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    New Fox 650b?

    So will Fox introduce a 650B fork at Interbike?

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    REALLY!! That would awesome if they do. I mean now you have a big name company joining the game. I hope it goes good for them. I would get it but I bought a White Bros since nobody else made one.
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    It would be nice - but I'm not sure it'll happen this year. At least if I'm reading into CH's post on his 650bpalace.com blog - the struggle will continue.

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    Any 26" fork could be a 650b if they'd just position the arch a little higher to make clearance. I don't know why it's such a big deal from the standpoint of the manufacturers.

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    Cannondale Lefty is allready on the band wagon so why wait for Fox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofoki
    Cannondale Lefty is allready on the band wagon so why wait for Fox?
    As is Maverick, X-Fusion and Manitou (Dorado only).

    Cheers,

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    Yes, that's true but I have an X-Fusion Velvet R on one bike and a Lefty on another. I definately like the Lefty better. I haven't installed a 650b wheel on the Velvet but I have one on the Lefty. The way the Velvet klunks under quick action bumps and the absence of lockout dissapoints me. I like it's stiffness, much better than any Fox I've tried, but the Lefty gives me more satisfaction. It's a plush fork. It's a bit more money but if you want it all you have to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    As is Maverick, X-Fusion and Manitou (Dorado only).

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    KP
    I want to get my hands on a Dorado Single crown. yum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofoki
    Yes, that's true but I have an X-Fusion Velvet R on one bike and a Lefty on another. I definately like the Lefty better. I haven't installed a 650b wheel on the Velvet but I have one on the Lefty. The way the Velvet klunks under quick action bumps and the absence of lockout dissapoints me. I like it's stiffness, much better than any Fox I've tried, but the Lefty gives me more satisfaction. It's a plush fork. It's a bit more money but if you want it all you have to pay.
    I think the new X-Fusion Velvet (not out yet) will be giving the big three a run for their money...

    Cheers,

    KP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube
    I want to get my hands on a Dorado Single crown. yum.
    I'd settle for a single crown Travis right now... I want to build something with 180mm of travel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    I'd settle for a single crown Travis right now... I want to build something with 180mm of travel!

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    Does that Kowa you showed us only come in a 160mm travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    I think the new X-Fusion Velvet (not out yet) will be giving the big three a run for their money...

    Cheers,

    KP

    Well, the Vengence got a great review in the current Decline or Dirt...can't recall which one. Hopefully the new velvet is that good, has more offset and a T/A option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie
    Well, the Vengence got a great review in the current Decline or Dirt...can't recall which one. Hopefully the new velvet is that good, has more offset and a T/A option.
    Iirc the new version will have 40 or 41mm of offset, will come in a 9mm and 15mm TA version as well as a 28.6 and 28.6 /1.5" tapered steer tube version. Sounds like they have all the bases covered.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube
    Does that Kowa you showed us only come in a 160mm travel?
    I am sure it comes in several versions... I know they make a 80mm DJ version of that fork.

    Cheers,

    KP

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