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Fox 34 woes

June 21, 2014, 10:09 p.m.
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$6000? I just looked at the price on the Giant website and saw $4000USD. That spec is terrible for that price.

June 21, 2014, 10:15 p.m.
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Trance SX - $3500 CDN
Trance Advance SX - $5700 CDN

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 22, 2014, 6:38 a.m.
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Avalanche cartridge or an upgrade to 2014 Fox Fit are the only options I could find.

A friend did the Avy cart on the same fork and loves it. If you can't or don't want to sell it that's a decent option.

June 22, 2014, 7:28 a.m.
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FYI, I purchased the bike for $2600, lightly used with a 150mm KS Lev installed. 2014 Trance SX. I expected to make some suspension related upgrades and for the price I paid, it's a pretty good deal. Not sure where the $4000 and $6000 numbers came from as it Retails for around $3500 new

June 22, 2014, 7:29 a.m.
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I'm thinking an Avi cart or Push in my 34 29er

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 22, 2014, 7:40 a.m.
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Trance SX - $3500 CDN
Trance Advance SX - $5700 CDN

Giant USA Website has them at $4050 for the Trance SX and $6400 for the Advance SX

June 22, 2014, 7:42 a.m.
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A friend did the Avy cart on the same fork and loves it. If you can't or don't want to sell it that's a decent option.

Id agree that the Avalanche cartridge might be your best bet if it works for that model. Chances of selling that fork are pretty slim….

June 22, 2014, 8:42 a.m.
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Wait till the crown starts creaking. You'll really wish you had a Pike then:)

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June 22, 2014, 9:02 a.m.
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Giant USA Website has them at $4050 for the Trance SX and $6400 for the Advance SX

Well considering I live in Canada, and buy bikes in Canada, I'm more conserved with that price.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 22, 2014, 9:50 a.m.
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I also have the SX, already changed out the fork, picked up a 34 Talas Factor that was take-off from a SX Advanced. Much better than the Evo model. Still fine tuning, but the two short rides on the fork, it is obviously more controlled in the feel.

I found the Evo okay on a single hit but any repetitive hits make the fork feel lousy. The stock Float CTD out back is not any better. I pretty much run on trail mode with a little less air pressure as this seems to get the most out of the bad shock.

Two options right now are in play for a rear shock, Float X is one, the preferred is the DBInline, which should be out in late July or August.

For me, like the OP, I came from another bike that had really nicely setup suspension components. I had a 2012 Talas 36 RC2 that was done up by SW. On the back I had a X-Fusion Vector Air HLR, which was fantastic.

As a comparison, I only had two rides on a demo bike with a DB Air CS and I would put the Vector on par with it. I tried the Vector on the Trance SX, but the air can hits the frame at 3/4 compression, so that is out.

June 22, 2014, 6:26 p.m.
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FYI, I purchased the bike for $2600, lightly used with a 150mm KS Lev installed. 2014 Trance SX. I expected to make some suspension related upgrades and for the price I paid, it's a pretty good deal. Not sure where the $4000 and $6000 numbers came from as it Retails for around $3500 new

UM, my miztake I been looking at the SX on the 'puter screen for so long everthing I read has "SX" in front of it. :S

Trance Advance SX - $5700 CDN

+ PST and/or GST

A Fox 34 Talas CTD Evolution and a Float CTD are what it came with.

These units on the Advanced SX are Kashima coated so, totally different, amiright?

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June 22, 2014, 7:21 p.m.
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I have the avy cart in my rs lyrik coil and it is awesome. Nothing like all metal with no plasticky for quality

June 24, 2014, 6:27 a.m.
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UM, my miztake I been looking at the SX on the 'puter screen for so long everthing I read has "SX" in front of it. :S

+ PST and/or GST

These units on the Advanced SX are Kashima coated so, totally different, amiright?

Should be no pst on bikes. ! As of 2013 no pst required on bikes and a slew of bike components like forks and wheels..

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June 25, 2014, 6:01 a.m.
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I had suspension worx put a volume reducer in my rp23 . There are three .2, .4, and . 6
I have .4 in mine it gives better mid stroke support with a nice ramp up at end of stroke. Also let's me run 15 psi lower at same sag with better small bump sensitivity..
As for fork maybe turn it into a float 2014 as talas has a lot of stiction…

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June 28, 2014, 3:25 p.m.
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Anybody try the Vorsprung TLA? Saw the NSMB article, but just looking for other opinions.

I've got a 2013 factory Float 150 FIT CTD on my Stumpy Evo that needs servicing anyway. I'm wondering if it's worth dumping more money into it, upgrade to a Pike seems kinda pricey.

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