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    WHich Lefty for my RUSH ?

    I have an 06 aluminum Rush with a Speed Bonded DLR on it .

    I have just picked up an 08 Lefty Carbon Fox RLC .
    Now I've found a sweet deal on a Carbon Lefty Terra Logic .

    Which of the two carbons would be a better match for the Rush ?
    Mostly cross country , marathon rides , rocks , roots and max. 3' jumps .
    I utilize the lock out a lot on my DLR and would like to move up to the luxury
    of the blow out on the newer ones .

    My scale shows my DLR at 1144grms and the Fox Carbon at 1161 grms .
    THe seller of the Terralogic says his scale shows his at 1685

    Do these numbers sound accurate ??

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    numbers; yes, it's prob accurate in that there are some major weight differences between the generations - but the specific numbers cannot be correct. Neither of those forks are lighter than a speed carbon sl2 opi... especially the old dlr. That one easily weighs about 1800grams or some such. Of the ones mentioned, go for the rlc

    the best strut for your frame is a 120mm lefty max pbr I rode my rush frame with a 140mm max pbr and it worked like crazy. Granted, i don't do xc, i do more am or enduro dh type riding so it might not work better for everybody. And yes, this is what slackening the frame out a little does for you Keep in mind that running the 140mm lefty max pbr means you void the ac warrenty by about a cm or half a degree.

    and yes, what mendom and amillmtb states below, the terralogics were not the best in a spvesque way. Personally i'd never buy one.
    Last edited by klinkekule; 10-05-2010 at 03:21 PM.

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    I'd keep the RLC. I have heard of issues with the Terralogic. I'm not sure specifics, but I'm sure someone will chime in.

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    I am leaning towards the RLC as it is newer and lighter .
    It's that I recall some saying how much they liked their Terralogics that
    I wanted to see how it stacks up before I let it go .
    Maybe if I can pick it up cheap enough , I'll use it as a spare
    Parts wise , the RLC will be supported better too

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    Personally? Terra Logics?

    The whole point of a Lefty is wicked small bump performance. By removing all that, and allowing the fork work for about 5 seconds AFTER it already took a hit before relocking? WTF?

    That, and parts other than seal kits are beyond impossible to source. Most of my customers who have one (cause, for some reason, they love them) own several, so they have a bone yard to work with.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Don't rock the boat just rock put the Fu@#ing DLR on the rush, 110mm is the setup for the bike's geo. Then get on it and ride the S%it out of it.

    Got lefty DLR 2 forks all over the place and own 2 rushes 07' 2 scalpels 07' just set up with a known and proven winner.
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    your scale is off though. there is no way the RLC weighs 1161g. They are normally around the 1350-1400g mark (makes the difference to the Terralogic a lot more realistic).

    Ive heard really good things about the Terralogic but never used it. The RLC is an awesome lefty. The small bump plushness is freakin awesome.
    Last edited by nathanbal; 10-05-2010 at 10:59 PM.

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    I picked up an unused RLC Lefty 130 on ebay a month back. Amazing fork.

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    If the RLC is a 110, that is what I would use. A highly adjustable and very compliant unit with a parts supply that in theory should be around for a while.
    Forks are for eating, Lefty's are for racing,

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