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    HD Fork - RC2L or DH

    Building an HD and I'm sort of new to the longer travel forks. I'll be using it for general trail riding, lift riding and Enduro racing. I have an XC bike for all day fast stuff with loads of climbing. I want this for my increasing love of air time and flying downhill. I'm sold on the Lyric, but need to decide on the RC2L or RC2DH. As a noob to this fork category my decision is speculation based on reviews.

    From what I gather the RC2L provides the height adjust option, which might aid climbing. Some people seem to use it all the time, some rarely. I've never had this option so I have no idea how often I'd actually use it. Especially since I'm less interested in uphill performance (although I don't want it to completely suck since I'll be pedaling to the top more often than taking the lifts )

    On the flip side, what I get from the RC2DH is no height adjust, but without the floodgate the DH damper is a bit better at small bump performance and a bit more responsive overall. It also comes in 170mm. I don't know if I'd actually be able to detect the performance difference, or if I'd miss the height adjust.

    Thoughts? Do you use the travel adjust much? If you've ridden both could you tell the difference?

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    HD Fork - RC2L or DH

    Get the rc2DH. It blows away the other damper, and for what you're using the bike for, will be perfect.

    If you really want a heigh adjust, you can drop a coil u-turn into it or the two-step. Fwiw, The coil is by far the best choice, If you want height adjust.

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    HD Fork - RC2L or DH

    As per your question about height adjust, it depends in what you ride. We ride fire road climbs, to fast flowy pnw goodness. We only use the travel adjust on the climb 50% of the time.

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    DH and don't look back. You won't miss the travel adjust. I've owned and ridden both extensively and the DH is far better for what you've described. That's not to say that the RC2L isn't a good choice but if you have the option., DH is the way to go. I run mine at 170 with a -1 degree Angleset and still find it to be a great climber.

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    Get the DH. I never miss travel adjust on my rides.
    Those who know, ride a Mojo AND a Mojo HD.
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    Ok, whatever, cold water on my bike boner right there.

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    DH, no question. I ride mine at 170 up steep climbs and don't miss travel adjust at all.

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    Wow! Quick consensus. Thanks so much!
    Pix whenever it comes together...

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    White Mojo HD with blue links arrived in the shop yesterday
    Picked up a new 2012 Lyrik RC2DH in White this morning off CL
    Stoked!!!

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