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New 5.Spot needs fork: RS or Fox?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by sunny, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. sunny

    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

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    Hi Guys,

    Bad news: My old Turner RFX was stolen.

    Good news: Insurance is covering a replacement bike, and I'm getting a 5.Spot.

    Question: Should I go with the stock Fox 32 Float 150 or request a RockShox Revolution something?
    What is the best choice in terms of least maintenance required and overall rider satisfaction? I've been out of the bike shop for a few years and no longer have such an informed opinion of my own.

    Thank you for any input.

    Best,
    Sunny
     
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  2. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    can't give 100% total applicable advice... but i have an '08ish revelation dual air (that i swapped pike lowers onto so i could run a 20mm axle). but overall i'm very pleased with it, and i don't treat it gently. i service it once a year at least, twice if i'm putting a lot of saddle time on it.

    sucks your bike got jacked, but thank goodness for insurance!
     
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  3. StiHacka

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  4. Nick

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    Hi Sunny,

    1st: thieves suck. Sorry about your bike. :disgust:

    I finally retired my '02 RFX and switched to a 5.Spot last year. Super happy with mine in every way.
    I have a Fox Talas 36 on mine. Fox performance/feel is excellent IMO, and dropping the lowers to clean and lube is a quick 1-2 beer process and it's the only regular maintenance you'll need to do. (assuming you'd check/service the damper oil once a yr. or so)
     
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