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Oh no it's another Seraph build

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Oh no it's another Seraph build
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Posted: Jan 8, 2022 at 19:53 Quote
Reba fork is flimsy though when your ripping berms no?

I really like the pike dj fork- I think the reba will make your bike ride crappy no?


Also surprised to see your going to run carbon wheels, seems a bit expensive when your saying the reba is 250$ cheaper. I guess your after the weight being low- but I would rather run alu rims and have the budget for a pike dj.

Posted: Jan 8, 2022 at 23:30 Quote
Thepureface wrote:
Reba fork is flimsy though when your ripping berms no?

I really like the pike dj fork- I think the reba will make your bike ride crappy no?


Also surprised to see your going to run carbon wheels, seems a bit expensive when your saying the reba is 250$ cheaper. I guess your after the weight being low- but I would rather run alu rims and have the budget for a pike dj.

The Pike DJ is out of stock forever and ever. I think the Reba will be plenty stiff. And the carbon rims are only $153 each, just over the price of a nice aluminum offering. Not pricey at all.

Posted: Jan 14, 2022 at 17:53 Quote
Okay that seems too good to be true for those carbon rims. Im in the process of building a bike so I am looking forward to seeing these rims on your build and what you think of them.

Pike might be out of stock forever but I guess what im saying is why not any other dirtjump fork like a marz or a manitou? Reba just sounds sketch even for a pump track bike, and if weight is the ultimate goal why not a rigid fork?

Not trying to sound like I know better than you, Im actually really interested in your perspective on this

I have a couple of fox 32 831 forks and they are flimsy but I only weigh like 140lbs, so since im a feather weight they are ok. I much prefer stiffer chassis forks. Do you think the reba would compare to a 32 fox?

Posted: Jan 14, 2022 at 22:24 Quote
Thepureface wrote:
Okay that seems too good to be true for those carbon rims. Im in the process of building a bike so I am looking forward to seeing these rims on your build and what you think of them.

Pike might be out of stock forever but I guess what im saying is why not any other dirtjump fork like a marz or a manitou? Reba just sounds sketch even for a pump track bike, and if weight is the ultimate goal why not a rigid fork?

Not trying to sound like I know better than you, Im actually really interested in your perspective on this

I have a couple of fox 32 831 forks and they are flimsy but I only weigh like 140lbs, so since im a feather weight they are ok. I much prefer stiffer chassis forks. Do you think the reba would compare to a 32 fox?

The Marzocchi DJ fork is about $100 more than the Ticket frame at cost. No way am I spending more on the fork than the frame. And Manitou are known to be sub-par. I used to run 32mm stanchion forks on DJ bikes back in the day and never had an issue with them. Fork stiffness isn't a major concern of mine with this build.

Look, 32mm stanchions:
New direct mount TRS ring.

No one died.

Posted: Jan 15, 2022 at 5:21 Quote
My first DJ had a Fox 831 32 on it. Rode the absolute crap out of that fork, including some integrity-testing crashes. It held strong without any issues. "Flimsy" or not, I have full confidence in those forks. I'm with Seraph on this one.

Posted: Jan 16, 2022 at 16:36 Quote
Ahh I see. Im sorry I must have forgotten that your not too concerned with stiffness. I just re read the first post and it even says that.

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