Jonny's verdict on 160mm of golden legged, vulpine air travel for big hitting duties..
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Posted on: August 20, 2010
oh yes. Now take you lovely blue Blur LT2 and (let me quote here Billy Connolly from the sketch Rangers vs Celtic) PUT IT ON!
“2070g with a 200mm long steerer, making it the lightest 160mm travel fork that we’re aware of”
If I remember rightly the specialized 160mm fork (on higher end 2010 enduro’s) is claimed at something like 1.7/1.8kg
“You can also adjust the travel down to 100mm in 100mm increments”
Nice, but that dropout system still looks overly complex and fussy compared to a maxle
Make it a proper bolt thru instead of a silly halfway bolt/QR mix and change post mounts to 180 direct fit (who’s gonna run 160mm on those?) and it’ll be even lighter.
Quite fancy a pair.
You can get a lighter 160mm fork, the Bos Deville, look:
We’ve not seen a BOS Deville in the office yet (although we’d like to and while the Future Shock 160 is lighter, they’re not available without being attached to a Specialized bike – it’d be nice to test them all head to head though..
Not for nearly 900 notes… And no TALAS to boot.
“Fox have to ship the tubes to Japan to get coated before shipping them back to assemble the forks”
And here was me thinking cycling was great for the environment!
I have a strange feeling that energy and fuel used to ship the tubes back and forth is nothing compared to how toxic is the coating itself. Bamboo bikes for the win! – just please: no mineral fork oil based on some crops, it screws up our cars’ engines already
Any obvious reason why they couldn’t just have the tubes produced out in Japan and shipped across for assembly as a finished item? I’m sure they must have the manufacturing capability to produce some tubes!
Thanks for that review… Been on the edge of buying a pair, this tipped me over the edge and they are not bought and fitted… Off to Dalbeattie on Sat to give them a run…
Is it still a 15 hour service interval?
I would buy it next year when some used ones should already be available on ebay as a replacement to my pogostick Lyrik Uturn being the only 6″+ fork with reliable travel adjustment. But i must be certain that it has a reliabilitaeee!
nevertheless I shall gladly change it for the sake of having something that is not equipped with stupid Maxle
‘if you’re after a 160mm single crown forks then you’re probably more than aware that you’re in for a wallet-thrashing whichever manufacturer you go to’
I’ve just fitted some to my Remedy and they really are superb, they feel as goos as, if not better than my 08 36 Vanillas
Yep..it would be useful if reviews included some info on down time for servicing..
Just how much servicing is feasible for the average none technical user..etc..
Even better a miles per service costing graph..if only because some of us have to earn the money for these toys..
-I’m not really bitter/jealous..-
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