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    What Fork to my new Blur LT

    Wandering what fork to put on my new Blur LT frame.
    The Two options right now are:
    Fox Talas RLC 130mm
    Rockshox Pike 454 air Utern w/ poplock which will require QR20 (Shimano Saint Hub).
    any idea/ recommendation?
    Thanks,

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    I'd say take the Pike.It suits Blur LT's personality more And a 20mm axle is a very good thing, too.

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    I say pike too... That's the model I have on my 575, and I love it.. Stiff as all hell, and very solidly built.. Definitely worlds better than the pre-SRAM rockshox..

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    I'm going to vote in the opposite direction and go for the Fox Talas. I have that fork on my Sumpy and absolutely love it. I can't say anything bad about the Pike but I personaly like the Fox feel better and it seems to have more adjustablility. Again, before someone jumps on me saying I don't know sh!t, I have only fiddled with the pike on a one day demo in Moab and I have a bit more time on the Stumpy. Also unless you are going to be throwing down some pretty big drops and super fast DH you realy don't kneed a 20mm axle. For what the Blur is made for I just don't think there is a need for it. And finaly Fox has customer service that is second to none. If you have any problems they are extreemely good to work with.
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    I have a Pike, great fork

    I put a Pike on my Chameleon last season and am very happy with it. Went with a Hadley hub. It seemed like the Pike gave me much more bang for the buck and I've always liked how easy it is to adjust travel of an RS product.

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    manitou?

    Have you checked out the Manitou Minute :03 (re-named the :04 for 2006, I believe)? I just put one on my new Heckler and absolutly love it. It is very tunable, right now I am working out the spring rate, which you can change from a progressive rate to a linear, and anything in between. The Infinite Travel feature is incredible on climbs, I've use other similar features on different forks (ETA on Marzos), but this is without a doubt superior. It's light and very stiff as well, on top of all that you can find the for (last year's model anyway) for cheap, I picked mine up on EBAY for 350. Check it out, it may be a good option....

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    Quote Originally Posted by raficar
    Wandering what fork to put on my new Blur LT frame.
    The Two options right now are:
    Fox Talas RLC 130mm
    Rockshox Pike 454 air Utern w/ poplock which will require QR20 (Shimano Saint Hub).
    any idea/ recommendation?
    Thanks,

    If you can wait a couple more weeks do so. Fox has a new fork coming out that will be unvieled at The Sea Otter Classic. I dont know what it is yet, but I was advised by a Fox employee to wait till then. If not Id go for the Talas.

    Sean
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    Thought about the Revelation? It's more akin to the travel of the Talus and lots cheaper, and you don't have to have a 20 mm axle/hub. I only have 3 rides on mine so far but it's really stiff and plush......

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    My vote goes to the pike. More bang for the buck. It also can be set to a 518mm axle-crown where the talas only goes to 503mm. So it is a better option for more aggressive terrain.

    Talas is a lighter/shorter fork and is great for XC. If all you do on the blt is xc then this may be a good option. Personally I prefer the wider adjustment range on the pike, it just fits the blt better.

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