Fox Forks how do you like yours?
Im running an old 06 set of 36 van rc2’s, well sort of.
There on there 3rd set of stanctions as the first 2 came unbonded and started creaking. this took us up to 09.
The damping cartride ate itself early in 09 so had a new cartridge under warrenty.
I had the cartride custom valved the year later.
The years inbetween 2010 an now i found motocross. when you look at the current prices i find it hard to justify buying s new set when the ones i have work so well. there is always the second hand option but with the problems ive had with mine – i fell this might be a risky game.
I like my forks with not much low speed compression but then quite firm on the high speed – something i can do with the rc2’s. not something you can do with a modern RLC or CTD without some serious internal messing?
There are also a doddle to strip and rebuild, i can have the full fork, cartride stripped cleaned, oiled n bled up in less than an hourPosted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
I like mine 2nd hand so they’re not stupidly expensive and serviced by me so I can lavish care and attention on them every other mile as dictated by the service intervals.
Given that these forks are the best on the market
Is quite a big assumption isn’t it?Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
If they came speccd on a new bike I wouldnt mind (although Dirt have been really slagging off 2013 and to a lesser extent 2014s)
but theres no way Id pay full RRP on them absolute rip off, did everyone in the shop pay full price?
Ive got some 2006 RLC floats still going strong but they have required a lot of maintenence and the stanchions are looking somewhat battered
but ive also got some 2010 marzocchi RC3tis and they are waaay better,
my 2007 marzocchi 66 rc2s are also pretty darn amazing, and Ive only had to change the seals once and after dh races, uplifts, megavalanches weeks in the alps they look and perform much better than the fox ones
not ridden the newer fox stuff but Id take marzocchi or RS over them every time for price and reliability
out of 70 fox forx that Mojo sell only 2 of them are less than 700 quid
(I like fox rear shocks tho)Posted 4 years ago
I always recommend fox forks to all my clients, it also teaches them to learn how to maintain their forks, this is good practice especially when they take my stage two course which consists of alpine riding where being caught out by failing forks can be costly, a good service every 15 hours is essential and not very hard to do, quick seal check/clean and a change of oil really shouldn’t be hard to do for a premium fork, I show riders how they can complete this task in less than 15mins. 🙂Posted 4 years agoboxxer7Member
Having owned a set of 36 Float with kashima and most recently a pair of 34 Talas that were fitted to the bike I bought, I cant stand fox forks, both forks suffered from the same problems, wallowy under breaking not enough small bump give and never used all their travel.
TBH I dont think I would ever stump up for a new set! you dont even get a shock pump FGS!!
Last set of 55 Rc3 Ti were fantastic shame they were 170mm or i would probably still have them. Just got my hands on a new set of Pikes which so far are fantastic they seem to be the perfect fork so far, time will tell.
That said the Fox float CTD on the rear is great!Posted 4 years agobikeindMember
Both positive and non here
No problems ever with mine as I always look after them by regular services
And I seem to be getting a but if grief for the 650b scenario but come on!!
We work in bike shops so yes cheaper but also our wages are not that great !!!
Loving my 34’s on the 29erPosted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
OP I would ask you to try harder But I doubt you can
a good service every 15 hours is essential and not very hard to do
Dont care how quick I can do it how shitty is the product that you cannot last more than 15 hours without replacing all the oilPosted 4 years ago
What do you do in a 24 hour race?officialtobMember
Dont care how quick I can do it how shitty is the product that you cannot last more than 15 hours without replacing all the oil
You pay for a ‘premium’ product, and have to spend half your life servicing them… I don’t think so!
FWIW, I’ve had a set of Bombers since 2002…and they haven’t had a single service. Granted they are probably knackered inside now, but they still perform adequately enough for me. Just.Posted 4 years agoChunkyMTBMember
bikeind – Member
Yes ohhh yes today a customer came in to my shop and after a chat and me doing my usual sales pitch referred to me as a typical LBS owner with refrence to being a snob and walked out!
Typical is it ?
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Customer’s are sometimes right….Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
I thought the 2012 Float RL Evolution jobs that came on my Trance were OK. Nothing sparkling, but they did the job and never let me down. The 2013 CTD Evolution forks that I had on a demo bike on the other hand were truly awful. In trail mode they made my wrists ache but descend was unusable. Even a mincer like me could blow through the travel without trying (with 25% sag). Funnily enough I’m still considering a bike with 2013 CTD forks at the moment, but only because they are the Factory Kashima version (with trail adjust) and Simon at LoCo tells me he can upgrade the damper to the 2014 version.
Best forks I’ve tried (which admittedly isn’t many) are the Dual Air Rev RCT3s fitted to my FF29.Posted 4 years agoscottalejMember
‘Given that these forks are the best on the market’
According to who? Even pro Fox MBR have been complaining about the latest offerings. Choose between supple and excessive fork dive or harsh ride and restricted travel. Worn CSU’s seem to be a common complaint. 32mm versions are flexy compared to the competition. No reliability testing appears to be done by Fox, it’s left to the customer and the service centres to sort out under warranty.
‘Which forks are you running on your bikes?’Posted 4 years ago
Rockshox. Minimal maintenence. Fantastic reliability. Well over 2000 miles with nothing but lower oil changes. Never had a leak, never changed a seal.
Unfortunately my Trek Rumblefish 29er came with a F120 RLC. It’s been to Mojo 3 times and still doesn’t perform as well as my older Revelation forks.chivesMember
2011 120mm Rockshox SIDs (easy to service and light) and ’07 32mm Fox Talas (new ‘old stock’ in 2012) that are about to be experimented with – I’m going to try a significantly lower pressure in the IFP chamber in the hope the increase in main chamber volume will prop up the fork in the mid-stroke.
SIDs been serviced twice in 2500 miles, Talas at 700 miles, (re-sprayed and new SKF seals).
Wouldn’t have bought the Talas unless they’d been at the price they were (less than £200 delivered – ex OEM).Posted 4 years ago
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‘Given that these forks are the best on the market’
According to who?
A very obvious troll who seems to be lobbing in stuff when he’s bored of selling come alive 650b’s to everyone. Seriously you can hear the bridge echo in the post.Posted 4 years ago
Euro- because I too believe in a great product that works well, but far too many riders are too lazy to take the time to service them which is only a 15 min job done right, this is something I teach in one of my courses, you’d be surprised how many people say “if only i’d have known how easy it was” done properly fox forks are the most reliable out there.Posted 4 years ago
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