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    Best fork for blur 4x

    I have a blur 4x size large and I have an old psylo XC -01 fork on it.
    Planning on upgrading the fork.

    What would be the best fork for 4x for trail riding.

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    Pike. Look no further.

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    I second that.

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    It might not be the "best", but I run a Vanilla RLC at 5" on my 4x. I have yet to change to a 4" setup. Fox or Pike is the way to go.

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    Depends on...

    what is best for where you are going to do the majority of your riding. I ride with a 07 Fox Vanilla 140mm RLC, however this the "best" fork for my everyday riding which is super rocky technical singletrack stuff. Works great, and I don't feel the front end is too out of control on steep, tech climbs. If you want a "tighter" feeling, opt for less travel via the pike or even the talas which will reduce your travel...

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    Thank you for replys
    Pike was the the fork i was thinking about buying
    the 20 mm front is also a plus

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    Thinking about getting myself an 07 Manitou minute for my 4X. Currently have a Pike on there (very pleased) but would like to try the Minute due to lighter weight and another damping system (mostly just for the Hell of trying it)

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    I'm running a TALAS. Works great. The one thing I'd recommend is a travel adjust fork. It'll help you get the most out of the frame. Slack head angle for confident descending at the 140mm position and lightning quick handling at the 100mm position. It's nice to have options.

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    I run the fox talas 32 on my 4x.I like the fork especially because i can run it at 80 mm of travel wich feels the best to me.The pike is a good choice too.

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    would 36 talas be overkill on 4x and is 32 stiff enough with 9mm axel

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatte
    would 36 talas be overkill on 4x and is 32 stiff enough with 9mm axel
    I've got no experience with either set up. So I'm basically making things up right now. I've heard from a lot of folks that a 36 is overkill. The one thing I'd say is I'd never consider it unless it were the TALAS. The HA would be way slack with a Float or Van 36.

    Dubjay has a nice write up on the 9 mil option.

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    36 float internally set at 4". stiff !!!!!!!!!! Just another option. 36 at any other lenght may be overkill. But different strokes for different folks. Pike, fox 32, Marz 4X, they will all be a great fork just depends on your head angle and weight preference.
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    Enjoy every ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub
    36 float internally set at 4". stiff !!!!!!!!!! Just another option. 36 at any other lenght may be overkill. But different strokes for different folks. Pike, fox 32, Marz 4X, they will all be a great fork just depends on your head angle and weight preference.
    Now there's a creative option. A bit spendy. But creative.

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    I run an All Mountain SL with a 9mm thru-axle (DT Hugi 240 + 9mm DT RWS). The fork is set to 120mm and works well for me.

    If I had been willing to buy a new front wheel, I would probably have gone with a Pike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    Now there's a creative option. A bit spendy. But creative.
    Not really ( well other than the price of the fork) its just a matter of moving spacers internally. You can set it up in 10mm travel increments.Yeti has one on their web site on their 4x bike if you want to see what it looks like..
    Enjoy every ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub
    well other than the price of the fork
    That's what I meant.

    Do you have pics of your ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    That's what I meant.

    Do you have pics of your ride?
    I dont have a 4x. Im 6'2" with a 35" inseam and the 4X's 17" seat tube wont let me get it up high enough to pedal ( wish it did). So im on a BLT with a 36. It put me on the podem in the expert class at a local DH yesterday. Very pedal frendly course ( very 4 cross ish)and the BLT is mostly my xc bike but man its fun to ride. The 36 is stiff as hell.
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    simple

    A fork from your favorite company set at 130mm, no more no less!

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