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    Help with Fork.

    Building my first bike, going with a Yeti SB-66 frame and have all the components minus the wheels and fork. I've narrowed it down to the Fox float 32 26" 150MM CTD vs Rockshox Pike RCT3 150MM. Basically the price difference is a deal $499 vs $785 both 2014 models brand new. I've heard pretty bias good and bad reviews on the Fox float and extremely good reviews on the Pike but not sure if I can justify the price. Help?

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    Go for the bigger stanchions -- either Pike or Fox 34. At that travel, the extra stiffness will be appreciated.

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    What he said... On a bike like an SB you want the extra stiffness.
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    Ah I meant to type 34 instead of 32, Still roughly a big $ difference so I'm not sure. NC represent though!

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    What model year is the Fox? 2013 was not a good year for Fox with the under-damped forks. I have one, so know first hand. Though with some oil tweaks the fork works much better for me -- much better fork than my '13 RS Revelation, but that doesn't have the Charger damper of the Pike.

    Tough call. I'm going to make the same decision before much longer in the 27.5 options. I'll probably go with the Pike just to see if it lives up to the hype.

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    I've been looking at 2014 model's on eBay due to hearing such bad things about 2013 models.

    Pike: New 2014 RockShox Pike RC3T Fork 26" 150mm MAXLELITE15 Solo Air Tapered Black | eBay

    Fox: Fox 34 Float ctd 150mm 15QR 26" Mountain Fork Black | eBay

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    On the fox, I'm not seeing if it's the EVO(open bath) or the FIT damper. I'd assume the EVO since it's not listed and those did have a warranty recall.

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    Well they have several with the FIT damper for the $700 range which evens it up with the Pike.

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    Let's make it more interesting and add in the Mattoc.
    Manitou Mattoc Pro - Review - Pinkbike

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    Why you do this to me. Why?

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    I got my pike here. I think shipping is free to the Us as well.

    Rock Shox Pike RC 26" Solo Air 150mm Fork
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    That's quite a good price, was looking for all black on my bike but that's a debate. Chainreaction has the Manitou Mattoc Pro for $749 and I also have a $50 dollar coupon I could use towards it. Not seeing any good deals on Fox as of so far.

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    I'd drop Fox. It just makes the right one more expensive.
    It's cheaper to buy once.

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    Help with Fork.

    I lowered a Pike to 120mm on my Czar build...best fork I've ever ridden, hands down!

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    Pretty sure I'll go with the Pike, nothing but praise on it and I've been finding good prices around on certain sites.

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    Definitly the Pike. I hear the new Fox 36 is just as good, but its not out yet, its more expensive, a little heavier, and not been thoroughly tested. I have a Pike, and its the best fork ever. If you rode both forks, you could tell the difference within a minute of riding. The Pike is much, much better. I have ridden both forks, and the Pike is far, far better then the 34.

    +1 for the Pike.

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