Re: Bought a brand-new Giant Talon 29er 1, and now PROBLEMS

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"schwim" wrote

You will never be happy if you expect a quiet Suntour fork over even the smallest dips and bumps. It’s a steel spring bouncing around in there and it’s noisy, heavy and terrible at it’s intended job. The fork is on your bike to meet a price point. If you want a fork that works well, is quiet and will shave at least two pounds off your bike, do like I did with my Giant Yukon and save up for an upgrade. I bought a new RS Reba on eBay for 200 bucks and it’s replacement of the suntour fork transformed my bike.

The new fork made a big difference huh ??? 200 isn’t too bad. Not to sound like a big dummy but what kind of difference did it make ? does it smooth out the rough stuff at a higher speed or was it only noticed in the weight deptartment ??