What Forks? (Light Freeride)

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  • GNARGNAR
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    Coil totems are the king of the hill for long travel single crowns. Don’t think there is a travel adjust version of them though.

    sofatester
    Member

    When you say “light Freeride” you mean cross country with cake stops don’t you?

    Steveo
    Member

    I meant light as in weight. I will want to feel confident riding the fork off reasonably high drops / jumps, say in the region of 7′. I want to use this bike for everything I do, which does include some trail riding but mostly jumps, shore, dh and general fr.

    sofatester
    Member

    But still, there must be room for some cake in all that hardcore stoke inducing radness? 😀

    Zocchi Z1 freeride lites would seem to to fit the bill for light freeride

    “Light” freeride as opposed to “Dark” freeride which you do at night.With lights.Which is kind of ironic.

    moon on a stick i reckon

    everyone I know who has tried light forks for some of the more hefty riding has ended up breaking them. freeride requires springs, big heavy ones and not too much fancy gubbins. totem coil probably about as light as you’ll get

    66 RC2 ETA probably is the only one i can think of with coil+travel adjust

    mikey74
    Member

    I guess Fox 36 Talas are the best light adjustable ones at the moment, although I have coil u-turn Lyriks and love them.

    Steveo
    Member

    yeah, thought it might have been a bit ‘moon on a stick’ but I was just hoping.
    Saves me a few quid at least.
    Cheers

    Steveo
    Member

    I’m a couple of years out of date with what forks are available these days.
    I’m looking for a pair of light single crown forks that have about 7″ (170-180mm) of travel.
    I also want them to have on-the-fly height reduction adjustability like Marz old ETA or the Fox Talas systems.
    I currently have a pair of 07 Talas and although they are ok, I was wondering if there was anything better out there.
    Looking to build that mythical ‘one bike does all’.
    Thanks

    simonm
    Member

    you need to buy my Talas 36s Steveo 🙂

    walleater
    Member

    You can do 7ft drops on a rigid fork with the right tranny. Totems / 66s would be overkill unless you are hitting rough DH runs.

    If what you want is a fork that will be not too OTT for long XC rides but stiff / strong enough for a trip to Chicksands or the like I’d stick with a Lyrik or 36. I’m living in the sickest, largest E-pen!s waving biking area in the world and only have a Pike this year.

    what Walleater said. except I’d look at an ’09 Marzocchi 55 too – apparently they’ve managed to sort out their problems…

    yeah but walleaters real name is wallflower

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