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Old 12-21-2012, 09:12 AM
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Default Trek 8500 project

Good day gurus/masters/idols. I have a new HT project. Meron ako Trek 8500 na frame. I'm eyeing first for my fork. What can you say about RST Storm fork or Epicon fork? I need your opinions sir.


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Old 12-21-2012, 09:38 AM
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depende yan sa paggagamitan mo sir.. Epicon user ako.. all i can say is..

It's bang for your buck!

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:54 AM
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80-100mm fork sir swak na swak yan.. kung rst or epicon ang pinagpipilian mo.. Epicon kana..

Goodluck sa pagbuo mo ng bike ka-TREK.. \m/

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:02 AM
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Yung rst storm kasi 180mm travel yata, 7500 price. Almost same sa epicon. Hehe. Wala ba magiging problema sa geometry ng frame ko kung epicon gagamitin ko?

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For XC sir.

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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180mm for a XC frame is waaayy too much. For sure magkakaproblema ka nyan sa geometry. Go for a 80-100mm fork

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XC pala.. Epicon all the way bro

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:06 AM
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^yun ang gusto ko marinig. Now i have to stick to epicon. Hehe. What model maganda?

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Yep bro. Hehe. Btw ok ba combination ng MT15 wheelset tska continental race king tires?

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:19 AM
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depende yan sa budget.. pero i'm using 2012 Epicons.. decals lang naman at weight (konti lang ata?) ang difference neto sa 2013..

magpapalit din ako ng fork eventually.. pero not now.. matibay tong epicon hehehe... lalo na you get to find the perfect air pressure and rebound adjustments.. perfect yan sa trails

MT15 and Continental, okay naman yan

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:22 AM
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8k for the fork bro. Hehe. Mas magaan ba epicon sa rst air fork?

Already have those sir, thanks sa paalala. Hehe. Weekend warrior ako dito sa clark.

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:30 AM
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not really so sure bro.. pero tried and tested na ang epicon hehehe.. though, may RST fork ang bike ng gf ko.. pero mas gusto ko performance ng Epicon..

either of the two pwede mas magaan, pero minimal lang naman difference niyan

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wow...nice frame you have there mikko

Go for epicon na, set it to 100mm and your all good (This is the set up for my ATX if you remember when we did our ride.

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@tadjock

Wala kasi ako makitang reviews ng rst storm na reliable. Hehe.

@jc

Thanks bro, refer lang to saken ng cousin ko kaya kinuha ko. Jackpot sa size tsaka price. Hehe

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with that frame, i'll go with a SID or FOX F100 instead... hehehe. but seriously, with the choices above... go Epicon.

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Ofcourse Fox F-100 (lahat 'ata white color 2012-2013 model) would be the best choice for your frame but with the alotted budget ok na ok ka na sa Epicon RLD or Manitou R7 kaya.

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Ooooh Trek 8500! Crush ko rin yan!

Just forget about RST Storm and go for EPICON!

Storm is intended for FR and much heavier (2.3 - 2.8kg) compaired to EPICON (XC/AM use, 1.7kg). Subok at maaasahan ang EPICON ^_^. 'Di ganon kabigat, air sprung, at kaya ng budget! ^_^

Just tune its PSI properly. I'm 135+lbs and my sweet spot is 60 psi

uh dagdag ko lang. With that frame of yours, a FOX or a SID or even an XRC DT Swiss (lightest among the rest) is the best. You should be happy enough if you would settle for the bang for the buck EPICON.

Performance wise, bang na bang ang Epicon haha. Mas mahal na ung iba ko pang nabangit na fork...

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+1 kay gundamtokwa..

ot ha.. 60 psi din saken pero 160lbs ako.. dating 80 psi binabaan ko konti kasi hehe..


papost naman sana ng pic ng progress mo.. pa tingin na rin ng frame hehehe

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:55 PM
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@wammiboy

Sorry bro wala ako pera para sa fork na yon. Hahaha

@multoonbike

Ok din ba manitou forks bro?

@gundantokwa

Oo nga already deleted the idea of rst storm. Hehe

@tadjock

Just bough wheelset bro. MT15 tapos continental race king tires. Post ko pic sir later.

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Bro. honestly I never ever use manitou fork & had a short use of EPICON RLD wayback 2009. You may google Manitou R7 vs. Epicon to read comparison & reviews. AFAIK manitou is a bit pricey than epicon but may not guarantee it's superior over epicon. What I hate with epicon, ung small parts nya madali masira then ang hirap makahanap ng replacement. Ung epicon 2009 ko binigay ko kay Utol & ung rubber seal nya loose sa left stachion & di namin alan saan ipagagawa.

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awesome.. magkano mo nascore yang mt15 mo?

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Ka Abang abang ito, kindly post pic naman ng 8500 mo sir para lalo pa kami makapagsuggest... Thanks...

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