Okay so this is just a theoretisism but the new '09 PIKE 454 Coil U-Turn is 4.3lbs.
The '09 Vanilla RLC QR15 is 4.45lbs.
The PIKE is lighter (.15lbs), most likely stiffer (20mm), more versatile (U-turn), either one can be sent to PUSH Industries when they get tired...why would one consider a Vanilla over PIKE for '09?
I can see TALAS over PIKE Air U-Turn b/c you can get the TALAS 150 QR15 with more travel, but is the PIKE going to be the 5.5" coil fork to beat?
What say you?