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NB, talking NZD below... 1/2 price to convert to USD.

I'm 240lb's all kitted up to ride. I prefer AM riding, pretty gnarly and I'll get mid sized air when it's available.

Fork will go on a '17 Nukeproof Scout 29er AM HT. Rated for 120-140mm travel.

Both forks are Boost which is what I'm after so I can run wider rubber i.e. 2.6-2.8.

I can likely get the Pike set to my preferred 140mm for $1145.

The RXF 36 is around $1100. It's currently set at 160mm. Research shows it's travel is internally adjustable. Which is another cost to consider.

I'm use to running Yari forks, so tuning the Pike will be a cinch.

From reading about the RXF 36, it sounds tricky to set up just right.

The colour way of the Ohlins almost matches my frame. So that's a plus.

The ease of set & forget with the Pike also appeals.

The Pike will have backing of a local LBS.

Whilst the RXF is a private sale, so no after market support.

Not sure which way to go o_0

Which fork should I buy?

PS - apparently the Ohlins went through the recall process/fix before getting onto the showroom floor & being sold attached to a '18 Enduro Elite...

PSS - Never ridden according to seller.

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The ohlins needs $NZD800 worth of work to make it perform well. It's still difficult for parts as Specialized control Ohlins in New Zealand and want to do everything through Specialized shops (who are not suspension specialists).
You might be okay with the stock tune at your weight, but no-one else is.

The Pike is a better option but the Charger 2 have no low speed damping support in stock form. An RCT3 in pedal mode may be okay for you. Underdamped feels a lot better than overdamped for most people.
 

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Found a '17 Rockshox Pike RCT3 29" fork for $700 NZD...

Travel needs reduced 20mm.

Non boost.

Should fit a true 2.5 tire... Hopefully my 2.6 XR5 fits ^^

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