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I'm planning to upgrade my Suntour XTM to a Rock Shox Tora.

Is the Tora a good fork for general mtb riding?

Is it expensive to maintain, or do you put it in and forget about it?

What is a realistic price for a good condition 2nd hand Tora?

 

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Definately better than that suntour you got on there.

 

AFAIK they are solid forks.Your adjustments etc. depends on which Tora. 302 is a spring fork and the 318 is air.

 

 

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Tora is an OK, entry level Airshock.

 

Normal Maintenance.

Probably best to drain the oil once a year, depends on riding style.

 

Not the lightest of shocks, think it is around 2.3kg. was replaced with the Recon which is way lighter, 1.8 odd.

 

Would try to get one for under R1 500 depending on condition and age.

 

If you can afford more +- R2500 - 3000, rather get a Recon / Reba or Fox 2nd hand.
knersis2009-05-22 05:08:39
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Spring forks rock. No seals to blow, and almost maintenance free (aside from the odd oil change)

 

 

 

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Ive got 302's & they gave me a little k@k in the beginning but i took them in under warranty & now i ride the cr@p out of them. Perhaps a little plush if your a heavy typa person but if not then i say go for it. Theyve kind of impressed me quite a bit. i didnt think it would hold up as good as it has. Another downside is weight as mentioned before but what i like is that the Stanchions are nice & thick & its a sturdy fork. Id say go for it. I bought mine new. I prefer that & paid 2500. Anymore than that & youll be ripped off

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Not the lightest of shocks' date=' think it is around 2.3kg. was replaced with the Recon which is way lighter, 1.8 odd.

 
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The Recon is a model above the Tora on the Rock shock line not a replacement for the Tora, it is a far, far superior fork.

 

I would go for the Recon rather than the Tora, I have heard that the tora is a bit pogo like and heavy. the Recon is probably about a grand more but well worth the extra cash. I dont think the Tora is a meaningful apgrade for you
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Hi there,

 

I have a Tora 302 U-turn that came standard on my GT Avalanche. I can only say nice things about it: strong, stiff and utterly reliable. Do some mild downhilling with it, small dirt jumps, cross country racing, and it takes it all in it's stride. The variable travel is by far it's best feature, set it on it's shortest for climbing, and extend as necessary for the rest. My old Raleigh had a Suntour - and it was terrible! I guess the biggest disadvantage the Tora has is it's weight. But all things considered, I think it's a wonderful 'budget' shock. Do it!

 

 

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