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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2020, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Front Fork Upgrades

Has anyone upgraded the fork or internals and seen an improvement? I find my front rather harsh and see little info available on the web other than to dial in with different fork oils.
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Racetech has springs and gold valve emulator kits on their website for the CX. If you are member of the CX Facebook group you can click on the search button and find members who have done so. I am considering it but haven't yet. Trying to decide if just springs and better matched oil would be good enough for me.
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Thanks for the feedback and info. I’m not on Facebook but will do a little more digging. I’ll let you know what direction and improvement I find. Cheers

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Racetech has springs and gold valve emulator kits on their website for the CX. If you are member of the CX Facebook group you can click on the search button and find members who have done so. I am considering it but haven't yet. Trying to decide if just springs and better matched oil would be good enough for me.
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Keep us posted. I'm interested as well.
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Keep us posted. I'm interested as well.
I ended up buying the fully adjustable cartridges from GP Suspension. They go on the bike Monday. After some time in the saddle I will provide some feedback.
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I ended up buying the fully adjustable cartridges from GP Suspension. They go on the bike Monday. After some time in the saddle I will provide some feedback.
You may have just cost me $1200!

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You may have just cost me $1200!
haha, I have yet to put much mileage on with the new setup but initial impressions are good. The ride feels tighter/more stable/planted in the corners and fluid through rough roads. I need to play with settings and take more time to determine whether the cost justify's the improvement.

A word of caution. GP is very helpful on the phone however no install instructions are provided and one of the forks requires dissembling. Without the instructions the labor cost far more than originally expected. If you can afford a little downtime on the bike, it would likely be best to send your forks to GP and have them do the install as its a specialized service and each fork is unique.

PS. I bought these on a promotional price. Speak to Brisa, I'm sure she can save you a few bucks!
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Thanks for the update. Let us know after you've had some more seat time!
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