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Looking at ordering one of these 3 bikes from bikesdirect (spare me the support your LBS talk please. Actually, if you can find me a better bike for the cost, please let me know ) :

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom29pro_08.htm
comes with a tora fork with soloair.

The other two come with regular coil Tora forks:
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom29_elite_xi.htm
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/windsor_cliff29pro_xi.htm

I can't seem to find much information on these 2 forks as far as what they can handle, so I am hoping someone knows more than I on this subject :)

Im 6ft tall at 230lbs (that will be dropping) and am kind of worried about these forks bottoming out on my fat ass. Any information given is much appreciated.
 

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Any Tora will handle your weight. I'm 240 and have ridden a Tora Solo Air for years. The advantages of the Air are primarily that you can set the optimal spring rate for your weight using a shock pump and adjust it at will. To adjust spring rate on a coil sprung fork, you have to buy a new coil spring and install it. The air fork will be somewhat lighter. OTOH, some people prefer the feel of coil springs.
 

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I'm 235 (down from 250) pounds and I have had very good results with the 302 solo air on my Hi Fi. It's a 120 mm fork and I don't need to run anywhere near the air pressure that is suggested for my weight and it works fine. I'n not sure I'd want a coil spring fork unless I was certain that I needed the real big hit performance. Todays crop of air forks are awesome.
 
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