- which 160mm forks for….
…My new rocket.
Its got the FOX CTD shock on it, should I match it to the fox 34 160, 36 160, or Lyrik RC2DH I’d rather get the Lyrik RC2DH cos its £150 cheaper… Will any of those feel much the same? servicing costs seem to be about the same.
Can anyone confirm if a Marz 55 evo Ti can be lowered to 160?
Thanks.Posted 5 years ago
Having used Lyriks, Deville’s & 36’s they are all much of a muchness. All feel slightly different, but no better or worse.
I prefer a fork with a 20mm axle, for ease of swapping between our bikes. I can cope with the extra 100g of the 36 over the 34 as well 🙂
55’s can’t be lowered.Posted 5 years ago
passtherizla – Member
Most probably the lyriks, are people still thinking the coil is the way to go? There seem to be 3 options, dual air, solo air or coil.
The lyrik air spring is actually very good, and surprisingly coiley- I guess because it’s so big? So it’ll depend what you really want from the bike.
I say coil, because my Lyriks really are like little Boxxers, and they’re fitted to what is much like a little downhill bike. But air is a perfectly good option and not everyone wants a little Boxxer.Posted 5 years ago
the bike will be built 1×10, pro2 evo on 521’s, reverb, zee drivetrain, gonna use my formula RX brakes for now… it will not be my only bike, but will get ridden round trail centres, and am planning on doing a few uplifts… I have spare 2×10 drivetrain for Scotland 🙂Posted 5 years ago
So I’ve been doing some soul searching..
If I was prepared to take the weight penalty of the Marzocchi it seemed sensible to look at the comparable coil forks from the other guys…
Rockshox lyrik coil is a little lighter than the marz, so thought that was the best option, I decided to have a look to see if i could buy one form any where… can I heck. Will email loco.
anyone know what the fox van 160 rc2 fit is like?Posted 5 years agojoelm76Subscriber
lyrik coils are great, I’ve broken two sets of revelations now through normal trail riding (and arguably poor servicing on one set…) on a blur lt, nothing beats the reliability and feel of coil. Marzocchi 55’s seem good too. Bos are probably better, but way too much money. Reading your requirements carefully I reckon lyrik coils or 55’s.Posted 5 years agoI_AcheMember
Are the Lyrik coils uturn? I don’t think the standard coils can be internally adjusted from 170mm. Plus there is always the problem with getting the right weight spring.
My DPA Lyriks feel much smoother than my coil Pikes.
Why not have Tom’s 55s off him for £300? Bit heavier than lyriks mind but they are supposed to be great forks.Posted 5 years ago
Been having a good look and from a availability stand I’ll probably have to go for the RC2DH solo air, I’ve had a play briefly with a similar fork and it felt nice enough, certainly nicer and stiffer than the 32 float I was comparing it to… excellent price too, can pick some up for less than £700 brand new 2013 model from several places.Posted 5 years agomildredMember
Bos Deville. I took a risk and bought my second set from Germany – glad I did; I know its fairly subjective but in my opinion they perform so much better than the other forks I’ve tried. The only other fork I liked were the RC3ti Marzocchi – hardly anything to choose between them and the BOS when caning it, but I just preferred the more supportive feel of the BOS at normal trail speeds.
I’ve had 2 sets of BOS now and had no problems whatsoever so the warranty issue hasn’t come into it. With regard service Jtech will tackle them, Surf Sales look a good option once trained up, mad Elk in Ireland do them, and if all else fails I can get them to France.Posted 5 years ago
They’ve just got a new distributor in the UK in the form of Surf Sales so that point is no longer valid.
Until the next time, and the next time, etc.
Even when they had a distributor if you had a problem, there was a large element of luck if they had the bits in to fix, or you were in for a long wait.
Apart from they arn’t an better than the other top end options.Posted 5 years ago
looking at the BOS stuff, it describes itself as Opened bath, I thought the other guys had gone away from this system in favor of isolated technologies? to stop the air and oil mixing… Also I can find a fox 36 160 rc2 fit for £100 less than the BOS.
I’m not quite sure about the FOX 34 CTD, only thing gong for it as I can see if that its £10 cheaper that the 36, I’m sure the 36 is a nicer feeling fork.Posted 5 years ago
passtherizla – Member
looking at the BOS stuff, it describes itself as Opened bath, I thought the other guys had gone away from this system in favor of isolated technologies?
Nope. Fox use isolated (FIT) on a lot of their forks but not all. Marzocchi use it and you can’t fault an RC3 Evo really. Not sure of the others.Posted 5 years agoBrickManMember
serving cost is REALLY worth looking into properly.
Can’t speak for rockshox, but most LBS can do oil/seal service for about £50Posted 5 years ago
fox we do for about £40 for oil & seal, but ifyou need bushs or anything else weird done then off to mojo and with bushs you won’t see change from £150.
Marzocchi, windwave do themselvs for like £65 inc bushs I think it is, maybe £80 inc the return postage which is hella cheap IMO.neallymanMember
Somebody on here recently made an excellent comment on Bos stuff, alongoing the lines of ” is the 2-3% increase in performance really worth the extra hassle of ownership, associated problems, uncertainty etc”
Have to say I hadn’t looked at it like that but thought it was a good point well made!
As for forks, pick the ones that look sexiest, float your boat etc…cause the small difference in ride characteristics between them all isn’t worth getting excited about. Seriously.Posted 5 years ago
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