Ok, I know this has been beat to shreds, and I should know, I've probably read every thread there is on the debate. Unfortunately now I'm really in the middle of it. Right now I'm running a 2008 Fox 40. I have the opportunity to trade it for a 2010 Boxxer WC. I'm a very light rider- about 120 with gear. I ride my bike on small dh trails on my campus to class about every day, and get out on bigger dh trails a few times a week as well as racing in the summers/falls. I am trying to get into relying less on my shop by doing regular maintenance myself, so I've heard that the WC needs to be worked on more often, however I have also heard that it is much easier to do so. I am a pretty smooth rider, but ride on the east coast where a majority of trails are roots and rocks, so good damping is pretty important. However, I also do urban fr with drops to flat/stairs, things like that. So big hit compliance/harsh bottom out prevention is also important
I'm just at a loss because the 40 has always sort of been my dream fork, but this opportunity is making me really analyze the pros and cons of either fork for my needs. I need to decide soon, so any opinions from folks who have ridden either fork as a lightweight rider or have second hand experience as such, I would really appreciate your input.
(Also if it matters, the 40 does not have a direct mount crown, and I'm running a Race Face DH stem on it, but the WC is including a truvativ direct mount stem.)
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