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I have a 2004 Trek 6700 that I bought new and it came with the Rock Shox Pilot SL front fork. The fork started leaking air pretty bad(had to refill it before every ride) about a year ago and now it's so bad that it starts to lose it's air and bottom out on the trails. Plus it is leaking oil now as well.

While looking around and researching if I should rebuild it or upgrade it to a not so dated model, I have decided that rebuilding this fork is just not worth it. But then again I am a noob at this so who knows.

I have decided that I will be getting a 29er this summer, so I don't need anything fancy. But I want to keep this bike as a back up unit, and something my friends can ride that don't have bikes can ride when I go riding.

My question is to everyone here is, what fork would you suggest me put on this bike to get mr through the next few months, and then to have for my buddies to ride. Oh and the fork must be able to use V-brakes.

Thanks in advance for any and all info.

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Josh
 

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For that bike, I would recommend a rigid fork. You are going to end up needing a new bike sooner or later anyway, and no point in putting hundreds of dollars into a 2004 trek 6700. Get a rigid fork, and when you upgrade, put fenders and a rack and some slicks on the trek and you will be glad you didn't drop a bunch of cash on it.
 

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Before buying my new bike I was riding a 2005 KHS XC104. I upgraded the front with a Rock Shox TORA 318 with the U-Turn. It is adjustable 85-130mm travel and it made a huge difference. I paid $250 from the LBS and they cut the steer tube to length, headset seal and put the star nut in for free. Installed in 20 min with no issues and it was my first fork replacement.
 

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fotu said:
For that bike, I would recommend a rigid fork. You are going to end up needing a new bike sooner or later anyway, and no point in putting hundreds of dollars into a 2004 trek 6700. Get a rigid fork, and when you upgrade, put fenders and a rack and some slicks on the trek and you will be glad you didn't drop a bunch of cash on it.
you didnt read his post huh? he said he wants to keep it as a backup and loaner for friends. other wise i agree, get a rigid fork and maybe some new bigger rubber to take the hits a bit better.
 

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b-kul said:
you didnt read his post huh? he said he wants to keep it as a backup and loaner for friends. other wise i agree, get a rigid fork and maybe some new bigger rubber to take the hits a bit better.
You jack-ass! I read his post good enough to know he has a crappy bike with v-brakes, and didn't recommend he get a tora or a Fracking Fox.

And don't get upset, its ok for me to call you a jack-ass.

Edit: maybe that's a little strong. Oh well, can't change these posts once they are out there...
 

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fotu said:
You jack-ass! I read his post good enough to know he has a crappy bike with v-brakes, and didn't recommend he get a tora or a Fracking Fox.

And don't get upset, its ok for me to call you a jack-ass.

Edit: maybe that's a little strong. Oh well, can't change these posts once they are out there...
hahaha, its so easy its almost unfair.
 

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bigbeck said:
Just words b-kul. It alerts one that a phone call is in order to determine if the error is in the pic or the words.
you realize you can never base an online purchase soley off a picture right?
 
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