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    used monster or shiver?

    i searched threads to learn about both of these forks and it seems like i'm looking at the same thing.

    i'd be getting an 01-02 monster because i dont like the weight penality of the 03+ monsters. and from what i can tell the shiver is pretty much unchanged through the years. same damping and adjustments on both forks, right?

    anything else i should consider before letting the color decide what i get? i am unbiased to either fork.

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    01-02 monsters are the best to get....the lightest of the bunch. A real nice fork.

    IMO i like the shivers more because they are still lighter. The shiver is real plush, smooth ride and your seals are always lubricated because the fork is inverted
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    pick between:

    -stupid stiff (Monster)

    or -bit lighter +20mm more travel (Shiver)

    also the Shiver sliders are less prone to being damaged and may feel more active
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
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    huh?..
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslingger
    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

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    On a similiar note, would it be appropriate to put such a fork on a fr hardtail, or would it just be too much travel?

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    hard to really say which is better, i personally prefer (and nave used for 4+ years now) the monster due simply to its stiffness.

    but you can't go wrong, and won't regret either, so i say get the one you can get the best deal on.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ridiculous
    On a similiar note, would it be appropriate to put such a fork on a fr hardtail, or would it just be too much travel?
    according to me its too much travel. i had my jrT on my P1 for a bit. it rode fine but was more of a novelty thing. if you plan on going large then you are just going to F up your knees and ankles hucking on a hardtail. plenty of peolpe might dissagree but my body couldnt take the daily beating.

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