I've often see on here people talking about how 20mm bolt-thru forks steer/track stiffer and whatnot. The only 20mm fork I've ridden was some 36 Vans on hire bikes in morzine. I can't honestly remember noticing any difference in tracking or anything, just that the massive braking bumps of late june were noticably smoothed out over (QR) revelations
I went for a short ride this evening taking in plenty of steep and chunky steps with lots of flat bits in them on my hardtail since my shock for my suspension hike (with the QR revelations up front) is still not back from being serviced
With some 2004ish (not sure) marzocchi MX pro 120mms it was horrendous!
On the same stuff with the revs I only ever remember having to deal with the bumpiness and concentrating on keeping my braking and weight in the right place (moving around behind and above the seat)
On the HT with the marzocchis (30mm stantions, not 32mm) it seemed to be all over the place, not controlled at all in stroke or where the wheel was going
I know the revs were sold as being the stiffest tracking (and lightest) fork at the time (2007) but I didn't think I'd ever notice a difference
Could I just be imagining it was down to much marketing/magazine hyped steering precision/tracking or was I just being a bit rubbish?
For anyone with 20mm forks (pikes seem to get raved on here), what forks are you comparing to (and what model year?) when you say they are noticably better for steering precision/tracking/whatnot?