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DISCLAIMER. MOUNTAIN BIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU JOIN US AT YOUR OWN RISK.

SAFETY BRIEFING.

  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Fork advice

Hi, first time poster and new resident of Cambridge. Im looking for some advice about upgrading the forks i currently have. I have a 2013-ish gt aggressor, 26" wheels and v brakes. It currently has suntour m3010 forks which are garbage and weigh a tonne! I'm on a budget of about $200 so likely i will buy a better used fork.

Any suggestions are appreciated

Cheers

J

Re: Fork advice

Hi Jeleven, for round here suspension forks are not really that useful, I like others run a rigid fork. However for Thetford and further afield yes a better fork would do wonders. What I'd think about doing is saving your money and buying a better bike second hand. Without knowing your height it's difficult to say whether to go 650b or 29 but 26" forks are not really made anymore so there is a demand for them on ebay. I'd follow the timber group on facebook and have a look for a 2nd hand bike coming up on there (or ask for what you want) I've picked up a nice bike before through this technique, but be honest about what you want both size and price

Re: Fork advice

Jeleven,
MBR have an article out yesterday on all the end of season bargains, worth a look

Re: Fork advice

Hellooo
If your after 2nd hand forks Reba Rl & Fox Floats are a very good bet