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Postby neo_pop_71 » October 3rd, 2013, 7:17 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Brothers- ... 1c37394a9c

9" steer tube... unheard of for a vintage 90s fork!!!

Since you have a 1994 A2E with the black and white frame and the STX group, I wouldn't concern yourself with the STX as that'll do fine for now and you could upgrade as you go. However, that A2E deserves a top performing air fork! The link above is for an auction that ends in a couple days, I'm very familiar with the SC70UL fork, you can't do better than a White Brothers fork outside of buying a new Fox fork! Yes, I'm very biased! White Brothers used to be 10 minutes from my home, my old college roommate was the art director, no one in mountain biking at that time knew more than White Brothers about suspension. W.B. built custom internals for Fox, W.B. has always been a leader in MotoX suspension. Eric Carter pictured jumping on the front page of this Cuda site raced on the White Brother Rotec team and won often. I was privileged to meet him a number of times, super nice and down-to-Earth guy. He always spoke in interviews above how the W.B. suspension was always perfect and never failed once... no one else can say that. All the o-rings and internal parts on the W.B. forks can be found at a regular hardware store, this was built into the design so there would never be a need for obsolete components with their forks. I've owned 9 W.B. forks, I had some serviced when they were local, and I've sent a couple to W.B. in Colorado for service. Their suspension techs are the same guys that service the MotoX pros that race for the W.B. Factory Team. Like I said, you can't do better than that SC70 fork for your A2E... plus the black, white, and gold would look awesome!!!

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Postby vpc66 » October 3rd, 2013, 7:42 pm

User friendly for rebuilds is a big bonus, plus they are cool looking...GO FOR THEM !!!
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Postby rbonif » October 7th, 2013, 1:35 pm

Well I ended up picking up the WB for $125...hopefully will have it by the weekend and get get it on the trails.

One question on the 9" stem length...I was thinking of shaving off around .5" (this just sounds wrong) as my tube is 7.5" and I didn't want 1.5" of spacers. In you opinon should I leave the stem at 9" assuming it doesn't feel too high and would 1.5" of spacers be ok to ride?

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Postby vpc66 » October 7th, 2013, 4:11 pm

Hummm..does sound like a bit much, you have other Cuda bikes. How are they set up and if you really want to change, move the stem on the steering tube changing the shims and ride awhile set at different heights till it feels right then have it cut if need be. It is one of those things where the bike needs to feel good to you and that is all that matters...but with your other bikes I am sure you know these things.

P.s .....Nice forks, Enjoy !
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Postby neo_pop_71 » October 7th, 2013, 9:33 pm

Right on! Congrats on the win, you won't be disappointed! As far as cutting down the tube, I'd run the stem at the height you think is right, and simply run some spacers above the stem. That's how I have my 96'er set up for my wife, I'll attach some photos. This will give you the most freedom to adjust the stem on or off the trail until you nail down the perfect set up. I wouldn't cut it down, even half an inch, until you've got your ideal cockpit with regard to stem height. Also, another variable is the stem, different heights and lengths stems have made me wish I had more steer tube to play with. I say hold off on cutting until you've finished dialing it all in.


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