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  1. #1
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    Fox F100 RLC FIT vs X-Fusion Velvet RL for 2010 Rockhopper

    Looking to get a new fork for my Specialized Rockhopper and am looking at these two forks right now. I've heard that the Velvet is very well built and performs great. How does it compare to the Fox? Would it be similar in terms of build quality and performance or does the extra cost of the Fox get you a product that is above and beyond? What would you choose?

    Should I be looking at the Fox 831, F120, and Vanilla or any Rockshox forks?

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    I believe that a RH is designed to work best with a 100mm travel fork.

    I've got a brand new F100 RLC FIT Factory fork on my ride now with close to 150 miles on it. It's smoother and lighter than my last Fox fork which was awesome in itself.

    They only come in white, but I recommend the Fox fork.

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    I have the 2010 F100 RLC FIT....previous fork was a 2008 F100 RLC FIT...hands down fox has made much improvements...the 2010 model has a nice progressive shock when compressed...gets firmer at the end of travel...seals are holding up great...08 RLC had tended to leak oil on the air side...had to buy Enduro seals to fix the problem on the 08...2010 model has the 15mm thru axle...nice, keeps the rotor and brake aligned over the bumpy stuff...I had bought the 2010 F100 RLC FIT off of and uncut for $450...color was carbon some black ones are out their...So I can only say this...If U decide to buy the fox...make sure U get the FOX RLC "FIT" ...SOME SEAL PROBLEM ON THE OLDER RLC's...yes and I would be careful buying a longer fork...changes up the geometry...and more undue stress on the head tube...U become the test rider...normally U can go 10% beyond factory...after that u may overstress the frame...and may even hit the underside of the frames down tube when adding more fork travel...clearance issue.

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