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    Seeking Input: Fox 34 Vorsprung vs Fox 36 GRIP2

    Given the choice, would you put a Fox 34 FIT4 with a full Vorsprung makeover (Luftkappe + Fractive tune) or a Fox 36 GRIP2 on a poppy trail bike (ex. Ripley v4) where you're prioritizing high speed chop performance and climbing ability? Let's assume that price is about the same.

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    I have a f34 factory with fractive and luftkappe on my trance 29 and a fox 36 grip 2 on my megatower. Both good forks, depends on what your goals are. For me it comes down to weight and stiffness. I like the grip 2 a bit better, but that comes at a weight penalty and because I ride aggressively and weigh 180lbs geared. If I were lighter, the stiffness wouldn't matter so much.

    Tough call on a ripley as that's a trail scalpel and the weight savings may be important.

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    I ride a FIT4 on my little trail bike (SC 5010) and I'm happy with it the way it is. I'm not pushing the bike that hard, because I have a SC Nomad for that, which has a custom-tuned GRIP2 damper and ACS-3 and it's freakin' awesome. I thought about putting coil suspension on the 5010 but in the end decided the weight savings mattered more for the types of trails and places I ride that particular bike.

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