Wake up call for Fox?
Wouldn’t go so far as saying wake up call.
My experience with the Fox CTD 29er forks on my hardtail are good enough – trail setting works nicely, well damped. Climb is fine for road sections as its a total lockout. Descend is totally under damped so I don’t use it.
By comparison, my Maguras dive horribly so end up wound down a lot. DT Swiss are very good but keep blowing oil through the seals. Lyrik 2 step are were the best fork I’ve run all round.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
They’ll just do what they always do- sell a flawed product for a bit for a silly price, then launch a new product which fixes the flaws, and turn it into a selling point.
(fork legs wearing? Buy new coating! 32s too flexy? Invent 34s!)
fizzicist – Member
Lyrik 2 step are were the best fork I’ve run all round.
Jesus. Really? Mine exploded before i even got them fitted When I phoned I got as far as saying “I’ve got these 2-steps and” before the chap was giving me the price for a coil conversion.Posted 4 years agoobelixMember
Next bike I’ll be getting X-Fusion, even though Fox is in my price range. Their functionality is bloody good, at a fraction of the price. I think Fox (and others) have identified a market that is willing to pay far more than the goods are worth, and are laughing all the way to the bank. So I guess it’s some sort of principle thing.Posted 4 years agotom.nashSubscriber
Thought I would do some market research; my current Fox forks have high and low speed compression damping which I really like. I need new forks, wanted similar but everything has CTD which I dislike (having ridden several different CTD forks), no plans to change for 2014 so X-Fusion it is…
Thought a straw poll on ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ for CTD would be interesting……Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
I’m not really a fan of Fox but I got on fine with their RLC damper. Tried the CTD damper and didn’t get on with it at all. In D mode it just blew through the travel with no mid stroke support and in T mode it was too stiff with no small bump compliance. I’m told the CTD Adjust would work a bit better but the ridiculous price puts me off.
I’m also annoyed at Rock Shox for getting rid of the dual air spring too!!!Posted 4 years agooliverd1981Member
I think the theory is simple – the more letters a fork has after it’s name – the more trouble it is going to be. The best bet is to get the simplest fork that suits your budget and travel / weight requirements and send it straight off to the tuners to have the spring weight, oil volume / viscosity and shim stack set up to suit your weight and riding style. This will result in a far better fork than any amount of acronyms the manufacturer can add and will probably be cheaper to boot.Posted 4 years ago
Wait and see what the revisions to the 2014 fox CTD units is like before you discount them.Posted 4 years ago
Pikes and Revs for 2014 that I have had in have the black coating on the legs, which they don’t quote at being ‘slippier’ however I doubt they will have just put the coating on for no reason, just not claiming it, the seals are lower friction and black (or murda’d out if you like too) 😉mindmap3Member
Not a fan of CTD forks or shocks; had them fitted to a demo bike and thought they were a bit poo really. Not enough support, especially in the forks that were too eager to use their travel. I’m a big fan of the older forks though and I love my Vanilla RC2’s which are still going strong.
When my 36’s die they’ll be swapped for X Gusion or sine second hand BOS forks. RS, Fox and Marzocchi are all charging way too much money for forks. X Fusion have proved that you can produce a good fork for a lot less than what we’re paying at the mo.Posted 4 years agoI_AcheMember
seavers – Member
NW….I was going to go for the dual position Lyrik…I know the 2 steps had issues but how about the Lyrik RC2L Dual Position Air? Reviews seem pretty good.
My Lyrik DPAs are fantastic. I blew two 2-Step cartridges so fishers put the DPA in for me. The spring is so much better than 2-Step, its much much smoother and therefore more supple over trail chatter. I think it has a much larger air chamber than the 2-Step which is why it feels so much better. The actual DPA action has never failed me either.Posted 4 years ago
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