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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by HAR*DC*COREphil, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. HAR*DC*COREphil

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    what do you guys think would be the best fork for street
    i'm a big dude, 6 foot and 240 lbs
    manitou sherman jumper
    rock shox pike
    marzocchi dj1
     

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  2. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    A rigid fork for street. They're strong and you'll have better control and it will teach you bike handling. FUNN makes a 20mm disc rigid fork if you need 20mm.
     
  3. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I would say for a big man like yourself, a DJ1 would be ideal...
     
  4. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    manitou jumper, personally i dont think rigid forks have much place with mtb bikes...get a bmx if you are going to go that route. The jumper is one hell of a fork for street. :thumb:
     
  5. corey_rideDC

    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    i rode rigid for a bit and hated it. feels perfect on my 20, but just horrible on the 26. if you're going the econo route... (which i ALWAYS am), i'd look for an 03, 04 DJ series 'zoki. drop it down to 100mm using this method:
    http://www.dcstreet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=289

    mine's been perfect for the street riding and DJing that i do.
     
  6. Superdeft

    Superdeft Monkey

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    The pike will be good with a new spring and the travel wound down. Before I got mine, Jim D let me try this with the gate and compression all the way up. It was basically rigid until he landed a big hit, then it sucked it up. Either way you're going to want to swap the spring.
     
  7. swerve76

    swerve76 Monkey

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    According to marzocchi, DJ1 wont be available in US for 06. I was not given a reason.
     
  8. SXtrailrider

    SXtrailrider Turbo Monkey

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    zoke stuff man