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Have you seen the new Travis forks?

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  1. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    #1 -   Sep 2, 2005

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  2. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    yeah theyve been out for a while now
     
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    Yes. I think I am going to stay away from them for a while...
     
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    yeah Manitou's make me kinda nerves
     
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  5. Hans

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    I saw them at the Are Mountain Mayhem in Sweden, they look ok, but they don't really look like a high end fork, and apparently it's not a replacement for the dorado, the manitou rep said they'll be rolling out a new dorado for ´06!?
     
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    I want one!

    Manitou said to me there will be no more Dorado
     
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    :think:...you are out of your mind.

    dorado for 06' = no
    travis being manitous high end offering = very yes

    :dancing:
     
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  8. acair422

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    they look kinda chinsy similar appearance to the stance...no idea how they preform but if anyone knows anyone that has a sherman slider or even a dorado, the maintance is alot and very complicated etc
     
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  9. Jeremy R

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    Yeah, I have already seen them not working. :devil:
     
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    I'm a marzocchi kind of person.
     
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    I'm backing Jeremy up on this one. I've witnessed two of them doing just like the original Dorado...stiffening up and not getting more than 6 inches of travel.
    and before you naysayers jump in saying I'm hating on them b/c I'm sponsored by Marzocchi...nope, just stating facts. Two of them would barely budge.
     
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    same thing happened to the slider forks i kno on the sliders it was the rebound cartridge but idk if thats the same thing on the other 2 forks. also i've heard the internals are all real cheap and plastic like etc
     
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    Both Jeremy and Butch, the forks you saw doing that were nothing like the actually productions ones. The ones you saw were almost mocks ups to be used for a photo shoot, not competition level DH.

    Oh and my sponsor at Answer says there is NO Dorado for 06. :(
     
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    whatever helps you sleep at night :p :p :p
     
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    hey do anyone here know how much they are and if you can buy them yet and if so what website
     
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    how is maintenance on a dorado a slider a lot. its just like any other dh fork. i am defiantly looking forward to the travis. at that price its a very attractive fork. and i am already impressed with my slider. it feels great and has performed well this season. i couldn't be happier.
     
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    dh sb rider, your jr.t/superT/888 fork is great fork for you. You don't need to be the first person in SB with a travis.
     
  18. RaID

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    really as a rule you shouldnt buy first year products
    since their bound to have some little issues its inevitable

    unless you wanna be a guinea pig feel free to test it out
    for the rest of us
     
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    Lucky guy. My slider feels like a pile of poop on anything remotely fast and I can only go through the travel on drops. Don't get me wrong, best trail DC I have ridden, but it has left me disapointed in almost any other category.
     
  20. zmtber

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    hey what 06 bikes is it on the new travis fork
     
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    I got this email a few days ago from Answer:

    Christiaan,

    The new Travis forks should be available in the next couple months. The
    forks should be retailing for $1100(triple Ti intrinsic) to $550 (single
    crown 1 1/8) in US dollars.
     
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    That seems cheap for the sc.
     
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    Shandro was rididng one and he said it was money, but he is probably paid to say that. However another kid in our camp brought a street hardtail in and they made him ride one of shandros bikes which was a king fisher with a travis sc on it. he really liked the fork and actually enjoyed the frame a bit too
     
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    firstly most people who i know who've owned a slider can barely get 2 weekends of riding the fork before something breaks, or it wont compress etc. i kno one kid who keeps a spare in his car. also if you've ever opened a manitou fork, things aren't that impressive the travel adjustment on my manitou black was pretty much a ****ing paper clip plus i've always heard dorados are a BITCH to work on
     
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    dorados are hard to work on? yeah, i can see how getting dressed by yourself in the morning would be a challenge too sometimes...
     
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    sliders arnt bad forks its just the spv mine got swapped out for tpc+ and its pretty good not that good though but much better than the spv
     
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    1 getting dressed in the morning is always a challenge 2 this is just wat i have heard about the dorados i've never owned one but several people i kno have and from readin **** on the internet i hear they're hard to work on.
     
  28. DH SB RIDER

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    ya my main riding is down at Bagdad.........its pretty sandy....there are some sick cave drops....but my travis is awsome its the best ....... i mean any one wiht king hubs are cool enough to have it.....u should get onei have one
     
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    people on the internet are silly. dorados are not hard to work on. bike in general are not hard to work out. use the right tool and do stuff in the right order- there is no magic needed.
     
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    Two of my racing teammates and I have been riding and racing
    Dorados for the last three years and have had no major issues, there not that hard to work on either unless your mechanically challenged, just like any fork, get it serviced once a year and you will not have problems, many guys ride their forks with out any concern for maintenance and then complain when problems arise.... sort of like driving your car for a few years with out changing the oil !

    I think that the Dorado was and still is one of the better DH forks out there although I now ride a Fox 40 and I think that it's step above the Dorado in performance but it also cost's more.
     
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    yeha how is the dorado going to compare with the travis
     
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    yeah that is exactly what i need to know
     
  33. DH SB RIDER

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    ya im gonna get one.....jsut to try it...thenim gonna sell it