Best 29er Fork in QR

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Best 29er Fork in QR

Postby the-waves » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:36 am

Hi all,

I have been riding my Karate Monkey y rigid for some time and am getting tired of the sore neck & wrists that go with riding a rigid setup.

Time for some suspension forks.

I am leaning towards a pair of Fox Racing Shox 2012 32 'Float 29' 80 RLC 29er Forks but would welcome all input if I am way of the mark.
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by BNA » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:21 am

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Re: Best 29er Fork in QR

Postby Jean » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:21 am

If you are willing to pay the $$ then the Fox will probably be hard to beat overall. If you want to save some dollars you could check out lots of forks. The X-Fusion 26" forks have got pretty good reviews, so their 29" forks might be worth a look. I've got some Suntour Epicon 29er forks which I've yet to ride much, but they seem pretty good bang for buck. Lots of options for QR 29" forks.
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Re: Best 29er Fork in QR

Postby schwing » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:32 am

Have used and can recommend Rockshox Rebas -
If youare aheavy rider 100kg plug the bigger FOX numbers may be worth a look but dont think they are available in QR
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Re: Best 29er Fork in QR

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:59 am

If the KM fork is the stock steelie then I'd also consider a carbon rigid rather than a slushie fork. Less weight than either the steel fork or a slushie so better handling & less work, some can be had that are quite compliant plus they are often cheaper than a slushie to buy and definitely cheaper to maintain...have a yarn to Larry at Larry's Custom Cycles - he's a rigid rider, bike customiser and a White Bros agent and might be able to offer you some options in either suspension or rigid carbon...
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Re: Best 29er Fork in QR

Postby maybolem » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:13 am

Either Fox, or DT Swiss has been making extremely good forks in the last 1-2 years, and 2013 will be sixk, and a few of the top mtb riders in the world race with DT Swiss.
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Re: Best 29er Fork in QR

Postby the-waves » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:06 pm

Thanks for the input guys, ended up going with FOX FLOAT 32 29ER FORK 1 1/8 NON TAPERED 9MM QUICK RELEASE, will let you know how I get on!
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