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    Softer fork for a DJ bike?

    I will soon be purchasing a DJ bike, but I want to swap the fork out for a softer one right when I buy it. I don't plan on doing any very serious dirt jumping or freeriding with the bike, so a softer fork shouldn't be a problem

    Does anyone know if there's a DJ specific or Downhill fork that's preferably around $150 that's actually comfortable to ride around a trail?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaoss
    Does anyone know if there's a DJ specific or Downhill fork that's preferably around $150 that's actually comfortable to ride around a trail?
    New? No.

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    Which one do you want? DJ or DH fork? Huge difference in category.... The fork that came with your bike can most probably be tuned to become a trail fork.... What fork does the bike come with? And what bike is it?

    It sounds more like you need a trail fork.....
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    Like the others said, we need a bit more info to give you a good answer

    what kind of bike you got?
    what fork you currently running?
    what does your riding MAINLY consist of?

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    It's a Giant Brass with a 100mm RST Launch RA with rebound and preload adjust.

    I mostly do a mix of road, trails, and occasionally some casual dirt jumping.

    I am looking most likely for a used fork, and with coil spring, no air.

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    No one?

    I'm taking that people don't usually put softer forks on a DJ bike...

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    lighter spring in stock fork

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    Why not use the fork that came with the bike first, then look around for another fork if that fork doesn't satisfy u?
    If the fork feels alright to u, then u could save some cash man....
    Mas
    "Ride it, Feel it...."

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    Nothing wrong with wanting a softer fork but you ain't gonna find anything jump-worthy in the $150 range. Find an older/used Marz DJ fork--run it w/o any air--maybe loose one of the springs, etc...

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    Just switch to a softer spring. Voila, problem solved.

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