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29er Fork Selection

Postby MountGower » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:31 pm

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by BNA » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:52 pm

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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:52 pm

Don't envy you this MG, been doing some reading too.

IME Manitou are good solid gear from a build quality side, but careful maintenance has to be followed per the manual or you'll end up weeping oil somewhat (sample size of 2). Both XC forks for 26" tho'. Nothing specific to say for 29ers.

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Postby kukamunga » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:45 pm

How about one of these.....
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Postby MountGower » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:25 pm

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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:05 pm

I believe the weeping Rebas were only the 2008 model. The 2009 model has apparently resolved the issue.

Consider going rigid, too. The bigger wheel diameter helps smooth out some of the bumps.

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Postby MountGower » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:57 am

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Postby kukamunga » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:45 am

MountGower wrote:Forgive my pickiness, but I believe that to be a stem.

Yes, but it's a suspension stem. I partly recommended it (or other suspension stems) as a bit of a joke, and partly because of the following.....
I don't want to go to a 29er and enter in to a world of shock nightmares
Consider going rigid, too. The bigger wheel diameter helps smooth out some of the bumps

You may be able to find Softride paralellogram stems to suit 1 1/8" threadless steerers. You'd certainly be unique with this set-up on a '29er', I'd imagine (and I'm all into uniquey freakiness)..... :roll: :wink:
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Postby glawrence2000 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:18 pm

Mate,
Contrary to Prf Mulger Bill's thread, I would steer clear of Manitou, they have taken a hell of a hiding in the mtb press of late, while they are coming out of the woods they would be a poor choice. There are some recent articels in such mags as AMB on the new Minutes etc.

I have White Brothers IMV 29er shocks. Very low maintenance, I give them a hiding and the magnetic valve damping is awesome. I now know a few people riding on them and we all agree they are the bees knees for 29ers. PS mine are 110 mm travel. and very light.

Prior to this I had some MArxoochi 80 mm jobs which were excellent too but old skool.
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Postby CAUTION » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:52 pm

i am riding rigid due to what the bike came with.
I would like to try a shock but it is going to cost me nearly as much as my bike again to upgrade to a suspension fork so wonder if it is really worth it.
I think rigid is fine but definately limits the time you spend on the bike if the trails are rocky.
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