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    SS rigid or suspension fork?

    XC racing in Nor Cal is more fun with a nicely damping 100mm suspension fork or on a steel rigid fork?
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    I prefer a rigid fork and I think that Ridgid only makes vacuum cleaners.
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    rigid

    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    I prefer a rigid fork and I think that Ridgid only makes vacuum cleaners.

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    Racing and fun riding is totally different things IMHO. A person joins a race with the idea of winning it. So therefore, putting aside the fun factor and do a timed runs with both a vacuum cleaner fork and a suspension fork. The one which yields the best time stays on the frame for the race?

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    Good job!

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    Depends on your style and length of the race. I think for a longer race I might prefer some suspension to keep my body from getting too fatigued.

    For me, rigid is more fun but I have not yet determined under which circumstances it's faster for me.

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    rigid is more fun, if you enjoy the journey, the rewards of "racing" is the race itself, more then getting to the finish line where it's over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002maniac View Post
    Depends on your style and length of the race. I think for a longer race I might prefer some suspension to keep my body from getting too fatigued.

    For me, rigid is more fun but I have not yet determined under which circumstances it's faster for me.
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    When I race singlespeed I'm standing so much I usually prefer rigid. On flatter courses a suspension fork's not bad.

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    I change from race to race, will do more on my suspension fork next year, I am faster with some cush

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    I have always raced rigid and do pretty well but latetly the longer races 6 to 12 hours
    have been taxing.So I bought a used Reba have been doing some training rides and I really dont care for it .It handles great and my times are just as fast and the down hills maybe faster.So for this weekends 6 hour race Im going to leave it onand give it a shot.
    Im just glad my go to bike is rigid.Jones with p35's and Dissents=SMOOTH.Oh the race
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    riding rigid but considering suspension - tennis elbow has been dogging me for a couple of months now.......
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    Whatever is faster is more fun... Cuz fast wins races.

    I just got a reba XX for next season of racing. I think it will make me faster on most of the trails around the southeast, but time will tell.
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    Suspension, with a quick lock-out for climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_chrome View Post
    riding rigid but considering suspension - tennis elbow has been dogging me for a couple of months now.......
    I've been having the worst pains in my elbows as well. I only ride rigid. My pain is on the inside of my elbow though, right below the boney knob on the inside of the arm. I hope you can get some relief. I hate this pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    I've been having the worst pains in my elbows as well. I only ride rigid. My pain is on the inside of my elbow though, right below the boney knob on the inside of the arm. I hope you can get some relief. I hate this pain!
    That's called "Golfer's Elbow" as opposed to "Tennis Elbow". In had it on the same elbow that had already had surgery for "TE". At that time my doc said that it is harder to treat surgically but that it responded to therapy better. I only get twinges of it now.

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    suspended...running a cheapo Tora fork on my SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNRon View Post
    That's called "Golfer's Elbow" as opposed to "Tennis Elbow". In had it on the same elbow that had already had surgery for "TE". At that time my doc said that it is harder to treat surgically but that it responded to therapy better. I only get twinges of it now.
    So what therapies did you use to treat it?

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    This whole thread is blowing my mind. Is a rigid fork not a fork? Given the title of the thread, we're all forked.

    And ****, what is the sense of modern technology if it isn't used? Remote lockout will seriously help you pick when and where your fork works against and fork you. If you want to go fast, do that.

    If rigid (ridgid, *****es) resonates with you, then do that and give the finger to the podium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    So what therapies did you use to treat it?
    Ice your elbow while you masturbate. Which you should cut back on anyway, considering the lesions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    give the finger to the podium.

    Ice your elbow while you masturbate. Which you should cut back on anyway, considering the lesions....
    Oh I don't race or make any aspersions to. My finger are fully up.

    And I got my lesions removed already.I rotate my ice methods now... elbow... crotch... repeat (unless I have to rinse).

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