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Front Suspension

Postby Rone » September 25th, 2018, 9:21 am

I am looking for any recommendations for a new or used front fork to replace my 2000 SID SL. I've repaired it three times over the years and I was told in the last rebuild (6 years ago) that the unit's condition was no longer serviceable.

The bike came with a Judy T2 in 1998 and I upgraded around 2001. I like the lock out feature of the SID but also have a 1993 mountain bike with a rigid frame so the feature is not completely necessary.

I also like the weight of the 2000 SID but I'm not racing any more and haven't been on a trail since before my kid was born. I am looking to get back into the hobby so a well balanced bike would be nice.

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Re: Front Suspension

Postby Anger » September 25th, 2018, 9:40 am

Budget?

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Re: Front Suspension

Postby Rone » September 25th, 2018, 11:56 am

I am a procurement guy by trade so..... I do value quality and the ability to source parts or rebuild kits.

Probably a couple hundred max.
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Re: Front Suspension

Postby Anger » September 25th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I haven't seen any forks that cheap. I will see if I find anything. I stopped looking for cheap and went with something decent for my app, which was an odd ball. Yours is more straight forward. Do wait for an eBay coupon, predict before end of month. I've timed my last several bike parts purchases around those coupons.
Rone wrote:I am a procurement guy by trade so..... I do value quality and the ability to source parts or rebuild kits.

Probably a couple hundred max.


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Re: Front Suspension

Postby mtbfree » September 25th, 2018, 3:28 pm

Your best bet in that price range is going to be a used fork that's a couple years old. I've found Rockshox forks to be very easy to service, and I've never had trouble sourcing parts. That said, I would imagine you would get the same level of serviceability and parts availability from Fox.
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Re: Front Suspension

Postby bikeguy4life » September 26th, 2018, 11:07 am

What style brakes are you currently running or able to run? I'm guessing by the description above of your bike you probably don't have the ability to run disc brakes, correct? If you can, I would think the Manitou Markor would fit your frame well, but I think it is disc brake only. From what I've heard, I think the Markor was designed to be a fork that would work well on legacy applications.
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Re: Front Suspension

Postby Amsone » September 26th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Manitou or X-Fusion manufactures pretty decent fork at an affordable price. Check the m out on EBay...


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Re: Front Suspension

Postby Roy » September 27th, 2018, 9:35 pm

Maybe it is time to look a brand new bike with a good fork or a used bike with a Fox or C'Dale Lefty.
If bike came wit a Judy fork , it is time for a new bike.
I should talk, I still ride a 1999 C'Dale 900V with a Head Shox
But it has disc brakes.
This is a good time of year to hit the bike shops looking for a bike.


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