.What bike will it be for?
    2.What wheel size?
    3.How much travel?
    4.Rim or disc brakes?
    5.Tapered or straight steerer?

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    1.bike will be for up and down from montain
    2. well is 26
    3. one per week
    4. disk brake
    5. I did't understood :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    1.bike will be for up and down from montain
    2. well is 26
    3. one per week
    4. disk brake
    5. I did't understood :-)
    You didn't understood 1, 3, or 5.

    1. What specific bike will it be for? Make, model, year? That will help us narrow down the options for you.
    3. If you can answer #1, we can answer #3 for you.
    5. If you can answer #1, we can answer #5 for you.

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    Travel is how much the fork compresses.The steerer tube is either tapered or not .

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    1. ram bike, 2007 http://ram-bikes.com/2011_archive/en...gue_en_web.pdf

    the size bike is 16 or 18 inch

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    If reliability and feature set are your first two criteria, you can nail those with a rigid fork.

    I think you need to think about what features and level of performance you don't want to give up.

    People do report less effort maintaining coil spring forks. Get one with a rebound damper only (I'm projecting my minimum feature set on you) and there are fewer bits to break.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Another thing is if you ride ,then you need to maintain the bike ,all forks have a schedule of changing oil . You could look them up. Like Andrew said no maintaining a rigid fork.

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    thanks for info but I prefer no rigid fork

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    Agreed. Rigid fork has least maintenance.

    Elastomer forks are "low maintenance" but ride quality sucks. Just squirt grease into them, for the most part...until the elastomer dies. By then, replacements are probably not made anymore and you can toss it in the trash.

    Coil forks probably next.

    Then a basic air fork.

    Start adding compression damping to anything, and you increase the complexity and maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    1. ram bike, 2007 http://ram-bikes.com/2011_archive/en...gue_en_web.pdf

    the size bike is 16 or 18 inch
    Which bike model in the catalogue ?

    Do you have a 2007 model or a 2011 model ?

    A 2007 bike might have different specs to a 2011 bike.

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