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im really torn. i have just spent about 600 dollars on my first cano and 1 month later i am thinking of spending 500 on a new fork....

i have done a lot of research and just cant make uup my mind.....

is is really smart to put that expensive of a fork on such a bike..? i was even considering puttint a 20mm axel fork and upgrade the front axel....etc money trap money trap....

i need someone to set me straight...what fork is better than the dart2 that comes with the bike? that isn't gonna run me 500 bucks (rev air u-turn).....

also who knows what kind of travel i can get out of the F5.? i know its 80 but do you think i could but a fork that travels 100 and still be ok......thanks everyone....
 

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100mm is fine.

The best forks for that bike? A 100mm Lefty and a Fatty Headshock 80mm.

You can get a Fatty for less than 500, and have no other costs, other than installation.

Edit: you will also need a front brake adaptor also, the front caliper is a post type, and most new forks you will be looking at will use the IS mount. Not a big deal. Maybe $10
 

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I would say that any 500 dollar fork would be better than the Dart, I would say you could go 100mm and it will work fine, but if you want to put a through axle on the bike then you have the wrong frame! The fatty as previously mentioned will be a lot stiffer than any thru axle fork.
Other options could include the Rockshox Reba, Manitou R7 or Marzocchi MX. Cannondales come with good frames so they are usually worth upgrading.

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damion said:
The best forks for that bike? A 100mm Lefty and a Fatty Headshock 80mm.

You can get a Fatty for less than 500, and have no other costs, other than installation.

Edit: you will also need a front brake adaptor also, the front caliper is a post type, and most new forks you will be looking at will use the IS mount. Not a big deal. Maybe $10
For what it's worth, I Just had this conversation with my Local (Cannondale) Bike Shop. I was asking about Lefty upgrades for my F600 which has the Super Fatty Ultra DLR.... the Lefty is about a $900.00 endeavor! Anyway my point, He went on to say the Super Fatty Ultra DL (the basic one) was $550.00 from cannondale and that does not include installation. check with your local dealer but those were the numbers given to me.... I'm staying put with my Fatty....which I do like alot!

I think the Furio-X is a pretty Decent frame to build up. If you love the Frame and it fits you well than go for it... I bet you can find some good deals online for a new fork.... I would shoot for 100mm travel & sub 4lbs.... If you have any hesitation on Frame Fit. It may be worth while to sell and buy another bike with components you like.... I found out that with the Lefty, It is certainly more cost effective to buy the bike with the Fork you like from the factory.
my 2 cents.
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