Fox Shox 32 Talas R 2008 Forks

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 4.0 lbs

Product Description

  • Travel: 140mm
  • Adjustability: Air Spring Pressure, Rebound, TALAS System
  • Spring Type: Air
  • Axle Type: Quick Release
  • Brake Mount: Disc Brake Only

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by r99 a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2009

Strengths:    Feels great(while new), easy travel adjust

Weaknesses:    **UNRELIABLE** This for felt great while it worked, but I destroyed it in 6 months. It started leaking a lot of oil out of the seals all of a sudden. I thought no big deal I will just send it and and ride my DH bike for a while. After I got it back a month later it functioned a while, but after only another month the rebound went dead and the fork stiffined up about 100psi worth. I sent it back in to fox and they replaced a lot of stuff. Bent "rebound rod" bushing and seals. As soon as i got it back I sold it.

Bottom Line:   
If you like to ride smooth trails a few times a month this is the fork for you. If you ride technical trails fast and often this fork will blow up.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Pike, Fox Float

Bike Setup:   Trek EX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by YetiMonster a Cross Country Rider from Orange County, CA

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2007

Strengths:    Rigidity, great steering, light weight, adjustability, resale value (if you'd ever give it up).

Weaknesses:    None, unless you're on a tight budget

Bottom Line:   
The Fox Talas has a great reputation for a reason: It is an outstanding fork for XC/All-mountain use. I'm sensitive to fork flex, but the structure of the Talas is very rigid, making for precise steering & braking control. The 3-way height adjustment (100-120-140mm) is a big improvement over the previous micro-adjustments. The RLC version is extra tunable: I still don't have it fully dialed, plus it's still getting broken in, so I won't comment much on the ride quality except to say that I'm not complaining!

There are cheaper options, but none that are a better price/performance value. 5 chilis all the way around.

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Favorite Trail:   Rock-It, Chutes, Luge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   2003 Fox Talas RLC; 2007 RockShox Reba Team, Marzocchi LT, misc others demoed.

Bike Setup:   2008 Yeti 575, Talas RLC fork, RP23 shock, XT/XTR/X-0 drivetrain, etc.

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