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    Forkin El Rey .....?

    Hey El Rey riders! I have been ridding my 08 with a 07 100mm Reba fork and I think it handels quite quick already. My question is how would the bike ride with a different fork offset like a newer fox or even the newer reba. Most of my riding is on tight east coast singletrack, with limited long climbs and decents. When I first built up the bike I had a 100/-5 stem and a flat bar....and well I went over that bar a few times! I now have a 90/0 with a low rise bar and is all well with climbing and decending....so any input about what you guys are riding with up front would be great!! Thanks!

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    I ride a 17, and use a 08 Fox w/100mm, a 90 low rise stem, and super wide DH bars, they slow up the front a bit, as I am very fast going up, but the El Rey will climb anything, it helps when the climbs get sketch. Thats just me, hope it helps.

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    I should of done some edit work, that souds stupid! It should read, I am NOT!! that fast going up. In fact I am so slow I need it super stable!

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    Had an '07 Reba 100mm on my '07 El Rey until recently. I just put a 120mm Air UTurn '09 Reba on it. The handling at 110mm feels about the same as the old Reba at 100mm. When extended all the way out it suffers a bit on the climbs due to being a touch too slack. When set to 90mm it is kinda twitchy for my taste. I pretty much have left it at 110mm all the time unless I'm going up or down something super steep.

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    Thanks 1red1 and Tony! I feel fine on the climbs with my set up now, it's just downhill stability thatsomewhat eludes me. I may try to put on the smaller extended crownrace to see if that helps or hurts. Thanks again, RRR

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    Wb110

    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR
    Thanks 1red1 and Tony! I feel fine on the climbs with my set up now, it's just downhill stability thatsomewhat eludes me. I may try to put on the smaller extended crownrace to see if that helps or hurts. Thanks again, RRR
    sure was a improvement over the reba in terms of stiffness and travel
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    120mm Fox

    I have an 08 El Rey with a 120 Fox fork, and 5" rockers. I live/ride in NJ and love it on the tech trails and rock gardens here.

    Pic of the El Rey from a trip out west...
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    JRM, is that the F135 or F110? Looks like our bikes are very similar.

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    Fluid 110

    with 4" rockers.

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    JRM - I've got a Fluid 110 on my Sultan. Been playing with air pressure today - last trip out, I was 80 psi, none on the right leg. Today - I ran 70 psi w/ about 7-8 psi in the right leg - felt very smooth, had a nice progressive feel. 210lbs body weight.

    Just wonder what you're running, any tips/setup you can offer. I've had my fork since September.
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    Eric at WB suggested I try running half my body weight in the air spring and zero PSI in the compression. I found this to be very smooth and have not noticed any harsh bottoming. I have a F110 on an El Rey.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    with 4" rockers.
    Same here, I'm tossing a 26" wheel out back on mine just to try it for a day or so. Not something I will stay with just want to try it and see how the head angle feels.
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    I saw that..

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    JRM - I've got a Fluid 110 on my Sultan. Been playing with air pressure today - last trip out, I was 80 psi, none on the right leg. Today - I ran 70 psi w/ about 7-8 psi in the right leg - felt very smooth, had a nice progressive feel. 210lbs body weight.

    Just wonder what you're running, any tips/setup you can offer. I've had my fork since September.
    Getting the psi in the right leg correct is the tricky part. I think i ran about 8-10 psi so that i could balance the rp23 compression set 1/2 way out. I found that if i ran more then 12 psi the fork started topped out

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    Quote Originally Posted by de00304
    I have an 08 El Rey with a 120 Fox fork, and 5" rockers. I live/ride in NJ and love it on the tech trails and rock gardens here.

    Pic of the El Rey from a trip out west...
    I have the same setup on my 25" El Rey. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Getting the psi in the right leg correct is the tricky part. I think i ran about 8-10 psi so that i could balance the rp23 compression set 1/2 way out. I found that if i ran more then 12 psi the fork started topped out
    thanks - PUSH tuned RP23 on my Sultan. I think I've got about 7 psi in my right leg.


    TRB - thanks as well - I'll have to give that a shot too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR
    Hey El Rey riders! I have been ridding my 08 with a 07 100mm Reba fork and I think it handels quite quick already. My question is how would the bike ride with a different fork offset like a newer fox or even the newer reba. Most of my riding is on tight east coast singletrack, with limited long climbs and decents. When I first built up the bike I had a 100/-5 stem and a flat bar....and well I went over that bar a few times! I now have a 90/0 with a low rise bar and is all well with climbing and decending....so any input about what you guys are riding with up front would be great!! Thanks!

    I'm running a 70mm stem, with 28" wide bars and a little extra air psi in the fork. I found this helps the steep descent handling without hurting overall handling. I to had a trip over the bars followed by a trip to the hospital.

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