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Hey all, I thought I'd ask other current owners if the Sondors front suspension is worth it or if I should just order my bike and upgrade the suspension later. I'm looking to order the original fat bike with aluminum frame. Does anyone have any reviews on the suspension upgrade?

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Hi Lyndon

I bought the fork upgrade and it is OK. Way better than the orginal, but you find that the frame sits a bit higher. However I am now looking into up grading to Bluto Rockshox. That's why I just joined, to get the specs on the head tube.

Hope that helps.

Rob

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Greetings, I just replaced my fork and upgraded the bearings and races while I was at it. The old bearings were tiny.

Hope this helps,

Bob

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Appreciate the tips fellas! I think I will just save for the Sondors suspension. I'll worry about a heavier upgrade later as my main use will be mostly street roads and trails thru New Mexico to the schools I work for. Thanks!

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On 7/9/2016 at 4:21 PM, Kwyjibo said:

Greetings, I just replaced my fork and upgraded the bearings and races while I was at it. The old bearings were tiny.

Hope this helps,

Bob

Would U consider sell UR original front suspension ?

I upgrade to front suspension and raise up, considering downgrade...

wisejayc@gmail.com

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@Lyndon445 - For what it's worth, as an aggressive rider with the suspension forks here's a super fast review... Heavy, adds a good amount of weight to the bike. No adjustments that I can find for the compression. Bottom's out quickly when riding on rough terrain where your front end comes off the ground, popping the front tire up onto a curb requires extra work as you lift the bike, then the forks expand, so you add a few inches to that need to lift to clear. Worth it? To me, I am not sure, but I think I'd go stock, or find an alternative brand with adjustments for the compression. Just my 2 cents.

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@alienmeatsack - I'm new and have enjoyed reading your posts as I just purchased a Thin for commuting. I'm a tall guy at about 250 and was thinking about upgrading the front suspension. Is it your opinion that I leave the original or get a high quality fork rather than go with the Sondors upgrade? Thanks

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I have an X model and I have to say the current suspension shock leaves a lot to be desired.  I understand Sondors has an air shock coming in October and that should be the upgrade that will meet most rider's expectations.

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