- Fox CTD or rockshox revelation rct3
I’ve not used a 2014 CTD, the word is they’ve fixed them from last year. Which means that there’s only the usual Fox reasons not to buy them 😉 If it’s 32s vs Revs that’s an easy one, long 32s are made of rubber, an xc fork stretched til it was too long, then stretched some more.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
I’ve only tried the older CTD system which was a basic non adjust version and as everyone has said I found it too linear. It keep blowing through the travel lots and I didn’t get on with it.
For that reason I prefer Rock Shox as even with their RCT3 system you can adjust the low speed compression in all settings and get the fork to feel how you want it to.
I’d like to try a Fox CTD adjust and see if I can get that to feel nice. But I still wouldn’t buy it as it’ll be far more expensive than other forks which are just as good if not better than the Fox.Posted 4 years ago
fozzybear – Member
North sorry but that’s bollocks, Fox 32’s are not rubber.
They are not literally rubber, no. But they’re enormously less stiff than a Revelation. I’m not really that fussed about flex but the braking flex in a 140mm 32 is pretty silly, and no reason to tolerate that when other companies do it better.
Course, rather than try and make a competitive 32, Fox invented the 34…Posted 4 years ago
The rev and fox platforms are about the same stiffness.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve run them side by side having owned them both.
The stanchions of the revs have less flex (fore and aft) but the arch connecting the lowers has more flex. The fox having less side to side flex but a bit more fore and aft.
Having run them both they are pretty equal for stiffness when you take both factors into account.
You’re not wanting to listen to me or Northwind are you 😉
150mm Fox 32s = flexy.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
which CTD’s are you actually looking at?
32’s long XC, light rider duties (missus gets on fine with them, I don’t rate their stiffness – then again the 20mm bolt through Revs from a few years back flex too much for me)
34’s in 160 nice and stiff – not a 36 which isn’t a bad thing. They are Stiff Enough for 90% of the riding. Not something I would use all year as a replacement for a lyrik or 36 but something I’m happy to strap on my trail bike.
Not tried the new RS forks as I’m happy enough with my 34’s after a service and tweak of the oil levels.Posted 4 years ago
Yea its what I’ve just sold had the 2013 rlt revs, but i wanted to get tapered forks and come down to 140mm to fit with my new frame better. Hopefully be here 2moro 🙂 Its great they come with a seal kit and pump too…. extra bonus 🙂
weigh 1636grams apparently too. should be pretty good 🙂 ill try post some pics 2moro 🙂Posted 4 years agochestrockwellMember
I don’t know anyone that’s been disappointed with a set of Revs
I was disappointed with my old ones, not nearly as nice as the Fox I had before or the DT’s that came soon after.
I’ve got Sektors now but only because they came on the bike. If I keep the bike long term I’ll be changing them. Interested in the Pikes but only because people say they’re nothing like other RS.Posted 4 years agondthorntonMember
I have always found fox Float 36 RC2 to be the plushest and stiffest fork on the market for its weight. also pretty tough
Haven’t tried the new Pikes though…
Fox 32 is good up to about 120mm with QR15 – anything bigger is as stated – over long and over flexy.
avoid the new CTD damper from what I hearPosted 4 years ago
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