Anything better than pikes for £400?

ste_t
ste_t Posts: 1,599
edited June 2010 in MTB buying advice
Looking to replace my 150mm Marzzochi Z1 sport for something smoother, and have been looking at the Pike 426 u-turn

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/10375/Rockshox-Pike-454-Coil-U-Turn-95-140mm---All-Mountain-Forks.html?referrer=froogle1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid10375

I don't really need as much travel as I have at present and though I know the pikes are only 10mm less travel, it's the advantages of the u-turn that are tempting me. According to Orange, I can run anything from 120mm to 160mm, but I think going down to 120mm would ruin the feel on descents.

http://www.orangebikes.com/2007bikes/crush.php

So is there anything I should be considering other than the Pikes for this kinda money? Must be either 20mm bolt through or maxle, as funds won't stretch to replacing hubs etc at the moment.

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