Help please on better forks...

Soggz Posts: 221
edited February 2014 in MTB buying advice
Ok,i have a GT agressor 3 with suntour xcr v3 forks on it.As a few people on here suggested,to change the forks to something more lighter and better handling...what forks does any of you suggest?
I have been on chain reaction and i must admit,im a bit confused by it all.
I would like a lighter fork,im not bothered if its last years model e.t.c as i am on a bit of a tight budget,but would like to look into the more 'mid range' market of fork.Something more 'air sprung' if you see what i mean.
I could possibly go to 400 quid at a stretch in a few weeks time.
Thanks for you input in advance.
Oh,the sort of riding i do is various,so anything from light trails to maybe throwing myself off of small jumps when i get my confidence back.


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  • 97th choice
    97th choice Posts: 2,222
    100mm travel?, 26" wheel?, 9mm QR?, 1 1/8 straight steerer?

    Stock answer would be to look for a rock shox reba, you should get one for around £270
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  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    Yes,sorry...120mm travel,9mm QR,1" 1/8 s.
  • benpinnick
    benpinnick Posts: 4,148
    what sort of riding? For that money you can have your choice of RS forks from merlin. Personally I would get recon/reba/sid depending on budget and riding style, specifically only SID if you're not crashing down the big hills - they have Recons ( ... 59434.html), Reba and Sid all at good prices frp, £240 with the RL damper.
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    The Recon silver won't be much of a weight saving (better damper though) for an upgrade worth doing, Gold at least....
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • jairaj
    jairaj Posts: 3,009
    Reba and SID share the same chassis now. Only difference is lighter and better internals in the SID and steerer material depending on which exact model you go for.

    If you want strength go for a Recon Gold RL
    If you want lighter weight go for Reba RL
    If you want slightly less weight again and even better damping go for SID RCT3

    My personal choice would be the Recon Gold RL, reasonable weight and good damping for an affordable price.
  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    Thank you all,after much consideration,i opted for the Recon golds...merlin also has a bit of a discout weekend too which helps.