My friend is building a tall boy 29er. He wants it to be as light as possible (within budget) and has bought hope hoops on stans crest, full xt etc. He is a roady who will mtb but he is more interested in uphill Koms than downhill speed.
He is now stuck on the forks. He wants a black fork, 120 travel, bolt through etc for around £350 ish or less.
I've sent him links to rs Sid xx 120 from on one £340 at Christmas in the sales, manitou tower pro from crc at £200 in the sales but he has rejected them all as he wants fox with kashima as they look cool. (He is a bit of a bike tart) Ive told him that other forks are lighter but theres no budging him so the build is on hold til he finds one. (I run rs revs and they are awesone)
The reviews I've read on here suggest that the fox 32s can be flexi.
I can't understand why he would want a 2nd hand fork when he could get a new one for the same money or less. Rs, manitou, x fusion etc.
Do you think he is right and should get the fox shocks or consider something else and finish the build so he can go out and ride it?