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    google Nicholas and you will see he has worthy input... although he may get the fork for free or really cheap.
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    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/195246/

    here I posted the video here too which got a lot of comments.

    I purchased the Durolux out of curiosity as the system looked very good.
    To my surprise I bought a top notch fork at a low price.
    Here in Japan I paid full price for this and all of my parts used on my bike.
    Im an English teacher and a suspension tech on the side.
    I service a lot of forks and when I see a quality product I know.

    This fork is a replica of the 2011 55 tst2 with some minor differences.
    Once I realized that my interested was raised to the point I bought one as a shot travel fork for my TBC double.
    Now looking at it from an internal point of view and of course a personal ride, Im confident this is a killer fork for anyone who wants a smooth travel thats great for AM style XC to FR styled DH in the travel range of 130 to 180 as it can be adjusted very simply.

    On pinkbike I have pictures of this fork in detail!
    RidEOn!

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    ^that would make sense, doesnt suntour make some carts and stuff for zocchi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    ^that would make sense, doesnt suntour make some carts and stuff for zocchi?

    Yes, some of their low end forks have a suntour sealed cartridge.
    It works really good but as its a sealed gas charged unit its impossible to service.
    Unless you have a way to fill the air chamber which seems impossible to me!

    I think for 2011 marzocchi did away with the cartridge and went back to their RV open bath system which is very smooth but still might use the cartridge in their OEM models.

    The RCA system is the same as their TST damper but has a smoother compression rate rather than the lockout like the tst. Its easy to overhaul and is super smooth!

    RidEOn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas poetker

    The RCA system is the same as their TST damper but has a smoother compression rate rather than the lockout like the tst. Its easy to overhaul and is super smooth!

    RidEOn!
    the micro tst damper right? from full open with variable compresion. the tst cart is just full open or locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    the micro tst damper right? from full open with variable compresion. the tst cart is just full open or locked.


    Yes, the same as the TST damper.
    The RCA has 15 clicks of slow speed compression.
    The TST micro has 5 click of compression with a micro adjuster to fine tune the compression in between each click of the 5.

    For me the 15 clicks are much easier to understand and easy to relate to.
    The TST mico sound awesome but its just a sales gimmick to something very simple.
    The TST good point is it locks out in a second for a nice climb!

    The RCA on the other hand is more FR orientated as the compression more to set the overall feel of the ride.
    I went for a short ride this afternoon and had the RCA on 6 clicks in from full open the whole ride. I was jumping, climbing, peddling, dropping and having fun.
    It felt perfect.

    The Durolux also feels very light.
    As I was riding today I was surprised by how light she felt and responded to each movement!

    Tomorrow Im taking her to the mountains so, I will have a new video on the fork in about 3-4 days!

    RidEOn!
    Niko

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    What about rebound ? Does it have shims or is it just an port orifice damper ?

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    Thanks mullen119. Sorry, I didn't have time to read the thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuco
    What about rebound ? Does it have shims or is it just an port orifice damper ?

    QUOTE=nicholas poetker]Yes, there are two shim stacks one on the bottom for the rebound and then a compression shim stack on top for compression, then there is a oil regulator in the middle that regulates the flow between the two!


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    The Durolux

    Last week I got 3 good rides in on the Durolux!
    All in all she is awesome!
    What else can I say. The fork has a smooth air spring and a very plush progressive stroke!
    Lowered to 140mm she is feeling great on My double as a do anything FR bike!



    Here is a short video of my 3 rides!


    RideOn from Nicholas Poetker on Vimeo.

    RideOn





    RidEOn!
    Niko

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    Haha cool man, I was waiting for the follow up vid on it.
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    Do they have a "on the fly" adjustable travel version?

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    The Durolux!

    Yes, there is an adjustable version but mine is the RCA!
    I think the RCA is probably smoother is why I got it!

    For xc am riding the travel adjust might be cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    Haha cool man, I was waiting for the follow up vid on it.


    Thank you!
    I think this for is great.
    The value is well over the price for such a smooth sailer!

    I will continue to ride her and tear it up, hahahahhahhaha
    RideOn the Durolux!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas poetker
    Yes, there is an adjustable version but mine is the RCA!
    I think the RCA is probably smoother is why I got it!

    For xc am riding the travel adjust might be cool!
    I would want adjustable travel with the RCA damper. I don't see myselft wanting to replace my u-turn lyrik anytime soon, but if I did, I would think about durolux.

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    they look like they are better quality than what I have seen. The decideding factor when I bought my bike was the fork one had a SR Suntour and the other had a rock shock. I went with the RS just because I was skeptical about them. Didn't know much about them. So one day walking through target I saw some on their bikes. Said to myself I'm getting the Scott Scale. I'm not saying they are Target quality, but if they are free then get them, what can go wrong? If you don't like them take them off. P.S. could you get me some too?
    60% of the time ......it works all the time

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    Whats involved in changing the travel on the RCA version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellToupee
    Whats involved in changing the travel on the RCA version?

    Its pretty simple!
    You take out the air spring as you can see in my first video on the front page.
    There is a l negative coil spring that stops on a black head. The head has a pin running through it.
    1- you take out the pin which allows the black head to move freely.
    2- on the rod you will notice there are 3 holes.
    The very top hole is the 180mm setting.
    the second hole is the 160mm setting and the last or bottom is 140mm setting.
    3-choosing your setting and put the pin back into the hole raising or lowering your travel.

    In addition you can add spacers to get an even lower or exact setting if you choose.
    I added a 5mm spacer because I wanted a 520mm axel to crown for my double set at the 140mm setting giving my 135mm of travel.

    4- reassemble the fork and Go Ride! ahhahahhahaha


    If any of you every actually buy the fork and do need real assistant I can do a video of how to lower the fork and also how to take apart the RCA damper to change the oil or raise the oil level.
    But, as I have her set in a nice sweet spot right now that wont be for a while, I want to ride!


    RidEOn!
    Niko

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    im seriously tempted to give it a try. definitely a top contender for my next fork.

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    do it, do it
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    The Reaper

    Last Tuesday I went for a short 2 hour ride!
    The Durolux is feeling great!
    Its really plush and very smooth!
    My double is loving the long travel!



    The Reaper from Nicholas Poetker on Vimeo.

    A tuesday ride with hire!
    RidEOn!





    RidEOn!

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    Thank you mate!

    I love to ride!
    And while relaxing after work with a nice cold one I got to town on the edits!
    ahhahahaha
    Its kind of crazy but fun as well!

    RidEOn man!

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    Do you live in Japan? I stay in Narita most of the time. My friend is using a Durolux as well. Really great fork and has been problem free so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikkosan View Post
    Do you live in Japan? I stay in Narita most of the time. My friend is using a Durolux as well. Really great fork and has been problem free so far.
    Yes, I have been living in Fukuoka are for about 10 years now!
    Narita is quite far but if your ever down this way lets ride.
    I have 2-3 bikes built and ready to go at all times so you can ride anyone of my bikes!

    the durolux is still new to me but so far Im very impressed with its smooth progressive stroke.
    the rebound and compression is easy and works hassle free.
    the air spring is the same!
    The the durolux is riding great for me too!
    RidOEn dude!

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    durolux questions

    Hi Nicholas

    First of all thnx for being the only guy on the net who can tell something usefull about the durolux and actually have one. I was looking for days for reviews and there is only one about the sf9 and its not very positive. And there are like a 1000 people who have never used one/seen one but can tell you with a lot of detail its rubbish.
    But because of your positive reviews, the incredible price and the good experience i've had over the years with the old suntour stuff I took the gamble and man this look like a hell of a fork

    I've just received my fork today but they have send me an durolux sf10 rca and i've ordered an sf 11 tad.
    So I mailed them and they offered me to swap it.
    But when I was looking at the suntour website I noticed that there is no sf 11 with an 1 1/8 steerer tube.
    Do you no if there is one because if there isn't i'm going to stick with the sf10.
    Is there a big difference between the 10 and 11 version?

    If I stick with the 10 version on which side can I adjust the length? In your video it looks like its the side with the air valve is this correct.

    I hope you don't mind me asking all these questions if you do please let me know and I wont bother you again.

    Sorry if there is a lot of bad English in this mail, i'm from holland .

    Thanx in advance
    Wybren
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