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Old 05-14-06, 07:41 PM   #1
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Fox Forks RLT 100mm vs FX 100mm

I need opinon's please,

I am on a 03' fsr stupmy with a manitou black axel super fork & want to upgrade which is the better fork? the fox RLT or FX???

I am mostly trail riding no huge gaps & no huge drop offs. I really want the quality in the fork for capability reason so if I do decide to take a jump I am not breaking things the first time.

& if you have a better fork to offer in the 100mm range let me know
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Looked around online. Seems the FX is better because it has Terra Logic. The 05 versions of the forks didnt get great reviews and there were not many reviews on the 06 versions on MTBR.com. The manitou minute 3 is pretty sweet also the Marzocchi MX Line.
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fx is a racing fork. i guess the rlt can be concidered racing too.

for what you say i would go with a reba. the mx is cheap compared to a fx or frlt. mybe a vanilla.
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Old 05-20-06, 01:55 PM   #4
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so you think the Marzocchi MX or reba is better thatn the FX or the RLT? Price is not my main concern QUALITY is.

thnak you for the information also
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I have the F100x and I love it. It does exactly what I need it to do, which is basicly be a great race fork. With that said if I were to get a fork to just ride and not race I would go with the RLT since there is really no need for the terralogic. For trail riding it would be nice to be able to preload the fork, you can't really do that with the F100x.

I had the 2005 Marathon SL before I had this fork. I hated that thing.
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thank you for the info
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There's always the sid..
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There's always the sid..
I believe he is looking at 100mm forks. The sid is 80 mm.
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if you are thinking of Sid's get the Manitou R-SEVEN 100mm, I heard people say its light and better then SID's, check MTBR Fork 2006. But maybe not so suitable if you do a lot of jumping, but they did state thats its primary is XC+ and its secondary usage is Trail ^^
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if you are thinking of Sid's get the Manitou R-SEVEN 100mm, I heard people say its light and better then SID's, check MTBR Fork 2006. But maybe not so suitable if you do a lot of jumping, but they did state thats its primary is XC+ and its secondary usage is Trail ^^
You are comparing apples and oranges there. One is an 80mm fork, the other 100mm. Do you have any personal experience with either one of them?
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the terralogic will have a firmer platform, it is a racing fork so not all that plush. though i heard the 2007 version has some sort of a lever that makes it more "trail worthy" when you aint racing.

anyway, if you have the dough, the fox is good. i would go with the rlt of course. if you are finding it a little expensive, look for a reba. you can get that fixed to 100 mm or even a u turn (travel adjust from 85-115 mm) version. those are cheaper than the fox but every bit as good. the SL version is best bang for the buck.


alright man. have a good one.
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well its seems that more of you like the Fox RLT than the FX100 model, & yes I am looking for a 100mm you are correct. my LBS told me to try to stay with the same I am on a manitou axel super fork at 100mm that is being rebuilt, the LBS said they had to send it in to the manufacturer to have it fixed I am not any pro but I think if I get a 80mm I will have a more quick turning ratio & If I get a 100mm+ fork then I guess it takes longer to turn????


I want to thank everyone that has replied to this post I enjoy all the difference in opinon
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if you are thinking of Sid's get the Manitou R-SEVEN 100mm, I heard people say its light and better then SID's, check MTBR Fork 2006. But maybe not so suitable if you do a lot of jumping, but they did state thats its primary is XC+ and its secondary usage is Trail ^^
You think he should spend a bunch of money on a fork that you "heard people say" is better than a SID? I like this forum because there are so many members. I am bound to get a response from a member who actually owns or has at least ridden several times the product I seek advice on.

Not to bust your butt here, but maybe you should tell him to "look into the R-SEVEN" instead of just go out and buy it because you heard from somebody that it was good. Then if it sucks your name has been dragged through the mud.

I heard the R7 makes a nasty clunk noise, but I can't verify it because I haven't spent any time on one.

Again...not trying to ride ya hard, but lets keep the forums useful.
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well, i read a lot of stuffs from a lot of resources. Some people are just plain lazy to do a research so they end up buying a wrong stuff for the wrong purposes. If you see in MTBR some reviews is very positive and some of them is very negative, one of the reason is cause he/she could have use a item that is not made for its purpose. I know that you guys think im asking you guys to get this get that and stuff but actually im giving you guys an option to think about, my english is not very specific so forgive me, really apperciate your comment.
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Hey no reason to get mad at each other. everybody has an opinon on what is good & what is bad. thats what I was looking for. I knew that I was leaning towards the fox just really did not know which model. I received alot of great info from all of you that do this day in & day out. I use to be a weekend warrior & the last 2 yrs really have not allowed me to do alot of riding of any kind. I am just glad my bike is finally getting fixed by the LBS. I am going to use the manitou axel super fork as a back up & looking to buy a new fork that will not break under just a lil pressure. There is so many forks out there compared to when I was on an BMX bike that everything is changed. So any information that is given is good to me
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FOX RLT vs FX

If you want the Terrlogic, get FX but its more expensive. I personally don't really like the FX as I do XC and sometimes all mountain...You can always manually lockout your fork if you have the L feature

RLT is the cheapest air fork of FOX in my mind. It comes with mid-->high end stock mtb
Its basically an air fork with rebound duh! and lockout feature.

Price wise, I will get the RLT or get a Float RLC with the C "compression" tuning, it can slow down the compression speed and its really good.
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thanks for the info
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