Which fork should I get?

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  1. kOlsen

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    Hi.
    I'm new to this forum. Though, I have been lurking for a couple of years, but never signed up.

    I was hoping to get a little help on which fork I should get.

    Going to build up an 08 Morewood Izimu, and my two choices are 08 Boxxer WC and 08 888 RC3 WC.

    The thing is I don't have the chance to test ride any of those. My current fork is an 07 888 RC2x VA and the fork I had before that was an White Brothers DH 2.0. Both of them sat on Canfield F1's.

    So, what should I do?

    Thanks for any input :)
     

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    888 I go for strength over weight.
     
  3. William42

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    "random fork not mentioned in the original list"
     
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    i'd get the 08' boxxer wc .
     
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  7. William42

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    does the izimu have a 1.5 headtube? cause i'm pretty sure you could fit a spork to a 1.5 headtube, and sporks are becoming the new thing
     
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    Depends on what your building it for. As a full-out DH race rig that you want to have light i'd say go with the boxxer, if it's more of a do everything including DH and some FR, a 888 might be better suited
     
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    sorry, i had to get the joke out the way first.

    your choice in fork depends a lot on what you want out of it. if you race a lot and weight/performance are top priority, then go with the boxxer.

    also, if you tend to tune your stuff a lot and give your bike lots of regular maintenance, you'll be very happy with the boxxer.

    the 888 is still a great option though, they perform excellent, but are a little heavier than the boxxer, and don't require quite as much maintenance.

    honestly, i don't think you would be disappointed with either option. just my $.02
     
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    I will do both, racing and fr. I don't like the idea of too much maintenance actually, but I sure like the way a race bike rides. Does the Boxxer WC require that much maintenance?
     
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    no , i have never had maintance problems with my boxxer. but that doesn't mean that it won't happen .
     
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    Boxxer WC or Fox 40RC2

    If your going to spend the $$$ to get a WC you might as well get the best Fork out there, the Fox 40RC2. The weight is not that much of a difference, but you will see the advantage of a stiffer fork with the 40.

    Mt 2 Cents!!!!!
     
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    It doesn't require that much maintenance actually. Just more when compared to the 888
     
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    That being said, the motion control boxxers are far and away the easiest forks to work on. Extremely tough and simple, less things to go wrong, etc.


    For this reason (and the fact that ANY dh fork requires alot of maintenence) I'd go with the boxxer.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the replys guys!

    FCLinder: I have thought about the Fox 40rc2, but they are more expensive though.

    I'm leaning towards the boxxer.
     
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    looks like your finally seeing the light kolsen . if you go back and look at old threads people are having problems with the 40.
     
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    dhmike: yeah, but I also heard of people having problems with their boxxers. I have had one parking lot test on a sunday with boxxers and the fork felt amazing compared to my 888 rc2x va.
     
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    Now that the Izimu comes with 1.5" headtube, and I'm going to run a Boxxer WC I'm in need for some headset suggestions. I am all new to this 1.5" so I have no clue on what to get since I'm going to run a boxxer.

    I know that I need the e13 reducers, but what kind of headset should I get?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Yes, I have searched but didn't get any smarter.
     
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    I had an 888, i just changed it for a boxxer team...
    i love how the boxxer works!!
     
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    good choice most of my friends ride boxxer and have no problems,they also beat the crap out of them and never maintain'em.but most of there bikes came from josh bender.
     
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    They make the WC with a 1.5" Steer Tube? If so this is news to me.
     
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    FCLinder: No, that's not what I meant. The 08 Izimu comes with an 1.5 headtube and the boxxer steerer is 1 1/8. So my question is, which headset should I get? And I know that I need the e13 reducers
     
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    Check out the Cane Creek Flush headset.
    I used it all my old beer can headtube frames with no problems.
     
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    Like Jeremy said. I use a Cane Creek 1 1/2" to 1 1/8" on my Morewood. Works great!!!!!
     
  25. kOlsen

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