S&M Race XLT Fork Fork

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S&M Race Xlt Forks

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The Good:

Strong for non pegless riders 4Q Baked heat treated American made Decent paint Lightweight and durable

The Bad:

As stated does require you to install a star nut or headlock in order to tighten your headset Not recommended for Peg use Not tapered Requires an adapter for use on integrated headsets which is harder to find these days.

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I got these forks from a friend who bought them with a used frame he traded for another frame and some other forks,He ended up getting a set of Fit Blades,So he offered to give these race xlt's to me because he owed me some money he borrowed.When i got the forks they looked like older style pitchforks with smaller dropouts,But they were pretty lightweight as well.I don't race personally but heard that some people rode these riding skateparks and even street.So i ran them with pegs even though it wasn't recommended because the drop outs are very small and not ment to take grinding abuse.I only rode them a few sessions with pegs and lots of Read More »

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I got these forks from a friend who bought them with a used frame he traded for another frame and some other forks,He ended up getting a set of Fit Blades,So he offered to give these race xlt's to me because he owed me some money he borrowed. When i got the forks they looked like older style pitchforks with smaller dropouts,But they were pretty lightweight as well.I don't race personally but heard that some people rode these riding skateparks and even street.So i ran them with pegs even though it wasn't recommended because the drop outs are very small and not ment to take grinding abuse. I only rode them a few sessions with pegs and lots of friends told me to sell them before i did any damage to the dropouts which i did.The dropouts never bent from my grinds although i didn't ride them very long maybe 7 or 8 sessions where i did some grinds. I would recommend them if your going for a lighter set up and don't use pegs.I rate them 4 out of 5 stars because of the need to install a star nut makes it a hassle,Also that star nuts are notorious for pulling out of the steerer tube while tightening your headset.

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Vital BMX member Will_Bur
85709 Will_Bur http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/85709/avatar/c50_fb_picture_825288925.jpg?1317975436 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Will-Bur,85709/all 10/07/11 10

ehhhhhhhhhh

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The Good:

there light.. look nice

The Bad:

they require stemlock or a star nut intalled for me weak at welds

Overall Review:

im a big rider around 230 pounds i rode these forks for less than a month did a drop/gap a little over 6 foot (above my head) both drop outs snaped at the weld and front wheel flew off, if your a lighter rider or not doing to much street id recomend tho.

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had fit blade traded them for these best idea ever,

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People told me not to get em but best decison iv made with forks. Its even out lasted my odyssey race.

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ligter than almost all chromoly forks but they're strong as fuck

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the best.

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Vital BMX member john516
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the forks are strong, light, and look great. i have had no issues with this fork whatsoever. best warranty out there too.

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Vital BMX member AndyFitz
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Specifications

Product S&M Race XLT Fork Fork
Riding Type Racing
Wheel Size 20"
Steer Tube Construction
Leg Construction
Dropouts (Axle Size)
Offset
Brake Mounts
Colors
Weight
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The Race XLT is the lightest fork S&M has ever made. The machined head tube works with all 1-1/8” headsets, integrated or not, and it’s compatible with Head Locks or removable star nuts. Double-butted legs, smaller dropouts, and an exclusive 4Q Baked heat-treating process will send you through your motos faster than greased moose poop!

• 1.9 pounds (24” is 2.1 pounds)
• Made in USA
• 100% “4Q Baked” heat treated cromo
• Compatible with head lock systems or removable star nuts
• Compatible with integrated and non-integrated headsets
• Lifetime warranty

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