Building up a new bike for certain reasons.
And I dont know what fork to go for.
I'm probably going to get a specialized HT stumpjumper alloy frame.
I'm pretty light (about 55kg).
I really want a remote switch on the handlebar to lock out the fork.
Most of my riding is trail/xc kinda stuff, going to the alps this year. Do a fair amount of drops and rocky stuff, so I was thinking around 100-140mm of travel. (I've seen some forks with allow you to change the amount of travel between 100-140 - liked the sound of that)
I want a pretty light fork, and good quality, something that will last.
MOST IMPORTANT : I do not want to have to have my fork serviced every 30 minutes of riding or something stupid. Every 6-12 months is reasonable.
I was thinking about either rockshox or fox (talas?), but probably only because theyre the only 2 brands I know that make forks.
Before, I had a Rockshox recon fork, and I dont think I ever bottomed it out, but it wasnt the best, and it didnt have many adjustments. It was 08, so coil.
Coil or air? Air is lighter? Any other differences?
My budget is probably £600ish
Any help will be appreciated!