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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by fos'l, Jan 7, 2021.



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  1. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    Wife procured as a Christmas present, and one of very few forks AFAICT for 26" systems. Installation was rudimentary, good looking if you're fond of black, inexpensive and functioned well on B* last night. Seems like a good option for skill-challenged riders like me.
     
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  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Post a photo of the bike!

    I have a Fox Talas 32 140mm with tapered steerer, mounted on a broken frame, with very little potential for future use unless I procure another 26" bike frame with tapered head tube. I already have three in-tact 26" frames, none of which would be good candidates for the fork.
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    :Roflmao:Roflmao

    @fos'l doesnt have anything with a tapered head tube. Bob is old school.
     
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  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    My [wife's] hardtail and my [nephew's] mighty Giant have straight steerers and are still in the rotation. My 26" Fox Talas 140 with tapered steerer is too advanced or too short for any not-broken bike I currently own. Any old-school equipment in my garage exists because it's already paid for.
     
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  5. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    And old.
     
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  6. Grego

    Grego iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    One of the most plush forks for a 100mm xc 26r. No dialing for compression damping but you can but you can achieve some just before lockout. Scary internals as all your weight rides on a plastic air spring shaft. Served me well however, no problems.
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  7. Grego

    Grego iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Are you referring to your Giant AC that has a 2" wide headtube? Can easily fit a tapered into it.:confused:

    edit: or is it a straight 1.5" HT? still...
     
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  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Hmmm...I did some research and find I would need an external lower bearing, which would raise the head tube 7-10mm and therefore offset the difference in the shorter fork travel. Good to know there is potential for compatibility for the Fox Talas 140.
     
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  9. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    CHSP today (ranger station up southridge to four corners and back, then around Scully); the fork seemed really good. thumbnail (6).jpeg
     
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  10. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    Still functioning "perfectly" (for me) and soon to be joined by a 29" brother (impending birthday), as I put my Niner scandium back in service.
     



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