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Black Market Bikes Tech 9 Rigid Fork

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Black Market Bikes Tech 9 Rigid Fork TECH 9 BLK copy
C70_90624260_1287692240 C70_84622760_1287692252 C70_88106830_1287692278 C70_89191480_1287692326

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“Cheap, lightweight alternative to suspension forks”

The Good: very light, has proven quite strong, looks great, a fraction the cost of suspension, doesn't need to be rebuilt

The Bad: definitely not as plush as your average suspension fork

Overall Review:

I got this fork to replace a Marzocchi DJ3 (which was essentially rigid once it got cold enough), and I love it. At only 150 USD and no service costs, it's high quality for a very reasonable price.  The difference between rigid and suspension on pump tracks and dirt jumps is amazing.  Not only can I now pump harder, but I feel a much greater incentive to not case or overshoot jumps.  Some things to take into account upon purchasing one of these beauties: your wrists will hate you if you case jumps, and you might want to get some higher bars, as the transition from suspension to rigid will drop your front end significantly.

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Price $149.99
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