Fox Shox 36 TalasR 2009 Forks

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36 TalasR

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

User Reviews (2)

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wrmntr   Downhiller [Aug 22, 2009]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Other Fox forks, Manitou Travis, etc
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RATING
4
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4
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RBrady   Weekend Warrior [Jul 27, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: 06 Fox 36
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
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