- Which fork for a Soul?
OK, this is hypothetical ATM.
I’m currently running a 2005/6? Fox Vanilla 130. But I’m wondering what would be a suitable replacement, with a decent performance upgrade. I quite like the idea of air, as I can’t be arsed with changing springs and I’m anticipating some not insignificant weight loss over the next 12 months.
Budget no object*. However, I cannot and will not put white forks on my bike. Looks wrong with the orange frame IMO. 😉
*For the purposes of this discussion. 😉Posted 6 years agometalheartSubscriber
I’ve run a van 125 on mine before now.
Put on 454 air pikes (which I felt were too stiff for the frame), 09 TALAS (the 3stage ones) and currently got pre kashmina F120’s 15qr’s on. I think the F120’s are the best out of them.
I’d be tempted to get adjustable forks and find out what travel you prefer (I’m not 100% sold that its better at 120 than 100 but I’m ‘perservering’). Once you know that, go for the best fork you can afford at that travel.
Just my 2p worth like.Posted 6 years agonixieSubscriber
Had 130mm Pace RC40’s, 140mm pikes and now 120mm rebas on mine. Pikes were great going down but too tall for up (could ride up with them but felt like the front was too light). Rebas feel perfect, not too twitchy but also not slack. The bikes climbs much better like this but still feels great going down. The paces are quite a short fork so were very much like the rebas, but not quite so controlled.Posted 6 years agomattjgSubscriber
Revelations (second hand from here, I think they’re 2007), adjustable travel 100-130mm, I’m currently running at 100 but will be playing about with that. Surrey Hills XC/singletrack. I reckon that’s the perfect range of travel for me, I’ll use the lower end much more than I would 130-140mm.Posted 6 years agoZukemonsterMember
I run DT swiss XCM 130s on mine. Super plush travel and an easy push button to use launch control down to 110mm for the climbs / singletrack.
A bit expensive, wouldn’t get them at full price, but last years model always seem to be around for less than half price…
z.Posted 6 years agotonydMember
Started with Revs and settled on 120mm as the best amount of travel for me, then picked up some XMC 130s from the classifieds here. Lovely fork and would recommend if you can get one at a reasonable price. I think the later models are 120 or 140, 120mm would be my choice probably with a bolt through (I have QR).Posted 6 years ago
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