I’m waiting on a pair of FOX Float 15mm forks to arrive and wondered if anyone on here has any experience moving from a std. 9mm qr to the new 15mm. I know there’s been a lot of debate on various forums about this but wondered if there really is a noticeable difference in strength etc???
I’ve swapped from Talas 32/ Hope XC to Vanilla QR15/Pro2 and have noticed a fair difference for the better over rutted and rooty sections. I’d definitely recommend them.(BTW, i’m not prone to falling for hype etc.)
Really smooth, but I’ll be looking to change them to Talas soon, as I like to be able to drop the travel for steep ascents. Well worth it if you can live with the fixed travel though, but do go for the RLC, as it has the blowoff valve option if you forget to release the fork travel. Works similar to DT Swiss launch control.
That would depend on your hubs. Hope Pro 2/3 can be converted to 15mm. DT Swiss has a conversion for most of their hubs (at least 240 / 440), and Chris King is working on a conversion. Most Mavic (xc) wheels come with conversion bits in 2009, and older ones can also be converted.