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    Boost forks

    I'm looking to purchase a 140mm boost fork and can't choose between the Fox 34 Factory or the Pike RCT3

    Does anyone have any info on which one is a better ride?
    Or any other ones I should be thinking about?

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    In general the Fox is underdamped and the Pike is overdamped.

    Currently the Pike has more aftermarket support to fix that. But the Fox aftermarket is catching up.
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    I say neither. Manitou Mattoc or DVO Diamond. If you insist on one of the choices, the Pike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary View Post
    I say neither. Manitou Mattoc or DVO Diamond. If you insist on one of the choices, the Pike.


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    This ^^^

    You can add in the MRP ribbon, but it would be the third choice in my eyes.

    All three are far better than a pike or 34

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    I would rank the current offerings like this:

    MRP Ribbon
    Fox 34 Performance with that Fit/Grip damper
    Pike RCT3

    We've serviced some of the DVO stuff and it's nice but doesn't beat the Ribbon. The Manitou stuff is nice but support (at the retail level) hasn't been great and seals are rarely available from the suppliers we regularly work with.

    The Ribbon has the most versatility I think. DVO uses their tooled OTT adjustment, Ribbon has adjustable negative air for the same outcome. Ribbon is lighter. Twin tube damper, speed-sensitive Ramp Control and damper on Ribbon. Assembled and damper-tested in ColoRADo, customer service as good as or better than anyone else out there. I don't think the Ribbon ride quality can be beat...

    I've only ridden the Mattoc a bit and almost no time on the DVO but I have a ton of time on Pike RC, RCT3 and FAST dampers as well as MRP Stage and Ribbon in the last three years. I work on all of those forks on a regular basis though.

    Just some additional info for you.

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    The DVO Diamond doesn't come in a 29 140mm though just a 150mm right

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvt View Post
    The DVO Diamond doesn't come in a 29 140mm though just a 150mm right
    Can be set between 130 and 160 mm.


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    Diamond FTW. MRP is another good choice. Someone I know blew up his Stage numerous times, but I'm sure the Ribbon is a better fork. Once you get a Diamond dialed in you forget it's under you.
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    How is the DVO sapphire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvt View Post
    The DVO Diamond doesn't come in a 29 140mm though just a 150mm right
    Iíve got a 140 diamond on my riot


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    Quote Originally Posted by tvt View Post
    How is the DVO sapphire?
    No reviews yet. Same design and damper as the Diamond so should be good. It is a bit lighter.


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    If you want 29+ space the Mattoc Pro with high speed adjust and plenty more would be on my list.

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    MRPís Ribbon just got a PB nomination for best suspension product of the year. Competition isnít all that stiff (hah!), but there are plenty of really happy people on Ribbons, it seems.

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