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Looking to put a Vanilla R or RLC on my 04 Spec Enduro (old fork is a 6.88 lb Marz DJ3). Is the Vanilla RLC worth the extra $$ over the R - I am pretty sure I'm not gonna use the lockout.

Also, is this a great fork? I'll be lite freeriding (5 foot to flat max). Thanks for input!
 

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benoksanen said:
Looking to put a Vanilla R or RLC on my 04 Spec Enduro (old fork is a 6.88 lb Marz DJ3). Is the Vanilla RLC worth the extra $$ over the R - I am pretty sure I'm not gonna use the lockout.

Also, is this a great fork? I'll be lite freeriding (5 foot to flat max). Thanks for input!
i said the same thing with my talas. But the improved compression damping on the 05' is worth the extra cost. If your doin 5' to flat youll need to use a higher rate spring..
 

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Get RLC

benoksanen said:
Looking to put a Vanilla R or RLC on my 04 Spec Enduro (old fork is a 6.88 lb Marz DJ3). Is the Vanilla RLC worth the extra $$ over the R - I am pretty sure I'm not gonna use the lockout.

Also, is this a great fork? I'll be lite freeriding (5 foot to flat max). Thanks for input!
Well, I demoed the Van RL. It's is one great fork, but the lockout does not help w/ climbing, and is just useless. But with the RLC's compression damping you can get a slightly higher bottom-out resistance, which is good if you are doing 5ft drops. I have a 120mm fork at a really high preload for my weight. Yet on a 2ft drop it comes close to bottoming. So, I'd say get the RLC if you have the $$, if not the R will be just fine. You never know, you may like the lockout. ;)
 

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The compression damping feature is a good one but the lockout is useless. However, if you want to get the PUSH Industries upgrades for the fork, the RLC will become much more useful.

There is an 05 Vanilla RLC in the Classifieds today for $250 (not mine).
 

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dude, save yoself the headache

don't bother with all the bells and whistles with fox. Get the straight up RL 130 that only has compression and rebound adjustments. My friend got the talas rlc 130 the same time as my fork. He has since sent his fox back twice for repairs, and another seal just broke, so he toasted the fox and got a marzocchi. so save yourself the headache as my friend didn't want to listen to me. get a fork without all that travel adjustment crap. not worth it, unless you like to see your bike out of action when your fork is constantly in the shop. Fox forks are still the best, just be weary of bells and whistles.
 

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Get the RLC...

benoksanen said:
Looking to put a Vanilla R or RLC on my 04 Spec Enduro (old fork is a 6.88 lb Marz DJ3). Is the Vanilla RLC worth the extra $$ over the R - I am pretty sure I'm not gonna use the lockout.
I think the "C" in the RLC is worth the extra money. I rarely use the lockout, but I like the compression adjustment.
 

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don't bother with all the bells and whistles with fox. Get the straight up RL 130 that only has compression and rebound adjustments.
What??

Vanilla R - just rebound control
Vanilla RL - rebound and lockout
Vanilla RLC - rebound, lockout, compression

I don't think they make a Vanilla RC and the RL are all OEM forks I believe.

I say it's worth the extra cost for the RLC. I love mine. Someone stated earlier about PUSH Industries. If you want their upgrades and you don't have the RLC you will have to pay a lot more. They change the lockout feature and make it into a platform similar to SPV except you will be able to turn the platform on and off with the lockout lever.

Go RLC if you can afford it.... you definately will never be on the trail and think "man I wish I didn't get this RLC."
 

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I would go for the RLC as the compression adjustment helps to lessen brake dive and excessive bobbing when climbing. There really is a marked difference as you increase the compression damping.
 

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I recently put a Vanilla R (set at 100 mm) on my Ventana Pantera. It replaced a RS Duke. I went with the R because I find I'm not all that sensitive to shock adjustments.

It's been a HUGE improvement. I'm not regretting getting the RLC. And if I ever decide I need that adjustability, I can have it done by PUSH.

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Go with the RLC

I rode a vanilla R 125 for over a year, and then upgraded to a push'd 130 rlc. The rlc, especially after the push mods have been added, is so much nicer. The brake dive, packing up, and bobbing when hammering are all things of the past. Also, make sure that you get a stiff enough spring, especially if you're dropping 5' to flat.
 
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