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Fox 34 woes

June 28, 2014, 4:28 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.

I've heard good things about the Vorsprung kit, but it is pricey for what it is for sure.

Update:

Rear shock is being replaced with a Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3, should be a huge improvement.
As for the fork, I'm going to run it until I can scrimp and save the cash for a Marzocchi 350CR. I don't think it's smart to put money into the 34 when it's always just going to be a sub-par fork with a weird steerer size. Something like polishing a turd…

June 28, 2014, 7:03 p.m.
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It would be semi-legit to find a 29er fork in 140mm with a 20mm axle (I know, I know. But fawk, man!) that wasn't a Reba, or Revolution or whatever the heck those things were.

Have no idea if I'd even want to try the new 36 RC2, really tempted to go DVO or BOS for the next fork.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

July 2, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
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I've heard good things about the Vorsprung kit, but it is pricey for what it is for sure.

Update:

Rear shock is being replaced with a Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3, should be a huge improvement.
As for the fork, I'm going to run it until I can scrimp and save the cash for a Marzocchi 350CR. I don't think it's smart to put money into the 34 when it's always just going to be a sub-par fork with a weird steerer size. Something like polishing a turd…

To the best of my knowledge (ie unless some of the alternatives have come down in price recently), the TLA Compression System is actually the least expensive upgrade on the market for the 34. When you consider that you also get a full fork rebuild, new seals etc included in the price, a whole new compression assembly which is literally half the damper, as well as true custom valving (we have more than 15 valving configurations for this kit already, and will continue to generate more for other riders as required) rather than simply soft/medium/firm, it really is about as inexpensive as such a system can be.

As for the performance of the 34, don't take my word for it when I say the TLA completely transforms the fork - ask anybody else who rides one. The stock damper is really the only substantially sub-par aspect of the 34, and with that sorted, it rips.

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July 3, 2014, 10:01 p.m.
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Well, I sold the 34 within 10 mins of posting the ad, and bought a Pike. Suspension woes well and truly sorted now. Hopefully install both the Monarch and Pike this weekend and get out on what promises to be a transformed ride.

Thanks for all of the advice in this thread.

July 3, 2014, 10:39 p.m.
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Pics when ur done please. And, the pike will blow ur mind. :clap:

WTF, Over?

July 4, 2014, 12:10 a.m.
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I've heard good things about the Vorsprung kit, but it is pricey for what it is for sure.

I actually think the price is quite reasonable for the Vorsprung Kit. You get a full service with seals included as part of the package, that makes the whole package a really good value, in my humble opinion.

July 4, 2014, 7 a.m.
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I actually think the price is quite reasonable for the Vorsprung Kit. You get a full service with seals included as part of the package, that makes the whole package a really good value, in my humble opinion.

The kit isn't available for the 34 I had anyway, only FIT cartridges. It ended up being cheaper to sell it and buy a lightly used Pike than pump money into the Fox.

July 4, 2014, 8:03 a.m.
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Is it available for a 34 Talas RLC K 29,

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

July 4, 2014, 11:32 a.m.
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Is it available for a 34 Talas RLC K 29,

We actually haven't checked fitment with the RLC damper (since they were quite uncommon), however if you're interested in finding out, you can send us your fork and we'll check. If it doesn't fit, you just landed yourself a free fork service :)

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July 4, 2014, 11:57 a.m.
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Just throwing it out there that I have a 29" Float RLC 34 here in town if you are looking to do a test fit. I love free things, or you can wait me out until I need a service next spring and I will have to pay.

July 4, 2014, 12:34 p.m.
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I could have my 34 up in whistler Monday-Monday this coming week

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

July 4, 2014, 12:49 p.m.
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I should clarify - we can check fitment if you're actually interested in buying one. If it fits, we charge you for the TLA system, if it doesn't, free service. Punky is first in line as it stands.

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July 4, 2014, 12:52 p.m.
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Noted. Worth a shot though.

July 16, 2014, 3:28 p.m.
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As requested:

It's a completely different animal now, it rides very well. Composed but very playful, and fast. Well worth the upgrades.

July 17, 2014, 1:50 p.m.
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^^ so you got a reducer for the top headset cup?

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

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