26" fork advice

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26" fork advice

Postby 3d » October 26th, 2020, 7:27 am

Hey all, long time, no post.

I have a 2000-era Rock Shox Dual Air SID fork that is need of a rebuild (again). I realize 26" fork offerings with v-brake bosses are probably like 8-track tapes these days, but wondering if any one has any recommendations for replacement, or if I should just get another rebuild done on this old thing.

I don't mountain bike enough to justify the cost of a new bike (29'er, 650B, or whatever the thing is these days), so hoping to freshen up my late-90's Stumpjumper for the handful of times I do get out of the city to ride some trails. I also really enjoy this bike, minus the sloppy, saggy fork....

Any advice or insight would be appreciated.
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Re: 26" fork advice

Postby Roy » October 27th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Rebuid it if you can get parts, then add a solid axel. Some new solid axels (hollow) are and still have the quick releases. A solid axe wills stiffen the fork, which will improve control.
New cables, new brake pads, new saddle and a new handle bar, grips.
As in, recent posts buy a new set of wheels, or respoke and tune the old wheels. Inspect the old rims first.

I guess the question is: did you like the fork when it was new.

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