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  1. #1
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    Nomad on 06 TALAS RLC..Ok?

    Any anyone comment on this? Seems like nobody is having such combinations.
    Last edited by kbwang; 03-10-2006 at 03:01 AM.

  2. #2
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    I guess it really depends on how you ride, but I don't know why it wouldn't be ok..

  3. #3
    Got A Lust for Life...
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    There was a thread in this forum that discussed the very same issue. The problem apparently is that it brings the front end down a bit more than the bike is designed. For the money, you might as well put a 6" fork on it. It will feel the way it is designed.
    I am immune to your disdain.

  4. #4
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Don't do it...

    Quote Originally Posted by kbwang
    Any anyone comment on this? Seems like nobody is having such combinations.
    Go take a look at the Nomad FAQ on the SC site. They are pretty clear on not going too low with the fork. The Talas RLC might barely be tall enough at its tallest setting, but then again, we all know that Fox Talas forks nerver STAY at their highest rated travel settings...

    I'd go Tala36 or Marzo66SL if you really want air up front. Or Van36.
    - -benja- -

  5. #5
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    I concur with benja!
    "Hesitation is the Mother of Failure!"

    ~~ 951 for Dirt & Roadster for Asphalt ~~

  6. #6
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    I have a fox 36 talas on my nomad. With the fork set to 4-5" downhilling is not as flowing as if the fork was at 6". I think everyone raves about the bike because of its dh capabilities and the way it grooves. At 4-5" fork travel it loses alot of the dh fun personality. If you think the nomad with a 6" fork is too much for your use, perhaps a blt would be a better bet?

    Hope this helps.

  7. #7
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    I run a 36 Talas on my Nomad.
    I wouldnt use a shorter fork...

    If u did go shorter you would be bashing your pedals more on rocks.

    The only time I reduce the travel is for real extended road climbs... but rarely can be bothered adjusting it so just ride
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