Fox Shox 34 Talas 29 140 CTD ADJ Fit 29er Forks

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1120.00

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Product Description

Versatile and simple to tune, the Fox 34 Talas 29 140 CTD FIT Fork offers the latest in damping technology packaged in one of the most desirable long travel forks. Featuring the largest stanchions and most travel (140mm extended, and 110mm dropped) for a 29er fork to date, the 2013 34 Talas 29 opens up a new realm of riding possibilities for frame manufactures and riders to explore.Fox forks have traditionally been featured packed, offering the ability to make any adjustments needed to tune the fork for any condition. The only problem was the difficulty for the average rider to make knowledgeable tweaks to the forks. High- and low-speed compression, lockout threshhold, preload, and rebound are all common adjustments, but, for the guy who wants to ride, and not relentlessly and aimlessly tune a fork, this can have a negative effect on performance and user experience.With CTD, one lever quickly and easily switches the fork's compression to ideal settings for the task at hand. The Climb setting adds plenty of low-speed compression to mitigate bobbing when standing on the pedals. Trail mode offers moderate low-speed compression to balance efficiency with optimum trail manners, it's also independently adjustable with three settings; soft, medium, and firm. Finally the Descend setting features the optimum high- and low-speed compression for plush action on steep and aggressive sections of trail.Another key feature to this new Fox is a redesigned spring curve for forks 130mm and above. There's now a more linear spring rate. This is achieved by using a longer negative spring and by reducing the air spring?s compression ratio. The resulting curve gives these air forks a more coil-like feel, and it also uses more of its travel because the preload won't ramp up.The 2013 29er lowers are now nearly a half pound lighter than last year's comparable model. While that may not seem significant, keep in mind dropping mass from the lowers effectively reduces un-sprung weight ? which affects the amount of inertia the damper needs to control, resulting in enhanced suspension action. To drop the weight, Fox's engineers retained the Float's respected torsional stiffness by redesigning the brace, dropouts, and wall thickness.The 2013 Fox 34 Talas 29 140 CTD FIT Fork comes in Black with the smooth and durable Kashima coating on the stanchion tubes. It's offered here with a tapered 1.5 to 1-1/8in steerer and a 15QR axle.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich Pearson a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2013

Strengths:    Stability: was missing on 32mm stanchions, but the 34mm makes up the difference.

Weaknesses:    None, I could list "Price," but you get what you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
I am an all-mountain rider, not really a down-hiller: I'm over 40 and my body and my bike's health are important to me. I am pretty careful descending. I got MUCH faster downhill a few years back when I invested in a 26er - Specialized Enduro S-Works and I could bomb over anything as fast as anyone on the mountain. I bought a 29er this summer with a Rock Shocks Reba 120mm, and went back to being scared on the downhill. I climbed better, sure, but I was no longer confident dropping or flowing on the downhill. I decided to break my bank and invest in this fork (Fox 34 Talas 29 140 CTD ADJ Fit) - GREAT MOVE!

I am back to fast again. Maybe not quite as fast as the Enduro 26er let me go, but my confidence and stability is back. Took it on the Whole Enchilada in Moab and flew down the trail. I can fall down the drops along the Front Range trails of Colorado with ease and comfort.

Love the fork, glad I made the investment.

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Favorite Trail:   Moab: Porcupine Rim / Dakota Ridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   MOJO Wheels, Denver,

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Reba 120mm

Bike Setup:   2010 Niner Rip 9; Fox Float RP23 rear shock; Sram X9 modified 2x10; Avid Elixor Brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by R Brady a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2012

Strengths:    This fork turned my Tallboy into a whole different animal. love it so far.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Buy one if you can. Def worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Javalina Trail South Mt Phx, AZ

Duration Product Used:   6 weeks

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Landis Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Marz 66, Fox 100, Fox 120, Fox 80, etc.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jerry Bauer a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2012

Strengths:    No flex with 34 fork

Weaknesses:    No weakness

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   North Cal

Price Paid:    $1050.00

Purchased At:   Brakeway Bikes

Bike Setup:   Rip Nine

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