I know that this is not a suspension forum, but i know that a lot of the Ellsworth riders out there ride Fox forks so i thought somebody might know the answer.
I am currently awaiting a 2007 Vanilla 32 RLC to go on my Epiphany (to replace the defective 2006 Vanilla that i bought several months ago). I was keen on the 06 version because of its travel, 130 mm which seemed perfect for the Epi. I am concerned that the extra 10 mm of travel in the 07 lineup will raise the front end, slackent he steering, make steep climbing more difficult...basically, not improve the ride. Since i havent yet tried the fork, what actually happens remains to be seen. There was also some talk about using a 140mm fork not actually being covered under the Epi warranty, technically.
Regardless, what finally sold me on the 07 140 version is the Fox rep in Canada, Velocycle, told me that the travel could be reduced (i am imagining building a customized 10mm spacer on a CNC) just like all of the Vanilla's before. However, their on line owner's manual (which by the way is a piece of crap...it doesnt even detail how to change the oil...although i already know that) doesnt mention travel adjust for the Vanilla line (though its there for the Float line). So i called Fox and talked to someone 'Stu' who didnt really know the answer but eventually he came back and told me that it was impossible and that the internals were completely changed for 07.
so, has anybody had any experience inside the 07 Vanilla? Does it look like it is impossible to change the travel?
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