Just had a ton of work done on the bike and on the first ride out the fork blows up. I've got a 2005 Sherman Breakout + that has been modified and I love the feel of it, but now that it needs ANOTHER rebuild I am considering biting the bullet and getting a new fork. In case you did not know it will be going on a Splinter MX with a lovely 1.5" HT. I'd prefer to stay with a 1.5 steerer, which limits the choices a bit (no Fox), but I'd like to hear any input you may have as to my options. Here is a bit more info: ~200lbs in gear; I'm a decent rider (& improving) and generally pretty smooth, (but you can only be so smooth off a 10' drop or over a 20' gap, both of which I am at or approaching now). I live in Vancouver so it is Shore all the time for me with a good half dozen Whistler trips thrown in for good measure. My options as I see them - 1.5" steerer Single crowns only, thanks: RS Totem - mad seal problems and stupidly expensive. Not sold on it. RS Lyrik - seems like a perfect match, and I might be able to get a solo air for not much $. Air OK for a bigger guy? Love to hear more on this one. Manitou Travis 180 - mixed reviews on this one. Love it or hate it, but I've never ridden one. Can get one for pretty cheap. Zoke 66 - heavy, but seems to be reliable.