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    Question for 09 SJ FSR owners with Talas fork

    I'm thinking of replacing my stock F-Series 120 with a 140 Talas for my Stumpjumper Comp.
    I know several of the 09 models (Elite, Pro) come stock with the Talas.
    How is the bike with a 140 mm Fork? And how is lowering it to 100mm?

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    I have the 140 Talas on my 2010 Stumpy elite. I thought I would use the adjustability more frequently, but pretty much keep it set @ 140. I drop to 120 for sustained long climbs, but never use the 100mm setting. I think the bike feels very well balanced @ 140 and rarely feel the need to change the travel.

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    I use the 120 setting on my 2010 Expert a lot for steep or sustained climbing but I never use the 100 mm setting - the bike feels quite strange and unbalanced (to me) with the fork this short.

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    i ride a stock 09 elite and regularly switch between all 3 settings...

    100mm: quick steering response, best for climbing. For downhill it's not that bad, just gotta throw the ass further back. The back of my neck does get more sore though.
    120mm: slight wander on the climbs, compensated with better body positioning. Feels the most balanced on the downhills vs other 2 settings.
    140mm: real lazy steering. It might be in my head, but i *feel* the steering feedback is worse also. I've never tried climbing on this setting.

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