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Old 02-09-21, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Since posting in this thread earlier I pulled out the Marin and tried reworking the front end to eliminate some of the lifting going uphill. After a test ride today with a longer stem and moving the new seat forward a bit (after the photo was taken) it does better. Had a lot of fun riding and even managed a full somersault endo trying to stop on a steep downhill section (rookie move). The bomber fork takes the jolt out of rocks and roots enough to not try to avoid them.

You'd be well served by a full suspension 29er on those trails you ride.
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Old 02-09-21, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
You'd be well served by a full suspension 29er on those trails you ride.
Well sure. Probably most people would be well served with an upgrade to their existing ride somehow. This is the balance of wants and needs. I feel I have what I need for now so I'm content to hold back until I either find a deal or clarify exactly what I want to invest bigger bucks into.

I also want a 14' expedition paddleboard this summer that retails for $1500 so there's that to ponder before buying yet another bike.
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Old 02-11-21, 08:58 AM
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N+1 is the only answer here. You always need another bike.


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Old 02-11-21, 08:59 AM
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Old 02-12-21, 08:21 PM
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Old 02-13-21, 12:20 AM
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"It's stupid to spend a few hundred bucks upgrading this bike. Instead you should spend $1500 on a new bike."

Huh? For what it's worth, 26" rim brake is my preferred MTB type. Yes, I've ridden and owned most of the other kinds.

All the usual suspects have been mentioned. Personally I think a vintage Rock Shox would fit this bike best. Lighter than the new forks available and also with the least amount of travel, so you change the front end the least. Finding one in good shape is the challenge.

I still need to try that new (but now already discontinued...) Rock Shox silver fork. Even though it's on the heavy side, the price is right and we may never see another new 26" rim brake fork again.
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Old 02-13-21, 06:07 PM
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"It's stupid to spend a few hundred bucks upgrading this bike. Instead you should spend $1500 on a new bike."

Huh? For what it's worth, 26" rim brake is my preferred MTB type. Yes, I've ridden and owned most of the other kinds.

All the usual suspects have been mentioned. Personally I think a vintage Rock Shox would fit this bike best. Lighter than the new forks available and also with the least amount of travel, so you change the front end the least. Finding one in good shape is the challenge.

I still need to try that new (but now already discontinued...) Rock Shox silver fork. Even though it's on the heavy side, the price is right and we may never see another new 26" rim brake fork again.
i decided to leave well enough alone ride it enjoy what it is.
i do need a nice new FS 29er....
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Old 02-15-21, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post

Huh? For what it's worth, 26" rim brake is my preferred MTB type.
Not worth much.

All the usual suspects have been mentioned. Personally I think a vintage Rock Shox would fit this bike best. Lighter than the new forks available and also with the least amount of travel, so you change the front end the least. Finding one in good shape is the challenge.
Putting lipstick on a pig.
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Old 02-15-21, 09:45 AM
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i decided to leave well enough alone ride it enjoy what it is.
i do need a nice new FS 29er....

good choices, both statements
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