- Help! My Fox Floats need new everything – better to repair or replace?
Sent off my ageing Fox Float F100 RL 32 forks and Mojo say one stanchion is so bad they need to replace the whole top everything and this will cost me £306 all told, while equivalent forks new would be £800. Ouch.
Is it worth paying the £300 or should I find some second-hand replacements – or trawl the Internet for some cheaper new replacements – there seem to be a lot (out of stock) reduced from £800 to £350ish.
Thanks for any advice!Posted 4 years agoDezBSubscriber
Have you looked here – http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/psa-fox-forx-half-pricePosted 4 years agoFinSubscriber
Depends on the cond of the rest of it I suppose and if you are happy with the performance
£306 is a lot – but they should come back like new and last the same amount of time again, or longer if you get them serviced regularly, when a big bit goes it usually makes me think about a new bikePosted 4 years agocampfreddieMember
I just paid £125 posted for a pair of secondhand F100 RL 32’s… Non-tapered, decent steerer length, qr axle, white, freshly serviced, unmarked stanchions and very few marks on the lowers.
Sure, I took the risk that they would be as described, but I’m pretty chuffed with them. They’ve just gone on to my OnOne Titanium project build.Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
300 notes to make them like new? Difficult one really. To replace, like you said is £800, ouch!!!!, which is a lot of money for delicate forks. The service intervals are not very long TBH.
Does a £400 fork perform as well? I know my RS Revs are as good as the Talas I had before. And don’t need the time and attention.Posted 4 years ago
FWIW I’d be swapping my brand allegiance to Rockshox. There’s no way in a million years I’d fork out (excuse me) £306 to revive a set of Fox forks when you could source a set of Rebas from Merlin for approximately the same price.
I’ve had 32mm Rockshox forks for nearly eight years now…they’re a doddle to service, they’re easy to use and I’ve never had stanchion wear.Posted 4 years ago
Ha! In my defence the forks only came off while I spend the winter riding rigid singlespeed, is that STW enough for you? 🙂
But no, I don’t need £800 forks. I certainly can’t afford any. I think I paid £200 for these ones two years ago. But I do race XC and endurance regularly at a reasonable level so I could do with some half-decent forks that actually work rather than just add weight and take the occasional big hit.
I just wondered whether spending £300 would get me the equivalent of new £800 forks. But it looks like I’ll be delving into the lucky dip of the second-hand market once again 🙁Posted 4 years agoadshSubscriber
No way will Rebas be as good as a set of tuned foxs (I know I have some and they are precisely weight adding big hit savers) Maybe once they’ve been serviced and set up but thats an extra £110 which reduces the differential plus what will you get for a set of honestly described shagged Fox forks?Posted 4 years ago
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