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soon im gonna be building my bike from the frame up (new frame not gemini). it is gong to have a dhx air shock and i was wondering what you guys think the bet frok would be. i rode my friends 66light and i was very impressed with it. i loved the feel of my sherman and boxxers seem nice. what are your opinions
 

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and cna your get a conversion kit for a DT swiss fr2350 rear wheel from Q.R to thru axle?
 

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what frame we going to be working with here?
 

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I'm not a fan of Marzocchi.

Boxxer with Motion Control Dampening is a great fork. No more spiking issues.

Travis Intrisnic Ti is also amazing. But I don't know about long-term durability. My experience with Manitou products has always been good.
 

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it wont be the high end 888 and it will be a team boxxer
 

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i say go with the boxxer if you are gonna be using the bike for downhilling more. I'd say if you are gonna be doing more fr get the travis. If you are gonna get the 888 vf, dont get it. My vote would be the 888 rc2x over all of them.
 

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I chose Travis TI...

hardcore newbie said:
soon im gonna be building my bike from the frame up (new frame not gemini). it is gong to have a dhx air shock and i was wondering what you guys think the bet frok would be. i rode my friends 66light and i was very impressed with it. i loved the feel of my sherman and boxxers seem nice. what are your opinions
I tried all, and the Travis works for me best.
 

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You must not ride very much ;) Manitou forks are awesome for about 4 months. Awesome showroom fork though, always feels good on the parking lot test. Total crap over the long haul.
 

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You must not ride very much ;) Manitou forks are awesome for about 4 months. Awesome showroom fork though, always feels good on the parking lot test. Total crap over the long haul.
yup, i've never seen a manitou (in the past 10 years) that was still worth a sh!t after a couple of months of use. they make the most unreliable products in the industry. if mongoose or diamondback made a a fork, i'd buy it long before a manitou.....
 

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yup, i've never seen a manitou (in the past 10 years) that was still worth a sh!t after a couple of months of use. they make the most unreliable products in the industry. if mongoose or diamondback made a a fork, i'd buy it long before a manitou.....
dont down diamondback, they now make some pretty sick bikes as part of there dbr line, the whole line is made in tiwan (Giant?) instead of china and they have amazing specs.

heres a pic of mine with a 06 boxxer team
 

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if you want to keep the front end light get the boxxer. i have heard from a few peeps that they are amazing with the motion control dampening and the solo air on the world cup. i don't really love manitou....but i have heard a bunch of good things about the travis. the 888 is tried and true, i love mine. i would probably wait to get a travis until they have been around longer though.
 

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my sherman is messed up right now and it needs a re-build, i want a Marzocchi becasue they are reliable

whats wrong with a 88vf?
 
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my sherman is messed up right now and it needs a re-build, i want a Marzocchi becasue they are reliable

whats wrong with a 88vf?
Its not as good as the RC....thats the only thing wrong with it..

People dont understand, when you are on a budget, you cant get the top of the line everything.. The 888VF has no problems other than lack of high speed damping, which I am sure this kid is no racer...
Go for the 888VF, and if you are un satisfied with the damping performance, you can always save up a bit and stick a cartridge in it and make it a RC...
I am going on my second season using a JRT, and hey it itsnt perfectly smooth for Downhill, but thats really it, and if you arent downhilling every weekend there shouldnt be any problems there..After I read hundreds of times "get the more expensive sh!t you will regret getting the JRT".... I dont regret it one bit

I think maybe the Boxxer team may have smoother damping? I dont really care for Rockshox so I have no idea, but going with the 888vf wouldnt be a mistake..
Great fork, light enough, reliable, wicked CS...Good price...Upgradable

Hope this helped, and good luck with your new fork whichever you get
 
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