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October 3rd, 2008, 04:35 PM
i'm looking to setup my intense to do some freeridin. i was thinking about buying a fox 36. just wondering if anyone had any feedback or suggestions of something else if they dont like fox.
October 6th, 2008, 10:20 AM
I've had problems with fox seals over the years. They just seem to go to quick on me.. That said, I highly recommend the Pike 454. It's a great all around fork.
October 6th, 2008, 01:51 PM
I have the fox 36 Float. Feels great when working. I have had issues w/ the rebound. Pretty much everyone in my group has a 36 but w/ coil/oil and they have had no issues.
I will be buying a 36 again but this time the coil/oil version.
Also depends on your bike and how much travel it can accomadate. If its less travel than the 36 then I would go w/ the pike.
I have a 07 manitou single crown 150 for sale as well. Awsome fork but just dont need it. Bought it as a back but just never really used it. let it go for $200....end plug!
October 6th, 2008, 04:49 PM
October 6th, 2008, 07:30 PM
i have a 2001 intense uzzi sl. awesome bike just want a little more fork travel.
October 6th, 2008, 08:34 PM
The Fox 36 series could be a good fork choice for that bike. As you probably know, they have 3 versions, the Vanilla (coil/oil), the Float (air/oil), and the Talas (air/oil and travel adjustable). Without knowing your weight, where you ride, how you ride, and what you consider 'freeriding', I'd have to caution you on using your SL for this purpose. It simply wasn't made to handle real rough riding, especially the chainstays. They will crack if you plan on doing drops and jumps.
If you just wanted to spice up your SL with a fresh new fork and ride it on technical terrain without having the tires leave the ground much then I'd go for it. But I've seen so many of those frames snap at the head tube and chainstays, I just think you'd be setting it up to get destroyed quickly.
An alternative would be to look for a used FR bike. A decent one will set you back within a couple of hundred dollars as a new 36.
October 13th, 2008, 02:33 PM
I've got an 09 Fox 36 Talas. All the bells and whistles. Brand new in box. Waaay below retail.
email me if you're interested.
October 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM
I've been riding a Rock Shox Pike on my Transition Preston for the last few years and have been very happy with it. Its a great fork for aggressive trail riding and lighter freeriding. Honestly, I have never ridden a smoother, more plush fork.
If you want to go with more travel, try the Lyric. I rode one on my friend's bike a few weeks ago and it just feels bottomless. It has a lot of the same qualities of the Pike, just with more travel.
I've been really impressed with Rock Shox newer forks. I had an old one years back and it was total garbage. SRAM really stepped them up.
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