Fox Shox 36 TalasR 2009 Forks

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $920.00

Product Description

  • 20 mm thru axle QR system
  • Post style disc brake mounts
  • Integrated disc brake cable guide
  • Low speed compression(RC2)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wrmntr a Downhiller from Thailand

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2009

Strengths:    This is a "small" Talas on steroid when it comes to rigidity and stability. Perfect for freeride and all mountain rig with minimal weight penalty.

Weaknesses:    Might not feel so plush and you might have to fix this problem.

Bottom Line:   
Fist ride was not so impressive because this fork felt sticky and was far from being plush. But keep riding until the seals break in and the ride is getting sweeter bit by bit.

A number of posts report minimum (or lack of) lubricant oil in the fork legs. I checked mine and it seemed that the oil in both damping and Talas chambers was indeed on a "low" side (less than 10cc of oil coming out from each chamber).

So I added 25cc of 5wt lube on top of the damping chamber and 15cc on the bottom of the Talas chamber. I also pried open the stanchion seals and added some "super slick" lube in the sponge chambers, and it feels even better--close to the plushness of a coil fork.

Once the stickiness issues is sorted out, the fork performs great. The 20mm axial, 36mm stanchions, and a 1.5" steerer combo encourage you to do anything you-wish-you-could-but-are-afraid-of in the past.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Thailand

Similar Products Used:   Other Fox forks, Manitou Travis, etc

Bike Setup:   Session77

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by RBrady a Weekend Warrior from Gilbert, AZ

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff. Seals seem to be holding up to 5-6 day a week rides so far.

Weaknesses:    slow speed feel. My buddys 66 is butter compared to mine

Bottom Line:   
After messing w compression for 4 months i think i finally have her close.

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Favorite Trail:   South Mountain National Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Landis Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   06 Fox 36

Bike Setup:   Foes Inferno/All Mountain

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