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Is there a huge difference in performance between the two. Currently I have a Suntour 63mm on my K2, I know it is a terrible fork so I am looking at buying a new one. I dont want to spend a ton of money cause I am saving up for a new bike. But since that wont be for awhile I was wondering if it would be worth it to do a slight fork upgrade. Suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

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If you're asking if you can swap an 80mm for the 63mm, yes, they're close enough that it shouldn't mess up your handling.

As far as performance, if you get a crappy 80mm fork there won't be much difference. Get a good one and I expect you'll notice a difference. A Dart 3 or a cheap Marzochi might be a good way to go.
 

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I got a Dart3 on my Rockhopper and I love it. It is definitely not up there in performance with Fox or other big names, BUT I think it is def. the most underrated fork out there. The Dart3 comes in 80, 100, and 120. I got the 100 and love it. If it breaks, i will go for a FOX or Marzochi, but not until it breaks. You can pick in up at JensonUSA for $135. http://www.jensonusa.com/search/?s=dart+3
 
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i have an older marzocchi on my hardtail.

it's a 63mm travel fork and it compliments the performance of the bike perfectly.

keep in mind that most forks on the market nowadays are disc brake only. that could be a problem if you have vees on your K2.
 
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