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Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby rebelcontender » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:42 pm

I am looking to buy a 29er suspension fork. I have an open mind as to make/model so long as it is a standard 1.18th steerer and 80 or 100mm travel. Qr or 15mm ok. Must be in good condition. Prefer something local in sa but might pay for postage for the right fork

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Re: Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby rebelcontender » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Bump

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Re: Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby austy37 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:19 pm

Probably not what you are after but maybe take a look at suntour forks, I have a suntour epicon and it's ok, I can't tell too much difference between that and my fox float. I think you can get them a fair bit cheaper than the name brands. Can't attest to their longevity though as mine is second hand I've ridden it only about 15 times. Also I'm not the best rider so tAke my review with a grain of salt :?
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Re: Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby rebelcontender » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:53 pm

austy37 wrote:Probably not what you are after but maybe take a look at suntour forks, I have a suntour epicon and it's ok, I can't tell too much difference between that and my fox float. I think you can get them a fair bit cheaper than the name brands. Can't attest to their longevity though as mine is second hand I've ridden it only about 15 times. Also I'm not the best rider so tAke my review with a grain of salt :?



Thanks for the suggestion. I was actually very interested in the Epicon but failed to find a well-priced source. Ebay is full of good value 26" epicon forks but the few 29er variants seem to be priced in the same league as a similar RS fork. where did you source yours from and if you don't mind me asking how much? I am also considering an RST First fork.

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Re: Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby trailgumby » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:14 pm

I'd suggest 15mm thru axles are a mandatory minimum for 29ers.

My first taste of a 29er was on a 9mm qr XX SID. Bump performance was brilliant but steering accuracy was terrible. My first attempt at one of the more challenging obstacles saw me get bounced off line due to flex and go over the bars.

I managed to step out of the bike and avoid faceplanting but it was a sobering introduction. Previously I'd ridden Lefties exclusively for 2-3 years and had come to take their qualities for granted. They go where you point them. Stiffness is important.
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Re: Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby rebelcontender » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:54 pm

Bump.

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Re: Wanted. 29er suspension fork

Postby rebelcontender » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:42 am

Found.
Got a lightly used recon off fleebay. Now the build can begin

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