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    If you could have any 120-140 fork, what would it be, and why?

    Looking to replace a F Float 120 and since there are zero good coil options (that I could find), what would it be?

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    Can't go wrong with a Manitou Tower.

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    Rockshox Revelation with RCT3 damper. Very plush and adjustable, especially with the older dual air model. RCT3 damper provides easy to use 3 position damping with settings that are actually useful rather than looking good on the spec sheet.

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    Hands down I would choose the New Pike, I have 1 coming on Friday.

    I have a Tower Pro on my EMD ( Nice fork ) & have Revelation's on both my Jet9 RDO's & Rip9 RDO, I had the White brothers Loop on 1 of my Jet's & my wife still has 1 on here Jet9 RDO.

    The Guy I sold my Rip9 Alloy to put a Fox 34 on it & I get to ride that & although it is a good fork, I don't think it is any better than other offerings & it costs a lot more.

    The Revelation with RCT3 damper is a very nice fork & I'm sure the pike will be better.

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    I've always had great luck with my Fox Talas.

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    My X-Fusion Slide has been fantastic, so I would go with the Trace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Looking to replace a F Float 120 and since there are zero good coil options (that I could find), what would it be?
    Lefty Carbon Max PBR.

    Lightest at under 3 pounds, stiffest, no stiction (especially when railing turns, since it doesn't bind up like two leg forks on bushings), buttery as heck to ride.

    The 140mm Max fork officially reduces to 110mm for 29er use, but you can get more travel depending on the tire.

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    In order of most desirable to least:
    Cannondale Lefty Supermax
    Formula ThirtyFive
    Fox 34 Float 29 FIT CTD Adj/RockShox Pike
    Others...

    As for why, I just want it all when it comes to suspension and the top of the list checks off the most boxes. The problem is the price and availability. Riding a Fox 34 Float 29 FIT CTD Adj for now, which has impressed me, except that it's heavy (and the descend mode is too open to be useful).

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    Muzz, thats today, has the Pike arrived? thoughts?

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    I'll throw this in since no on has yet... but the White Brothers Loop 120 has been my favorite fork by a long shot. I've ran a SID XX and also a Reba RL, and the White Brothers beats them hands down in my opinion. Super plush on the chatter, but the magnetic threshold allows for having it as firm as you want after that.

    I went from having the Xloc on the SID to being a little worried of not having it (a remote lockout) on this new White Bros fork... but I haven't missed it and haven't needed it. The fork just works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    I'll throw this in since no on has yet... but the White Brothers Loop 120 has been my favorite fork by a long shot. I've ran a SID XX and also a Reba RL, and the White Brothers beats them hands down in my opinion. Super plush on the chatter, but the magnetic threshold allows for having it as firm as you want after that.

    I went from having the Xloc on the SID to being a little worried of not having it (a remote lockout) on this new White Bros fork... but I haven't missed it and haven't needed it. The fork just works great.
    Yea I have got 2 of those & My wife has 1 as well, they are a very stiff fork.

    They have heaps of tyre/ mud clearance & there though axle is well thought out & second to none.

    The damper on the flats & the downs is very good.

    They are also very noisy & when standing & powering up hill I blow through the threshold.

    the finish on the white fork is super nice but the finish on the Black one just looks cheap IMO.

    The fork was good enough to stop me wanting a current Fox 34, But good enough to stop be wanting a New Pike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    since there are zero good coil options (that I could find),
    You can buy a 29er Revelation and easily convert it to a U-Turn coil fork using the springs from the Sektor 26". For me the best performing fork you can get in the 120-140 mm range, at a good price, with only a small weight penalty of, say, 200 grams for the coil. I can provide you with the serial numbers of the 3 replacement parts you need to get for the conversion, every decent RS dealer should be able to order them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GioG View Post
    You can buy a 29er Revelation and easily convert it to a U-Turn coil fork using the springs from the Sektor 26". For me the best performing fork you can get in the 120-140 mm range, at a good price, with only a small weight penalty of, say, 200 grams for the coil. I can provide you with the serial numbers of the 3 replacement parts you need to get for the conversion, every decent RS dealer should be able to order them.
    Hey, post up those part numbers/descriptions.

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    2012 Revelation Dual air.! Why ? 20mm Maxle , thats why !

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspar View Post
    2012 Revelation Dual air.! Why ? 20mm Maxle , thats why !
    Having owned that fork, the Fox 34 with a 15QR is bounds stiffer. I love how people get hung up on the Maxle vs 15QR debate. It's all about stanchion size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Having owned that fork, the Fox 34 with a 15QR is bounds stiffer. I love how people get hung up on the Maxle vs 15QR debate. It's all about stanchion size!
    You are correct sir! I would add that there is probably less difference in measured ground contact flex with 15qr vs 20mm TA than going from 28 spokes to 32.

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    [QUOTE=eurospek;10422891]Having owned that fork, the Fox 34 with a 15QR is bounds stiffer.
    I love how people get hung up on the Maxle vs 15QR debate. It's all about stanchion size![/QUOTE
    ]

    It has a lot to do with it, But it is all about the full package.

    The Crown also plays a big part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Hey, post up those part numbers/descriptions.
    Parts needed for coil conversion of a Revelation:

    - Coil Spring U-Turn/Shaft/Top Cap Assy, Medium Red 140mm - 2011
    Art no. 11.4015.500.030 (depends on spring type)

    - U-Turn Adjust Knob (Coil)
    Art no. 11.4310.717.000

    - Top Out Spring - 2010 Tora XC/SL, 2011 Recon Silver
    Art no. 11.4015.446.000

    The recommendations provided by RS regarding the rider's weight for the coil spring type ("Coil Spring Chart") should be increased by approx. 10 kg, so a medium fits well for 80 - 90 kg

    The top out spring you need to put on the damper shaft, as shown in the Sektor 2011 Technical Manual, p 19, image 4/6 "Sektor Coil U-Turn". If you put the fork in a mounting stand pointing upwards you can keep the damper oil in the fork when removing the damper shaft.

    It's of course also possible to use the dual-position coil of newer Sektor versions instead of the U-Turn. You would then need part
    Coil Spring Dual Position Coil/Shaft/Top Cap/Adjuster Knob Assy, Medium Red 140mm - 2012 Sektor, Art no. 11.4015.540.030,
    and you do not need the "U-Turn Adjust Knob" then.

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    I am huge FOX fan. CTD sucks. New remote is too big. I would love to try new high end Rockshock with remote and larger stanchions. As a single speed rider, remote is a must for me. Talas is inferior to Float model for my simple style of riding, I had to get Talas to get Remote 29er in Black. I made a mistake by not trying another brand.

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    I will give you that Talas is probably cool for long travel fork, but it is not needed for 120 mm. It is not needed by me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Having owned that fork, the Fox 34 with a 15QR is bounds stiffer. I love how people get hung up on the Maxle vs 15QR debate. It's all about stanchion size!
    German mag did a labtest few yrs ago :
    Fox34/15mm was stiffer front/rear
    Revealtaion/20 mm was stiffer in torsion (guess thats left/right twisting)

    So its not all stanchion size

    That aside , what also turned me to the Revelation was the fact that
    its lighter (200gr+ ?).

    I rode the crap outta a Reba(26inch) I bought used for 3 yrs without any maint , and the bought new Fox32 (26inch) that finally replaced it started weeping at the seal in less than 6month.

    You can almost get 2 Revelations for the price of 1 Fox here in Europe.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by therollex View Post
    Muzz, thats today, has the Pike arrived? thoughts?
    Yes I'm now an owner of a Rockshox pike 29er fork.

    Hoping to get a real good ride in on it tomorrow night.

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