140mm forks, whats hot and whats not.
I’m after a 140mm fork with 1 1/8th steerer, 15mm q.r etc.
I’ve seen a new 2012 fox float rl for £400.
There are also deals on revs at merlin cycles.
Does anyone know the a-c of the revs @ 150mm.
Which is the better fork?
There’s also the option of a x-fusion velvet.
I really need some pointers on which is best in terms of longevity, fit and forget and service intervals.
SamPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Revelations/Sektors are mostly excellent and available to suit most budgets. I don’t think the 32 competes, the top models can have better damping (depending on whether it’s a year where they got it right rather than making divey sponges) but the chassis is never as good- it’s a very long XC fork basically.
If you’re unsure, then Rockshox usually make sense. There’s no brand that doesn’t have its strengths, but mostly you buy them for a particular reason. Rockshox are the default 😉Posted 4 years ago
I’ve heard a lot of people going off fox at the moment.
Sektors have an axle to crown length that is just too big.
Its for a cove hustler, ideal travel 130mm and max a-c of 520.
I do like the look of the new revs but can’t see how much I would be gaining over a set of 2013 rlt’s and having 170 in my pocket.Posted 4 years ago
I must admit, I like the tough technical climbs, so anything that is going to cause an issue with that is a no.
I’ve also had a pair of r.s sids rlt’s with dual air in 2011.
I didn’t get on with the dual air/ threshold adjustment.
The 2012 fox rl or a 2014 rev rct3 solo air is winning the battle thus far.
Can anyone tell me more about the rct3 damper please?Posted 4 years agocazumMember
i had the fox 32 float RL’s , they just worked! not the plushest of forks but they were a budget fork! but never had a problem with them and man they were EASY!!! to service! 35mins start to finish! done. could have dont them even quicker but that was taking time.
i am a big guy! 17.5st! and these soaked up everything! i through at them! from small drops to 5ft drops! not a problem!.
they can be had also for around the £150 price 2nd hand in VERY good condition!Posted 4 years agobigrichMember
the revs are solo air this year. I do technical climbs and they are just fine. I run 10% sag. but it has an anodised markers on the leg allowing you to set up to 30%; easy.
the rtc3 damper is locked out, trail or fully open. trail has more compression on.
the trail setting provides plenty of stability without bieng wooden, and the open is plush without diving. they are better then my mates new 2013 float 32 fit rlc kashimas jobs.Posted 4 years ago
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