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    Fork for Commencal meta 5.5 VIP?

    I have just bought a 2008 Commencal Meta 5.5 VIP.
    The fork that was going on was a Fox Float,but i think that a fork
    with 20mm axle would be a better match,but which one?????

    The forks im considdering are:
    Manitou 2008 Minute TPC-140mm travel,20mm axle and about 1900gram

    Marzocchi 2007 Allmountain SL1, adjustable travel 125-160mm 20mm QR axle
    about 2150gram,and white which would look good on my white frame

    Rock Shox Pike air u-turn.

    I can get the Marzocchi at a really good price,but is it a good fork,i have heard very mixed reports.

    Any suggestions would be appriciated

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    Please tell me that it to keep the Ciclon company ...

    A bud of mine has an 07 and runs an 06 z1 SL @140mm on it.... I think the Pike would be a great fit for that frame... the new manitou minute looks cool...but no idea on reliability...

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    Sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Please tell me that it to keep the Ciclon company ...

    A bud of mine has an 07 and runs an 06 z1 SL @140mm on it.... I think the Pike would be a great fit for that frame... the new manitou minute looks cool...but no idea on reliability...
    but the Ciclon had to go
    It was a nice frame with outstanding finish,but i wanted to try something else.

    Maybe i should considder a Pushed Pike,but i have been riding Pike's before
    both coil and air,and could never get the right feel for them.
    What i do like is the QR 20mm and the SL1 has it
    But i also like the low weight of the Minute.

    Anybody with good/bad experience with their AM SL1 are apriciated

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    I've been riding a 2006 Manitou Nixon with TPC+ and I love it. It is also on a 5.5" travel bike ( Intense ). Very plush and has also been very reliable. If I was in the market for a new fork right now, I'd get the 2008 Nixon 145mm. with TPC. It weighs 4.4lbs. as apposed to the Minute 140mm. at 4.1lbs. But if you're set on your choices I'd say go for the Minute. I believe that it comes in white as well. Not sure but I saw a 2008 catalogue and it looked like it was pictured in white.

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    Sorry I was wrong. I just had a look at the 2008 catalogue. The TPC Minute is black and the Absolute Platform Damper versions are white.

    The Nixon TPC is Blue!

    Ronnie.
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    Actually

    I wanted the Minute MRD with TPC,but the skyblue wont match the white frame+
    Rasta I9 But at a claimed 1540gram it would be nice.(so i might give it a shot

    The white Minute only comes with absolute dampning,and i would prefer TPC.

    I can get a 2006 Nixon with TPC+ for 199 dollars so i might give it a try.

    All theese choises


    I would still like some input on the 2007 AM SL1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    I wanted the Minute MRD with TPC,but the skyblue wont match the white frame+
    Rasta I9 But at a claimed 1540gram it would be nice.(so i might give it a shot

    The white Minute only comes with absolute dampning,and i would prefer TPC.
    I would agree with you on the TPC. The MRD Minute they call greyblue in the 2008 Catalogue. Also are you aware that the MRD Minute is only 130mm. The Minute Elite TPC is 140mm. and is black.

    Ronnie.
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    Hi Ronnie

    The Manitou MRD has grey crown and light/skyblue lowerlegs
    And yes i am aware about the A-C
    MRD is 508mm
    Minute TPC is 515mm

    Commencal recommends a fork A-C of 510mm
    So i gues that both forks will work just fine.

    But now im thinking of the 2008 Fox 36 Talas
    100-130-160mm of travel + QR lowers + about 2200gram sounds good to me

    But it is expensive

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    It is ordered

    "pushed" Pike 454 Air U-Turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    "pushed" Pike 454 Air U-Turn
    cool

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    Thanks

    I think i made the right decission (with some help)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    I think i made the right decission (with some help)
    yeah..the push tuning should be sweet....

    Larry was helping I presume?

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    Larry

    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    yeah..the push tuning should be sweet....

    Larry was helping I presume?
    He's a good man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas
    He's a good man
    Dragging this one back from the dead to hopefully see the bike and get your opinion on the fork (if you have it yet). Thanks!

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    Any updates on the fork? You like?

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