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    Fork for xct 4

    Suggestion needed to chose fork for my xct 4. i prefer to have more than 100mm since i'm doing aggresive xc. and the price is not really my concern.
    I narrow my preference with fox f 120rlc and marzocchi xc 700 ata. which one do you guys think would fit best with the frame? or any other fork options should i look at?
    thanks

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    The XTC is a very strong and stiff frame. I think the stiffest fork around 100 mm is the new REBA 2009 with 120 mm but you can change the travel to 110 or 100 mm. It has a 20 mm thrue axle (maxtle light) .
    I think is the best choice for you XTC.
    Nuevo disipulo

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    alfonso argote thanks for the advice. I haven't heard about the new reba, but i'll do some research about it on the net. i'm using 2007 reba race on my hardtail recently. it's a good fork but i'm not quiet happy with it's performance. maybe i need some more time to tune the fork so it will perform better.

    2008 manitou minute ellite also crossed my mind. it has 120mm travel and thru axle options.

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    By the way...
    What is the difference between XCT-4 and XCT-5? They look so similar and the geometry numbers seem to be very close too. Is it just a different shock or are there other things too?

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    all the same except the susp travel.based on manual we can upgrade 4" travel of xct 4 become 5" anytime without any geometry isues.

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    I thought so.

    About forks:
    I am no expert, but I'd pick the fork according to the geometry and strength I need. I also prefer riding to playing with fork adjustment

    I do not know what fork length the geometry numbers on the Foes website have used, but for XCT-4 the angles look pretty climbing oriented. Personally, I would prefer to make it a little slacker like you are planning to do.

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    I just put a Fox F120RLC on my XCT-4. I'm still dialing it in but so far its worked quite well with the rear setup. I think you really need more than 100mm with this frame.

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    No knowledge, but the Magura Durin is getting some good reviews.

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    Get the new Fox Float QR15. You'll have a lite weight through axle with your choice of 120mm or 140mm.

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    Marz XC700sl

    I like my Talas fork a little bette than my Marz but I wanted a lighter bike and .8lb is a good savings.
    The Marz not perfect but it's light (3.6 lbs) long travel(130mm) adjustable (90-130 infinite) Plush (once you set the pressure 1/3 reccomended and then throw out the Marz manual)
    I'm 200lbs and ride hard, I notice more flex than my Talas but it's not scary. I'd use the Marz for the XCT4.

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