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Hi all,

Here's my story, sorry if it is a bit long.

I just started getting back into mountain biking after a decade off (strange to say that at only 26!). I am getting my old Hardrock up and running again for now since it only has a few hundred miles on it. The bike came with a Suntour Duotrack 7001 fork which worked okay when I was 15,170 pounds and didn't know any better (hey it was suspension), however, at my new "Clydesdale" weight the thing would bottom out when I pedal so I decided to go "old Skool" and hook up a rigid fork (It helped the used bike shop had one for 10 bucks). But after a couple weeks of riding the rigid fork I am having second thoughts. The duotrack only had 30mm of travel, Does anyone have any idea what forks I could use with out screwing up the handling of the bike?

Thanks a lot

PS: I went into the used bike shop (Ye Olde bike shop and the Bicycle Cafe here in San Diego) to buy a $10 dollar fork and almost walked out with a '95 Stumpjumper FSR for $225, I am still considering it so going back to the shop for a fork might result in me getting a new bike;)
 

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Oh and just to make my search a bit more challenging i want to stick with the 1 1/8" threaded headset for now. I don't know when threadless became the standard, how far back do you have to go for threaded headsets and forks?
 

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you'll be looking for something with 63-80mm travel.
You're sure it's a 1 1/8" fork? i'm surprised a '94 would have 1 1/8", since the stumpjumper's still had 1" in '94 (except maybe the M2).

if you find a '96-99 marzocchi Z2/Z3 w/ a replaceable steerer, I belive you can still get threaded ones from marzocchi... otherwise, there's always ebay.

OR- a nice fat front tire (ie a high volume 2.35 or bigger, if it'll fit in your fork) for passive suspension.
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Oh and just to make my search a bit more challenging i want to stick with the 1 1/8" threaded headset for now. I don't know when threadless became the standard, how far back do you have to go for threaded headsets and forks?
 

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IMHO, your money and efforts will be better spent on that $225 Stumpy.

Depending on which one, and what shape it's in...you're getting a lot more bike for your money.


Finding a decent 1" threaded fork could easily cost you $200 + on it's own.
 
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