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    New question here. 2007 888 SL ATA vs. 2007 888 RC2X

    I can't tell the difference between these two forks except for the travel adjust?
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    I think the sl is lighter right? idk

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    The SL ATA is air sprung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    The SL ATA is air sprung.
    and the other is the coil over and oil RC2x
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    And the SL ATA has adjustable travel.

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    above posts are correct the SL ATA ia an Air fork and is about 1.5 lbs lighter. I have the SL ATA and like it alot so far very plush and has not bottomed out yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsdmusic
    above posts are correct the SL ATA ia an Air fork and is about 1.5 lbs lighter. I have the SL ATA and like it alot so far very plush and has not bottomed out yet.
    Doesn't this fork have a separate air chamber just for bottoming out? I would think that this would make it real hard to bottom out, seem like a sweet feature.

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    The sl ata seems to me to have all the same adjustments of the rc2x plus travel adjust. Both forks have the separate botom out chamber right?

    What is your guy's opinions on this fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VP Not Free
    Doesn't this fork have a separate air chamber just for bottoming out? I would think that this would make it real hard to bottom out, seem like a sweet feature.
    Yeah, it's a second air chamber. There's no cartridge, just
    the two chambers. One on top of the left leg and one on bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsdmusic
    Yeah, it's a second air chamber. There's no cartridge, just
    the two chambers. One on top of the left leg and one on bottom.
    How does this fork compare to the Boxxer WC? Is the SL ATA 888 like the Boxxer WC, but stronger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VP Not Free
    How does this fork compare to the Boxxer WC? Is the SL ATA 888 like the Boxxer WC, but stronger?
    Sorry I cant help you there Ive never ridden the Boxxer WC and I'm sure you will find many different opinions on the forks, whats right for me may not be right for you. I would try some out on friends bikes etc do your research compare the features and benefits and pull the trigger on the one you feel most comfortable with.

    My personal opinion is every big name manufacture has a good product especially when we are talking about forks over $1000 for me it came down to weight of fork (yes I know the boxxer is lighter than the Sl ATA) and reliability. I didn't even consider a Boxxer because I knew I wanted a Marzocchi. It is a name you can trust and they are pretty close to me, so if I have a problem I can drive there and they will fix it for me and I can be riding the same or next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBoy
    The sl ata seems to me to have all the same adjustments of the rc2x plus travel adjust. Both forks have the separate botom out chamber right?

    What is your guy's opinions on this fork?
    Seems like an excellent fork, but I think it is so new, that there are not many reviews on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VP Not Free
    Seems like an excellent fork, but I think it is so new, that there are not many reviews on it.
    I think they both seem to be great forks. They have all the same adjustments except one air and one coil. I have an air shock now and I like it, but I don't know what a long travel air fork would be like. Which would you rather have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBoy
    I think they both seem to be great forks. They have all the same adjustments except one air and one coil. I have an air shock now and I like it, but I don't know what a long travel air fork would be like. Which would you rather have?
    I ordered an SL ATA about 5 minutes ago to replace my '07 Fox 40 (with it's paper mache lowers) - the few reviews of the fork on mtbr at this point are all good, guess I'll be finding out firsthand within a week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    I ordered an SL ATA about 5 minutes ago to replace my '07 Fox 40 (with it's paper mache lowers) - the few reviews of the fork on mtbr at this point are all good, guess I'll be finding out firsthand within a week or so.
    Please let us know how this fork is, I would like to buy one to replace my 05 Fox 36 RC2.I am having the same problem a lot of other biker's are having, bottoming out on 3' jumps. The high speed seems to very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    I ordered an SL ATA about 5 minutes ago to replace my '07 Fox 40 (with it's paper mache lowers) - the few reviews of the fork on mtbr at this point are all good, guess I'll be finding out firsthand within a week or so.
    Josh, you're getting a SL? you don't like your epoxied 40 lowers? lol. Thats all good, you had bad luck with that 40, first ride = scratch, second ride = hole.... cool. i'll enjoy seeing it when it comes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    Josh, you're getting a SL? you don't like your epoxied 40 lowers? lol. Thats all good, you had bad luck with that 40, first ride = scratch, second ride = hole.... cool. i'll enjoy seeing it when it comes in.
    Nah - Max hooked it up on the lowers, I'd happily ride the fork if I wasn't concerned about it happening again mid season. I figure I'll do better to sell the fork while it's new (once my new lowers and stanchion arrive) and get something that stands up to my ham-fisted ways a little better. I'm pretty stoked to see the SL myself

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    I will also get one of these 888 SL next tuesday I think. I will write here my impresions
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    How hard is it to set up the 888sl?
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    easy as a shock pump, and at least one hand. Brain is optional on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Nah - Max hooked it up on the lowers, I'd happily ride the fork if I wasn't concerned about it happening again mid season. I figure I'll do better to sell the fork while it's new (once my new lowers and stanchion arrive) and get something that stands up to my ham-fisted ways a little better. I'm pretty stoked to see the SL myself
    Story on the 40?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred.r
    Story on the 40?
    Idaho springs has nasty pointy rocks..... essentially, a hole got poked in the lowers of his 40, and max (my coworker) pc-11'd the hole (we used a combo of aluminum plate, with pc-11 epoxy to plug the hole, ya. pc-11 can plug a hole on a submarine's hull... tough stuff.)
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    Does anybody have any up-dates on the SL ATA 888?

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