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    DNM USD-6 fatbike suspension fork

    Been riding this for 1500KM now. Very good for $350. Air spring with rebound and lock out. 150x15mm axel, need Allen key to remove!
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    Amazon lists it for $649. Where did you find one for $350?

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    gah, that brake line routing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    gah, that brake line routing!
    I'm with ya Harold. I really like the nice bend in the line coming into to caliper.
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    Bend looks much worse on the pics. As yet no issue. Along as horse does have any kink. Also the bend radius of the horse used is still within the spec of the maker.
    I also think the clamping could be better.
    The ride and damping is better than the Bluto I have on my other bike. It's about 500g more, but much stiffer. Setup is not as easy as the rockshox.

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    I live in Shanghai and got direct from DNM in Taiwan. Paid 2200rmb which is about 350$

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    How bad is the twisting of the legs? I've read reviews that mention the legs twist easily since the stanchions aren't keyed, much like the older Wren.
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    The legs are slightly better than the Bluto, but from other review not as good as the keyed wren shox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyj77 View Post
    Bend looks much worse on the pics. As yet no issue. Along as horse does have any kink. Also the bend radius of the horse used is still within the spec of the maker.
    I also think the clamping could be better.
    The ride and damping is better than the Bluto I have on my other bike. It's about 500g more, but much stiffer. Setup is not as easy as the rockshox.
    Should go down the back of the fork leg. I used Cannondale Lefty hose guides on my Wren. The way you have it now is ripe to get snagged by trailside vegetation and rip your hydro hose out of the caliper, especially when the fork is compressed exaggerating the loop.

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    Will give it a go and see how it runs down the inner side of shox leg! Other wise twist is ok. Running a 2500W mid drive with top speed 58Kph, so shox gets a good work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyj77 View Post
    Will give it a go and see how it runs down the inner side of shox leg! Other wise twist is ok. Running a 2500W mid drive with top speed 58Kph, so shox gets a good work out.
    Inside the fork leg is no good, either. When suspension compresses and housing bows inward, it goes into the spokes. I'm talking about this, down the back of the fork leg and straight to the caliper. Any bending in the housing is done in front of the head tube. The guides are loose, allowing the housing to slide through smoothly, so nothing binds along the fork. These are Cannondale Lefty hose guides.


    brake hose routing Wren fork by Nate, on Flickr

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    If you dont want to source Cannondale guide, you can always make your own from rubber tubing and zip ties or just zip ties...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyj77 View Post
    Been riding this for 1500KM now. Very good for $350. Air spring with rebound and lock out. 150x15mm axel, need Allen key to remove!
    So, it's been a year on since you posted about this fork. Can you give us feedback on how it's performed. I realize it's not a high end premium fork, but have you done any service to it or anything? Are you happy with it? Works relatively well?

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    Can you give me any maintenance info on these forks? I have the regular version (not the fat one). Wondering the oil capacity, the air psi recommendation, etc. Thanks

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