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I just posted this on the Knolly forum but thought I'd try here as well just in case anyones tried these and is keeping quiet!

I know there's at least a couple of you Knolly lads running 2010 66 RC3 Ti's and i seem to remember there being some talk about a showdown with the totem. did it ever happen?

I'm currently running 2009 66 RC3's and am either going to go for the new RC3 Ti or possibly the 2010 totem but having never spent much time on a totem I'd like to hear from those who have used both.

be interesting also to hear from anyone thats ridden the older 66 and the new one. is there much difference other than the weight?

by the way, in case it's not common knowledge just yet I heard from an official Fox source that there will be a 180mm 36 this year. woo hoo!:thumbsup:
 

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dipper said:
by the way, in case it's not common knowledge just yet I heard from an official Fox source that there will be a 180mm 36 this year. woo hoo!:thumbsup:
Very interesting, any spy shots out there yet? I am still pretty stoked with the Lyric, RS have stepped up big time with this puppy.
 

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not as far as I know. it was just from a conversation I had with the importer. probably looking at mid 2010. no other details.

I've still got a set of 2010 lyric coils sitting that i need to get some miles on. Do you reckon yours are a step up from the 36?
 

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It's decided. Noel from Nolly Bikes has convinced me(see here for those interested http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=580647).

Despite still not hearing a cheap about the 2010 totem and despite the 66 not being the ideal colour for my AFR I'm going to go for the 66. I'm confident that Marzocchi are pulling out the stops this year and the fact that the already awesome 66 loses 0.8lb and has improved performance and reliabilty it can't fail to be a belter.

Still may have to try the new 180mm Fox when it appears though

next quandry, what 1.5 stem? most I've seen aren't very aesthetically pleasing. I like my 1 1/8th sunline but the 1.5 is a bit of a brick.
 

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Point one racing perhaps? Otherwise I don't you can beat the thomson x4 50mm for aesthetics and performance.

I can't compare the totem with the 66 but I am running a totem on my ion. They are sprung with an extra firm spring which is correct for my weight. They are quite stiff even with all low and high speed. Compression wound off. Compared to the air boxxer world cups they replaced they are nothing like as supple. But they have freed up a little and I've not had any mechanical issues. They work really well on mid to large hits if not as well on smaller stuff.
 

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I quite like the Deity Fantom (although still block shaped) and Truvative do a couple of 1.5" stems that aren't too square edged.
 

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Nice stems....

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I quite like the Deity Fantom (although still block shaped) and Truvative do a couple of 1.5" stems that aren't too square edged.
And on offer at Chain Reaction Cycles for £40:thumbsup:
 

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been searching high and low but can't see anything i like the look of at a reasonable weight and @ 65mm long

most good looking and sub 200gram 1.5 stems are only available as a 50mm. My medium AFR is already short so not sure if I'll get away with that. If I can get away with it then the point one's looking good.

of course I could always go with an 1 1/8th steerer which means I can keep my sunline. it also gives me the chance to mess about with the HA with one of them new fangled angled headsets.
 
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