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rockshox solo air or coil u-turn which is better

jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
edited May 2011 in MTB buying advice
so which is better i got a choice between a uturn or a solo air sektor
2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
2007 Carrera Kraken

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Neither is 'better', just different depending on what you want from the fork.

    Have you looked up what they do? Air is easier to adjust to your weight and lighter, coil can be smoother, and the uturn allows travel adjust.

    How much are you paying?
  • jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
    because i looking to buy a future proofed fork as i can i am looking at the 20mm maxle type axel so for the uturn coil http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/ ... LUK&cc=GBP has it for £250 but i would then have to take into acount the fees for customs and vat so i think it would be around £320 but im not sure and the solo air version is around £330 from tweed cycles
    2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    2007 Carrera Kraken
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Are you wanting 150mm of travel?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    And postage, so well over £320, plus warranty hassles.
    I would buy local.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I would buy a Revelation
  • jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
    i would by buy a revelation but i dont want 150mm because my bike can only take 120mm but i would buy the revelations if i could lower the amount of travel by taking out some spacer but i dont know if i can which is a shame because i can get some revelations for about the same price as the sektors the revelations are http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... RLT-QR.htm and they are 140mm so i think there might be the chance to remove 20mm of the travel using spacers.
    any info on doing this would be very useful from any one. thanks
    2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    2007 Carrera Kraken
  • jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
    also couldn't i just run alot more sag than the usual to lower to keep it in the bikes limits
    2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    2007 Carrera Kraken
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 4,329
    should be able to space that rev down... or just get a 120mm reba?!


    The sag idea is a bad one... the fork will just feel way over soft, bottom out, and generally be censored .
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  • jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
    i might have to drop an email to sram about changing the travel on the revelations
    merlin do have the reba RLT Ti in for £20 more than the revelations when you use the vip thing but it looks like an error because of the low price lol
    2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    2007 Carrera Kraken
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    some can be changed some can not.

    it all depends on what you buy.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    and my I point you back at this
    reply
    nicklouse wrote:
    dont bother they are the wrong fork for that bike.
    • Damping: Jumpstack (Absolute+ tuned for dirt jump)

    a more suitable fork

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... L-DISC.htm

    and How many topics do you need?

    You only need one topic on buying forks. It also helps people give advise as they can see all the info. Like what bike. What forks have already been discussed etc etc.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • jfry94jfry94 Posts: 392
    im sorry for all the topics im a noob to the forums and i forgot that i could have just linked all my topics together. again my apology s :)
    2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
    2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    2007 Carrera Kraken
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