I need to buy some 150mm forks for my forthcoming Rocket build. They need to be bolt through and tapered steerer. Oh, and as light & stiff as possible!
Fox are out - I found the 2012 ones I tried a wee bit flexy for my liking, compared to the frame, and the damping on the 2013s (32 & 34 versions) appears to be crap by all accounts.
Revs. I've got a pair of 2009 Air U-turn Team Revs on my BFe, but never really got on with them. Not sure how much of that is the air U-turn cobblers, but there's either no small bump sensitivity, or they're soggy and on the bumpstops. In common with my 2009 Rebas, they also need a lot of TLC - constant air leaks between chambers/loss of travel, or into the lower leg, despite regular rebuilds/new seals. Are the 2013 fixed travel ones any better?
Magura TS8 150R. Looks good on paper, and initial web reports sound quite promising, but the only guy I know who actually has a set, isn't totally convinced...
Bos Deville. I'd have to go down to 140mm travel to keep the same a-c dimension. No doubt superbly damped and stiff, but 400g heavier than the TS8s, which is quite a lot! Also slightly nervous about the whole warranty/service bit on Bos stuff.
I basically want a fork that works like my 170mm coil Lyrics, but in 32mm stanchion, 150mm travel format!