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    Default XC forks

    May have a need for another 100mm fork soon. I have a nice line on both an MRP Loop SL and a Fox 32 step cast at solid and comparable prices. I am guessing the Fox is a no-brainer. Either would go on the same XC bike, 100mm travel, same trails (mix of old school singletrack and smooth new pumptrack type trails), under the same dude (who is 6'2" 200lbs).

    Should I consider the MRP or go Fox SC?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by zambenini View Post
    and a Fox 32 step cast
    These are so nice in person = when you have one in hand it's amazing what they weigh.

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    I've love Fox to make the 32SC with a straight steerer. Have an old ti frame that is begging for one. Fox SC forks rule.
     

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    Default Re: XC forks

    How durable is the Kashima coating over 5+ years assuming one takes good care of equipment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbornia View Post
    How durable is the Kashima coating over 5+ years assuming one takes good care of equipment?
    I'm on year 8...not the heaviest of use the last 2-3 years. But, it's a non-issue for me.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britishbane View Post
    I'm on year 8...not the heaviest of use the last 2-3 years. But, it's a non-issue for me.
    just wipe it down after every ride...never had a problem
     

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    Default Re: XC forks

    Cane Creek Helm. Yeah, yeah, xc and all... but it's a great fork and gets down to 100mm.
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    Another solid +++ on the Helm.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    I've love Fox to make the 32SC with a straight steerer. Have an old ti frame that is begging for one. Fox SC forks rule.
    You can get 1.125" steerers brand new from the factory = check out the fork builder page

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbornia View Post
    How durable is the Kashima coating over 5+ years assuming one takes good care of equipment?
    Oh, man.....we have them in-house way older then that and they have been run hard and NEVER cleaned

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    Oh, man.....we have them in-house way older then that and they have been run hard and NEVER cleaned

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    I'm supposed to clean my fork? I bottomed it out a few times on Sunday on a really dusty trail near Lake Havasu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I'm supposed to clean my fork? I bottomed it out a few times on Sunday on a really dusty trail near Lake Havasu.
    You know those young plastic blocks that came in the goody bag?

    Put those in - it'll ramp up the air spring towards the end of the travel


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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal-creative View Post
    Cane Creek Helm. Yeah, yeah, xc and all... but it's a great fork and gets down to 100mm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Another solid +++ on the Helm.
    My dudes. That thing weighs like a pound more than a Fox. I am sure it's nice but it's spensive too.

    Wait, everybody. I have a Kashima Fox. I am looking at a Fox SC that's NOT Kashima. Is it not as good as my current fork?? Still worth it?

    It is black which is a plus.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    You know those young plastic blocks that came in the goody bag?

    Put those in - it'll ramp up the air spring towards the end of the travel


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    I'll look at that this weekend. Last Sunday I nosed bike over into a really steep drop in with an even steeper climb out on the other side. Wheelbase and fork just didn't let it happen. I hit the incline, compressed the fork and felt the back end coming up, then the fork rebounded and the bike and I were airborne going backwards. Couldn't do that again if I tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    Couldn't do that again if I tried.
    Good - don't !!!

    That breaks bikes


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