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Fox Vanilla RLC vs Rock Shox Revelation?

Old 04-14-09, 09:26 PM
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Fox Vanilla RLC vs Rock Shox Revelation?

I'm shopping for a fork (for the past few weeks on and off now). My main problem is my Marz MZI fork is too soft and has no compression damping, so I am looking to get something with 130/140mm travel (QR, not 20mm) that solves that problem. At first I was looking at the Tora 318, but then decided to consider the Revelation 426 because of adjustable floodgate threshold (something I have come to appreciate on the RS MC 3.3 rear shock).

Looking online I found that 2005-2007 Fox Float/Vanilla RLC forks can be had for almost the same price, and also feature compression/rebound damping and lockout with adjustable threshold. However, I've read that the Vanilla forks have a problem with brake dive (apparently despite the availability of compression damping tuning).

Anybody have any experience with the Fox Vanilla series of forks and can maybe tell me if brake dive is really a problem with this fork? How about on the Revelation fork?
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Old 04-14-09, 09:40 PM
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http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cfm?LibId=41711

$399


No compression...I know...but it's a great fork with lockout for cheap.
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The revelation would be a good choice. They are stiff and strong, can handle pretty much most forms of riding. Also in my experience with RockShox, they have great reliability and they are pretty simple when it comes to service. the Air/Compression/Lockout/Rebound adjust on them work well too.
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I've read that Fox forks are not user serviceable like Rock Shox forks, due to proprietary seals and sealed nitrogen chambers and whatnot. Any truth to that?
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