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I currently have an 05 Giant Boulder SE, and I'm looking to replace the craptacular SR Suntour XC60 fork that came on it. I am on a budget however, I'd say about $250 tops. Is there anything in this price range that's even worth looking at?? Must have V-brake mounts. I ride a mix of pavement and local park trails, nothing really extreme.

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Bryank930 said:
I currently have an 05 Giant Boulder SE, and I'm looking to replace the craptacular SR Suntour XC60 fork that came on it. I am on a budget however, I'd say about $250 tops. Is there anything in this price range that's even worth looking at?? Must have V-brake mounts. I ride a mix of pavement and local park trails, nothing really extreme.

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Bryan
Isn't that almost as much as you paid for the bike?
 

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laxguy86 said:
Isn't that almost as much as you paid for the bike?
Yeah, but, oh well. I bought it last year, and didn't use it much, now that my friends and I are riding pretty regularly now, I just want to upgrade it a little, nothing crazy. Just better than it is now.
 

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Look at the Rock Shox Tora line - I have two of them, a solo air 318 at 130mm for my primary bike and a coil sprung 302 with u-turn (90-130mm) on my single speed.

I bought the coil version with u-turn from my LBS for $220. Figure on finding it a bit cheaper online. For the gee whiz factor, they have a white version for 2007.
 

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Bryank930 said:
SR Suntour XC60
Does that mean 60 mm travel?
Generally, you should not use a fork that is much longer (or shorter) than the original. The length directly affects the geometry -> handling.

Marzocchi's MX series is pretty good value for money; they may not have lots of features but they are functional and reliable. The thing is, they tend to be taller than most other brands.
 

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I upgraded to a RockShox Dart 3, on my Trek and it's like a night and day difference over the stock RST front fork!!! I paid like $170 shipped from pricepoint
 

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Does that mean 60 mm travel?
Generally, you should not use a fork that is much longer (or shorter) than the original. The length directly affects the geometry -> handling.

Marzocchi's MX series is pretty good value for money; they may not have lots of features but they are functional and reliable. The thing is, they tend to be taller than most other brands.
I believe its 80mm travel.
 

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keep an eye on craigslist, etc

i got a brand new rock shox judy tt the other day that someone had just laying around for 50 bucks....
 
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