Hey guys, I'm looking to get just overall better performance/plushness out of my fork. I have a '11 TALAS FIT RLC (kash), hasn't been serviced for about a year and a half (probably about 30-40 rides at least).
I want to improve small bump compliance, plushness, activeness on the repeated roots and rocks (and overall fun factor). I don't do jumps, so my riding style is just get to the bottom of the mountain as fast as can with both tires down, railing as much as I can. I also suck at climbs, I just man up to get to the top (horribly at that), but that is typically proportional to how fit I am in the year. I also ride downie / northstar a few times a year as well, but most of my riding includes climbing local bay area trails. I'm riding a Mojo HD with a rp23 kash.
I was looking at a couple of options,
1) [service TALAS RLC] service of changing out fluids, seals, and possibly going for a lower weight in the FIT damper itself.
2) [convert to vanilla] while keeping the RLC
3) [convert to float] while keeping the RLC
What do you guys think would be the best change? Servicing would be the cheapest, but since it's getting opened up, I wouldn't mind spending the extra bucks to convert.
The vanilla will put be 1/4lb heavier than where I am at now (30.5 lbs total), and about 1/2lb heavier than the float. Will this be noticeable in my slow climbs anyways, and for my riding style will the feel/responsiveness/activeness be a more than adequate tradeoff for weight?
The float seems to give me the lightest option, would this be the best setup for me since it lightens the bike a bit (to help with climbs), and get the plushness and activeness that I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance! I'm still pretty new fork tuning and but I have fiddled alot with my LSC/rebound settings and got it to a spot where it's the most bearable now.
**also, would switching from vanilla back to float/talas be possible after the conversion? (internal stanchions will be OK?)
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