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    575 & Travel Adjust..........

    .......How many who ride a 575 and have a Fork that can be adjusted actually use it? I run a 140 Float and sometimes feel that it would be beneficial to be able to lower travel (say to 120) for climbing, especially steep ones. I wonder if it is worth the purchase of a new one. Could get a good deal on a Revelation, but hate to get rid of a functioning Fox. I don't know????

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    I have a Lyrik 160mm with Uturn. I use the travel adjust all the time. However I rode my bike for a week with a loaner Zoke 55 that had no travel adjust and after a few runs up the usual trails I really got used to not having it and climbed everything fine. Maybe that Zoke had a much shorter A2C height, IDK. I was convinced that once I put my Lyrik back on I wouldn't be using the Uturn, but I quickly reverted to my old ways. All in all I'm glad I have it. The extra weight is meaningless to me and it's always there when I want it. But that's just me.

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    I had a 140-120-100 Talas on my '09 575. I sent it to Push and while there they rebuilt the Talas mechanism and set it aside. I had them install a 150 float cartidge in place of the Talas. It has been the best thing I have done to the bike. I do not miss changing front travel at all. Climbing is great.

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    I have an older 575 with 130mm TALAS and I never use it. 130 mm is great everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by durkind
    .......How many who ride a 575 and have a Fork that can be adjusted actually use it?
    I've got a 100/20/40 on my 575 and run it at 120mm almost all the time... 'cept for the downhills.

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    I run a Fox 32 with 150/130/110 TALAS. I mainly ride in the 150 setting unless I'm doing sustained climbing, then I drop it to 130. I very rarely ride it in 110 because it feels like ass -- that might explain why Fox changed it to two settings instead of 3 this year. Granted, I think I would prefer to have a TALAS with 150/130 instead of 150/120.

    Oh, having an adjustable fork can sometimes helps even when you're off the bike, e.g. clearance issues fitting your bike inside your car, on the rack, whatever.

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    I run a Manitou Minute Elite with the infinite travel on mine, it's quite handy.

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    I had a 100-130 Revelation on an older 575 and never used the travel adjust. I now have a 160 Van on the same frame, and never finding myself missing TA either.

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    I have the older 150mm Fox talas 36 on my '07 575 that I put on to replace the 140 Fox vanilla that came on it. Super happy with the travel adjust feature as well as the added stability of the 20mm through axle. I might want to try a newer Fox talas 160mm with the three settings and quick release axle.

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    I had an older 575 that started off with a 130 U-Turn, 150 Z1 and 160 Float RC2. The first two forks had travel adjust which I used the first few months since I was coming from a 80mm Fuel. After that, I never used it again. However, Rocknrollbarbie uses hers all the time (even on the RFX/Z1 Light). It's really a matter of preference and riding style...

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    I am running an 06 575 medium with a Lyrik UTurn 115-160. Climbing, I run it down to 120 and downhill or rocky areas, I run it full 160. I have played with the settings in the foothills (XC) at 130-150 and it does ok. It seems to me that it climbs best the 120-130 range. I just built my wife a Blur LTc and I put a TALAS 150 on it which seems to be working real good. My next fork might be the TALAS.

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    I've used both a 2010 Talas 36, 160-130-100 travel adjust and a 2009 Revelation 426 Dual Air U-turn (110-140) on my '09 575. Unlike some, I really like and use the travel adjust feature on almost every ride, especially on the Talas. The Talas at 160mm is IMHO far too long for steep climbing, and often slackens out the HA too much for my liking on tighter, twistier trails. The 130 setting works great for 85% of the climbing I do (the other 15% I set it all the way down to 100) , and about 75% of the downhilling. I frankly wouldn't want a 150mm travel, no travel adjust fork on my 575. I think it would climb and descend OK at that length, but do neither excellently. At 130mm travel (and a PUSH tune), the 575 bolts uphill and at 160mm travel, it flies downhill.

    The Talas set at 130 has almost the identical A2C as the Revelation at 140, so with the Revelation, I don't use the travel adjust as much - I keep it at 140 most of the time except steep climbs, and rarely lower it past 120mm.

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