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    Ideal 4x - all mountain fork

    So I am going to build a trance as a 4x and trail bike. What fork would you use from either 08 this year or even 06? Is it completely neccesary to run a through axle for 4x? Ideally I think I would like an adjustable fork - Talas or such

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    pike!

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    Pike 426 coil.

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    pike or tales 36. or 55. basically take your pick of any of the big companies and you'll be happy with your pick.

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    Pike 426 U-Turn. I've had it for an year or so, great fork.
    I'm not a complete idiot, some pieces are missing.

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    you would probably want to use a super monster, or maybe a 36 float

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    Something with adjustable travel.

    I used a Talas 36, 110mm for 4x, and most other stuff, bit more when its really nasty.

    I wouldn't want something that wasn't adjustable. Pike Dual Air U-Turn would be spot on IMO

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    Yeah def. getting some adjustable.. Pike 454 Air U-turn would be a great choice, which is what I used for my park bike and now it's on my all-mountain/xc bike.. Fox 36 Talas would also be a great choice, although a bit more pricey than the Pike..
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    The fork and the front rings are the only thing I will change straight away. Everything else is going to have to wait. Does the Pike come with the maxle? or am I thinking of the wrong fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianinco
    The fork and the front rings are the only thing I will change straight away. Everything else is going to have to wait. Does the Pike come with the maxle? or am I thinking of the wrong fork
    yeap pike is maxle..
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    Yes,the Pike comes with Maxle.
    Great fork BTW,I use a lowered 90mm travel dual-air Pike 454 with great results.Stiff and light.
    Fox 36 Float or Talas is also an option but many Pro Racers seem to use XC forks like Revelation,Reba or Fox32 forks which are real lightweight but not that bombproof as you might want it to be.
    Maybe if you have the skills those forks can be considered too.

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    Yes,the Pike comes with Maxle.
    Great fork BTW,I use a lowered 90mm travel dual-air Pike 454 with great results.Stiff and light.
    Fox 36 Float or Talas is also an option but many Pro Racers seem to use XC forks like Revelation,Reba or Fox32 forks which are real lightweight but not that bombproof as you might want it to be.
    Maybe if you have the skills those forks can be considered too.
    Yeah - the Trance will come with a Reba. However I don't come with the required skills yet. Maybe I should keep the Reba and change the wheels

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    what about the zocci 4x WC thats a sick looking fork! But i havent actually heard how it rides, always an option, but my guess it is pricey!

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    Smile the pike

    i like the pike
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    Quote Originally Posted by theDoubleD
    what about the zocci 4x WC thats a sick looking fork! But i havent actually heard how it rides, always an option, but my guess it is pricey!


    Sure as hell looks nice...

    Too bad it doesn't live up to the "WC" label as much as I thought it would. That's SSV damping for ya. I miss the Motion Control on my old RockShox.

    The '08 is supposed to be a HUGE improvement and I'd imagine so with the new (and not improved that much) RC3 cartridge. The only other Marzocchi I'd ever consider for slalom/mtn-x would be a slammed 20th Anniversary Z1 RC2 ETA. Truly a work of art.

    Anybody want an '07 4x WC for $325 shipped? PM me.

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    Latley I've been rocking 2 fox 32's. My 4x HT was originally planned for a 32 float, but I found a killer deal on an F100. I've been riding that for about 5 months and it has held up very very well. Nothing too huge on jumps, about the size you would find on a typical 4x track. The thing that kills stuff where I ride is rocks. The stuff I normally ride is just plain rough rugged and rocky. Been through its share of crashes with no problems. On another bike, I've been rocking a float 32 and it has also held up very well in those same conditions. I will add these forks have seen almost no DJ time.

    FWIW, I weigh ~160 and I consider myself to be a decently smooth rider.

    On typical 4x tracks, I really don't see too much that will destroy a fork unless you're pretty heavy and/or case alot jumps. I will also add that these lightweight XC forks are pretty controversial choices, so for a more middle of the road fork you can never go wrong with a Pike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bao


    Sure as hell looks nice...
    To bad high rollers are rear tires
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    So Ray, when you putting up the x-mas lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    So Ray, when you putting up the x-mas lights?
    I'm Jewish.

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    Psssh. You promised me that bike would look like an x-mas tree.

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    pike 454 u-turn with a stiff spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    To bad high rollers are rear tires
    No they're not. they can be used as either. They are a dusty/dry conditions tire.

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    pike and nice nicolai for whoevers it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    pike and nice nicolai for whoevers it is
    But I thought you said the Maxle wasn't as stiff as a thru-axle...

    All heckling aside, the Pike really is a fantastic fork. Lots of tuning options, quality damping, light weight, and durable.

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