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    suspension on monocog

    I'm thinking about putting a suspension fork on my monocog what is a decent fork that won't cost alot or should I keep it rigid

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    why do you want to put a suspension fork in it?

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    If I were looking for an inexpensive but reliable suspension fork, I'd go xFusion or SR Suntour (Radion) - I have a friend who has a Glide on his monocog and it's pretty nice, and several guys around here run the Sunour air sprung forks on various bikes and they work fine. That said, I'm wondering - why a suspension fork on a SS? Mine seems more fun without. That said, my fork came off the monocog my buddy as the xFusion on - he has work related tendonitis in his elbows and can't take the rigid. So I get stuff like that too.

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    I was really just wanting to try it to see if I liked suspension since this is my first bike but may look into carbon to get the front lighter and stay rigid

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    Are you still on the stock wheels?

    Unless rigid is really beating you up my 2c is to spend your money on a better wheelset rather than suspension. From experience it really transforms the bike.

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    What would be a decent wheel set it's all stock just got it new friday

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    I need to order some new pedals bad the plastic ones suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badmax View Post
    What would be a decent wheel set it's all stock just got it new friday
    How's you riding style, whats your terrain and what's your budget?

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    Please, can you use punctuation in your posts? It makes reading them so much easier.

    Second, pick a fork in the price range you are willing to spend. I don't think the performance is wildly different between various forks at a particular price point. I personally use a 100mm Fox F29 with G2 geo on my MCF. Bought it used for $200 and put some fresh seals in it. Makes 6hr races and bombing down the descents a bit more fun. Also, there is absolutely nothing about SS that precludes you from using a squishy fork except your own dogma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badmax View Post
    just got it new friday
    Ride it for awhile, you just got it, get used to it and then make some decisions about "upgrades".
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I rode my first SS, Mono for a year, threw on a Marzhochi so I could mount a disc brake for about two weeks. I couldn't take it any longer and bought a rigid fork (also disc friendly)! That is the way it still sits!

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