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    Reba or TALAS R. . .You choose. . .

    Ok, I've abandoned my dream of putting a 20mm through axle fork on my Flux. All the parts are ordered, but I'm still debating which fork to get.

    I've narrowed it down to the Fox TALAS R, and the Reba Race.

    Which one? You choose. Choose wisely. . .
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    You don't need 140mm of travel so the TALAS is a waste. Plus the R isn't nearly as adjustable. Reba is the perfect fork for the Flux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyisdope
    Which one? You choose. Choose wisely. . .
    If you're still concerned with stiffness I'd stay away from the Reba. My '05 SL flops around like a wet noodle. How about a nice Marzocchi? It's got adjustble travel like the Talas. I've no personal experience with the Fox.

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    neither..a revelation...

    with U turn would be killer..

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    Reba all the way,and maybe think about the Reba SL, cheaper by a good deal and has all the adjustments( same) you need.
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    I gotta nice f100x I'll sell ya . . .

    Second the Revalation U Turn . . .

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    I may be interested in your fox fork . please pm me with the specifics . Thanks Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    If you're still concerned with stiffness I'd stay away from the Reba. My '05 SL flops around like a wet noodle. .
    yeah I'd second that. Reba = scary flexy @ 115mm under a big guy. the Rev is supposed to be on a stiffer chassis.

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    I cannot comment on the relative stiffness of the Reba and Fox, however, I have ridden the Flux/Reba in both 20mm and QR configurations and noticed little practical difference in fork stiffness using the bike for the type of xc trails for which it was designed. Dropping almost 1.5lb off the front of the bike when I switched out the Pike/20mm hub was, however, quite noticeable. I suspect either fork will work fine if you use them within their design envelopes.

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    i took the REBA off my my flux and repalced it with a talas. i will gladly take the extra .5lb. the front end steers with much more precision and control.

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    i hear the 888 is all the rage! or a talus.
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    Yeah, I was checking out the 'Zokes too, but I just couldn't justify the weight penalty on a new unproven fork. Don't get me wrong, I think the Corsa is awesome, but it's really expensive. I was checking out the XC600 or 700, but ultimately decided against it.


    I think I'm going Reba though after all that. I'll start posting pics as I get parts. I don't have a red couch though. Sorry.
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    Talas reliability

    Aren't there a lot of problems with the Talas forks developing leaking seals? I've seen it happen a couple of times on friends' forks and have read complaints to this effect in the reviews posted on mtbr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyisdope
    I think I'm going Reba though after all that.
    What do you weigh? (I missed it if you did post your bodyweight previously)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    What do you weigh? (I missed it if you did post your bodyweight previously)
    About 140, but this is going to be a demo bike. . .
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    ok, now im totally confused. is this your bike or a demo? if its a demo, who for? are you a shop owner or what? oh, my brain hurts.
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    I'm 165 and have been using a 29er Reba on my HT for the past year.

    Great fork. I don't find it to be any less stiff than a Fox.

    Don't listen to PC. He's all buff from the steroids.

    As others have said, the TALAS seems like a waste for a Flux.
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-k. Reba ordered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I'm 165 and have been using a 29er Reba on my HT for the past year.

    Great fork. I don't find it to be any less stiff a Fox.
    How could you tell anyway with those big, flexy wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Don't listen to PC. He's all buff from the steroids.
    Drug-free baby. Unless you count kristy kremes as a performance enhancer. I don't think AAS induce hypertrophy in adipose tissue anyway.

    At 140lbs, or as a demo (or whatever this bikes purpose is), the Reba should be fine.

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    Czech the signature line CC. Looks like the OP is somehow linked to a LBS in Michagan.
    Nothing to see here.

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    thats what i started to wonder about, hence my new line of questions. at 1st i thought it was a fave lbs, but as soon as he said "demo"..... anyway, i figure we havent heard the whole story just yet. whats the real deal sony?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    ...anyway, i figure we havent heard the whole story just yet. whats the real deal sony?
    And if it's a demo for your shop why present things as if it's gonna be your personal bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonyisdope
    Ok, I've abandoned my dream of putting a 20mm through axle fork on my Flux. All the parts are ordered, but I'm still debating which fork to get.
    Quote Originally Posted by sonyisdope
    I wanted the Flux frame because I wanted a good 4" travel bike that I plan on racing on.
    It sure seems like the whole story has not been presented here. Or something. Why not just say what the plan is from the start?

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    The Reba is flexy???!!!!??

    [in my best William Shatner from Airplane II voice}

    WHY THE HELL ARENT I NOTIFIED ABOUT THESE THINGS???!!!??

    Guess its time to "upgrade."

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    Fox F100RLT or MARZ Marathon SL

    Hi! This is my choice if ever i have or building a FLUX. The REBA is also OK but will be 3rd on my list.

    Cheers. . .

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    mornin znarf, if ya follow any of the flux/fork threads, youll se most of us reccomend a adjustable fork from about 85 - 120mm such as a older model talus or a reba u-turn. without checkin for sure, i think the a to c on the marathon will be too tall and make a slow handelin bike. the 100 is a fine fork, great for race day but lacks the ability to bring out the best of a excellent "most conditions" frame in all reasonable conditions. go with the other proven forks if yer gonna be a trail guy on this bike. oh, and 420 brakes wont really work on a flux. disc only. just so ya know.
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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    mornin znarf, if ya follow any of the flux/fork threads, youll se most of us reccomend a adjustable fork from about 85 - 120mm such as a older model talus or a reba u-turn. without checkin for sure, i think the a to c on the marathon will be too tall and make a slow handelin bike. the 100 is a fine fork, great for race day but lacks the ability to bring out the best of a excellent "most conditions" frame in all reasonable conditions. go with the other proven forks if yer gonna be a trail guy on this bike. oh, and 420 brakes wont really work on a flux. disc only. just so ya know.

    Hi cactuscorn! thanks for the information. I really love this forum. Cheers. . .

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    anytime. thats what its here for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    anytime. thats what its here for.
    really ??? i thought you were here to hassle me!

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    true....
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