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    '05 Fox Talas or '12 Rockshox Recon? Is newer better?

    Greetings friends - I have a rather specific question that may help to illuminate the broader discussion of improved suspension technology. I'm debating between a: 2005 Fox Talas RLC 130, well ridden but rebuilt - or - a 2012 Recon Silver TK 120 like new. Now the obvious answer would be the fox if all else were the same. But would the 7 years of innovation be noteworthy in a lower-end fork like the recon? Is the Talas still going to be a better fork given its age and wear?P.S. the recon would be cheaper. Cheers
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    Apples to oranges comparison. I'd buy the Fox.

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    neither. the early talas system is garbage, won't get full travel, will be super divey...its a really old fork.

    Look for a newer reba or float...stuff has come along way since 2005!

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    A "well ridden" fox that's 8 years old isn't something I'd buy. I'd be worried about the bushings if they are original. I wouldn't want a rock shock without MoCo or above damper either. If you let us know your budget someone may be able to find something better for you. The Suntour Epicon line get good reviews for the price.

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    How much for the Fox? If well under $100 and you can live with 80% travel it might be ok for you. Otherwise spend more. No TK dampers, no Fox stuff.... period (for me anyway).

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