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    Default Re: Fork Decisions: RockShox Ultimate Thoughts?

    My Fox 34 120 came in yesterday...new graphics are nice! Hopefully it’s dry enough in the next day or two to try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamu8104 View Post
    My Fox 34 120 came in yesterday...new graphics are nice! Hopefully it’s dry enough in the next day or two to try it out.
    Sounds like it calls for hot laps at Peddlers Pass.
     

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    Was able to get in a quick ride on the SATN this morning. The Santa Cruz Blur feels so much more natural with the 120 fork, handling felt crisper and easier to drive through shifting body weight. The prior Fox 32SC 100 felt like the front of the bike couldn’t keep up with the 100mm travel in the rear, especially after adding needle bearings to the rear. Now with the 120, the front and rear are much more in sync. Very happy with the fork and offset decision!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    Sounds like it calls for hot laps at Peddlers Pass.

    I haven’t ridden Peddlers Pass since it’s the opposite side of town, might have to get up there and check it out.
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    Default Re: Fork Decisions: RockShox Ultimate Thoughts?

    The new SID is a really nice fork.

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    Default Re: Fork Decisions: RockShox Ultimate Thoughts?

    Cause pictures are fun....

    Untitled by Nathan Harding, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamu8104 View Post
    Cause pictures are fun....

    Untitled by Nathan Harding, on Flickr
    @Tamu8104 Seeing that has me looking at a Highball in the new ember color. Would want to run a 120 fork to slack the HT angle a bit and prefer Shimano drivetrain (vs the SRAM xo/100 stock build). That's a long way of getting to are you still finding the 44 rake to handle fast enough on twisty track? Not a lot of vertical here but plenty of very snaking tight single track. Reading indicates a 2.4 tire clearance. Looking at a lightweight hardtail as a foil to the Coconino 27.5 plush setup. Maybe it's a dumb idea but keeping the old weightweenie racer gal "retired" is hard.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    @Tamu8104 Seeing that has me looking at a Highball in the new ember color. Would want to run a 120 fork to slack the HT angle a bit and prefer Shimano drivetrain (vs the SRAM xo/100 stock build). That's a long way of getting to are you still finding the 44 rake to handle fast enough on twisty track? Not a lot of vertical here but plenty of very snaking tight single track. Reading indicates a 2.4 tire clearance. Looking at a lightweight hardtail as a foil to the Coconino 27.5 plush setup. Maybe it's a dumb idea but keeping the old weightweenie racer gal "retired" is hard.
    On the Blur, the 44 rake has been fine for our trails. I actually put it through the test today on some of the tighter trails. It may be a bit more work, especially since I prefer a narrower bar, but it drives with body weight well. I almost went with the 51 but now wonder if it would have been overly prone to “flopping” in tight corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamu8104 View Post
    On the Blur, the 44 rake has been fine for our trails. I actually put it through the test today on some of the tighter trails. It may be a bit more work, especially since I prefer a narrower bar, but it drives with body weight well. I almost went with the 51 but now wonder if it would have been overly prone to “flopping” in tight corners.
    Thanks!
     

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    Default Re: Fork Decisions: RockShox Ultimate Thoughts?

    Sid Ultimate vs -Select worth the difference if not racing?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    Sid Ultimate vs -Select worth the difference if not racing?
    Mainly weight, if I understand correctly. RockShox SID Select+ is listed as 1703g. RockShox SID Ultimate is listed as 1537g. I expect the damping to be different too, but I haven't seen any comparisons yet.

    SRAM is delayed in shipping the SID Ultimate so I've been riding my Epic EVO as it came. And will be upgrading later in the month, I expect. Will report back on weight difference and ride characteristics.

    Should be noted, there seem to be some teething pains on the launch. Too soon to know if it's is a widespread issue.
     

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    Default Re: Fork Decisions: RockShox Ultimate Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    ...I've been riding my Epic EVO as it came...
    How is it?! Feedback and photos appreciated ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbornia View Post
    How is it?! Feedback and photos appreciated ;-)
    I only have a few two hour rides, but initial impressions are very good. For reference, I was riding in Bentonville at Slaughter Pen Phase 3, and at Hobbs State Park. Felt WAY more responsive than my Trek Remedy, but that should not be a surprise consider it's a 160mm front end. That said, I never felt like I was "under suspended", the lightweight felt great, and the geometry feels spot on. Took a ride to sort out the initial suspension settings. More to come as I get in more rides.
     

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