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hi guys and girls.....
i was wondering if any of you are using the new 2010 rockshock totem dh coil forks.
and if any one can give feedback on what they are like.
i guess what i am really trying to say is, are they any good. have rockshox managed to sort out there seal and oil leak issues. or am i best to avoid them
thanks in advance....
 

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Oil leaks sorted 2008 onwards dude - totems have been the most solid 180mm forks for the last 2 seasons for sure
 

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I had an 08 and now I have an 09. 08 started leaking within first ride, they replaced the mission control and it was good for the whole year.
09 was good, I changed the oil every few rides (do it, it helps a crazy amount). While riding whistler at the end of August I was going down the little rock roller on Dirt Merchant and the fork lost all rebound dampening. Got a shop to take it apart and it turns out I broke the stantion inside the lowers. RS replaced basically the whole fork except the lowers all covered under warranty. I thought this was kinda weird as i only weight 140 lbs or so and would say i ride pretty smooth.
 

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i got booth 66 rc3 ti and totem coil 2010 the 66 is more lifely..for me better and more settings
 

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i got booth 66 rc3 ti and totem coil 2010 the 66 is more lifely..for me better and more settings
It seems like both companies really stepped up their games this year. I have owned two marzocchi's over the last year and both had issues. It will be interesting to see if the new ones last.

The totems are so sexy though.
 

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I've been running the Totem AirDH since September.

About ten days in Whistler, and twice that on the Shore and those suckers have been nothing but bullet proof.

A far cry from the Lyrik's that were on my Remedy.
 

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I've been running the Totem AirDH since September.

About ten days in Whistler, and twice that on the Shore and those suckers have been nothing but bullet proof.

A far cry from the Lyrik's that were on my Remedy.
How many days for the DH Totem to break in. I just swapped my initial Totem for a 2010 DH and it has a lot of stiction.
 

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Yeah, it took a bit. I ran it with lower than normal pressure for some time before I realized they were all worked in... sorry, can't remember how long it took.
 

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How many days for the DH Totem to break in. I just swapped my initial Totem for a 2010 DH and it has a lot of stiction.
Mine came the same way. Change the oil and slickhoney/grease the seals. Its butter now
 

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thanks alot guys..... thats exactly the kind of info i was after.
bascially i am wanting to upgrade the forks on my knolly dt, am currently running it on fox 36 talas rc2 08 model. the bike is mainley used as my whistler bike, i try to get out there twice a year, usually the 1st 2 and last, 3 weeks of the season.
the 36's have been great. but as i improve as a rider and am starting to ride the harder trails and hit bigger drops i felt them to be on there limit. hence me wanting to go for a bigger fork.
i have also been hearing good things about the new 2010 marzz 66 ti. but like most of you i have had bad experiance having bought some 08 55 ata when i was in whistler back in may 08 they lasted about 5 days before collapsing. so we took them back to the shop to be told that it was the damper return valve, and got charged 40 dollars to fix it, then the next day we did 1 lap of cut yer bars and the thing collapsed again.so again back to the shop it went, only to be fobbed off with theres nothing we can do, the shop dick head sorry i mean assistant even laughed and said it would be a great climbing bike with such a steep head angle.and they basically didnt want to know.
i asked if i could speak to the manager but all the guys i knew in the shop were in vegas for interbike. so i ended up going to another shop and buying the fox talas rc2. then going back to the other shop and throwing the marzocchis on the counter and saying either fix them or refund my money. isnt it funny though that 3 days later when the manager and his other guys returned from vegas and we went in to speak to him the forks suddenly got repaired free of charge under warranty (thanks to naz from marzocchi in vancouver for getting the new cartridge sent up so fast).
and the knob that fobbed us off recieved a massive bollocking from his boss.
also again had a bad experiance with the 09 totem solo air, my brother bought a specialised demo 7 2. and sure enough on the second day of riding he noticed a nice little oil slick ooooozing from the top of the leg.
so the bike went back to the shop, and in typical whistler style came the old fob off. there's nothing we can do with it. until the dumb ass mechanic realised we had purchased the bike from them only 2 days before. when we demanded a refund for the bike they suddenly decided that they were able to fix it under warranty and the part arrived next day.

so as you can see we have had our share of bad luck with forks. and the last thing i want to do is buy another fork thats going to keep breaking.
 

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Karve said:
Oil leaks sorted 2008 onwards dude - totems have been the most solid 180mm forks for the last 2 seasons for sure
would not say the problems are fixed...my 2009 is having the mission control damper replaced and the seals puke oil...after less than six months of riding this season

on the other hand SRAM has been easy to work with so far
 
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