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  • Premier Icon seadog101
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    Very pleased with my Suntour Raidons, if that’s anything to go by. 100mm, air, reasonably light, not too wobbly in 9mm QR guise.

    mrmonkfinger
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    No, not crap. At all.

    bwfc4eva868
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    Seen some Suntour Epicon RLD 120mm for £189. Was gonna buy some rebas as I thought my bike ( Carrera Vulcan was heavy) I must be weighing it on my scales wrong as its saying 2.4 stone after taking my weight off. Even though claimed weight was 14kg in standard SPEC for a 2009 Carrera Vulcan v spec.

    I’ve binned the suntour xct and standard wheels and got Rockshox Tora coils and shimano xm317 on slx hubs and deore brakes.

    bwfc4eva868
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    Basically are they crap? Got a Rockshox Tora SL coil on at the moment 100mm and want to put a 120mm forkon my new frame. But too tight to pay Reba RL prices. Or would another coil do. II’m 68kg if that makes any difference.

    SilentSparky
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    Got a set on my Sanderson Life, they were meant to be temporary until I found a deal on some Rebas. But Im still using them a year on, to me theyre not quite as plush as rebas but do everthing I want them too so Im in no rush to change them.

    b r
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    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Epicon are pretty good actually, a good budget option and not one to be ashamed of.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Just get some second hand dual air Rebas off here, for about £100.
    Even if they need a full service you’ll still end up with a better fork.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    They have been great on my sons bike. As good if not better than Recons

    the only down side is that plastic rebound adjuster that is mainly broken. The new one is metal, I think

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    They still got those bargain Manitous on CRC?

    bwfc4eva868
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    I thought Epicons because I’m too tight to get a 15mm axle wheel. But I don’t know if Rockshox do a 120mm qr version of the Reba.

    nixon
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    I’ve got Epicons, and know a couple of other people who have them too, and I can’t say a word against them. Good fork, the feel doesn’t seem any less sophisticated than say Fox Floats, and they’re reasonable light for a fork which does up to 140mm travel. Good customer service from their repairs and service department as well.

    bwfc4eva868
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    I’ll go for them then. Seen the Suntour Epicon RLD 120mm QR for £189 on pine cycles.

    occamsrazor
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    Just FYI, the issue with the axles locking in the middle of convertible hubs (as mentioned at the end of clubber’s review from a couple years ago) is no longer an issue as all the new forks come with the 2nd-version QLOC2 axle (identifiable by a gold band at the end). This allows you to lock the springy red aluminium bit before you pull out the axle so it doesn’t get stuck midway. It’s a really nice axle system in my opinion. The v2 axles are also backwards-compatible and can be ordered separately if you wish. There’s also a more expensive Ti version.

    Premier Icon veedubdave
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    I have some on one of my bikes. Do all the things I need! Loads of them on ebay at bargain prices (direct from Taiwan) – http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR7.TRC1.A0.H0.Xepicon&_nkw=epicon&_sacat=0&_from=R40 I expect that you will probably have to pay import duty at about £20.00

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