Carbon 5.7 with TALAS 150/20 fork?
Does anyone run this fork on their 5.7?
How does it feel at 120mm? Do you just use it for steep climbs, or are there other times when the short travel is good to have?
I'm considering upgrading the Mach 5 to a carbon 5.7, and wondering whether to transfer my current 150mm Marzocchi 44 ti fork (which I love) over or go the TALAS which would make the bike more versatile......
I run that combo as I ride lots of steep stuff and it helps a lot. The bike is more balanced at 150mm for sure but dropping it helps me out with wandering and wheel lift. I came from a Mach 5 and also ran a Talas on that.
I had a Talas 32 150 mm on my 5.7C for the same reasons as Tahic above and had the same experience. The 30 mm drop makes a huge difference on climbs. I've since moved to a Talas 34 160mm and again, dropping to 120 mm is a difference maker on climbs.
I think it's a good idea to try a Talas 150/120 , I alternate two forks, a Float 150 and a Float 140, the 150 came with the Mach 5.7 c, 140mm fork is inheritance previous bike, but I definitely prefer the 140mm to go up and down, a matter of taste.