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  1. #1
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    Ti forks, worth the money?

    My Surley Instigator forks are real stiff. The bike is used on fairly smooth trails. Would Ti forks give a better ride? I have used suspension forks on this frame, but it really sets up better with a ridged fork. Where is a good place to buy a set?

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    I've got a Spicer

    The v-brake version. It does smooth out the ride quite noticeable over the typical steel forks, and I havn't put the sproingy fork back on the bike since I made the switch. Probably not a good idea if you're a clysdesdale or like taking big jumps.

    Worth the money? None of this biking stuff is worth the money, but that hasn't stopped me yet.

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    The Top Cap Guy
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    I'm running one on mine also and I'm 220 in riding gear (well as of last year - working on that for this year) and I've never had any issues with mine. I really wanted a suspension fork but couldn't justify they extra maint the RS Sid's required. Now I'd never think of a suspension fork for my SS - I like it that much!

    "If I'm leading, I'm bleeding."

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    formerly Giantxc
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    Just bought one (spicer ti disc) this winter and finally got a chance to try it out this weekend and I can definitely notice a difference from the P-2 it replaced. That said, its still a rigid fork.

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