splice is terrible compared to a Fox. Go with a Fox or Rockshox.Got_Issues? said:
Okay, http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/2005_front_shocks/Got_Issues? said:
Make sure you are getting the Splice with the TPC damping. Some have noted some stiction in the movement due to the legs, but that may go away after it's break in period. Check the reviews.Got_Issues? said:
mattsavage said:How about with the money you save, you buy an 05 Minute SPV volume adjuster and SPV Evolve rebound assembly and stick those in there. It'll essentially make it a Minute 1, but slightly heavier, like 0.2lbs. Or you could order a TPC+ damper for the Black and stick it in there.
Total cost for those two items will be about 75 bucks. And the TPC+ damper is around 60 dollars. You can get them from AE Bike and they'd be there in a couple days. Or get the part numbers form Manitou's Tech manuals and have a shop order them for you directly from Manitou.
That's the route I'd take, it's fun to take things apart and learn about them like that.
A brand new Vanilla or Reba would be sweet too.
Quite underspoken.Mr.P said:Depending on your skill level, it could be a great fork for you.
Like what the other posters have written, the ($150 - $200 Splice) fork isn't quite the quality fork as a $900 Fox 36
All you need are some hex wrenches, a socket set, and crescent wrench. You'll also need to buy some 5wt fork oil from a motorcycle shop to replace what you have to drain out.Got_Issues? said:Maybe i just havent been around much, but ive never known anyone whos tricked out a low end fork with part upgrades. Do you have to be a mechanical genious or just or merelyu inteligent? And is it worth doing all that to a low end fork? Damn i ask alot of questions. If its easty enough and cheap enough though that could be really cool. I'll check it out.