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Hi Guys and Girls,
I know there is loads on the forum about shocks and fork upgrades but I can't find anything about the Nitron fork cartridges. I know in the early days everyone seemed to go for the Maxton one leg mod but I'm wondering if that was because the Nitron option wasn't there. It's a toss up between Nitron and Maxton for me as I want to buy British. I have a 2019 Icon and all the problems are with the front end. I don't know if they updated the rear shock on the 2019+ models but it feels better than my 2017 did but the front is worse. Any help appreciated.
 

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I am in the same boat, I had the Maxton front and rear shock done 4 years ago, but there are more options out there now so I am looking at having both forks done. I did contact Maxton recently but was put of by their pricing. I am currently looking at Brook Suspension as it looks fairly priced, I have asked on here for any feedback on the Andreani Fork Cartridges.
 

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I am in the same boat, I had the Maxton front and rear shock done 4 years ago, but there are more options out there now so I am looking at having both forks done. I did contact Maxton recently but was put of by their pricing. I am currently looking at Brook Suspension as it looks fairly priced, I have asked on here for any feedback on the Andreani Fork Cartridges.
Thanks Pygsli,
I was feeling a bit Billy no mates there for a while! I decided to go for the Nitron and have ordered it through James Packwood Racing in Keynsham nr Bristol. My reasoning was it was closer than Cheshire. It did both legs. The shocks have had really good reviews. Adam from Nitron rang me in answer to my initial query and answered all my questions. The quality and look of the Nitron kit is spot on. Yes it's expensive ish but no more than Ohlins/Andreani (the early feedback on Andreani cartridges was that they were a little stiff). I'm looking at £1300 fully fitted and set up. drive in drive out which I think is good value. I'll do a review once I get it it hopefully in a month or so. I'm sure it's going to be money well spent.
Steve.
 

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Thanks Pygsli,
I was feeling a bit Billy no mates there for a while! I decided to go for the Nitron and have ordered it through James Packwood Racing in Keynsham nr Bristol. My reasoning was it was closer than Cheshire. It did both legs. The shocks have had really good reviews. Adam from Nitron rang me in answer to my initial query and answered all my questions. The quality and look of the Nitron kit is spot on. Yes it's expensive ish but no more than Ohlins/Andreani (the early feedback on Andreani cartridges was that they were a little stiff). I'm looking at £1300 for fork cartridges and rear shock fully fitted and set up. drive in drive out which I think is good value. I'll do a review once I get it it hopefully in a month or so. I'm sure it's going to be money well spent.
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@skiwolf feel like I'm resurrecting a dead thread here, but would love to know your thoughts in a review! Did you get the rear done as well? I've also got a 19 Icon, but when I contacted Nitron they said they couldn't be sure it's fit. I was looking at the R1 shock and 22mm cartridges.
 

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@skiwolf feel like I'm resurrecting a dead thread here, but would love to know your thoughts in a review! Did you get the rear done as well? I've also got a 19 Icon, but when I contacted Nitron they said they couldn't be sure it's fit. I was looking at the R1 shock and 22mm cartridges.
Hi Tiltos,
I hadn't got round to putting an update but I can tell you that I had the R1 and 22mm cartridges done and it's the best £1300 I've spent. It totally transforms the handling. None of the big jars that shake the handlebars out of your hands and as the rear is raised slightly the steering is a little quicker and surer. It's all very personal choice but I'm thrilled with the difference even if I haven't had a chance to enjoy it much till now. I'm surprised Nitron weren't sure it was a fit as I had positive replies from them all the way through. I had it done by James Packwood Racing near Bristol and he was great and I'd recommend him if you live that way. He was a lot cheaper than some others I contacted but he does race set ups for WSB and at Castle Combe circuit so he knows his stuff. The only thing he found was the left leg attachment system wasn't quite right in the kit so he had to modify it slightly but all done within 4 hours. All very efficient and as he set it up I've found it so good I haven't had to alter any of the set ups. It also looks really good (I went for the black spring rather than the blue) with my yellow Icon. Glad to answer any other queries.
Cheers, Steve
 

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That's plenty big info, thanks so much! I'm on the otherside of the world so won't be going to your guy, but glad he looked after you. Cost in Australia was quoted roughly the same as well, so that's good to hear.
 
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