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Interested to see if anyone is running this fork on a 5.5 yet. reviews would be greatly appreciated and info on A-C and weight.
 

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Interested to see if anyone is running this fork on a 5.5 yet. reviews would be greatly appreciated and info on A-C and weight.
Ive seen one of your replies on a different thread as well as this one regarding extra weight on a females bike, I found this interesting as one of my friends built up a 35 pound bike for his wife, she doesnt like it. He thinks it should be fine for her!

Anyway, have you considered a RS 454 Air Pike? It should be the same A-C as a 130mm Zoke (517mm I think), more travel, much lighter, and way more adjustments. I have heard frame designers say that women should use air sprung suspension. If this fork is to short perhaps a Fox 36 Talas, its still quite light. Just some thoughts.
 

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drumstix said:
Ive seen one of your replies on a different thread as well as this one regarding extra weight on a females bike, I found this interesting as one of my friends built up a 35 pound bike for his wife, she doesnt like it. He thinks it should be fine for her!

Anyway, have you considered a RS 454 Air Pike? It should be the same A-C as a 130mm Zoke (517mm I think), more travel, much lighter, and way more adjustments. I have heard frame designers say that women should use air sprung suspension. If this fork is to short perhaps a Fox 36 Talas, its still quite light. Just some thoughts.
Good point Drumstix.

More options - if you are a Marzocchi fan there is always the Z1 FR SL. Same Z1 chassis with the new air internals. Rumored weight around 4.9 lbs.
 

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drumstix said:
Ive seen one of your replies on a different thread as well as this one regarding extra weight on a females bike, I found this interesting as one of my friends built up a 35 pound bike for his wife, she doesnt like it. He thinks it should be fine for her!

Anyway, have you considered a RS 454 Air Pike? It should be the same A-C as a 130mm Zoke (517mm I think), more travel, much lighter, and way more adjustments. I have heard frame designers say that women should use air sprung suspension. If this fork is to short perhaps a Fox 36 Talas, its still quite light. Just some thoughts.
No Pike, there are down tube issues with my small 5.5.
 

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Good point Drumstix.

More options - if you are a Marzocchi fan there is always the Z1 FR SL. Same Z1 chassis with the new air internals. Rumored weight around 4.9 lbs.
I am a fan. The only thing with the SL is no ETA. I have tried many forks( fox talas, manitou, dual air x-fly, rock shox w/ air englund cart.) and have found the air/coil combo. the to be the best. I never could get full travel out of air forks with the proper sag. With the talas I never used more then half and that includes the sag, so I used around 2.5 inches of travel out of 5.1. I have no problem with my AM1 with proper sag and oil height. In my Z1 fr1 I had to take the right spring out and put in 15# of preload and I was good. I will take the weight penalty plus it is so plush.
 

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No Pike, there are down tube issues with my small 5.5.
Dont know it this would help you at all, on the Ventana forums, and can be purchased at Ventana, Sherwood makes a fork Crown Race that puts more distance between the fork crown and the head tube giving the fork more clearance. Should work for any fork but I do think its made for a King headset.
 
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