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Advice on a fork please
#1
Morning All

I have an old Kona Cindercone 06 frame which I'm building up into a commuter/light trail hack.  I have most of the parts already sorted but still need to get a fork sorted out for it.  With that in mind what do people think of the following:

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Budget is upto £100-150, any suggestions or advice much appreciated.
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#2
The air ones are easily adjustable and have remote lockout and should be a little lighter, the coil ones you may need to change the spring if you are above or below the "average" weight and don't have remote lockout. I never use lockout personally except on the road, out of the two I would go for the air ones
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#3
If you do decide on the coil ones <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=40910">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=40910</a><!-- m --> new model with post mount
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#4
I'd been edging more towards the 318's thinking that they would be lighter and smoother.  While mainly a commuter I'd still like to have some fun as and when the mood takes me Wink
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#5
Why get a suspension fork....  you could get a good rigid and have change...
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#6
I had thought about getting a carbon fork for something different although not really sure on them.  I've never ridden anything with a carbon fork so dont know what to expect in terms of comfort and plushness.  Any thoughts/experiences appreciated though.

I have seen an 08 Rockshock Tora 318 Air for £95 which seems a fair price.
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#7
I have a carbon fork on my singlespeed.

I mainly use it for work and winter duties.

I like riding it, in the summer it takes a lot of the vibration out compared to my mates chromoly fork
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#8
You could try these. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/RockShox_Tora_318_OE_2009_Suspension_Forks/5360045722/">http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/RockS ... 360045722/</a><!-- m --> They've adjustable from 85-130 on the fork and have remote poplock.  Downside is they're fairly heavy compared to air forks.
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#9
Given the choice would rather have the air rather then the coil, smoother and easier to play with IMO.
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#10
&quot;stayhigh65&quot; Wrote:Given the choice would rather have the air rather then the coil, smoother and easier to play with IMO.

Me too. Go air...or rigid.
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