Mountain Biking - RS Psylo SL
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05-28-03, 10:16 PM
I was planning on getting rid of my old fork, and getting a RS Psylo SL or XC, the price difference isn't that big but i just wanna hear from a few of you if you have had experience with these forks. Or what other brand have u had experience with? Thanks.
05-28-03, 10:18 PM
And also im just looking for something reliable and that would have the performance i need.
05-28-03, 10:26 PM
I have the SL with the Tullio 20 mm thru axle. This fork is sweet. It's (so far) held up to my fat butt abuse, I've got a 2001 model without the U-turn travel adjust, but have ridden one with the U-turn. It's sweet.
Just recently (this weekend) I've noticed a little bit more play from the fork. The sliders seem to rock a bit. I haven't rebuilt this in 8 months, so I think it's time.
If you're a bruiser like me and others here, you'll find a fond regard for Marzocchi's as well. If you're looking for a solid single crown with 5" of travel, the Z.1 Drop-off is your ticket!
05-28-03, 10:28 PM
Thanks, I'm looking around $500 Canadian, which ones best for the price?
05-28-03, 10:31 PM
What's that in USD?
The Z.1 will run you in the upper $500 USD new. There may be some closeout deals out there. Honestly, I haven't been checking prices on forks lately so I really don't know.
The SL was originally retailing close to $500 USD, and the XC for about $100 less. I'll see what I can find for some prices tomorrow sometime.
05-28-03, 10:32 PM
Alright cool, i'll check around the local stores, thanks.
05-28-03, 10:37 PM
Check out these prices at Pricepoint:
Z.1 w/free headset (http://pricepoint.com/product94.html)
The Z.1 is by far a better fork for the money, heck, you're getting a $100 headset with the deal. The difference between the Freeride and the Drop-off is the 20 mm thru axle, and the color.
If you've got a standard quick release front hub, go with the Freeride. However, if you're a big guy like me (240lbs on a good day!) you're gonna want the extra stiffness from the 20mm thru axle, but that means building up a new front wheel.
Everyone I know with a psylo has been very happy with it, except for the U-Turn. Thats not to say I've heard people having trouble with it. Rather, they're just not using it. They get it where they want it and never touch it again. Do you use the adjustment on yours a2?
RS Psylo is the only fork I've ever used, but then again it's the first fork I ever used. I don't really abuse it and the U-Turn and rebound adjusters are very good. Both screwed full in gives me a nice compromise of a rigid front end, great for the road. Fully unscrewed, it is soft and plush. I like it - very much. I've also heard great things about the Marz shocks as well. Go for quality. Buy cheap, and it'll cost twice as much - when you are forced to replace the cheap purchase first time round.
lbs tells me the Manitou (Sherman I think) fitted to the C'Dale Gemini 900 is a poor choice - for any bike. Can't verify that but I respect their opinion and experience.
I was thinking about buying a new fork for my bike. It's only got 80 mm of travel, and I'd like a little more.. maybe about 100 mm or so. I can't decide if I want to drop all that cash, tho. It's got a Headshok on it now, and I think it needs to be rebuilt because it's starting to have a pretty crappy feel to it. I was thinking about sending it to Cannondale for a rebuild, but I'm not sure. Anyone know how much it will cost, and how long my fork will be gone? I need my hardtail to ride... riding the full squishy all the time will drive me insane.
05-29-03, 06:51 AM
I sent off my wife's Headshock, and it ended up being about $56 for it, but it was just the dampening cartridge. Took a good 2 weeks to get it back.
You do know you can get reducer cups for the headshock and run regular 1-1/8" forks?
Also, DiL, I do NOT have the U-turn, I must open mine up and adjust it with a long screwdriver. But even if I did have the U-turn, I doubt I'd ever adjust mine down, I just don't do a lot of climbing to warrant it, but if I rode in the mountains, I'd consider it.
Yeah, I Know I can get a reducer cup... but I'm not sure I want to buy a whole new fork. I believe the Headshok is probably going to be lighter than anything else I could buy, and I don't exactly have like 400 bucks to drop on a fork, either. I guess I'll just have it rebuilt.. eventually.
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