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  1. #1
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    Float or Vanilla for 235lb rider

    I'm trying to decide between the Fox Vanilla 130 coil spring and the Float 130 RLC air spring to mount on my new Heckler. What weight coil would I need for the Vanilla to maintain the 130mm of travel. Do any clydes out there ride one of these forks? Any feedback or advice to help me decide between the air and the coil forks?

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    I would say go with the Vanilla.
    I have a Van 130RLC on my Slayer and a Float 100RLC on my Kona.
    I'm about 220 in gear and am running the green spring.
    For your weight of 235, you would want the Yellow spring
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    Stick with coil

    At a clydesdale weight, you'll probably do better with a coil fork. As for which spring, I'll leave it to those who know the Fox color code system to help you out.

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    Get the Vanilla RLC with the yellow (heavy) spring. It works great for me...plush and doesn't bottom out.
    Last edited by Big Chipper; 02-17-2007 at 09:16 PM.

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