hmm. New Forks

My mountain bike is about 8 years old. It's a Gary Fisher Sugar I bought way back in 2000. I love it, I'm not heavy or daft so don't need huge amounts of travel, but my forks (Manitou SX) while good, have always been a bit flexy and not really felt very plush.

So when I saw a pair of Reba SL on offer for 200 pounds I couldn't resist. Recently most decent forks have been disc specific which puts me off (don't want to go down that route just yet). These are just right, 100mm travel so won't upset my geometry too much, nice and light, remote lock out (which is a gimmick lets be honest)

So then I had the fun of getting it on to my bike. I wish I'd read the web first as I didn't push the crown race down firmly enough to start with, but now that's sorted, it's great. In fact getting the crown race off the old forks was the only really tough bit. Nice and stiff, plush and after a bit of fettling just the right amount of travel.

Now for some more adventures around the trails of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire


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