View Full Version : Fork Upgrade - Manitou to ???
March 4th, 2003, 03:10 PM
I ride a Trek Fuel 90, and want to upgrade to a "better" fork than the original Manitou SR. Maybe my preload and rebound settings are all off, but the fork doesn't feel right to me.
I've heard that for my weight (200) and riding style (XC) that the Marzocchi Bomber would be a good choice for me. What do you think?
March 4th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Can it possibly be ejoliver from NYC? Why yes it is.
Welcome to the strange world of the NEMBA forum. I think you will find the majority of folks will recommend the Marzocchi w/coil and oil (I'm running the Xfly air fork on 2 bikes mainly because they were good deals). I know that marzocchi changed around their product names for 2003. I think the 2002 ATOM series would be a good fork for you, check the website for the newer models.
Another alternative is the Rock Shox Psylo line. I have a Psylo XC (coil & oil) on the Jamis that I just built up, havenít had much of a chance to give it a good evaluation. Bottom line, if I was you I would avoid air shocks entirely.
March 4th, 2003, 04:56 PM
it depends how much you want to spend. Marzocchi makes some great aggro XC forks. They are on the heavier side, but the quality is much greater than that of Rock Shox or Manitou. If you really want to complement your ride and are willing to spend some cash throw on a Fox Float T.A.L.A.S. it is a fox fork which is my favorite company. It is decently light (air fork), stiffer than any XC fork on the market, and it has on the fly adjustable travel.
March 5th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Thanks for your replies...
So, what do I have to worry about in buying an aftermarket fork if I currently have Hayes hydraulics? Are the disc mounts universal at this point, or are some specs still proprietary to certain companies?
March 5th, 2003, 04:05 PM
if you are running manitou right now you'll need an adapter for another company's fork
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