Reply To: Heckler

#76331

I’m a big boy that weighs 210. I had to upgrade forks a few times because i hated feeling them flex underneath me when i slammed on the brakes before turns or when i was railing turns. I went through a couple of standard xc/trail forks before i finally just got a marzocchi 66. It’s heavy, but it doesn’t flex. I don’t like to second guess my equipment while i’m riding. The last thing i want is equipment failure resulting in injury. If it’s injury due to my own stupid actions it’s different. 😉

That being said, i would actually go with better brakes if you only have the money to do one of those. You can’t really be controlling your bike as much without a good brake setup. The fork won’t really help you slow down to make those corners.