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    I have a carbon 23 pound Specialized Full squish 29er XC bike sitting in garage...lately I keep grabbing the EVO to take for a spin instead granted it is not as fast as my 29er but it just is so fun to ride!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J: View Post
    Scottzg comments are spot on re: the RS forks from that era Pig, much better chassis compared to the 32 ime
    I've always thought that RS forks offer much better value than Fox, which is hardly surprizing when they are made in Taiwan. If you open up Reba, SID and Float forks the differences in build quality seem fairly minimal. Certainly not enough to justify the difference in price.

    Yip, I'm liking the yellow myself. I like the way it matches the Maxxis logo on the High Roller that I've put on the back. In fact I'd quite like to put a Minion on the front just to get the yellow logo, despite knowing it's not as good as the Spesh tyre I've fitted ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I've always thought that RS forks offer much better value than Fox, which is hardly surprizing when they are made in Taiwan. If you open up Reba, SID and Float forks the differences in build quality seem fairly minimal. Certainly not enough to justify the difference in price.

    Yip, I'm liking the yellow myself. I like the way it matches the Maxxis logo on the High Roller that I've put on the back. In fact I'd quite like to put a Minion on the front just to get the yellow logo, despite knowing it's not as good as the Spesh tyre I've fitted ;0)
    Agree about the Rochshox I've owned many fox products and they all were so high maintenance and failed in some way or another too soon....Owned 5 RS products now and they all have worked awesome with long spans between servicing.
    The Coil Sektor is pretty decent in damping rebound etc...really impressed at the price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtsimaras View Post
    I've owned many fox products and they all were so high maintenance and failed in some way or another too soon....Owned 5 RS products now and they all have worked awesome with long spans between servicing.
    I think a lot of the preference for Fox comes from brand snobbery. Fox don't make the type of budget forks RS make and their forks are more expensive. I think these things create a perception of higher quality than necessarily exists. I fall for it myself, I'd rather have a Fox fork on my bike than an RS.

    The Sektor I have here is an air one but on the brief try I had it felt like a very plush fork. I reckon the Sektor is the hidden gem of the RS range. It's available in so many options and you can do so much with it that it's an incredibly versatile fork. It's light enough for cross-country but sturdy enough for more aggressive stuff too.

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    Sorry, forgot to take pictures:

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    A mixture of new parts and bits I already had. Will probably replace the big ring with a bash, once I know (he knows) he doesn't need the ring!

    Frame: 456 evo 'cycle of violence'
    Fork: Fox 32 Factory
    Wheels: Hope hubs/Mavic rims
    Tyres: Maxxis HR/Specialized clutch SX
    Brakes: Shimano Deore
    Cranks: Race Face 3x10
    Pedals: DRM V8
    Chain: KMC
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11 x36
    Shifters: SLX
    Dérailleurs: XT
    Stem: Hope
    B ars: FSA
    Grips: Cube
    Saddle: Madison Flux
    Seat-post: On-One

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    Special mention for the head-badge!

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    Liking my 465 Evo II so much sold my Specialized Epic Carbon Comp FS 29er frame and I picked up an On-One Maccatuskil Hardtail 29er....under construction.

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    First proper outing for my son's new bike today. About ten-minutes after this picture he was lying on the ground after a trip over the bars on a steep decent. Knew he was ok as he was cursing at a big rock ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    First proper outing for my son's new bike today. About ten-minutes after this picture he was lying on the ground after a trip over the bars on a steep decent. Knew he was ok as he was cursing at a big rock ;0)

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    That's awesome, pigman! Sweet bike to grow up with; it took me 10 years to get something as capable as a 456. Love the cycle of violence yellow.
    I like cheap stuff that works great and is very sturdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post
    Love the cycle of violence yellow.
    Everyone does! So far, every single person who's looked at this biker has said it looks fantastic. We were talking to a guy up on that hill yesterday who went on for ages about how awesome a bike it was. And he was riding a pretty nice spec full-sus. I was really pleased about that because I'm trying to encourage my son to get out on the bike more, it's why I built the new one, and I want him to think he has a cool bike.

    I also want to get him a dropper-post but he's against the idea. Those trails we rode yesterday were a perfect argument for a dropper, lots of ups and steep downs mixed together. Pretty sure he wouldn't have gone over the bars if he'd had one.

    Also trying to get him to wear his pads! Bought him a set years ago, he thought they were too small, gave him my set and he still won't wear them. Not comfortable. Yeah, well see how comfortable a smashed elbow is...

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