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    f100 for djing

    so im looking to buy a new fork for my jackal. right now im runing a dj 3. so i know poeple are gonna say argly or pike but i dont like rock shoxs and zokes are just to heavy. i have had manitous and hated them so no gold label. i have a 36 and a 40 on my other bikes but how do u think a f100 would work. i know alot of people used to use the van 130 and reduce.

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    I wouldn't trust a fox too much, I don't like to get oil spewed all over me. You should give the new rock shox a try before saying you don't like them, as you obviously haven't spent any time on the newer offerings. The 2002-2003 year models especially sucked big time, but since SRAM has taken over, things are going very well for rock shox, and their new dampening systems, motion control and mission control, can hold their own agaisnt fox's dampening much easier than the gold label's fluid flow or marzocchi's SSV.

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    Fox 36 Float spaced to 100mm. Under 5lbs, capable of 160mm travel if you want to put it on another bike in the future, Unbreakable, Through Axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C24C
    Fox 36 Float spaced to 100mm. Under 5lbs, capable of 160mm travel if you want to put it on another bike in the future, Unbreakable, Through Axle.
    Also 3 times the cost of a Pike. Food for thought.

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    Last I checked, the Pike was about ~$600 (http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...=160&brand=211)
    The Fox was more but only by about $200 (http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...=160&brand=303)

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    I heard Fox was comin out with a new DJ specific fork. Just heard a rumor, don't know if its true.

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    nomadkid91, don't want to assume here, but sounds to me like brand loyalty and bad stereotypes have blinded you severely.

    Like Snaky69 and thousands of others have said, RS has stepped up immensely.
    and hahaha, I also have to say, I like how you say the new "argly"! is this the accented take on the word? "man, that fork is frickin' ARGLY! it's a Fargly stick!" or you just have an opposition to mint?

    and like C24C mentioned, with the new 36 Float, you can technically space it out and reduce the travel down to a nice and even 100mm and have one super trick and stiff fork, but be ready to drop some dimes! I think that may be similar to what ZachDank is running, but I could be very wrong, not sure if his is coil? I don't know anything about it. Watson605, look up Zachdank on this forum, he is running a prototype Fox DJ fork.

    Anyway, nomadkid91, judging by the pedigree and high dollar level of the rigs you run, it seems you won't have trouble droppin' some coinage on a nice Nemesis slammed Marz, or go with the 36Float lowered...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    nomadkid91, don't want to assume here, but sounds to me like brand loyalty and bad stereotypes have blinded you severely.

    Like Snaky69 and thousands of others have said, RS has stepped up immensely.
    and hahaha, I also have to say, I like how you say the new "argly"! is this the accented take on the word? "man, that fork is frickin' ARGLY! it's a Fargly stick!" or you just have an opposition to mint?

    and like C24C mentioned, with the new 36 Float, you can technically space it out and reduce the travel down to a nice and even 100mm and have one super trick and stiff fork, but be ready to drop some dimes! I think that may be similar to what ZachDank is running, but I could be very wrong, not sure if his is coil? I don't know anything about it. Watson605, look up Zachdank on this forum, he is running a prototype Fox DJ fork.

    Anyway, nomadkid91, judging by the pedigree and high dollar level of the rigs you run, it seems you won't have trouble droppin' some coinage on a nice Nemesis slammed Marz, or go with the 36Float lowered...
    Zach Dank is running a very unique fork, very few have it. It's actually a 36 float DJ I think. Only a few peeps have them right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Zach Dank is running a very unique fork, very few have it. It's actually a 36 float DJ I think. Only a few peeps have them right now.
    well, if you did just confirm (not as fact here, but just saying...) my suspisions that it is a Float instead of a coil, then, technically, you should be able to lower one yourself... His may have been factory modded, but who knows.
    I think more than a few have them by now in this case - the sponsored, and the rich who are mechanically adept. unfortunetly, I seem to fall under neither category.
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