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uhhhhhyea
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the 15% off coupon code (which expires today) has me SO tempted to go for a new fork:

http://www.greenfishsports.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2404

After coupon it comes out to around 211 shipped... which makes me feel like it's about the best out there for this price. Current fork is an MX Comp ETA (2006):

http://www.togoparts.com/items/view_item.php?iid=4552&did=0&cid=1&bid=178

The main motivation is that I can put my current fork on the XC rig i'm building for my GF (Stumpjumper FSR) and end up with a better all-mountain fork. However, I can't really see that much difference between the two- mainly, external vs. internal rebound adjust, 32 vs 30mm stanchions and an extra 10mm of travel. Should I jump on it, or hold out for something better? My riding style has been changing alot lately, I've been riding more gnar, doing drops and stuff and so far my current fork has surprised me with how well it's held it's own, considering what it's for.

I need to stop spending money on my bike! I thought it was done!
 

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bi-winning
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I was prepared to tell you not to buy it, but since you need a fork for the fsr anyways, you may as well take advantage of this deal and get a fork you are excited about.
 

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BrassBalled DropbarNinja
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there's a lot more to forks then just the size of the stanchions and the amount of travel it's got... But in this case, i wouldnt do it. The SSV system and the VF which is basicly an SSV are both orifice dampers and will feel like a pogo stick and spike over the consecutive.

These would be an upgrade in terms of damping...

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK405A12-Rock+Shox+Tora+318+Coil+U-Turn+Fork+07.aspx

Though there have been TST problems in the past as it's it's first year. It'll still feel better than any SSV
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK303A07-Marzocchi+Xc+600+08.aspx
 

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uhhhhhyea
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Well the i's have it... jeeze i shoulda known better than to trust a bunch of miscreant bike junkies XD ... like asking a bunch of alcoholics if they wanna go do a shot. I'm really happy with the ETA system, and if I like my current fork I think i'm gonna love this.

Ah well, at least I have a BLACK fork to go with my all-BLACK bike... my Atlas' transition to the dark side will be complete! :madmax: :devil:
 

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uhhhhhyea
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Thanks for the input, mrp... you were the sole dissenting vote it seems. I should have emphasized that I'm pretty happy with my current fork's damping, except I could have used a bit more travel and something a little bit more burly as I'm into clyde territory (210 lbs). At my weight, damping doesn't really seem to be so much a problem as durability, I seem to be able to just kinda roll over stuff like it's not there but man do I work that thing hard on the downhills.
 
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