Lookin for a all around fork

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  1. downhiller2010

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    So Im in the market for a new fork. I previously had a Nixon comp and it was a piece of junk! These are the two forks I have it narrowed down too.
    Pike Coil
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=13003
    Domain 318
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=13003
    Im leaning toard the Pike but my concern with it is how will going from a 160mm fork to a 140mm fork affect the geometry on this bike?
    http://www.fujibikes.com/2005/bikes.asp?id=30

    I am a light rider I only way around 150. My riding style is light freerideing so I am gunna huck some stuff but I ride urban and the occasional xc also so this fork has to be able to handle it all. I like the fact that the Pike only ways 5 pounds. I have ridden the Pike and it seems like a great fork. Any knowledge is appreciated.
     
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  2. skatetokil

    skatetokil Turbo Monkey

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    I'd look at a used 36 talas. Not sure if it's quite short enough at 100mm for really trialsy street, but it would be my competition with the pike.
     
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  3. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I've seen a few pikes explode without much prompting. The Domains look pretty solid, but I haven't yet gathered enough courage to buy anything but marzocchi.
     
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  4. BrooklynMachine

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    X2 on the marzocchi. Take a look at the new 55 series and you might find something as light and a little burlier than the options you have listed.
     
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  5. disasterarea

    disasterarea Monkey

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    Looking for a new fork also and at the moment the talas 36. Is there such a difference between the R and the RC2 to justify the price difference? Do I really need the bells and whistles of the RC2 version or will the R work fine? Thanks. My last fork was a Pike U turn coil. Good fork and has held up well to my bad skills until recently. Just wanted to try something new otherwise would just go for another Pike. Thanks.
     
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  6. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Unlike my experience with Rockshox the knobs on the Fox actually do something. So yes, if you like to dial ride characteristics perfectly get the extra tuning on the 36. I really like the high/low speed compression adjustment on mine. It's truly what makes it an "all around" fork.
     
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  7. skatetokil

    skatetokil Turbo Monkey

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    On the 55 with ATA, I've heard that you can safely get it lower than the claimed height. Anybody confirm or deny?
     
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  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Yes. Get the RC2. The Talas R is pretty unimpressive. It takes some fiddling with the compression to get it right.


    To the OP: Your Nixon is 145mm of travel, and has a fairly short a-c for its travel. I'd get the Pike, and keep things consistent. The Domain is going to be long and heavy for that bike.
     
  9. ESPI!

    ESPI! Chimp

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    Get a Pike. Its sturdy, light and easy to service. And yes believe it or not all those knobs do stuff, some of the adjustments Rockshox motion control dampers provide you with are very unique and useful, and their travel adjustment whether air or coil is super reliable, unlike every TALAS fork I've seen thats failed. The 36 is a great fork, but if you go that route do youself a favor and get a non TALAS fork. You can still adjust the travel down if you want, and it'll be cheaper and more reliable.