They weren't expensive at all actually. Got them from CRC for £159 I think. That was 40% off though!
Oldgit – I had some Marathons SLs on before which were (still are) very smooth and light but distinctly flexy and didn't induce much confidence. When I rode those trails twice a week they were fine but I don't have the confidence any more.
I've got the 80mm version and although they are heavy they are really reliable. Mine have been on for over a year, commuting off road all year round have only ever had the stantions wiped and still work as good as new. My only gripe with them is that at under 60kg I can only ever get 50mm out of them even with the soft spring.
Thats interesting. I weigh about 65kg myself but wearing a daypack and carrying 2 litres of water I found I got about 80-90mm. I was riding around Hayfield today and think I'd probably get all of it doing stuff like the Beast or potato alley.
I'm not the smoothest rider!
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