Put aside the fact that the Recon doesn't appear to have the best ratings and consider whether it's actual performance leaves you dissatisfied before spending money on a new fork. My bike came with a Recon 327. I ran a 2005 Marzocchi Marathon SL on it until I had bedding in the disc brakes, at which point the fork began to flex under braking to an unacceptable degree. I put a Reba motion control damping unit with floodgate in the Recon, and put it back on my bike.mbogosia said:Is this shock a good buy at $300 used? I just got a brand new Giant Trance and it came with a Rockshox Recon fork. It doesn't seem to have the best ratings. Also, will a 80mm fork be okay for xc mostly?