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    120mm fork: Pike or Fox 36? (2014 Horsethief frame build)

    I'd appreciate some input from any of the bike experts in this thread.

    I'm looking at potentially ordering a 2014 Horsethief frame tomorrow, and would want to order a fork for it. It seems that there is a black Pike option that is 120mm out of the box, and will work great with the Horsethief.

    The new 2015 Fox 36 should be lighter than the Fox 34, share the same 51mm offset, have the recommended A2C at 120mm of travel, and should be fairly easy to set the travel on with optional (separate) spacers. It would allow direct mounting my XT brakes with a 180mm rotor, instead of needing an adapter.

    At this point, I'd likely need to get in line for a mid-late July delivery of the Fox 36. The Pike I can likely have the guy I'm planning to buy it from get it in stock by the end of this month.

    Price-wise, after adding in spacers for one and an adapter for the other, the Pike would be a bit cheaper.

    Does anyone have a reason I should lean one way or the other? I'm thinking the Pike is a known entity I can obtain sooner, and so I'm leaning that way.

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    Why would the Fox 36 be lighter than the 34?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Why would the Fox 36 be lighter than the 34?
    2015 Fox 36 FLOAT Tech Unveiled ? All New, All Air System
    All told, the changes dropped significant weight from the fork. Here’s the breakdown according to Fox:

    1.5″ tapered steerer = 34g lighter
    1.5″ crowns = 45g lighter
    Upper tube set = 114g lighter
    Lower leg = 98g lighter
    20mm thru-axle and hardware = 65g lighter than 20QR system
    FLOAT air spring = 94g lighter

    Grand total: 385g (0.85 pounds) on a 15mm thru axle fork.
    That makes the weight of the 2015 Fox 36 lighter than the current Fox 34.

    Bike / Forks / By Model / FLOAT | FOX

    34 Float 29 140: 4.49 lb / 2.04 kg (1.5" taper steerer)
    36 Float 29 160: 4.3 lb / 1.95 kg (1.5" taper steerer)

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