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New member here, finally getting back into mountain biking! A few years back I was pedaling a few nights a week, had just built a “back then” new GT I-Drive XC 2.0 up with DH wheels, full XT build kit etc... A few weeks later I was in a motorcycle accident and badly damaged my right knee, since then I’ve broke my right ankle and rolled my left ankle tearing the ligaments, needless to say, its been a fun ride….

Anyway I’ve been pedaling again for a while, mainly the C&O canal and back roads, anywhere from 20 to 50 miles a day. I bought a new Haro Sanford, which is a flat bar, carbon forked road bike, put some bigger tires on it and have been racking up some miles since. I still have my I-Drive sitting on the rack collecting dust, I got to ride it ONCE before my accident, its practically brand new! I think I’m going to part it out or try to sell it for what ever its worth as Ill never need another dual suspension bike, I cant take the risk of hurting myself again!! I’ve been slowly putting my GT Zaskar LE back together and I want to buy a good light fork but have been out of the mountain bike scene for so long I don’t even know where to begin! What is a middle of the road, light fork? I don’t need more than 100mm of travel, don’t care if its air or coil as long as its light as I’m not going to be riding like I used to, I cant :( I looked at the low end Marzocchi 33 lock out to Fox F100’s but really don’t even know where to start! Any input would be greatly appreciated!
 

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It's good that you've recovered & back in the saddle again. I'd choose between the Fox F100 & the Reba Team. Both very light & stiff. The Fox is lighter but the Reba is plusher.

By the way, you're in the wrong section. We love burly FS bikes with long travel forks here...;)
 

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There are some good forks out there, but Fox and Rock shox would top my list.

As eluded to earlier, there is an XC forum that is probably more up to date on shorter travel forks than most of us in this section.

If you are a bigger guy (over 200lbs/ 90kilos) then the Clydesdale forum will have some good info too.

Best of luck!
 
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