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    DT Swiss XMC 140 opinions?

    The time has come to replace the Manitou Minute MRD 140 on my Ibis Mojo SL. I really like the way this fork rides, but it's just not reliable enough for me. The Absolute Plus adjustment cap keeps falling off. I have to give Manitou's customer service an A++ for trying to make things right, but it is what it is ...time to move on.

    I am currently leaning towards the DT Swiss XMC 140. I really would like to hear some other folks opinion ...especially regarding the reliability

    I'm also open to other suggestions for a light, 140mm travel XC-oriented fork. I mostly ride XC-style trails, but with plenty of rocks, smaller jumps and drops.

    Prior to the Mojo/Maniou, I rode a Moots Cinco with a Fox Talas RLC fork. The fork was still enough and I liked it a lot at the time, but compared to the Manitou (and in retrospect) it was a not very plush. The travel came on late and ended early.

    I also have a hardtail Litespeed singlespeed bike with an older RockShox SID SL. This for is a serious noodle. I have to ride completely differently on this bike mostly due to the flexiness of the fork.

    I have not a a Marzocchi in years. I had the "Bomber" about ten years ago. I really like that fork, but it was a serious boat anchor.

    The Magura Thor seems like an option, but the reviews are so-so.

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    I had a DT EXC150 with a 20mm axle and it was great. Good damping (should be even better now, mine was a 2008 iirc), easy set up, light, stiff etc. I still have a few friends with those and nobody has had a problem.

    Before the DT I had a Revelation dual air (QR) and a Pike 454. I think it was at least as stiff as the Pike (which is not especially stiff though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    I had a DT EXC150 with a 20mm axle and it was great. Good damping (should be even better now, mine was a 2008 iirc), easy set up, light, stiff etc. I still have a few friends with those and nobody has had a problem.

    Before the DT I had a Revelation dual air (QR) and a Pike 454. I think it was at least as stiff as the Pike (which is not especially stiff though).
    How would you compare and contrast the DT with the Revelation. I've got some experience with the Revelation. My limited opinion of the Revelation was smooth, but not too stiff.

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