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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by BKQuill, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

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    Looking to you DH guru's again for advise and opinions. I want to get an inverted fork for my new build over the winter. Foes, Risse, White Bros, what else? Or should I just go with 888's, DH-40's, or RockShox World Cup's?

    Your input would be greatly appreciated.

    Holla,
    Brian
     
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  2. Tarpon

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    Avalanche? The DHF-Ti is a great fork if you are in the weight range, not as light as some you mentioned but a nice fork.
     
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    what do you expect from your fork?
     
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  4. Jeremy R

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    It looks like you answered you own question. ;)

    I have owned a Dorado, a Risse, and ridden Shivers,
    and I have also owned 2 888's, 2 Boxxers, a Slider + etc...
    I liked all the regular forks better. They are normally lighter and stiffer when compared to a inverted fork that is the same weight, and you don't have to deal with the crowns twisting on you in crashes.
    People like to wax on and on about the differences, but for me I definitely like one more than the other. I know you want this as a race fork, and all the major players are making lightweight traditional forks now, Zoke, Fox, RS, and now Manitou with the Travis.
    Just my opinion. :)
     
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    Pretty much everything. Everything is a good fork these days.



    Except for risse and rst. They will give you nut cancer.
     
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    First i had a monster T, then i went inverted. I use to get soo pissed off at my risse champ for the crowns getting twisted - even in the smallest of crashes. Then i went back to the monster T. Then i tried another Legendary inverted fork - the Avy DHF. Again, the freeking thing would twist, but not as bad. The worst part was that the steertube on the avy was clearly undersized. I didnt figure this out until i had bought several stem designs trying to get more clamping force. Then i realised that these stems fit nice and tight on my brothers boxxer and yet the same stem was lose and sloppy on the Avy. I tried to talk to Craig about this but he basically called me a liar as if i were some pinkbike punk kid. I sold the fork immediatley for like $700. I would take the Avy rear shock off my bike if there was another hi-end 9x3 w/ remote.

    Don't get an inverted fork.
     
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    I hve never had a problem with my shiver dc
     
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  8. seismic

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    Despite the bad experience of Jimmy Pop, I would suggest the Avalanche. The friends I have who ride the DHF version have not had any problems with the steer tube. I think it rides awesome - but then again, I am a dedicated fan of USD forks - so I am clearly biased.
     
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  9. Cant Climb

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    I like the Shiver........only reason is because it is very easy to work on and very durable but the penalty is the weight.....IMO the extra pound is worth the simplicity of maintenance....

    "Fork technology peaked with the 2002/3 Shiver." :)
     
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  10. Cant Climb

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    DHF is tall as hell......
     
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    my whitebros dh2.0 has been a fantastic fork. great performance & tunability, decent weight (sub 8#) and stiffness; amazing reliability (3 years hard use with only bi-annual cleaning & lubing and one damper oil change - all original hardware & seals - everything done by myself with no special tools); and really nice build quality - ie, the cnc'd crowns are some of the nicest out there. good stuff.
     
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    There are fancier options out there I guess, but I love my 888. Fairly light, plenty stiff, zero maintenance/reliability hassles, and not too pricey compared to some of your options.

    But you'll need to say more about how big you are, how you ride, what bike it's for, etc.
     
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    stratos doesn't make a 9x3 el jefe?
     
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    Yes and it is constructed with Showa parts......
     
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    I noticed that on my DHF Ti, too!

    Have used a RaceFace Diabolus stem, now a Thomson x4. I use the small Park torque wrench, and have to over tighten the stem and crown bolts a little bit to stop the thing twist easily. So far, no further problems... Nice performing fork, though!
     
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    Brian...why don't you email me to save the embarrassment of asking these silly questions. You can't get Minnarr's fork so forget it.
     
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    Never have had that problem with my DHF-Ti. The only time I have gotten the stem to budge (X4 at labled torque) was a very-low speed crash that basically had all of my weight twisting on the bars. Even then it did not move much.
     
  18. Brian HCM#1

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    Really? As of when? I guess when it's compaired to a 5" fork it's tall as hell. My DHF is as tall as my old 888 with Risse crowns.
     
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    as of about 2 months ago when i looked at one and saw that it was tall as hell......
     
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    I dont think so......
     
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    :confused:Thats strange, I own an 8" DHF and it's not tall. Unless the person who had it has theirs maxed out.
     
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    did the owner had a short stack height headtube and still choose to run the stanchions tubes as tall as possible within the crowns ?
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh and I've never had a problem with the stem. Had it twist once on a bad crash, but that was it.
     
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    Never been more impressed with a Upside down fork as i was when i tryed the Avy MTN8. Close second was the DHF-Ti. They are just *that* good. Definately the DHF over the MTN though. Much more useable.
     
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    The guy had it set up low as possible......a very seasoned rider, he got the fork in a trade to try it............didn't like the height, loved the action of the fork.........he ending up selling it.....

    "An inch is a foot in downhill racing."
     
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    my shiver is awesome. almost 5 years old now. still running great
     
  27. seismic

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    I`ll second that :)
     
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    amazing...it's like all 3 of the people in the world who own Avalanches descended on this thread like locust... :D
     
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    Since there are so few of us it's easier to get all in the same place at the same time. :cool:
     
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    3 ???
     
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    LOL...that knobjob knows I have a Shiver yet he comes here and newbs out on everybody.
     
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    foes is possibly the gretest fork i have ever used/seen, but it is (i heard) hard to work on and is expensive.
     
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    Well i heard it's not. So that E-cancels out your E-spec.
     
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    i loved my dorado but my new travis is the tits
     
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    Well 3.78 to be exact. :think: :blah:
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Maybe he & you are used to 7" forks?
     
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    shivers are great forks.

    the best inverted imo


    buy mine
     
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    The best inverted fork.
     
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    Shiver DC is the way to go. Best fork I have ever used excpet the Fox 40 is feeling pretty good right now.