Forum home Mountain biking forum MTB buying advice

fork Upgrade?

BestwuzbestBestwuzbest Posts: 61
edited July 2009 in MTB buying advice
A BIG BELFAST "BOUT YE?!" TIL ALLYIZ!
Please help! Am seeking advice on upgrading the stocked PIKE 426 AIR U-TURNS on my '08 MARIN WOLFRIDGE...they've served me well as my riding has improved. However as I've upped my game (though not gettin much air yet) I increasingly feel that no matter how hard I pump them up, I'm diving through the travel far too easily on steep and knarly sections. I'm 6ft 4in and 14st (at my fittest). I want to stay with the Maxle system but ditch the air and am hovering between 2 good deals on new Rockshox ...'09 PIKE 454 u-turn coils (£350) though needing a spring upgrade (£40-£50)...and a set of '09 LYRIK u-turn coils(£525)...again prob needing a spring upgrade (can't find a price for this). Is there a big difference in performance, weight and stocked spring firmness? Are the Lyrik's overkill for my level? Any other suggestions welcomed.
"KEEP 'ER LIT N FILL YER BOOTS!"

Posts

Sign In or Register to comment.