Fox Shox TALAS RLC 2006 Front Shocks

Fox Shox TALAS RLC 2006 Front Shocks 

DESCRIPTION

However you ride, and however you want your bike to handle, TALAS has you covered. Our proven TALAS (Travel Adjust Linear Air Spring) system is easily adjusted in 3 mm increments from 130-90 mm allowing the rider to quickly tune in the perfect travel. Combined with our legendary steering precision, a wide range of adjustability, and sophisticated shimmed damping, the lightweight and feature packed TALAS is a sure bet for any trail conditions.

Weight: 3.78 lbs/ 1.72 kg.
Travel: TALAS travel adjust: 130+110+90 mm
External Adjusments:
-Air spring pressure
-Rebound damping
-Lockout
-Lockout threshold
-Low speed compression damping
-Travel

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 07, 2006]
garret
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

I'M REVIEWING THE TALAS RL NOT RLC...beefy.. i'm 242lbs and this thing doesn't flex even a bit.. not that i can feel anyway. plush, lockout is awesome.. 3 mm travel adjustment is nice, rebound adjust..

Weakness:

none so far

buy it

Similar Products Used:

manitou

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 26, 2006]
clay davies
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

light, easy to use, look good, realy smooth

Weakness:

none so far

this is a amazing fork which if you can you should get it.

Similar Products Used:

rock shox reba

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 26, 2006]
Jo
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

best fork out there, five adjustments that really work, you can kick the hell out of it and comes back for more, looks great on my fuel 90 blue

Weakness:

air valve cap a little tough to operate with my saussage fingers, but it never leaks so fill and forget.

best fork for multitude of conditions i could throw at it and all that with 3.93 lbs... I thought it was a little pricy but now i think i would have payed more had i knowen its quality performance... I'm a large boy of 50yrs young at 220 lbs and have been riding since 1973 hard core mountain biking since late 70's this is by far the best suspension i've used yet, if your thinking of upgrading Your bike do it with this component, You won't regret it.

Similar Products Used:

rock shox, sid, duke xc, manitou stance, rlc.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 24, 2006]
Ryan
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very light, strong, plush, predictable and dependable. Very adjustable and can be dialed in to fit your personal needs. "Everything" can be adjusted...

Weakness:

Price. Other than that awsome forks...(you pay for what you get)

Great product. If your serious about riding and you must have the best products then this is the fork for you. I would but this again only i might be opt to buy the new Fox talas x tt. You can trail tune these. But overall i have been riding these forks for a little under a year and have had no problem with them. Only perfect performace. Buy em if ya can afford em.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Axel (blah)

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 03, 2006]
Pasi
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Extremely adjustable, versatile and light weight. Integrated brake hose fastener a nice touch.

Weakness:

Color of the adjustment dials fade easy, but only cosmetic. Travel adjust could be less than 3mm increments for faster adjustment.

Not that my '03 Talas R was bad, I really wanted a lockout and compression dampening. An expensive upgrade if you have an OEM Talas R (without a buyer for your old fork).

Although there is no stable platform valving, the low speed compression tuning does the trick. Fox finally got this feature working on the '06 float/talas forks. It can be fine tuned to eliminate any bobbing while keeping it supple. Also, using lockout on with threshold full open for a quasi platform performance, is kinda cool.

A "must have" fork for your trailbike.

Similar Products Used:

'03 Fox Talas R, '05 Manitou Sherman Firefly +, '02 RockShox Pilot SL, '04 Fox Float RLC

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 15, 2006]
Jim Sidney
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Incredibly supple but still handles big hits without complaining. It doesn't get stiff in the cold. The adjustments work with predictable precision.

Weakness:

The Talas air cap which covers the Shrader valve is difficult to grasp. Otherwise this product has been flawless.

It butters roots and terrain chopped by horse hooves without nose diving under aggressive braking. The travel is so predictable that you can forget that it is working for you. The Talas is fantastic for aggressive all mountain use and far exceeded my expectations.

Similar Products Used:

OEM Psylo, Manitou, Manitou Lefty (not bad), RockShox Black, Reba, everything available for a test drive

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 18, 2006]
Hank
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Full adjustability

Weakness:

What's that?

Included in bike package, and clad I opted to go all out. This fork is awesome. Full adjsutability is spot on with Fox recommendations, but also fun to tweak for certain circumstances. My most common adjustments are the travel, which is very easy. Lockout is easy to switch on the fly. Very solid feel, adding confidence to sketchy/rocky descents. Rails bermed singletrack like nothing... very responsive. I'd agree completely with a previous reviewers comparison after riding Manitou Black... this fork definitely raises the bar and sets a standard. Only thing "missing" is the Terra Logic valvine (which can be simulated anyway). A friend has the FX100, and has had some problems with the Terra-Logic, so I'm glad not to have to deal with that (when it's working, it's sweet... when it's not (sent back to dealership/Fox twice)...

I'm looking forward to a long relationship with this set up!

Similar Products Used:

Manitou

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 21, 2006]
Derrie Babaganoosh
Downhiller

Strength:

good amount of travel, travel adjustability, sexy looking, extremly light, preload/rebound adjustments.

Weakness:

sorry, weakness isn't in this fork's vocabulary

the best fork in the world! bar none, well at least for the kind of riding i do. lightest, strongest am fork on the market. all of my friends are jealous of my amazing new fork, thanks fox

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marzocchi drop offIII, marzocchi dirt jam pro, cannondale lefty max.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 07, 2006]
erik peterson
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Stiff, great tune-ability, effective adjustments, does what it claims

Weakness:

hard to adjust knobs with gloves on

I keep a log on my riding hours, conditions, style of riding, etc--I just hit 103 hours over the last 13 months on the TALAS with no problems--this is a great fork--very versatile, wide range of adjustments, does everything as advertised--handling the 8" rotor seems to be "no problem" I wish I had the new 140mm version--I would buy this fork again! Sorry, I don't recall what I paid for it.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shox Psylo, Duke, others, Manitou, Marzocchi z1

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 02, 2006]
SharkRider
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Stiff, while super smooth action, range of adjustability is sweet, lockout with threshhold = platform!

Weakness:

Going from 130mm to 100mm seem to make the shock "softer" as far as the air spring is concerned, but hardly an issue.

Got it new at a super, great price! While it is not Push'd (yet!), it is very smooth in its full range of travel.

I love the adjustability. Compression to surpress some of the nose dive during braking; travel adjust for climbing/descending; lockout w/ threshhold for that "platform" feel.

Never loses pressure. '06 introduced the brake cable housing guide, which reduces cable rub. This fork can really take a beating, and still feel like new.

Highly recommend this for the rider that is experiences a full range of varied trails, and want the smooth action of a Fox. Otherwise, the lighter Float 130 is a lighter, less complicated alternative.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Mars Elite, Fox Float 130, Manitou Axel Comp

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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