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    5" Fork for NRS?

    I just got a good offer for a pre-owned Fox Vanilla 125RL ($300 used for a year, its selling here in the Philippines for $600 new) and I've been thinking of upgrading my 2001 100mm Marzocchi Coil Z4. Would this be ok? Would this affect the ride quality of my ride? Anyone with this type of set-up out there that can give some feedback?

    I basically ride trails and do technical singletrack once in a while to scare myself. I enjoy the "pain" of climbing and the joys of racing downhill. I don't race that much, if I do, it's just to finish the race. I'm 41 and I want a more stable and plusher ride overall. Would the fox make a difference?

    Hope you guys can help.

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    Go with the fox but dont set it to 125 mm of travel. Thats overkill for the NRS and I think it will mess up the geometry. You can change the travel on the Vanilla to 100mm (move some spacers around) and I think that will be fine. The NRS can accept 100mm forks but I am not sure how they will handle with 125mm. My brother has a 125 fox vanilla on his Jamis XLT 1.0 and its plush as hell. Its a great fork and Im thinking of getting one for my NRS 2. Get the fox but dont leave it at 125mm, 100mm will be fine for that bike. My $.02
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    Get the Fox and ...

    change the travel to 100mm (4"). This way the geometry will not suffer and you'll get a nice plush front end, plus it's a Fox.

    You may also consider a R/S Duke or Psylo U-Turn fork. These forks allows for on the fly travel adjustment and are coil sprung providing a plush ride.

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    Don't forget the Black

    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    change the travel to 100mm (4"). This way the geometry will not suffer and you'll get a nice plush front end, plus it's a Fox.

    You may also consider a R/S Duke or Psylo U-Turn fork. These forks allows for on the fly travel adjustment and are coil sprung providing a plush ride.
    I swapped out my cracked 80mm Skareb for a 100mm Black Elite from Supergo at $229. I have 2 rides on it now and freking love it. Waaaay more plush than the Skareb. Don't notice the pound I put on, either.

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    Heres a pic with the Vanilla set at 4.6" or otherwise known as 115mm. I used the 4.5" rockers(raises the rr about .25") in the rear. The bike was fine. No probs. Also depends on frame size, bike setup(stem sizes and ht, bars,etc).

    Used a Sid spacer to make my own combo to get 115mm.

    <img src="http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/standard?pictid={31FC3D77-836C-4C54-8668-6DBA04E0A8E1}">

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    Heres a pic with the Vanilla set at 4.6" or otherwise known as 115mm. I used the 4.5" rockers(raises the rr about .25") in the rear. The bike was fine. No probs. Also depends on frame size, bike setup(stem sizes and ht, bars,etc).

    Used a Sid spacer to make my own combo to get 115mm.

    <img src="http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/standard?pictid={31FC3D77-836C-4C54-8668-6DBA04E0A8E1}">
    Thanks ... BTW, your bike set-up looks great and really makes the NRS an ideal trail bike.

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    Yep, I'd agree - keep it around 100mm. Unles you raise the rear some to offset the front and keep the geometry ballanced.
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    where

    where do you ride in the phil also from phil.

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    We the people ...

    Quote Originally Posted by radical1962
    I just got a good offer for a pre-owned Fox Vanilla 125RL ($300 used for a year, its selling here in the Philippines for $600 new) and I've been thinking of upgrading my 2001 100mm Marzocchi Coil Z4. Would this be ok? Would this affect the ride quality of my ride? Anyone with this type of set-up out there that can give some feedback?

    I basically ride trails and do technical singletrack once in a while to scare myself. I enjoy the "pain" of climbing and the joys of racing downhill. I don't race that much, if I do, it's just to finish the race. I'm 41 and I want a more stable and plusher ride overall. Would the fox make a difference?

    Hope you guys can help.
    where do you ride in the phil.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike
    where do you ride in the phil.?
    I usually ride in the Rizal area in San Mateo and Montalban. Sometimes, I go south to Sta. Rosa and Muntinlupa. But I like the climbs of the hills of Rizal ...

    Why were do you ride?

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    here you go. check out my top tube decal..

    filipino to the bone..

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    from cleveland, ohio USA

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    where

    new to mtn biking but been there on my dirt bike do you ride in groups? where you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler
    here you go. check out my top tube decal..

    filipino to the bone..

    dirt diggler
    from cleveland, ohio USA
    hey nice to know there are filipinos here

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