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    Fork Suggestions for Rune

    Hey, I'm currently running a 2008 Fox Float R but am considering upgrading to a fork with more compression adjustments and a coil spring. I've been researching the Rock Shox Lyrik RC2L and the X Fusion Vengence HLR coil. I was just wondering what type of experiences people are having with either of these two forks. It seems like X Fusion has been putting really great products out on the market and from the reviews I've read, the Vengence gets really positive scores. I've heard that the X Fusion feels like a hybrid between a Fox Float and a Rock Shox Lyrik, is this true? Any help would be awesome, thanks!

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    Get the Lyrik RC2 DH Coil. You cant go wrong. I'm running it on my Rune and it is butter. Great fork.
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    Are you thinking about the lyric 160 or 170? One thing to think about, the Vengeance hlr coil has the same axle to crown height as a Totem (565 mm), taller than the lyric 160 (545 mm) and the lyric 170 (555 mm) so you will have geo changes (slacker HA, taller BB, taller stack, shorter reach). You might like that, you might not. FWIW, I think the lyric 170 is the perfect fork height for the Rune. Xfusion does make great stuff now, i ahve one of their coil shocks and its fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwyooaj View Post
    Are you thinking about the lyric 160 or 170? One thing to think about, the Vengeance hlr coil has the same axle to crown height as a Totem (565 mm), taller than the lyric 160 (545 mm) and the lyric 170 (555 mm) so you will have geo changes (slacker HA, taller BB, taller stack, shorter reach). You might like that, you might not. FWIW, I think the lyric 170 is the perfect fork height for the Rune. Xfusion does make great stuff now, i ahve one of their coil shocks and its fantastic

    i thought xfusion fixed that for 2012? that was kind of what kept me away from them before. i heard good things about them, just for me the bike i wanted it for i didn't want an extra 20mm added to the front as a penalty and no travel added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18 View Post
    Get the Lyrik RC2 DH Coil. You cant go wrong. I'm running it on my Rune and it is butter. Great fork.
    What he said

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    Lyric Coil 170mm. Makes the Rune the best bike evah!!

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    I really like the look and features of the Lyrik. I read a review on the RC2DH on NSMB and it seemed positive. With the high and low speed compression adjustments, is it fairly simple to set them up and can you feel a meaningful difference when you make the high and low speed adjustments? I was also wondering whether it would be a good idea to look at a version of the Lyrik that only has low speed adjustments or is the extra cost worth it to get high speed compression adjustment too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpineSlayer View Post
    With the high and low speed compression adjustments, is it fairly simple to set them up and can you feel a meaningful difference when you make the high and low speed adjustments? I was also wondering whether it would be a good idea to look at a version of the Lyrik that only has low speed adjustments or is the extra cost worth it to get high speed compression adjustment too?
    Very easy to set up, and worth the extra money. For me at least, having separate high and low makes set up easier because you can slow the fork down bigger hits without making it harsh on small bumps.

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    Another question, how well does the Lyrik handle the occasional resort ride? I know its intended use is all mountain but does it stand up well to some park riding? The reason I'm asking is that I plan on doing some park riding this summer and want to make sure the fork I buy will handle it well.

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    The lyrik is a great fork. The R version (rebound only) is okay if you are a very lightweight rider. If you weigh anything over 160 I would get the RC2. And yes you can feel the difference with the adjustments. I run about 3 clicks each of SSC and HSC. I run my rebound fairly fast as well. The fork is very plush with out any brake dive. It eats small bump chatter for breakfast. I have never taken it to a resort (don't have one near by), but it has seen duty at places like Post Canyon and Blackrock (big freeride areas here in Oregon). Handled it like a champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    i thought xfusion fixed that for 2012? that was kind of what kept me away from them before. i heard good things about them, just for me the bike i wanted it for i didn't want an extra 20mm added to the front as a penalty and no travel added.
    According to the website, the 170 mm hlr coil is still 565 a-c.
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    So I found a Lyrik RC2DH coil from Tree Fort Bikes, the only thing is that it's only in the 1-1/8 steerer tube size. I was hoping to get the 1.5 version but what is everyone else running? I already have a reducer headset installed so it wouldn't be a problem to get the 1-1/8 size but would the 1.5 be a better option?

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    the 1 1/8" lyrik is plenty stiff enough... not like a cross country fork that needs any available trick to not feel noodly...
    i weight 200pounds, and the never encountered any problems with the 1 1/8" version... plus, there are anglesets available, thou that works as well with the "new" tapered forks, but not with a zero stack angleset (workscomponents)

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    There's no need for a tapered or 1.5 headtube on the Lyrik.
    The weakest part is the Maxxle that is definitively lacking stiffness.

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