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    Just picked this beauty yesterday...

    for 700$, second hand (in use for a couple of months), upgraded by the previous owner. I only added my old Power V.
    It will be my commuter/urban/trailbike.
    I plan to throw on it a nicer/trailworthy fork, so any advice, which one,
    would be great.
    Enjoy!
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    nice for a commuter i would go for the fox trail forks, what was it used for?
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    What frame is that? It could be a Da Bomb for all I know...
    Hunter, Simmons, Berrecloth, Watson,Vanderham, Semenuk, Schley, Gulevich, Bourdon, Smith, Moreland, Shandro, Boyko... Bieber.

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    Dunno, the guy got out a few times to the trails, till he understood he wants a kumicho.
    About the fork, i like Fox very much, but as i remember i can change the travel by only 20mm, so it would be 120, right? Would be a 130 Van overkill/headtube snapper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danyiluska
    Dunno, the guy got out a few times to the trails, till he understood he wants a kumicho.
    About the fork, i like Fox very much, but as i remember i can change the travel by only 20mm, so it would be 120, right? Would be a 130 Van overkill/headtube snapper?
    erm that was not the fork i was one about hopefuly here is a link to the one i mean...the fox f120? i think that would be a good fork for your bike ( http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_bicycle/bike_index.php )
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    Diamondback Assault.
    I know. For me DB is no-name too, but the frame is nice...

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    Go with a fork that is adjustable. That way you can drop it for commuting or urban riding and then raise it up for trail riding. I have been using an 06 Fox Talas for my do everything bike and it has worked out great, its adjustable from 90-130mm.

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    nice deal
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Screw looks like its loose on the chainguide... may want to look into that.
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    Those cables on the Socom look flexy

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    I have one too it's an 06 Diamondback Assault. The horz. dropouts are good for running single speed and shortening the wheelbase for tight tracks and skateparks. It's a tough bike in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nut!
    Screw looks like its loose on the chainguide... may want to look into that.
    Loose Nut, the chainguide bolt is long to allow the roller to slide back & forth when you shift.
    "Why are you willing to take so much & leave others in need...just because you can?"

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    Go with a fork that is adjustable. That way you can drop it for commuting or urban riding and then raise it up for trail riding. I have been using an 06 Fox Talas for my do everything bike and it has worked out great, its adjustable from 90-130mm.
    Of course i would like to do that, but this is a budget project,
    so i can't buy a fork, which costs as my bike...
    I saw a good deal on a Marz Exr Pro. I know it's more a xc fork,
    but ppl say it's abusable, so waddaya say?

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    What is that current fork, anyway? What is wrong with it?

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    It's a 100mm marz dj. Heavy, not adjustable, not responding.
    The travel is not enugh for trail riding. Also i don't like the geo with it...

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    What about one of those $200 Marz AM's? You could also look into a Manitou Minute.

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    New rockshox revelation. yum.

    Find a pike on ebay or somewhere. They will be out of fashion soon and are still incredible forks.

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    Good deal for $700, but who runs 8" rotors on a trail bike (at least for the rear, my SD bike has one on the front)? Was the seller using it for free ride?
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    who runs 8" rotors on a trail bike ?
    Me?

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    "Never mistake motion for action."

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    It's got Specialized grips....older Hardrock or Rockhopper?

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    That doesn't really mean anything, does it? They're available aftermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardRockCop
    It's got Specialized grips....older Hardrock or Rockhopper?
    Probably not i have those grips on a IH aniki theyre cheap like 16 bucks and pretty comfortable.


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    I picked up my talas for 260 bucks off ebay. You just have to keep an eye out for the deals.

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    you jump it with thwe seat a mile in the air?

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