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Old 02-23-19, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ozzyski View Post
After looking at front air forks, i have no idea what im looking at. Can anyone recommend a good fork 400$ below? Fox or rockshox?

IDK (ala Ford v .GM, competing companies) you got a bike shop to try them on new bikes?
$400 and less wont be any better (may not even get into a lockout non air/oil fork.. ), $800 will ..


Remember you are only buying one.. factories build bikes buying thousands so cost per unit is lots less..
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We are now waiting for parts to arrive and pics will be posted in about 2-3 weeks of both the ds2 and trigger 3. After I put some pennies on the side I will buy the rockshox paragon gold fork. For now not a must.
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Old 02-26-19, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Yes.

Suntour NEX hlo: coil spring (crudely adjustable for your weight); hydraulic damping; lock-out (on or off); 2650 grams

Paragon Gold: air spring (properly adjustable for your weight); hydraulic damping with low-speed compression adjustment (to lock-out if desired); 1860 grams

Summary: you'd preserve the designed steering geometry of your bike, knock 1.7 lbs of dead weight off the front end of your bike, gain the ability to tune the fork's response to your liking, and get rid of steel parts (steerer, stanchions), which in a suspension fork improves longevity.

The NEX is a perfectly decent fork for the price. The Paragon Gold is in another league altogether, and for not a lot of money. There are Suntour equivalents -- the NCX E Air, for example -- but these can be tricky to source after-market.

Would like to see a Dual Sport bike fitted with the Paragon Gold...
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Do it and offer a picture of your work..

I simply looked up the fork , online ..

https://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/paragon-gold-rl

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