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    Forks for the FTM Carbon

    I've got a FTM Carbon on order and now looking for a Fork to go with it and have decided on either of the following two.

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual Position Air 120 - 150mm ( can get for 450 RRP 800)

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    Rockshox SID XX Dual Air 120mm ( Can get for 480 RRP 800 )

    Anyone who can advise me on the differences between the forks might do to the bike control would be greatful, also which would suit the frame better.

    I ride verious stuff in the uk ie trail centres, natural singletrack also some rocky single tracks in the peak district

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick
    I've got a FTM Carbon on order and now looking for a Fork to go with it and have decided on either of the following two.

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual Position Air 120 - 150mm ( can get for 450 RRP 800)

    or

    Rockshox SID XX Dual Air 120mm ( Can get for 480 RRP 800 )

    Anyone who can advise me on the differences between the forks might do to the bike control would be greatful, also which would suit the frame better.

    I ride verious stuff in the uk ie trail centres, natural singletrack also some rocky single tracks in the peak district
    150 is a tad long, 120 a tad short.
    Talas RLC 140 was the basis for the FTM's geometry.
    But the Revelation sounds better than the SID.

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    That's right. The FTM was designed around a 140 fork. Don't go with the SID. The Revelation sounds good, there's a huge difference between 120 and 150 when you descend.
    Kovi

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    You can still find some nice Revelation xx with 140mm out there. Just not 2 step. The Revelations in my opinion are the best. Personally I like the ones with 20mm TA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    That's right. The FTM was designed around a 140 fork. Don't go with the SID. The Revelation sounds good, there's a huge difference between 120 and 150 when you descend.
    I am runing a Fox F120 with no issues in handling. FYI
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer
    I am runing a Fox F120 with no issues in handling. FYI
    No issues for sure. But it is good to have that extra travel when you descend. IMO.
    Kovi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick
    I've got a FTM Carbon on order and now looking for a Fork to go with it and have decided on either of the following two.

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual Position Air 120 - 150mm ( can get for 450 RRP 800)

    or

    Rockshox SID XX Dual Air 120mm ( Can get for 480 RRP 800 )

    Anyone who can advise me on the differences between the forks might do to the bike control would be greatful, also which would suit the frame better.

    I ride verious stuff in the uk ie trail centres, natural singletrack also some rocky single tracks in the peak district
    I would use the Revelation. Much better suited to the frame and the riding you will be doing. I have been using a Pike U-turn, usually at 120 and sometimes the full 140. Handles well.
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    Well got the Revelation forks on order and being delivered just need the frame to fit them to.
    Waiting for the shipment to arrive from the US to the Showroom in Sheffield

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    Don't forget to post some photos.

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