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    170 Fox 36 on Mojo Sl

    I am currently running a 2008 Talas 32 on my SL, and I am ready for an upgrade. I have read many great things about running a stiff front axle with 160mm of travel--specifically the Fox 36 160 forks.

    The 160 Fox forks have an axle to crown measurement of 545mm. The 2013 Fox 180 fork has an A to C of 565mm--which is a big difference. However, seeing as the fork can be dropped to 170mm of travel, the A to C drops to 555mm.

    Can anyone provide any insight as to whether 555mm A to C versus 545mm A to C on a Mojo SL is way too much, or not enough to really worry about?

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    Question answered--way too much fork. Opinions still welcomed.

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    Pike! One of the best ever. Low weight, stiff.

    The Fox 170 is quite a monster of a fork, that would drag the rear end downhill and make ich bounce all over like it doesn't know what happened.

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    Ended up going with a Fox 32 Float 150. The 2013's can be found for pretty good 'closeout' deals right now. Always heard great things about the Pike, but I've always been happy with Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow350 View Post
    Ended up going with a Fox 32 Float 150. The 2013's can be found for pretty good 'closeout' deals right now. Always heard great things about the Pike, but I've always been happy with Fox.
    You'll probably want to upgrade the 2013 to the 2014 air spring. I think the 2013 fox ctd forks are some of their worst work. The 2014 stuff is actually not to bad compared to 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    You'll probably want to upgrade the 2013 to the 2014 air spring. I think the 2013 fox ctd forks are some of their worst work. The 2014 stuff is actually not to bad compared to 2013.
    Interesting. I'll give it a try in box-stock configuration. Is the 2014 a straight swap? Is the complaint the 2013 air spring is too linear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow350 View Post
    Interesting. I'll give it a try in box-stock configuration. Is the 2014 a straight swap? Is the complaint the 2013 air spring is too linear?
    I've had 2 different 2013 ctd forks, and now own 1 2014 ctd. Common complaint on the 2013 ctd's is if you set them up to feel good they would dive badly. Set it up firmer to prevent dive and you loose small bump and get a harsh ride. My 2014 which is a 120mm 32 fork actually doesn't feel to bad especially compared to my old 2013's.
    I few people have posted about upgrading the 2013 to 2014 airspring, it's just a straight swap of the air spring and fairly cheap. I think it was something like $50, but don't remember.

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    fox has recalled all the CTD evolution forks, so make sure yours is good to go.

    pike won't fit an SL, unless they're making a non-tapered one now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    fox has recalled all the CTD evolution forks, so make sure yours is good to go.

    pike won't fit an SL, unless they're making a non-tapered one now?
    From what I have read, the recall was for the open bath dampers, not the FIT forks. The fix to blowing through the travel or having the fork too stiff is to change out the air spring to a 2014, which seems to be $50 doing the work myself. Can anyone confirm this is correct?

    If so, I am still coming out way ahead buying a 2013 fork over a 2014.

    From what I have seen, the Pike only comes in a tapered version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow350 View Post
    Question answered--way too much fork. Opinions still welcomed.
    Fork is fine, but not enough frame

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    I would call fox first, give them the serial number from your fork. There is a possibility it may have the 2014 internals already.
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