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    intense tracer VP 2010 - What Fork To Buy

    hello i bought the intense tracer 2010 and i dont know what fork to buy.
    i'm thinking about Fox Suspension 36 Talas R 2009
    my Q is do you recommend to use 1.5 " or 1,1/8 and why?
    or maybe to find taper?


    please help
    thanks ben

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    If you are going to run a 36, be sure you run the rear in the 6" travel setting. You can run a little lighter setup (for climbing) if you run a 32 140-150mm travel front. I've got a 32 on my Tracer, but my trails have a ton of climbing.

    I run a tapered steerer, because I wanted the stiff qualities of a 1.5" lower with the numerous stem options of a 1.125 upper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benlotan
    hello i bought the intense tracer 2010 and i dont know what fork to buy.
    i'm thinking about Fox Suspension 36 Talas R 2009
    my Q is do you recommend to use 1.5 " or 1,1/8 and why?
    or maybe to find taper?


    please help
    thanks ben
    I'd run the 1.5 because you can get them from Chain Reaction Cycles right now for $564 Canadian shipping included.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=54754

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    id run a 36 or lyrik, tapered so you can run an angleset if you want and still have many stem options.

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    Best deal out there

    Rock Shox Lyrik U-Turn 160mm 1.5-in Suspension Fork $339.93
    AWESOME FORK!
    http://www.bikewagon.com/Forks-Heads...-p8796264.html

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    Totally agree with KYMtnBkr on the Lyrik. Especially at that price!

    I ran a RS Revelation 150 for about 5 months on my Tracer and upgraded to a Lyrik U-turn 160 about two months ago. The bike was tons of fun to ride with the Rev, but oh man when I put the Lyrik on the bike totally came to life! Noticeably more stiff in the front and more linear in the travel due to the coil. It just feels right now when paired with a 50mm stem and some wide bars and tracks right where you point it.

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    I bought a 2011 fox 32 for mine!
    It's very light! And it feels soooooo buttery!
    I don't need the burliness of the 36...so the 32 with the tapered steerer is perfect! Still 150mm of travel...I don't think I'll miss out on the 36!
    I think it all comes down to what terrain do you ride in...and whats your style!

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    I'm running a X-Fusion Vengeance HLR on mine.... as good as the Fox 36's IMO...it has a slightly taller axle-to-crown than the Fox but it works great for the steep terrain in my area (interior B.C.).

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    http://vimeo.com/10613867

    Vengeance on a Tracer

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    It seems to work fine for him...

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    Good job! tnx everyone!!!!!

    ok fox...
    .fox is the winner
    fox talas 160 r 2009 1.5 from CRC good sale + 10% discount sale
    going to get them this week and can't wait for the first ride!!!


    you helped me a lot!!!

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