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Is a Rock Shox Argyle Jump fork okay for Tandem use? I know many folks use the Marzocchi jumper forks.

I have the option to get one cheap and wondered if it would be okay for a FS tandem project?

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I think the official answer is no, it's not tandem rated. That said one might reasonably expect a fork design to land hard with one person on top of it should be able roll over rough terrain with two people on top of it. As for me, I'd like the security of a dual crown fork on an off road tandem. One of my goals in life is to die not having experienced a catastrophic fork failure.
 

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There are 2 "tandem rated" suspension forks; White Brothers and the Maverick DUC32.


What Frame????
 

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banks said:
There are 2 "tandem rated" suspension forks; White Brothers and the Maverick DUC32.

What Frame????
Has the Maverick DUC32 tandem version been out of production? I remember reading this on MTBtandems.com.
 

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Don't forget Marzocchi's DJ series, 55R and ATA, 66 Series, manitou's Dorado, and ATC's T-5 series.
Yeah, I sort of thought if the Zoke DJ fork was okay, the RS DJ fork would be okay. Generally I prefer Rock Shox forks.
 

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befoot said:
Enel, did you go an get a Tandem?
I want one, will probably get one in the next year since the kiddos are getting big enough to take on rides, but too big/heavy to trust the trail-a-bike any more.

Just researching parts/getting stuff together.

Thanks for the info all. Sounds like this fork is not the ticket.

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Has the Maverick DUC32 tandem version been out of production? I remember reading this on MTBtandems.com.
Maverick did stop production on the DUC 32. However, a certain # had been held back from sales to be used for frame sales. Maverick called me the other day to say they had a few left. I got 3 in with the tandem build. One's sold, but I have two left.
Hey look, only one post!:D
 

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I've been running an Argyle on our tandem since the first of the year with great success. I know RS doesn't approve of this application, but with the steel stanchions, the Maxxle, the ability to run large rotors, and a pretty reasonable pricing, it was pretty much a no-brainer. If I break the fork, I know that I won't be able to get RS to warranty it, but it is still worth it.

If you go that route, it comes with a X-Firm spring, just an FYI.
 

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On paper, the Argyle would be the Rock Shox fork that I would think would be best suited to tandem use. Not that that's any sort of endorsement, but when looking for forks to use on tandems. we look for some basic structure setups, and the Argyle is a good example.
Price-wise, I don't know where they are compared to a Marzocchi DJ, but they're in the same ballpark as far as build and intended use.
 
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