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Build for a Big guy forks etc

MayhemwmbMayhemwmb Posts: 108
edited August 2009 in MTB buying advice
I'm hoping for opinions/advice regarding my next project,
I'm hoping to build a bike that'll take some abuse, I'm 6' tall and about 18stone, I want to build a bike around something like an on-one 456, it's a relatively cheap frame that gets good reviews etc, I aim to do some general cross country but want a bike that'll take the knocks, (although I've considered the 456 I'm open to other frame suggestions), the big question is regarding the suspension fork, This bike will get some abuse on reasonably rough trails, I would like about 5' of travel, like most people I want the best quality for the cheapest prices, with budget in mind please suggest any forks suitable for the job

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    fork a Pike U turn.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • jeffers696jeffers696 Posts: 328
    Have a look at the Ragley frames i think they are strong.
    Specailized Enduro 08 - Beast
    OnOne 456
  • BMX BearBMX Bear Posts: 198
    I'm 6'4" and about 19 stone, currently running a Kona Hoss Deluxe with Dual Air U - Turn Revs.

    Other than that I think you're into something like a Cove stifee or the like...
    www.icenivelo.co.uk - Norfolks most inclusive cycling club
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