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is buachail foighneach me
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i'm fully aware of their entry level reputation, but they DO have some higher end forks. i'm looking for info on them. specifically the NCX - FT. i'm a big fan of magura rim brakes. i'm also a big fan of their firmtech version of the hs-33. magura specifically recommends suntour for " 28(inch)", which is basically 29", kinda sorta. it has short travel, which i like.

i know disc brakes are super fantastic and rim brakes are teh ghey, but i have discs, have had several other types of discs, and still prefer the feel of the hs-33's.

what i would specifically be interested in is #1: tire clearance, #2: stiffness as regarding twist and flex, #3: reliability.

suntour forks: http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SI...ndex.php?screen=sh.product_category&tnid=2131
suntour NCX-FT: http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SI...f6e2164c/index.php?screen=sh.detail&tnid=2190

i'm guessing european riders will be the most likely to be able to answer this....

thanks!
 

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can't tell you anything beyond this... the fisher "dual sport" models come with a SR Suntour SF8-NRX... their stuff says it's good for up to 2" of tire...

wouldn't be surprised if finding an older 63mm 29er fork would be a better option though... then again I could be very wrong as i'm going purely by speculation
 

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donalson said:
can't tell you anything beyond this... the fisher "dual sport" models come with a SR Suntour SF8-NRX... their stuff says it's good for up to 2" of tire...

wouldn't be surprised if finding an older 63mm 29er fork would be a better option though... then again I could be very wrong as i'm going purely by speculation
I have a 2009 Utopia I use as my road/dirt road path trainer - has the NRX, as you say. I run 2.1 Vulpines with no problem. Fork seems fine so far - its 46mm offset does fine with the old-style G1 29er frame, but the washboard roads I ride on will probably kill it within months.

My only complaint is the lockout knob keeps falling off when I lock the fork.
 

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well, that answers that, as it looks like the dimmensions are similar between the two forks. thanks.
 

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syl3 said:
suntour makes big wheel forks for hybrids, not 29ers.
Utopia is a hybrid - true. It is the first generation Genesis 29er frame, delivered with Interwolf hybrid tires on 700C rims. 2.1 Vulpine 29er tires fit great - a 29er to me.

I agree - the Suntour on that bike is not an ideal trail fork - it just has the same geometry as the one OP is considering, as far as I can tell.
 

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i have one similar sitting in my parts bin...suntour

i fit a specialized ground control in mine just fine. but at 230 lbs. the only way i could use the fork was locked out (which worked really well!). very boingy!
 

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jgsatl said:
i have one similar sitting in my parts bin...suntour

i fit a specialized ground control in mine just fine. but at 230 lbs. the only way i could use the fork was locked out (which worked really well!). very boingy!
Wow - the Suntour ain't light, is it? An f29 80 mm would weigh a pound less...hmmm.
 
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