fox vanilla 125rlc for s-works fsr good/bad
i recently purchased a 2002 specialized s-works fsr and want to replace the front sid titanium with something alittle stronger, (im 200#) i was looking at a fox vanilla 125rlc and was just wondering how that would work with my bike geometry and other wise. seems like it wouldnt be bad for usual riding if i keep it at 80 or 100 mm travel but would like some other opinions. thanks
If you reduce the travel to same as SID, then weight would be the only penalty, but you'd gain more in stiffness, especially at your weight.
That Vanilla is a nice choice because you can change the travel if needed.
FWIW I have an 01 FSR and have run it with 80mm and 100mm forks. I found at 100mm it was just a little difficult to climb steep stuff on, but otherwise felt fine, even tight singletrack was no problem. If you get that fork, try it at both heights (80 and 100mm) and see what you like.