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    new fork....

    Was thinking about getting a new fork for my Kona Stinky D. have a limited budget so spending a grand on a fork is out of the question.

    found a 888 RC (2005) on wheelworld for $450 (Update ... 20% off code makes it 407.68 after tax/shipping vs 505)

    Or a 888 VF (2006) on cambria for $500

    whats the difference between the RC and the VF?
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    I myself am going to get a 888RC in the next few weeks. Out of all the forks I have riddin the 888's are the smoothest, best feeling forks out there (I think) and most reliable too!

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    I have a junior T on there right now so really just about anything is an upgrade

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    yo man you shoul dlook into the 66rc2x for that beast, single crowns more freeride freindly....i dont know what you ride more DH or FR but if you do more free ride then idd grab the single crown....that rc2x feels amazing
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    either 888rc or 66rc2x, You could also look at a used travis as well.

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    the 66,888 08 are not the same as the 06 and 07's your beat off on the 07 and 06 the are more tunable.i WOULD HIGHLY LOOK INTO THE RC2X MODELS!!

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    check out the domain too, unless your dead set on a DC fork.

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    40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkrobert81
    40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40!!!!!!!
    if i had like 1200 bucks SURE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkrobert81
    40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40!!!!!!!


    i dont think those are in his budget....

    or many peoples for that matter lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lax30
    yo man you shoul dlook into the 66rc2x for that beast, single crowns more freeride freindly....i dont know what you ride more DH or FR but if you do more free ride then idd grab the single crown....that rc2x feels amazing
    I DH more simply because those are the tracks i am able to ride on a regular bases around here.

    think I may pull the trigger on that 888RC ... its the best deal I can find, while i wish i could go for the 66 RC2x its a little too pricey

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    price point has a 66rc2x for like $500 or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalis12
    I DH more simply because those are the tracks i am able to ride on a regular bases around here.

    think I may pull the trigger on that 888RC ... its the best deal I can find, while i wish i could go for the 66 RC2x its a little too pricey
    i hear you on the price for the 66 rc2x but i got a HELLA good deal on mine, look around for them, you can get them pretty good sometimes, im tellin its worth every penny
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    Quote Originally Posted by lax30
    i hear you on the price for the 66 rc2x but i got a HELLA good deal on mine, look around for them, you can get them pretty good sometimes, im tellin its worth every penny

    if only wheel world had a 66 rc2x instead of RV or whatever they have.... that 20% off coupon is nice and I hate to waste it.... but maybe I should wait and look around for a 66 rc2x

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    idk, call me crazy but im not a big fan of the 40. my friend has a glory with a 40 and im just not liking it. i dont think its worth the money. but i mean im also a lighter guy so the smaller forks work perfect for me and they save my credit card from burning a hole in it. i way in at 131.6 and i use a 07 BOXXER RIDE and it is amazing for me. im on a specialized big hit SPEC with the boxxer, fox van r, sram x-9 shifters, transition white rims, a powder coated white frame and hayes 9 HFX brakes. so depending on your wait thats my set up and its godly. hope i helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalis12
    if only wheel world had a 66 rc2x instead of RV or whatever they have.... that 20% off coupon is nice and I hate to waste it.... but maybe I should wait and look around for a 66 rc2x
    if you do you might get as lucky as i did..........heres what i got.....06 66rc2x(pretty sure it was honestly ridden only 2 times.....its was brand new, not even broken in) AND a dhx 5.0 which was just rebuiilt and feels amazing for a grand total of...............650....oh ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by lax30
    if you do you might get as lucky as i did..........heres what i got.....06 66rc2x(pretty sure it was honestly ridden only 2 times.....its was brand new, not even broken in) AND a dhx 5.0 which was just rebuiilt and feels amazing for a grand total of...............650....oh ya

    did you get it from Ebay? or something like that.... I bought my bike used off ebay and havent had ANY problems, but am still wary of buying somehting like a fork. do you thinklurking on ebay/craigslist will payoff?

    (there is one on ebay right now for like 250.... but its the SL1 ATA)
    (there is also a 888 RC2x VA)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalis12
    did you get it from Ebay? or something like that.... I bought my bike used off ebay and havent had ANY problems, but am still wary of buying somehting like a fork. do you thinklurking on ebay/craigslist will payoff?

    (there is one on ebay right now for like 250.... but its the SL1 ATA)
    (there is also a 888 RC2x VA)
    I think its more than worth it to lurk on ebay. Id be wary of buying something used but wouldnt hesitate to buy something new whether it may be a 2005 fork thats brand new or an 08. I lurked on ebay for quite some time in search of a PIKE and ended up buying an 08 RS PIKE 426 for $450 shipped.

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    Last edited by BWVDubya; 02-22-2008 at 02:03 PM.

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    check out the domain too, unless your dead set on a DC fork.
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    the first are a little out of my range.... looking to keep it 500 or under... am tempted by the last one... been watching it for a while, but have a feeling it will get quite a bit more expensive since its got 6days left

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    I've got the 888rc on my Kona and it's great. Go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    Just so you know, 20% off of $450 is $360, not $407.68 (not sure how you got that # haha)

    You should be able to get the 888rc for $375 all said and done. I did.
    tax + shipping 30ish for tax 20ish for shipping sucks living in the same state as wheelworld

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalis12
    did you get it from Ebay? or something like that.... I bought my bike used off ebay and havent had ANY problems, but am still wary of buying somehting like a fork. do you thinklurking on ebay/craigslist will payoff?

    (there is one on ebay right now for like 250.... but its the SL1 ATA)
    (there is also a 888 RC2x VA)
    actually got it off craigslist....so i got to check it all out in person before i forked over any $$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by lax30
    actually got it off craigslist....so i got to check it all out in person before i forked over any $$$

    craigslist has disappointed me around here.... but i do keep my eye on it

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    ok, well.... I pulled the trigger and got the 888 RC
    for the price I just couldn't resist

    we'll see how my decision turns out. but its definitely gonna be better than my Junior T




    PS, anybody wanna buy a Junior T? LOL

    oh yea, and **** sales tax....

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