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    '01 SB fork upgrade

    Yeah I know, I'm beating a dead horse with this question, but...

    I'm trying to decide what new fork to get to replace the Fox RLC 100 with.

    It's a 2001 Switchblade frame and I'm going to make the rear shock long travel thing work with Tony's and Warp's help (i'll still trade you shocks).

    I'm looking at something between 110 & 130, but I dont' know if I want to go up to 150. Convince me I don't want to go up to 150 with a 2001 SB frame.

    Here's something I found on Pricepoint:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/137...-Fork-2005.htm

    Or from Greenfish:
    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1365

    Of course then there's always a Fox with travel from 100 to 140 mm???

    Scratching my head here trying to figure out what fork to get...

    Thanks for any input....

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    "El Whatever"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryman
    Yeah I know, I'm beating a dead horse with this question, but...

    I'm trying to decide what new fork to get to replace the Fox RLC 100 with.

    It's a 2001 Switchblade frame and I'm going to make the rear shock long travel thing work with Tony's and Warp's help (i'll still trade you shocks).

    I'm looking at something between 110 & 130, but I dont' know if I want to go up to 150. Convince me I don't want to go up to 150 with a 2001 SB frame.

    Here's something I found on Pricepoint:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/137...-Fork-2005.htm

    Or from Greenfish:
    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1365

    Of course then there's always a Fox with travel from 100 to 140 mm???

    Scratching my head here trying to figure out what fork to get...

    Thanks for any input....
    What's your terrain and style like, man??

    If you don't need much the travel adjustment, I'd take the AM SL.

    I love my AM1 set at 145mm for those "DH" (the trails are for DH but with some cheater lines to avoid the drops and jumps) runs.

    For average trail riding, I love it set at 130mm and drop it with the ETA in the long climbs.

    It'll be a BIG jump going from a 100mm Fox to a 130mm Zoke. Like 45mm of A2C (475 vs 520). So be aware the your terrain may not suit and it'll feel like a chopper.

    The AM1 is sweet... but a bit heavy and tricky to set-up. Damping could be better, but still NICE.

    The Vanilla 140 heads my choice for next fork when the Zoke dies... which seems not to happen in the immediate future. It's tough as 12 inch nails.

    Another options that would not break the bank is the Revelation U-Turn and the Magura Laurin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
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    The AM1 is sweet... but a bit heavy and tricky to set-up. Damping could be better, but still NICE.
    Hey Warp

    I put "6.25 weight oil" in my TST whale bladder.
    Man that made things great at high speeds.
    I can actually use a click or two when the need arises... and still feels ok.



    Hey ryman

    The 08 32 Fox Talas would be my recommendation. Expensive but should give you a good transition from what you have now and a fun future.

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