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    Tora 318SL to Vanilla RLC... worth it?

    I'm asking because I can do the upgrade for cheap (though it won't happen now, it will happen around September), I can sell the Tora that came on my Rockhopper for 300$-350$ here easily if not a lil bit more since its a new fork and it will actually be a fair price around here, 2006 Vanilla RLCs go for 480$ but I might be able to get it cheaper, I want to get it for around 450$ if not a little less, hopefully there will be a sale or something so I don't have to put too much extra money, so do you think its worth it? How much better is the Vanilla compared to the Tora? I also want to save weight since my Tora weighs a whooping 2218 grams while the Vanilla weights a very nimble 1764 grams, so I could save almost a whole pound in weight with this for around 100-200.

    Do you think its worth it?

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    If you can upgrade to a fox for $100, I'd do it.

    Who's paying you $350 for a Tora? Tell em ill sell em mine if you dont wanna do it

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    Yes, the RLC is an awesome fork - you will not be disapointed.

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    You can buy a Tora 318 from Amazon for $310.49, and it has poploc (plus it's new). You must be a crafty salesman.

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    No way you will get more than $150 if even for a used Tora.

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    Ya dude, that's kinda what I was thinking. The Tora is not that good of a fork. You can't sell it as new b/c it won't be new. As soon as you put a few miles on it, it's basically not worth much.

    I got my Vanilla R from Jenson for $219. It's WELL worth the $480 even. It's the best fork I've ever had!

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    upgrading ANYTHING to a Fox Vanilla is better, unless its a TALAS.
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