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> New forks for my Rockhopper, Can anyone recommend an upgrade?
Molly
post Mar 7 2012, 05:47 PM
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I want to upgrade the suntour xct fork on my 2011 Rockhopper. I have a budget of about 150. I have seen some rockshox recon silver for about 110. Would this fit ok? Can anyone recommend anything else? Cheers
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Mad Pierre
post Mar 8 2012, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE(Molly @ Mar 7 2012, 05:47 PM) *
I want to upgrade the suntour xct fork on my 2011 Rockhopper. I have a budget of about 150. I have seen some rockshox recon silver for about 110. Would this fit ok? Can anyone recommend anything else? Cheers


The Recon will fit fine. Presume they are the ones on offer on on-one.co.uk?

Without increasing your budget massively I can't think of many alternatives?

Maybe these Zocchi Marathons which are only slightly over budget? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=70299


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Old bert would
post Mar 8 2012, 01:31 PM
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QUOTE(Molly @ Mar 7 2012, 05:47 PM) *
I want to upgrade the suntour xct fork on my 2011 Rockhopper. I have a budget of about 150. I have seen some rockshox recon silver for about 110. Would this fit ok? Can anyone recommend anything else? Cheers


Has Mad Pierre has said the Recon will be fine, you could also give feabuy the once over you may fine something slightly higher spec'd for your budget but they will obvisouly be second hand.
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Molly
post Mar 8 2012, 10:22 PM
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Thanks for your help. I currently have 80mm, if I go to 100mm or even 120mm will that ruin the bike?
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Mad Pierre
post Mar 9 2012, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE(Molly @ Mar 8 2012, 10:22 PM) *
Thanks for your help. I currently have 80mm, if I go to 100mm or even 120mm will that ruin the bike?


Won't ruin it. A longer fork will slacken the head angle which put simply will make it climb (a little bit) worse but descend (a little bit) better.

I'd prob stick to 100 rather than 120 though....


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post Mar 9 2012, 03:56 PM
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120mm may well invalidate your frame warranty, you best check.


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Molly
post Mar 11 2012, 10:00 PM
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Thank you for all your advice. I have ordered the 100mm Rockshox.
Cheers.
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