I switched from the noodly SID XC to a Marzocchi Marathon S coil 105mm. It's a great match for the fuel. It's heavier than the air forks but way plusher and stiff. The ETA locks down for super steep climbs.Richrider said:What fork is everyone using on their Fuels? Particularly those that have upgraded from the spec fork. I have a fuel 100 and refuse to ride the SID any longer.
LOL !!!!! Same here, Spaz .....Figure I'll upgrade when the SX-R gives up the ghost.....but it ain't giving it up, yet...hehheh. My brother has an even older SX (perhaps later 90s) on his Mantra, claims it still works fine...he loves that old oddball bikeSpaz said:
Damn. I'm still running the stock Manitou SX-R on my old Fuel. I thought about upgrading, but decided it would be okay to blow this one up first. Eventually, I'll get something different.
i had it converted from a 63 mm to an 80 mm and i find it does the job.Richrider said:What fork is everyone using on their Fuels? Particularly those that have upgraded from the spec fork. I have a fuel 100 and refuse to ride the SID any longer.
You should go to just about any fork other than the SID. The SID is a noodly excuse for a fork at my weight......and I only weigh 170#. At your weight, the SID is way too weak. You will be amazed at the difference in handling, even if you switch to a Float 80mm. With 100mm, you'll get a plusher ride in addition to the great handling. THe extra travel will slow the steering slightly, but I think the Fuel is a bit twitchy to begin with.....so this is a good thing.marco said:i had it converted from a 63 mm to an 80 mm and i find it does the job.
i'm 220 lbs and my fuel weighs 23 lbs,many people have said i should go for the 100 mm fox but i dont understand what the difference would feel like?
See belowmarco said:surely it would dive more?
See the other answers, below.marco said:why would a rider prefare the 100 mm over the 80 mm? could someone describe the ride characteristics?