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which forks?

6/17/2014 8:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2014 8:25 PM

i need some strong forks that will hold up to gaps and grinds for a couple years. my limit is around $115, but i'd like to spend as little as possible
verde cartel 2 and failure spar are only $100.
kink foundation is $110.
fit blade 2 is $115.

which is the best for the price?

6/17/2014 8:36 PM

Out of those i'd choose the Fit's but there are many other better choices at that same price range.

Have a look at the new primo pro forks. They would last you more than a few years

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6/17/2014 8:40 PM

There are white Odyssey r25 forks on ebay for around 110 with free shipping so I'd give that a try

6/17/2014 8:41 PM

Odyssey/Sunday

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Spend the extra cash for them

6/17/2014 8:45 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote: Odyssey/Sunday

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Spend the extra cash for them

THIS

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6/17/2014 9:01 PM

Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

6/17/2014 9:03 PM

biggybuggy wrote: Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

7? damn...too expensive though

6/17/2014 9:14 PM

biggybuggy wrote: Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

dirthog wrote: 7? damn...too expensive though

Dude. This is bmx, you're happy with your cheap forks until you know the taste of blood, cement, and broken teeth after they snap.

6/17/2014 9:23 PM

biggybuggy wrote: Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

They seem like great forks but the warranty is what throws me off, lifetime warranty but you can only claim it once.. So if you break them, warranty them, then end up breaking them again due to a defect or something later down the road, you're shit out of luck.

6/17/2014 9:37 PM

biggybuggy wrote: Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

sundaybmxRR wrote: They seem like great forks but the warranty is what throws me off, lifetime warranty but you can only claim it once.. So if you break them, warranty them, then end up breaking them again due to a defect or something later down the road, you're shit out of luck.

I will admit, that's kinda sketchy. But those specs.

6/17/2014 9:41 PM

biggybuggy wrote: Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

7mm thick but with shitty cutouts = cracks

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6/17/2014 9:51 PM

biggybuggy wrote: Why does everyone overlook WTP forks? PWHT, 7mm thick dropouts.

Xxohioanxx wrote: 7mm thick but with shitty cutouts = cracks

Didn't see those. Huh.

6/17/2014 10:10 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote: 7mm thick but with shitty cutouts = cracks

This. Also, who cares about the Lifetime Warranty being effective only once? Are they supposed to supply you with forks for the rest of your life because you paid $140 for their forks and not somebody else's? Besides, im sure if your warrantied pair DID have a factory defect, they would replace them regardless. I highly doubt more than 5% of people on this forum board even ride hard enough to break those forks within 3 years of buying them, so even the one-time warranty is convenient enough. Besides, how many other companies offer warranty on warranty on warranty on warranty? Few, if any. If you dont like it, dont buy it.

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6/17/2014 10:20 PM

https://www.danscomp.com/saleproducts-PARTS/353247/Odyssey_S2_Director_Fork.html

theyre only 99 and 10mm thick dropouts you cant go wrong

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6/17/2014 10:31 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote: This. Also, who cares about the Lifetime Warranty being effective only once? Are they supposed to supply you with forks for the rest of your life because you paid $140 for their forks and not somebody else's? Besides, im sure if your warrantied pair DID have a factory defect, they would replace them regardless. I highly doubt more than 5% of people on this forum board even ride hard enough to break those forks within 3 years of buying them, so even the one-time warranty is convenient enough. Besides, how many other companies offer warranty on warranty on warranty on warranty? Few, if any. If you dont like it, dont buy it.

Sunday & Odyssey do. I haven't paid for a pair of forks in almost 6 years because of warranty. Cracked the first pair after about 8 months, second pair lasted me a little over 3 years before every weld had cracks along them. 3rd pair from warranty are still going strong for the last year & a half.

Forks are pretty expensive so if you can save the money by warrantying them, it'll pay off. If mine had absolutely no warranty, and I replaced them, that's in the $400 region dished out for all 3 forks that could be spent on bills, food, other parts, and whatever else one may need.

Granted yes, some people won't need to have warranty after warranty, but for those who might need that, it gives peace of mind. Like for me. Plus to me it seems that means they really stand behind their product.

6/17/2014 11:13 PM

i think im gonna get the kink foundation fork. they got lifetime warranty.
does anyone know if they are good quality though?

6/17/2014 11:32 PM

dirthog wrote: i think im gonna get the kink foundation fork. they got lifetime warranty.
does anyone know if they are good quality though?

Everyone in my area who owned them snapped them in a fairly short period of time. I would avoid them.


@Sunday, thats really weird, they rejected my friends second warranty on his Third Wave due to it already being from warranty.

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6/17/2014 11:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2014 11:45 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote: Everyone in my area who owned them snapped them in a fairly short period of time. I would avoid them.


@Sunday, thats really weird, they rejected my friends second warranty on his Third Wave due to it already being from warranty.

thanks.

anyone know about the verde cartel 2s? - the "weight reducing holes" on the dropouts sorta sketch me out

6/17/2014 11:40 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote: Everyone in my area who owned them snapped them in a fairly short period of time. I would avoid them.


@Sunday, thats really weird, they rejected my friends second warranty on his Third Wave due to it already being from warranty.

When was this? because I got mine done in October-ish of 2012 so if it was after that, maybe they changed something with their policy?

I hope not, I'm riding my Third Wave frame that I got from warrantying my old Sunday OG frame.. Meaning if I break that then I'm shit out of luck myself haha.

6/17/2014 11:47 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote: When was this? because I got mine done in October-ish of 2012 so if it was after that, maybe they changed something with their policy?

I hope not, I'm riding my Third Wave frame that I got from warrantying my old Sunday OG frame.. Meaning if I break that then I'm shit out of luck myself haha.

I wanna say around that same time, maybe a few months before. I dont remember honestly.


Ive seen shit for quality from Verde, even though many people on here will probably back them up. I feel like anybody ive met with their aftermarket frame and bars has only had horrible things to say about them or has broken them. I doubt forks would be any better. I would definitely avoid it. Btw, why are you cheaping out on forks? Why not just buy a pair made to last. If you buy a cheap pair now, that just means another cheap pair later. Spend the extra $40 for Odyssey R25/32 and never worry again. If you want cheap forks, get the Rant forks. About the same quality as the Verdes and Kinks for alot cheaper. Fit Blade 2s are legit also, id go for those out of the options you listed.Then

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6/17/2014 11:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/18/2014 12:22 AM

HardBMX_Tim wrote: I wanna say around that same time, maybe a few months before. I dont remember honestly.


Ive seen shit for quality from Verde, even though many people on here will probably back them up. I feel like anybody ive met with their aftermarket frame and bars has only had horrible things to say about them or has broken them. I doubt forks would be any better. I would definitely avoid it. Btw, why are you cheaping out on forks? Why not just buy a pair made to last. If you buy a cheap pair now, that just means another cheap pair later. Spend the extra $40 for Odyssey R25/32 and never worry again. If you want cheap forks, get the Rant forks. About the same quality as the Verdes and Kinks for alot cheaper. Fit Blade 2s are legit also, id go for those out of the options you listed.Then

alright blade 2 it is then. thanks

edit - actually though...the verdes have lifetime warranty and the fits have only 1 year. so in the long run...maybe the verdes would be the better choice?

6/18/2014 12:56 AM

dirthog wrote: alright blade 2 it is then. thanks

edit - actually though...the verdes have lifetime warranty and the fits have only 1 year. so in the long run...maybe the verdes would be the better choice?

Tough choice honestly. I'm sure the Verde would hold up & given that it has a lifetime warranty, that's good. On the other hand though, the Fit Blade 2 I'm also sure would be a great choice & last long. The Blades are beefier than the Shiv fork which leads me to believe they'd hold up to anything you can dish out, but I'd probably still go with the Verde ones because of the warranty.

I'd wait and see if someone on here has had experience with them first, though. Lifetime warranty means nothing if they break every other month.

6/18/2014 2:54 AM

That. You can rant how great an odyssey warrenty is, but if you break em, they still break. Id rather have zero warrenty on forks thatll last years than a warrenty that i need to use all the time.


Before all the haters jump in, i was using odyssey as an example....



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6/18/2014 5:03 AM

Why is this thread still going? Buy Odyssey forks, you're a fool if you don't. Go to their website and watch the testing process.

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6/18/2014 5:35 AM

SUNDAYBMX187 wrote: https://www.danscomp.com/saleproducts-PARTS/353247/Odyssey_S2_Director_Fork.html

theyre only 99 and 10mm thick dropouts you cant go wrong

This
directors have to be the best fork i have ever owned
don't think ill ever have to buy a new pair, but in probably wrong hahaha

buy some directors

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6/18/2014 6:19 AM

Bmxers need to learn variety. Theres PLENTY of forks that hold up to odyssey, just nobody realises coz odyssey/sunday have an amazing rep



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6/18/2014 6:38 AM

I agree with Eddi. I would suggest others than the ones below, but I wanted to stay within a $20 range. I would definitely run the Shadow Inceptiv, but they're a tad pricey. So here's my list for the OP complete with warranty info.

Fit Blade 2 $115 or FK $130 30-Day Manufacturer Defects/1-Yr Warranty on Breaks/Lifetime Upgrades

Demolition Maiden $126 30-Day Manufacturer Defects/1-Yr Warranty on Breaks/Lifetime Upgrades. If you can’t see the PDF at the link I’ll c/p it for you.

S&M Pitchfork XLT or Widemouth XLT $130 30-Day Manufacturer Defects/1-Yr Warranty on Breaks/Lifetime Upgrades. Fit and S&M are the same.

Cult Sect IC $130 Lifetime Warranty

Odyssey R32 $135 Lifetime Warranty

I'm providing you the warranty info because, even though there's a Lifetime Warranty on Odyssey, there are details not provided by those with personal experiences with them, and your experience could be very different. Furthermore, every company reserves the right to deny/refuse you warranty.

6/18/2014 6:52 AM

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6/18/2014 7:16 AM

I always have a problem when I see that. When as the video released? Before the Cult sector ic, before the Shadow inceptiv. I feel that if there was an updated test, the odyssey forks might just be beat.

6/18/2014 7:36 AM

Ricked_Em wrote: Rep? How about science? Watch and learn

http://www.odysseybmx.com/dailyword/2011/11/r-series-forks-tested-proven/#more-12960

biggybuggy wrote: I always have a problem when I see that. When as the video released? Before the Cult sector ic, before the Shadow inceptiv. I feel that if there was an updated test, the odyssey forks might just be beat.

This, that vid is so old, its got no scientific meanin when compared to the majority of forks people suggest.



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