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    the budha of big air has blessed me and i need to ask for your advice on what to spec

    suprise, i thought that i wouldn't be able to afford a new freeride bike for a long time after getting my xc bike but a friend has offered me a 2002 yeti asx for $600 in great condition ...just the frame but who cares ...
    sounds like a good deal to me but if you might think better please any advice would be apprecieted ...
    also when i get the bike i need to figure what i want to spec on the bike ...
    so far i have crank as a race face dh drive train as shimano xt
    and i was going too have a set of mavic 321's built up as recomended by dh'r in lbs
    the problem i have is figuring out which fork i want to get on it
    i want at least 6 inches of travel in the front
    and all the forks in the 6- 7 inch range have rather mixed reveiws and a long saga of maintenance woes ...can't decide on the fork at all (i know this question gets asked allot )
    any advice on the whole thing would be helpfull ...
    thanks guys ..
    ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by laotsu42
    suprise, i thought that i wouldn't be able to afford a new freeride bike for a long time after getting my xc bike but a friend has offered me a 2002 yeti asx for $600 in great condition ...just the frame but who cares ...
    sounds like a good deal to me but if you might think better please any advice would be apprecieted ...
    also when i get the bike i need to figure what i want to spec on the bike ...
    so far i have crank as a race face dh drive train as shimano xt
    and i was going too have a set of mavic 321's built up as recomended by dh'r in lbs
    the problem i have is figuring out which fork i want to get on it
    i want at least 6 inches of travel in the front
    and all the forks in the 6- 7 inch range have rather mixed reveiws and a long saga of maintenance woes ...can't decide on the fork at all (i know this question gets asked allot )
    any advice on the whole thing would be helpfull ...
    thanks guys ..
    ian
    I went with a 2004 Super T...

    I thought hard on a 2003 or a SLider plus..

    I have a few friends on the sliders and they love them...

    I just ordered my fork... so it'll be a few weeks before I can testify for my brothers about it.

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    superT

    I've had the 03 SuperT for almost a year. No maintenance problems. I love it.
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    let me know how you like the super t

    that is one of the fore runners
    i would like to hear how you like it ...
    Quote Originally Posted by pdirt
    I went with a 2004 Super T...

    I thought hard on a 2003 or a SLider plus..

    I have a few friends on the sliders and they love them...

    I just ordered my fork... so it'll be a few weeks before I can testify for my brothers about it.
    ______
    "thirty spokes converge upon a wheel but it is the hole in the center that enables it to be used"

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    cool thanks for the feedback

    why the hell do i have to lengthen my message to be able to post it
    f*** that
    ththththth

    but any way thanks for the feedback the super t looks like the one but you never know ...
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    shermans seem to be popular as well

    how do they compare to the super t ...
    any one know ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by laotsu42
    how do they compare to the super t ...
    any one know ...
    it's like the diff between a Z1 and a Firefly.
    Marzocchis and Manitous just feel different.
    you gotta try them. especially with TPC+ and SPV in the mix.

    one definite -(minus) on the Slider is the seals won't keep as long as Marzocchi seals.
    that's just the way it is between the two companies.
    Marzocchi forks are known for their super low maintenance.

    i say Marzocchi.

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