Fox Shox 32 Talas 29 FIT RLC 29er Forks

3.83/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

Fox 32 Talas 29 RLC 120mm FIT Kashima QR15 1-1/8" Steerer 2012

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by panzer07 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2014

Strengths:    Stiff, reliable, easy to set up, kashima looks bling

Weaknesses:    the air cap needs needle nose plyers to take off, ctd in climb mode only stiffens no longer locks out - very bad feature!!!

Bottom Line:   
A good solid fork but fox managed to screw it up with bs ctd - climb position only stiffens fork, still moves way to much climbing out of saddle. Light, stiff and strong with Q15 axle. Still takes a monster hit to bottom out with correct sag but at least now it does get full travel.

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Favorite Trail:   Flume with TRT

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   colorado cyclist

Similar Products Used:   everything

Bike Setup:   2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy C, XT and XTR mix, Hope hubs, Stans ztr wheels, King headset, and Easton carbon bars and seatpost

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by J a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2013

Strengths:    Tracks nice. Good adjustability. Knobs work very well and are effective. Painted finish was decent.Nice and plush for the very very short lifespan in which it actually worked properly.

Weaknesses:    Premature stanchion wear, weak seals, frequent leaks, expensive servicing. QR 15 difficult to adjust. Poor warranty coverage is the deal breaker.

Bottom Line:   
Totally disgusted with this fork. After two seasons of riding, the kashima is totally worn, seals and bushings are shot yet again, and the entire uppers need replacement. During the time I owned it, it sprung leaks several times. Twice, following repairs (including repairs by Fox), it locked up on the first ride. I have had the seals done no less than 6 times in two years. Despite the extensive commitment to maintenance (on my nickel) no warranty coverage has been provided for this fork. Thus, it's either shell out several hundred for more repairs, or shop for a new fork. I am wholly disappointed in Fox to sell such an expensive product, and not stand behind it. I was not impressed with the Talas that was on my 26er either, and have since ridded myself of that bike. I will not be touching another Fox product for a long time. Two seasons of riding for a $1000 fork is simply unacceptable and insulting to the customer. Hmmm, those X-fusion folks look like up-and-comers with reasonably priced gear. I hear their warranty is pretty decent.

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Favorite Trail:   Somewhere Over There

Duration Product Used:   2 seasons

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Fox 32 CTD 29er, Rock Shox Sid RLC 29, Fox Talas 32 (26)

Bike Setup:   Tallboy X0

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rider a Cross Country Rider from Truckee, CA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2012

Strengths:    Smooth, stiff. 15 QR works well and is easy to use.

Weaknesses:    2 position TALAS is a big step backwards. The old TALAS had 3 positions that were all rideable. Fully extended for descending or dropping bigger stuff. All the way down for flats, climbing, or tighter trails. Halfway for anything in between. Now, when the fork is dropped, it is really only good for climbing. When I set 20% sag in the 120mm mode, then drop it to the 95mm mode, I have 40+% sag. This gives me about 2/12 inches of travel when dropped. I wanted a fork that would ride well in the 95mm mode so that I could leave it there most of the time and extend it for big descents. This fork is made for someone with a bike that is designed for a 120mm fork and wants to be able to drop it down for climbing.

Bottom Line:   
The fork works great when fully extended. If you only want to use the 95mm setting to climb, get this fork. If you have plans to ride the shorter setting for anything else, you are going to be disappointed. I now dub this fork the TAAS because it is no longer Linear.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Fox 32 Float 120 (29), 32 Float 100 (29). Float 150 (26), TALAS 140 (26)

Bike Setup:   100mm fs 29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mtnbike1 a Cross Country Rider from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2011

Strengths:    The fork takes bumps better than any other fork I've used. Adjustable travel option works great for 29er bikes by helping get your weight over a big front tire when climbing steep terrain.

Weaknesses:    The lever used for the travel adjustment is inconsistent and sometimes very hard to turn. This is happening while riding or off the bike. Originaly I thought it was due to winter conditions (mud-cold weather) but it's still doing this in Spring weather. This is dissapointing since this fork is very expensive.

Bottom Line:   
I have a love-hate relationship with this fork. It handles great with the tapered head and 15mm thru axle and easy lock out and rebound adjustments. My only complaint is that the lever for the travel adjustment sometimes gets stuck and hard to turn. Anyone else having this problem?

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Favorite Trail:   Moab-Fruita areas

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Competitive Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Reba 29, both 100mm and 120mm.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy, Stan's Arch wheels with tubeless Ravens, Chris King and White Indsutry hubs, XTR crank, shifters,pedals. Easton Carbon seat post and bar, WTB Silverado Team saddle, XT derailers.

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

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2010

Strengths:    No lateral flex. 15QR = Solid axle clamping system, much stiffer than the RockShox Reba 20mm Maxle setup it replaced. Black is back! Uses all of the travel, unlike earlier F29 Fox forks I had.

Weaknesses:    It's pricy.

Bottom Line:   
I had been chasing front flex on my WFO for some time now and was thinking the Stans Crest wheels were to blame. I had always assumed that a 20mm front axle was as good (and strong) as it gets. I was wrong in this instance. The Reba 20mm Maxle setup is a poor design, in my opinion. It does not really bind the axle to the fork legs with any significant force. Fox's QR15, on the other hand, uses the tried and proven cam lever to cinch the fork legs to the hub faces. It works. It's very strong. My WFO now tracks true through a turn and doesn't twist and oscillate while trying to follow a line. I'm very happy with the new Fox fork.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them...

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   The Path

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Reba(s), White Brothers, Marzocchi 44 Micro Ti QR15 29

Bike Setup:   Niner WFO with full SRAM XX, Stans Crest wheels with DT Swiss 240s front and 440s rear hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MTB-NJ a Cross Country Rider from nj

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2010

Strengths:    buttery smooth and talas rlc is just the best!!!

Weaknesses:    no weakness

Bottom Line:   
i would recommend the fox talas rlc 2011 to any mountain bike riders.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   campmor


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