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    Talas to Float conversion

    I have a 2012 talas 150 that im thinking about getting converted to a float 150.

    I never use the adjustment on the talas and have heard that the float is a smoother fork.

    Has anyone done a conversion and how does the fork perform afterward? Is it worth the 250ish to have it done or would I be better off buying a Float 150?

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    The float system is generally plusher and overall gives a better ride. With that said, it should not cost $250 to go to the Float. Closer to $100. It is a very easy mod that you can do at home. Fox will also sell you the parts directly.

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    I just double checked and its actually 225, and includes a complete rebuild.
    Last edited by trap121; 12-30-2012 at 05:10 PM.

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    Why wait?
    You'll have a real Float after Fox does the swap and service for you.
    When it is done, you'll have a fork that feels smoother throughout the entire stroke with better small bump compliance.
    If you do the swap yourself you can do it for $100+. You can do a basic service of the fork yourself for about $40. The damper service is where things get tricky if you haven't done it before and don't have proper tools.
    The full rebuild from Fox can be a good deal since it includes damper service along with full seal service and fluid change.
    $225 is a very fair deal for the conversion, seal, fluid, and damper service if you aren't going to do the work yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trap121 View Post
    I just double checked and its actually 225, and includes a complete rebuild.
    Oh. For a complete rebuild, that seems about right.

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    Why not just do the work yourself? It's easy.

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    After converting from talas to float will you save weight also? If so how much? Thx

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    Talas to Float conversion

    Is the weight saving the same as the two different models?

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    Yes, converting from a Talas to a Float will save you weight.

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    just had it done on my talas 120/160, the front end feels more nimble (something like a 0.2lb weight difference), and the fork is way more active, pretty sweet upgrade

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    Hey Darnelli, how much did the conversion cost ya. I'm considering swapping mine over also.

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    around 80-90 bucks parts (another 30+ for new skf seals)

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    Talas to Float conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by darnelli View Post
    just had it done on my talas 120/160, the front end feels more nimble (something like a 0.2lb weight difference), and the fork is way more active, pretty sweet upgrade
    Thanks apparently I can get it done here for $200 aud so fully serviced and lowered to 150mm

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