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    Shouldn't these bikes with active suspension blow away regular bikes?

    The bikes with inertia vale suspsnsions...shouldent they in theory blow away a regular bike with normal suspsnsion....or is it just that...theory

    Like the Talas X...is it that great but not used to often b\c of its $800 price tag?

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    it's overkill for most riding. For XC racing it is a nice feature.

    I can't see the point in a 5+'' travel fork with it though. to me it is overkill. To some, maybe not

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    i am unfamiliar with what a "suspsnsion" is.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard
    i am unfamiliar with what a "suspsnsion" is.
    pfff, what a culo.

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    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEsco48
    The bikes with inertia vale suspsnsions...shouldent they in theory blow away a regular bike with normal suspsnsion....or is it just that...theory

    Like the Talas X...is it that great but not used to often b\c of its $800 price tag?
    dude, it ain't that great. it's just valving and it's still suspension. it is not going to blow others away.

    i wouldn't leave my purchase choice hanging on one fork using inertia sensitive valving versus one that doesn't. besides, any of them that have a valve shim stack and piston are using inertia valving to a degree with flexing shim stacks. things i would look at for purchase:
    air, coil, weight, material, leg diameters, 20mm axel, Q/R, color, comp/reb adjustibility, etc etc

    actually, i pretty much would not look at valving...to a degree. depends on application. if there are not high speeds and longer travel involved, it becomes less significant in my opinion.

    let me try to illustrate example so i don't get attacked by any specific group of riders:

    two relatively equal in ability/fitness xc racers. one with a HT with forks from 10 yrs ago vs. one with modern fox forks...i would guess they would still be relatively equal out riding.

    two relatively equal in ability/fitness DH racers. one on bike of 10 yrs ago vs. one with a modern bike. i would think the person with the modern set-up would have a greater advantage than what might be realized by the xc racer over the xc racer on older equipment.

    why? mainly high speed, long travel.
    Last edited by mx_599; 02-14-07 at 09:37 AM.

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