Been looking for a decent modern 1 1/8” DJ fork. Any thoughts? So many good DJ frames out there collecting dust with blown Marzocchis and Argyles. At least you can find service kits for Argyles, but sourcing them used is now coming at a premium for folks stuck with a mint bike and a blown fork. Am I alone in this?
Fortunately I have a 20mm rigid through axle DMR fork, but do enjoy that bit of cushion when I catch old guy air at the pump track.
been rolling WTB i29 rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs for a couple years now. had a set of 27.5 that i ran for 2 seasons and barely needed a true. no inserts and quality casing tires. pressures in the low 20s. admittedly a lot of my riding is on buff idaho trails, but in my own mind i ride fairly aggressively. my only dents have occurred on the OEM versions of these rims after a direct hit and too low of pressures. currently have a set of 29” wheels (i29 on Pro4s) on my hardtail that will migrate over to my full suspension bike shortly, and to future builds as well!
First gen Z150 with the black stanchions and the silver darting- think they were steel. Such a fun bike- was my zero maintenance shuttle bike when living in Ashland. So simple and the geo was proper. The tires were Arrow racing- RIP!
First over-forking was a Judy XC on my GT Timberline FS in 1998 followed by a Judy XLC on a Zaskar. Zaskar frame became an under-forked Bullit with the Judy XLC which got closer to forked with an upgrade to a Psylo XC. Over-forked an Orange MsIsle with a Boxxer for a hot minute in 2003. Quickly realized how ridiculous it was and swapped out for a Z150. Realized the issue was running the wrong frame for my intended purposes and swapped to a Banshee Morphine. The Morphine with the Z150 could have been considered under-forked as many people were running dual crowns at the time. That bike, setup SS with 2.6” tires, remains one of my favorite bikes I’ve owned. Fast-forward to today and I tend to over-fork bikes 10-20mm. Haven’t experimented with the dark arts of anglesets yet.