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    New Fox Fork question....

    I am looking at getting a new fox fork for my planet x. i want it to be around 100mm. i am looking at the fox talas rlc and the fox vanilla rlc. The main difference is the vanilla is coil and the talas is air.

    I ride this bike mostly in town but i do hit drops and i am hoping to learn how to DJ with it. I dont want a zoke dj cuz they weigh 456346lbs. I weigh aboot 165. I also do trials stuff and some freeride....mostly about 5-6 foot drops in town about half to flat and half to tranny...unless the perfect 7 footer presents itself.

    Any help would be awesome!
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    The talas is a sweet fork, but if your gonna be hitting the hucks to flat that you claim, I would suggest the vanilla rlc and lowering the travel to how much you want. If you can get toghether the coin I would try out a 36r.
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    do you have an extra $150 to blow on a super-chi-chi fork that's gonna get beat up? if not, get the Vanilla. you won't be disappointed.

    --edit--

    by the way, if you go Vanilla, and get a 2004 or earlier, i have an orange spring that i don't need, if you want to stiffen it up considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    do you have an extra $150 to blow on a super-chi-chi fork that's gonna get beat up? if not, get the Vanilla. you won't be disappointed.
    The 36r is more fork than i want...the firefly that i have sitting in my room is alil to much fork for my bike as well....
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    i have a vanilla rlc.. WAY better than my old zoke DJ

    it is a little flexy (compared to the DJ), but sooooooo plush and i like it for djing.

    plus, it smokes the pants off my bud's psylo...

    if you got a pretty penny, get the sherman jumpers or flick plus... <--- but then again, u already got a fork like those, so go w/ the vanilla... might want to put diff springs in tho, i am 100 lbs (or less) and am running mediums w/ preload at max

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB

    it is a little flexy (compared to the DJ), but sooooooo plush and i like it for djing.

    wow! You don't mind if your fork just breaks clean off someday? I would never take a fox trail fork on any type of jumps. Although it would be nice to ride with such a light fork!

    In general though, jumping/dropping = no good for Fox trail forks. I wouldn't worry about the occasional 2ft drop though, they're plenty strong for that. It's when you start getting into the 4 ft + stuff that you need some more beef (like the firefly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicroHuck
    wow! You don't mind if your fork just breaks clean off someday? I would never take a fox trail fork on any type of jumps. Although it would be nice to ride with such a light fork!

    In general though, jumping/dropping = no good for Fox trail forks. I wouldn't worry about the occasional 2ft drop though, they're plenty strong for that. It's when you start getting into the 4 ft + stuff that you need some more beef (like the firefly).
    Depends on how smooth you are.......jeff lenosky rides a fox fork and he does way bigger stuff than i do, and carter holland, the man behind black market bikes also uses a talas on his ride....
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