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    what fork on a bottlerocket.

    so i cant decide which fork i want to run on my bottlerocket im trading my dirtjump frame and fork for.

    im trying to decide between a rockshox pike 426 or a domain 302

    what are your guys opinions? i do mainly slopestyle and some light freeride with some fast smooth downhill mixed in there from time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyfromthelak
    so i cant decide which fork i want to run on my bottlerocket im trading my dirtjump frame and fork for.

    im trying to decide between a rockshox pike 426 or a domain 302

    what are your guys opinions? i do mainly slopestyle and some light freeride with some fast smooth downhill mixed in there from time to time
    The BR would best be spec'd with a 160 or 180mm fork. The Domain 302 in 160mm flavor would be a good cheap fork. The 318 would be better.
    The Pike 426 has 3 versions but it is 140mm. I say go for the Domain. Or a used Fox 36 Van.

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    of your two options: domain

    personally, I'd get a fox 36, marz 66, or totem

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    I'd get a fox 36 or marz 66, either one would be good
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    Out of those 2, the Pike for sure.

    - Better damping
    - Adjustable
    - Lighter (the Bottlerocket is a beefy frame....)

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    im thinking i will try the pike i mean 5.5 and 5.5 cant be too bad and its listed as a choise on the completes

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    I think a pike would be fun on a bottlerocket. It won't do as well when things get rocky and steep, but should make for a fun big jump/ play bike.

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    yo man.....im telllin you run a domain 318 uturn coil or a totem solo air....super pimp either setup, you can see the pictures on my profile. those are my to opinions.
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    180 it too tall. I have a 66 rc 3 and it really rakes the bike out too much, even with a zero stack headset. I say Lyric, or domain. Maybe a 66rc2x (170) that felt fine on there, but when I switched to rc3 it was just too tall.

    I just lowered my rc3 last night to 155mm, so we'll see how that feels when I put it all back together.
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    fox 36 for sure, i remember people posting the same question a year and a half ago on the transition forum and the Transition guys said to get a 36 cause thats what the frame was designed around.

    the pike would really limit the bike. it would jump good but thats it.

    also a totem or 66 is too tall for jumping comfortably. works great on the steeps.

    i had a BR and had a van 36 and a 66 on it. the 36 made the bike feel perfect. the 66 made it feel unbalanced.

    if you want to jump alot pick up a 36 talas and crank it to 130 for the jumps.

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    If you want to use the BR for its intended use, you will be happy with a Fox Van36...
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    Of your 2 choices, the Domain is the way to go. The 160mm version has the same axel to crown of a 36 at 545mm. The Pike just puts the bike down too low IMO. If you had a Double, then the Pike would be perfect.

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    If you want to use the BR for its intended use, you will be happy with a Fox Van26...
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220305123276
    Steer tube may be a tad short.... I see those go for around $100 pretty often.

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    my bad my bad....sorry for the typo, things like this always happen when you are in a hurry....

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Of your 2 choices, the Domain is the way to go. The 160mm version has the same axel to crown of a 36 at 545mm. The Pike just puts the bike down too low IMO. If you had a Double, then the Pike would be perfect.


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    this is the definitive thread right here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...tlerocket+fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by euroford
    this is the definitive thread right here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...tlerocket+fork

    wow my head hurts!!!

    i thought the fork in the BR video was a marz z1 though. i know a few of them were running those back in 07

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    hmmmm toooooo many solutions. i wish i could ride a br with all the optioons listed but no body around here runs one

    im still thinking the pike since im used to using my dirtjump bike as a trailbike which has a steep ha.


    lets throw another fork out there hows the zocchi 55r?

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    they're all good

    just get whatever you can get the best deal on

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    Yes the 55RC3 would be a great possibility. Assuming it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyfromthelak
    hmmmm toooooo many solutions. i wish i could ride a br with all the optioons listed but no body around here runs one

    im still thinking the pike since im used to using my dirtjump bike as a trailbike which has a steep ha.


    lets throw another fork out there hows the zocchi 55r?
    if you get a pike you would always want to run it at 140.
    if you get a fox 36 talas you could do 160 for FR and then 130 for DJ's.

    the 130 talas should be about the same as the 140 pike cause pike's have crazy low A2C height.

    also maybe look into the 07 z1 series. like i mentioned earlier alot of transition guys were running those on their BR's. might be easy to find a cheap one.

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    anyone know bike shop cost on these forks

    fox 36 talas r
    fox 36 vanilla r
    fox 36 float r

    there not in qbp or bti and i know my shop is a dealer but im out of town so i cant call in to see what cost is and i want to get my fork on order.

    if you could please pm me thanks

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    highly suggest you don't cheap out and go with the rc2....
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