120mm, 1+1/8th QR fork- budget £250, any bargains out there?

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  • Premier Icon rockthreegozy
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    I was sorted but unfortunately 120mm in CRC language is actually 100mm 😆

    Anything better than a two year old (new stock though) Recon Gold TK? Air preferably please!

    I am sort of in the same boat, pisser, isn’t it?

    2 years ago you could ‘send it’ on a rad bike with 160mm forks and a 1 and 1/8 steerer.

    Now you need the stiffness of a tapered steerer on a 100-120mm travel cross country fork or it will just not be stiff enough. and will shatter and kill you.

    FFS.

    Cferg
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    There are some good deals on Manitou forks on CRC. I got the marvel pro 120mm for £160. There are other Manitou forks there also, can’t comment on the performance yet but it feels solid out the box, light weight and well made.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    i was lookin at these recently but didn’t buy in the end;

    http://www.highonbikes.com/controls/forks-road/x-fusion-enix-rl-suspension-forks-26-120mm-1-1-8-black.html

    mrs has had x fusion on her ibis for 18 months with no probs

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    You’re obviously looking new but I’ve got a really nice condition set of Sid RCT3s, literally unridden since being serviced by Loco earlier this year so not far off new condition… Was hoping for more really but I could do ’em for your budget as I’m not going to rebuild the bike they were for.

    Premier Icon big_scot_nanny
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    Recommend the manitous from CRC. Just put a set of 80mm 9mmQR on the wives bike an they are sweet.

    I had a pair of 120mm QRs for a while on my HT, but for a big lad it was way to easy to blow through the travel as they have a mechanical spring as well as air. I would think stock spring is fine if you are below 200lbs, but over that it is impossible to get the firmer spring as far as I can tell.

    Shame. However, they are on the spare bike and have done good service for 6 years now with only a stantion lube as maintenance.

    rob2
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    Merlin have 2013 reba rl 100mm for £ 270 less £27 so £253. It would be worth a call as they might just be spaced down. If so you could just remove the spacer. They might be fixed at 100mm hence I’d phone them up.

    Premier Icon rockthreegozy
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    Sadly no Manitou option fits the criteria and the Reba’s I have (2013) cannot be adjusted without parts

    Premier Icon rockthreegozy
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    Daytime crew, any suggestions?

    15/20mm an option if under £200!

    big_n_daft
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    but over that it is impossible to get the firmer spring as far as I can tell.

    Email Manitou and ask for the clydesdale spring, they sent me one FOC

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