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    New question here. Domain 318 vs. 06 Super T RCV

    Hey,

    i am buying a new bike when the 2009s come out and i am also selling my dirtbike for extra cash. My idea is to buy a Perp 3, which doesnt have that great of components, but they are decent. I am going to buy a Vagrant/new transition cromo frame and transfer all the parts from that to the Vagrant. Then i am going to put my parts from my Kumicho on the perp. My question is which fork is a better fork for DH and is more plush/small bump absorbance. The other fork will be going on the Vagrant. Help me out here
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    Pretty sure perps have 150mm hub and 83mm bb so there goes your swapping plan!
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    that is what my bike has and i knew i needed to get a new BB/cranks/hub for the vagrant. the guy from transition said the new ones may have the same dimensions as my bike though.
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    I think the Domain is the shiznit. Better than anything else in it's price range... even has features forks almost twice it's price don't.. like travel adjustment. Even the 36 Van doesn't have it, and the 20mm Maxle is better than anything else as well. Damping is good, travel adjust is straightforward and works, compression adjustment works well... just no complaints with the exception of a leaky rebound knob that I just fixed with a new crush washer.

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    In terms of features and quality of damping, I'd go with the Domain. Although I'm not a fan of the RCV damping in terms of feel, I'd give it points in terms of reliability / bomb-proofness. Just my.02.
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    how will the domain perform in DH??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    how will the domain perform in DH??
    With quality damping and 35mm STEEL stantions it will do just fine, and better than most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgto
    In terms of features and quality of damping, I'd go with the Domain. Although I'm not a fan of the RCV damping in terms of feel, I'd give it points in terms of reliability / bomb-proofness. Just my.02.

    These days giving points to Marzocchi for reliability is laughable.

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    I just bought a 180mm 318 domain. Best fork I ever bought everyday I ride it; It just feels better than the day befor no BS. Rock Shox gets my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    These days giving points to Marzocchi for reliability is laughable.
    Probably on the '08's but not on the previous years specially the '06's
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgto
    Probably on the '08's but not on the previous years specially the '06's
    it's a shame that they went to use the "RCV" stuff on the 04+ Supers. Otherwise they could have been some very sought after forks.

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    I have 2 Domains and they are great but keep in mind they are a FR fork so they aren't real plush. Like others have said they have great adjustability and just work well.
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    I cant speak for the 180 mm domain...

    But I rocked a super T last year and I beat the sh!t out of it. It held up pretty well. I guess it depends if you want a duel crown fork or a single.
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    so the Domain isnt plush???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    so the Domain isnt plush???
    It's plush if you have the right spring in it.
    It's not as plush as a TPC or HSCV fork but it still feels good.

    I have a 160mm 318 U-turn and found that stock it's over sprung even though I'm within the weight limits of the stock spring. (170lbs)
    I dropped down to the soft spring and couldn't be happier..
    It's plush initially but ramps up very nicely as you go through the travel.
    dankist4x4 is right it feels better every time you ride it because it takes a while to break in..

    I have been told that the non U-Turn Domain's don't have the oversprung issue.

    IMO the Motion Control damping if FAR better than any SSV - RCV fork I have owned/rode.
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    hmm, looks like the super t is going on the hardtail then. we will see how i like the domain when i get it
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    Have the 180 mm Domain

    Just rode it at Northstar this past weekend. Yes, gives up a bit plushness compared to my old 2002 HCSV Super T, but almost on par with my Boxxer Race (2007). Overall well worth the money and definitely better than SSV/RCV.

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    My Domain is plenty plush. I will say that it took a good while to break in, which is refreshing considering some sloppy bushings and stuff I've been hearing about on some manufacturers' forks lately.

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