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Fox Racing Shox 36 Talas 160 RC2 Fit Fork

Average User Rating: (Very Good)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Great at speed..weird travel adjuster”

The Good: The high speed and low speed compression adjustment works wonders. Got mine with the low speed almost closed and the high speed at 3/4 from full open and it's great! It will fail a "parking lot" test though.

The Bad: My rebound is 2 cliks from full closed position and it works fine, but it's the first fork I've had that needs the rebound to be this closed to fully closed to work. The travel adjustment isn't very reliable. SOmetimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Compression adjustments seem to change when droping the travel.

Overall Review: Great fork! The Talas system doesn't really need to be there since it doesn't really work. Otherwise at full travel it is great! The axle system is awesome, imo better than maxle and the chassis is super stiff. Got it on a Commencal Meta6 and a a Transition Covert.

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“not going to bother again”

The Good: plush, great for all mountain and some DH. they were night and day difference between my old 66's ..

The Bad: the adjustment between travel settings is unreliable

Overall Review: mine was a 2008 so i'm not sure how they are now but, i sent these back to fox 5 times within the 2 years.. the very last time it was out of warranty so i paid for a full rebuild, got them back and still, problems .. this time the Rebound knob is weeping like crazy. i'm going to be really really honest, i actully like how the fork performs but thats if it ever really worked.. i can't believe how bad it was.

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“Downhill is pushing it...”

The Good: Great weight, great adjustibility, super stiff, Low speed damping great

The Bad: High speed damping can get overwhelmed(DH) when pushed...but it is an air spring. The FIT system should improve that

Overall Review: This fork has worked great for me, I've had it on a Wildcard which I used for trail, DJ and DH. I've carried it over to my Santa Cruz Blur LTCarbon. The 3 settings (100,130,160mm) make it a great investment for a carry over to your next bike. The travel setting tended to wander during the heat of battle at Blue Mountain in Ontario...not a gnarly hill.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill
Travel TALAS travel adjust (160-120mm)
Spring Type Air
Damping FIT Damper
External Adjustments Low speed compression, High speed compression, Air spring pressure, Rebound, TALAS travel adjust
Crown
Axle 20mm quick release thru-axle
Brake Mounts Post-style disc mounts
Steer Tube Diameter 1 1/8 or Tapered
Steer Tube Construction Aluminum
Stanchion Diameter 36mm
Colors Titanium
Weight

4 lb 15.4 oz (2.3 kg)

Miscellaneous
Price $1050.00
More Info Fox Racing Shox website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry