Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Missed Opportunity

Posted by DaveC | May 14, 2006 | Leave a comment

Most of you will think I am nuts but I bought some Rock Shox Recon 351 to go on the Mount Vision instead of the Floats.

Yeah I know Floats are supposed to rock but I’m not keen. I wanted some decent coil spring based forks and the Recon’s seemed to be a reasonable choice, that and the fact that BikeParts‘s eBay shop had them at a decent price.

Duly ordered and they arrived on Friday… well some Recon 351’s arrived but 100mm Air Sprung c/w Poploc ones arrived instead of my coil sprung U-turns. I was probably rather hasty as after a phone call and an offer for me to keep them I asked for them to be collected and the correct ones despatched.

After checking I see the Poploc ones were worth nearly £50 more than the U-Turn ones! Should have kept them and flogged them on eBay again. Anyway, full report on the new forks next week I hope.

Filed under Forks, Reviews in May 2006


About the author

Dave's been riding seriously since about 1997 and is one of the founding Molefathers — along with Matt and Mark — that came up with the idea of a MTB website for Mole Valley riders.

He's had several different bikes but it's now mainly 29ers in Dave's stable, apart from an Orange 5.

Current Bikes: Orange 5, Salsa Spearfish and Kona Big Unit

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