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    RS Judy SL...Can it jump?

    Well, i am getting frantic here. My rigid fork is going to break my wrists. I am way broke too...and i saw these Judy's for peanuts and it said 115mm w/u-turn. Do you think these things can take light jumps (4 ft tall MAX) and some light urban? I have heard that the springs are real stiff, but i figure that is a good thing for jumpin! lol Well speew it at me...
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    They arent too stif or heavy duty, but should be fine (definetly a lot better than rigid) for 4 foot drops.
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    I rode with one for freeride and it worked pretty good but it has 28mm stanchions so they can be very flexy. They're not made for jumps or drops at all. Look for a used marzocchi dirt jumper.

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    Do the modern Judys have anything at all to do with the Judys that were made from 1995-1997? During this time they were regarded as a high end cross country fork. I haven't since followed RS' fork line much, so I just have no idea what they've done with the Judy brand.

    I used to run a '95 Judy XC and a '97 Judy SL on my hardtail do everything bike from 95-99. They worked pretty darn well, though I went through about a half dozen OEM and then aftermarket (Risse Racing?) damper cartridges. This was a 3" fork though , and I'm guessing this is somewhat meaningless, as I doubt the modern Judy's have anything in common with the old ones except the name.
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    Sure they can jump. They just can't land....
    The Super T you have is really a very good fork. I'd take that fork over a Fox 40 or a Boxer unless i was entering a fashon contest instead of a race

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    my best freind has one... broke the preload adjuster right off of the fork when he cased a jump...it literely popped out.... i wouldn't suggest abusing it and by the way he is very light maybe 110 pounds?
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    if your smooth

    but then, if you are smooth then your wrists would hurt with a rigid. i have a PX rigid on my urban bike. full rigid rocks.

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    I have a Judy TT on my DB (not sure of the differences between the TT and SL) and I beat the crap out of it without any problems so far. I way 200 lbs and I am fairly smooth and it has let me down yet.

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    Of course it can! Can white men jump?

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    judy tt + walmart moongoose rocks....(but you have to be smooth like homeboy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulentfox
    but then, if you are smooth then your wrists would hurt with a rigid. i have a PX rigid on my urban bike. full rigid rocks.
    Yeah. The fork that i have is about 10 LBS so i think that I may upgrade to a lighter fork? Any good ones out there? And yes it rocks because you dont have to worry about the front end blowing up haha. And no im not as smooth as i would like to be....
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    Get a used marzocchi from ebay. You could get a good one for 100$!
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