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    Fork age

    I was going to get a kasima coat on my fork but I was told the fork has to be 2010 or newer. The problem is I'm not sure what age the fork is. I was just wondering if there is a way of telling the age by looking at the fork? It's a fox 36 rc2 talas. Also does anyone know why only 2010 and newer forks can get the kasima coating.
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    It's not that they "CAN" get the coating, it's that they "HAVE" the coating.
    The coating comes from that factory and 2010 was they year they started offering them.You don't get the coating put on, you buy the fork with the coating.

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    I was in contact with the fox dealer in Ireland and they informed me that I could get it done but I have to suss out what year my fork is. I thought it was just a coating that they put on the stantions and the year wouldn't matter.

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    Maybe they swap out the CSU and only 2010+ forks are compatible? Either way I doubt it would be cheap. Edit: Apparently >130 GBP.

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    I got quoted 350, does it make much of an improvement? Anyone know

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    Quote Originally Posted by scuboo View Post
    I got quoted 350, does it make much of an improvement? Anyone know
    Some say it does make an improvement. Unfortunately I've only experienced Kashima on brand new forks and therefore have to relate my experience to the sum of all parts. FWIW, other than color, I never really noticed much of a difference.

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    Having ridden both....it's as much a marketing thing more than anything else. Definitely not worth that kind of money unless you're embarassed on the trail by your non-gold stanctions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scuboo View Post
    I got quoted 350, does it make much of an improvement? Anyone know
    Wow, that is a lot of money.
    On MTBR, the reputation is infamous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scuboo View Post
    I got quoted 350, does it make much of an improvement? Anyone know
    If it was let's say 100 then sure why not but for 350 you can buy a used kashima coated fork.

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    Thanks guys for the comments, I've decided to pass on the idea, I thought it would make a big difference, a lot of money for flashy gold forks with very slight improvement. Will put the cash towards some other upgrade.

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    Note: Kashima stanchions are not available for pre 2011 36s

    From: http://www.mojo.co.uk/kashimaupgrade.html

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