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Forgetting the travel adjustments feature of the Talas - how does the ride of the 2 forks compare?

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Huh..... really ?

( no offense ) Do you have both forks ? Or do you just guessing ?
 

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Btw, people who do mountain climbing :

I want to know IF Talas fork can make me a better climber ?
 

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eeemm.... I had a 2010 160mm Talas, a boat load of various floats, now I'm running a 180mm Marz 66 RC3 Ti.

Both my opinion and the general consensus is floats are more plush than TALAs. No offense, you asked a vague question, and a vague answer is what I gave.

There are boat loads of info if you tried to search
 

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Most of the people who have converted TALAS to Float reported a plusher ride.
I'm waiting for my conversion parts right now.

I bought a TALAS assuming I would use the travel adjust. I only use it to keep the bike lower on the car rack.
There is little small bump sensitivity on mine in the 160 mode, little negitive air spring. Much better in the lower travel settings but on the trail I only use the 160 setting.

Had I known I wouldn't use travel adjust I would have gotten a Vanilla.

TALAS cost more, more to go wrong, more stiction and more expense to repair.
 

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fermenter said:
Most of the people who have converted TALAS to Float reported a plusher ride.
I'm waiting for my conversion parts right now.

I bought a TALAS assuming I would use the travel adjust. I only use it to keep the bike lower on the car rack.
There is little small bump sensitivity on mine in the 160 mode, little negitive air spring. Much better in the lower travel settings but on the trail I only use the 160 setting.

Had I known I wouldn't use travel adjust I would have gotten a Vanilla.

TALAS cost more, more to go wrong, more stiction and more expense to repair.
Yeah thats it. More people reporting the float rides better. Don't see myself using the adjust that much and more nb to have the plushness on the way down as that is the part I dig the most! Wish the float came in black...
 

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I've used both. The Floats were plush from the get go, but I could never really dial them in to my liking. The Talas took a little longer to break in, but after a couple good rides, it was no worse than the Float - for me. And even though they were both RLC models, the controls on the Talas seem to have much more functionality than the Float models.
 

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I've used both. The Floats were plush from the get go, but I could never really dial them in to my liking. The Talas took a little longer to break in, but after a couple good rides, it was no worse than the Float - for me. And even though they were both RLC models, the controls on the Talas seem to have much more functionality than the Float models.
How could that be? The RLC cartridge is the same on both forks.
 

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I am looking at buying a 2011 float 36 160mm or Talas 36 160mm and would also like to know this. I am finding the Talas is cheaper and comes in Black which is a plus but I want a plush ride and the Float weighs a little less.
 
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