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Old 04-27-07, 12:09 PM
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Fox suspension OR Rock Shox

which do you guys prefer? i've heard fox shox track better through turns. i don't really understand what is meant by tracking. I've ridne rock shox judy, rock shox reba race, and some marzochi something or others and definitely have preferred the rock shox. i haven't really heard anything abou fox but i know they are very pricey and people seem to prefer them. what do you guys think? is one better for xc riding and the other better for freeriding? thanks for the input and happy trails!
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Old 04-28-07, 09:02 PM
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It all depends on what you like the feel of. I like Fox better than Rock Shox because they seem to have more torsional rigidity and a little more progressive compression feel to them. Rock Shox are kinda squishy and feel kinda flexy side to side when you really rail them hard. You can't really generalize though as each model has it's own feel. Just try them all and pick the one you like best.
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werd. thanks man.
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I really like my Pike. But then again, I have never ridden a fox shock before. Fox are usally light forks.
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Originally Posted by Hanzo
It all depends on what you like the feel of. I like Fox better than Rock Shox because they seem to have more torsional rigidity and a little more progressive compression feel to them. Rock Shox are kinda squishy and feel kinda flexy side to side when you really rail them hard. You can't really generalize though as each model has it's own feel. Just try them all and pick the one you like best.
Having ridden a fox and Rock Shox in the past. I have found that the fox forks are a little more finicky to set up, but once they are they ride ok. What I really wasn't too fond of when I had my Vanilla RLC 130 was the axle to crown height. It was a bit too high for me, so naturally I switched to a rock shox pike team that has 140mm of travel and kept the same axle to crown height but gained a little weight and rigidity via 20mm thru axle(Maxle). Another thing that I wasn't too wild about how my fox handled in the corners, it felt really sluggish. The pike felt a little more lively when cornering and the Argyle even more.

While my experience with Fox wasn't that great, there are plenty of others out there that like fox. Just for my preferences, I'll take Rock Shox for ease of maintenance and fine tuning.
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Old 04-29-07, 06:05 AM
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Both companys make a lot of different forks for different things. You should be able to find one that will fit the bill for you.
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I've ridden a variety of both brands. My choice is Fox without question. In general, they are a more quality component, and the ride is superior in my opinion.

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marzocchi all the way buddy.... fox am good too
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i rode an enduro with a fox 36 talas the other day. it was nice. felt kinda slow but i'm use to lightweight hardtails. it was a nice fork. a bit too many bells and whistles for me. i'd like to try the f100 sometime. i think that would be more comparable to the reba i liked so much. and if i get a fox fork, i imagine it will be the f100 so i guess thats the main reason i want to test it... anyways. thanks for the input!
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marzocchi all the way buddy....
fox is da sUx0r.
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Originally Posted by MARZOCCHI
fox is da sUx0r.
Do you speak english.......
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Is dat a qwestchin?
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