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Old 04-28-05, 05:02 PM
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Decided to go shuttling today, used it practically to dial the fork in. Got it dialed in after the second run Things I have noticed was that the fork for being a coil fork is really light, it is spot on for tracking, and the fork's performance is butter smooth and didn't notice any flex at all. Also fox forks are not hard to work on at all the spring change is effortless almost. I don't think this would be a great fork for a person who is starting out to get, the price and the amount of adjustments available can be very intimidating to a person who is new to suspension forks. I love this fork, it's also the first fork I have ever owned that has lockout, which I don't see myself using it much in the future.
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I wanted that fork, but it doesnt come with the option of a TA. Fox is supposedly going to release the 36 Vanilla RC2 in 06. Its probably going to be silly expensive though...
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Originally Posted by Dirtbike
I wanted that fork, but it doesnt come with the option of a TA. Fox is supposedly going to release the 36 Vanilla RC2 in 06. Its probably going to be silly expensive though...
It doesn't need a TA, it's stiff enough right now, in the manual, it says that it is strong enough to run an 8" rotor on the front and that it won't void the warranty. Besides Fox has the 36 which is TA and a crap load of money.
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My wheelset is TA though
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TA hubs can be converted to QR.
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Got a link? its a DT onyx TA hub.
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Onyx's are convertable, you should be able to order a set of adapters from QBP.
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oh well. i found a cheap z150 and it should be here tomorrow. Maybe Ill save up and save for something lighter.
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TA? QR? what does that stand for? educate me plz.
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Old 04-28-05, 06:52 PM
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TA - Thru Axle. Its a 20mm axle that is commonly used on freeride and downhill bikes. It is much stronger and has little or no flex.
http://www.beyondbikes.com/mmBB/Images/large/king20.jpg


QR - Quick Release. Its the most common type.
http://www.nexternal.com/icycles/images/xtrm900hub.jpg
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It has lockout? I thought all fox forks had that built in TALAS control or something that sense when it's you causing the bob and when it's the terrain.

Wait, I think the forks that say TALAS have that. haha

Sounds awesome dude.

Is the travel adjustable at all? Also, how does the RLC compare to the RL. Awesome purchase? or was it sent to you?
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the RLC models
have Rebound, Lockout and compression adjustments.

Talas is the "travel adjustable linear air spring". I think you have it mixed up with terralogic.
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THATS the one. Terralogic. All fox forks have terralogic correctamundo?
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We'll say pro-deal.
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Fox sure make some good stuff. Its all good quality.
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Hey Kona Rider...is that the fork you got yourself for your B-Day? If so happy b-day.If not, then, well, uh, happy b-day anyway.
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Originally Posted by swifferman
THATS the one. Terralogic. All fox forks have terralogic correctamundo?
wrongammunnndo

The fox F80X and F100X have this feature.
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Just happened to arrive and made the $200 purchase on my birthday.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
TA hubs can be converted to QR.
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Well, except for the decrease in stiffness and performance.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Just happened to arrive and made the $200 purchase on my birthday.
WHAT!????

Links the forum some sweet deals on forks. Haha, definitely illegal. Order 100 of them and sell them to suckers on ebay.
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My friend had a vanilla, since was looking for non flexy fork that was light. Loved it at first when he was able to keep the spring stiff. A few months later, the spring was so damn soft, and he even changed the travel to like 70mm, and it was still as soft as hell. He got pissed off - he really didn't want to buy new springs, but man, I don't know wtf happened with his fork. Went from an adjusted stiff to a soft-as-hell ride. And this sucks more because he's a trials rider.

Otherwise, I hope you've good luck with the fork, and hope ya love it.
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...someone was using a vanilla for trials?....seriously people, its a trail fork at best and a light fr fork at worst. The stresses of some of the maneuvers of trials would be to much. That and it is tonnes of travel for trials...sheesh

did he have too much air preloaded into his fork to feel 'stiffer' (with the stiff spring)and blew the cartridges?
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How well maintained was your friends Vanilla, hooligan? Also a vanilla is not a trials fork, he probably broke something in the fork.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
...someone was using a vanilla for trials?....seriously people, its a trail fork at best and a light fr fork at worst. The stresses of some of the maneuvers of trials would be to much. That and it is tonnes of travel for trials...sheesh

did he have too much air preloaded into his fork to feel 'stiffer' (with the stiff spring)and blew the cartridges?
Air preload????
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I didn't think trials forks had to be tough. Doesn't Ryan Leach use a air spring Marzocchi Marathon SL? Granted he is kinda smooth.
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