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    looking for an 'agressive' xc fork

    hey everyone, back in 06 i got an 05 specialized hardrock pro. Ive pretty much done everything I could ever do to it and its held up fine, contrary to a lot of belief on these boards. Anyway I was thinking of going to an all mountain hardtail with something like a lyrik and im not sure what frane, but it would be too costly and I figured I might as well upgrade the garbage shocks on my hardrock and just use it since its served me well.

    I always wanted a pike for it, but it seems these days rockshox and other mfgs have upped their product list two-fold and I am kind of lost at all the options. Id like to spend somewhere inthe range of 500$, and I do like the idea of the maxle, although that will mean a new wheelset which is something I kind of had in mind anyway..

    Right now the bike is specced a 100mm marzocchi mz comp iirc (peeled the stickers off), with a HA of 70 degrees. I like the idea of travel adjustment, but wonder how much I would use it. At 140mm that is probably going to make the bike too slack but I figure woudlnt be bad for more "downhilly" really bumpy trails and spots I find. Then I could just drop it down for the rest of the stuff. Problem is I figure I would just leave it at one setting and never bother changing it, so I am wondering about putting on a 120mm fork with the option of changing the travel by spacers?

    I must add that I live in ontario, which is mostly flat, there is blue mountain but thats a bit of a drive for me, but thats the kind of things I would like to do, but I do like pedalling really hilly, rolling spots as fast as I can and such. ive done some weak dirt jumping off like 3' ramps 12' gap type thing, a little "racing" with buddies etc

    any advice would be appreciated

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    The reba seems like it would handle all I need and at 120mm shoudlnt slack me out too much? the video at the bottom of the page on the link shows pretty much the extent of what most of my riding will be
    http://mountain.bike198.com/2009-roc...-final-review/
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    damn almost 100 views and no replies?

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    I was punched in the mouth by a judy xc once.I think he had been drinking too much oil,that makes them aggressive.

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    I have that exact fork, and I couldn't be happier with it. I got mine on ebay for about $400 new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    damn almost 100 views and no replies?
    Were you just thinking out loud or was there a question in there ?

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    A little internal work with spacers and the Reba will be 100mm travel.....actually mine arrived at 100 so you may need to do no work at all to get it at that travel.
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    I was thinking of leaving it at 120mm, with the proper sag and everything it will sit lower than the mz comp pos on there now.. there is no sag and its just a spring pretty much, ive only ever hit full travel after landed on my nose off a jump, and then when it rebounded I almost killed myself :P

    Is the team that much better over the race versions?

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    140mm on a frame designed for 100mm is asking for trouble. 120mm would probably be ok.....but I wouldn't go over that.
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