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Just want to get some opinions on a upgrade.
I'm currently running a black 100 on a 2004 stumpy FS and its time for a new fork as the black is really squishy.I would rather not have a lockout and want to stay with 100mm.
I do not race but ride several times a week on technical trails where a climbing fork is a must.
After some reviews the R7 seems to be the fork given its weight and rigity.
I'm 6.0 160lbs and like technical XC.

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Even with its improved rigity the R7 is still an ultralite race fork. Personally I'd rather gain some weight and go with a xc fork more suitable for the technical stuff such as a rs reba or fox f100 since it does not seem like racing is your main focus.
 

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A mate of mine has an '04 stumpy, and recently paid the blacks off and replaced them with a set of Fox Float 130RLT, I thought there may be too much travel in them, but you can wind the travel down to suite what you're doing, we mainly do technical trails as well as a bit of enduro racing and they seem to be exactly what the bike wanted, not to mention they add a bit of obsticle clearance. Hope this helps.
 

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I've been using the 4 inch travel R7 Super for a little over a month--no racing just pretty agressive xc riding--It's an excellent fork (and very well priced!!!).

The weight to stiffness ratio is very impressive--makes a big difference. Big thumbs up on this Product.

Liam
 

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I bought an 100mm R7 back in February with the hopes that it would not add much weight to my race bike, which happens to be my only bike, but still be stout enough to speed me up through the hellishly technical series of time trials I was competing in at the time. It fit the bill then by not porking up the bike for climbing and being more than ample for the extremely rocky sections on that trail.

I've read a couple of folks here compare the R7 to last year's Minute in terms of stiffness and all-mountain-ability. A friend of mine who rides a minute made that assessment yesterday, too. I guess the long and the short of it is, if distance through technical stuff, enduro riding, is your goal, the R7 is a solid choice. I think it would be killler on a four inch Stumpjumper.
 
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