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I had all but given up on hopes of getting 6-inch rockers for my RFX. Then, I was chatting with a Turner-Honda guy a few days ago and mentioned my little dilema when he says "I've got a set I'm not using"...
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That is all. I'm just stoked to now have both 5 and 6 inch travel options. :D
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terminaut said:
I had all but given up on hopes of getting 6-inch rockers for my RFX. Then, I was chatting with a Turner-Honda guy a few days ago and mentioned my little dilema when he says "I've got a set I'm not using"...
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Hey, when are we going to do the Chiquita/Viejo-tie loop again? Are you going to come up here for a ride with the "new" RFX? Either one would be a good choice to break-in those rockers.
 

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Hey, when are we going to do the Chiquita/Viejo-tie loop again? Are you going to come up here for a ride with the "new" RFX? Either one would be a good choice to break-in those rockers.

Did someone say Chiquita/Viejo-Tie?!!??? How about the weekend after this? You guys coming down for the SSSS this weekend?
 

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When do you think you will make the switch and what fork will you use up front?
I'm probably going to match it up with something like a Super-T. Not sure when though... don't really need that type of setup until we goes a huckin'. Since I often climb with the RFX I like to keep it in 5" single-crown mode.
 

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DDawg said:
Hey, when are we going to do the Chiquita/Viejo-tie loop again? Are you going to come up here for a ride with the "new" RFX? Either one would be a good choice to break-in those rockers.
How about the Sunday after this one (Bikes and Beers this weekend!)... oh dang, I think there might be a wedding I have to go to. I'll have to check on the exact date, but if I'm free I'd be up for Chiquita or heading into LA.
 

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How about the Sunday after this one (Bikes and Beers this weekend!)... oh dang, I think there might be a wedding I have to go to. I'll have to check on the exact date, but if I'm free I'd be up for Chiquita or heading into LA.
You doing Bikes and Beers? I'd be down for that. Figure out your schedule and then lets plan a ride.
 

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Aqua,

Are you coming up for Bikes & Beers

OK, I'm confused(happens easily), Is B&B this weekend? If so, no can do....SSSS all weekend for moi. The 5 Spot will be getting a rest this weekend.
 

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Hey term, I rode my 6in rfx for a while with a 99 Z1 OR20 up front and it did not handle great on tight single track even though I thought it would. I am now running a 40 Z150 and it is much, much better handling bike. If you really want to be able to climb well then I would say go with the Fox 36. A buddy of mine has one on his Ventana and it is sooo, sweet and you could dial it down to 5in for techy climbing. I use the eta on my z150 for smooth climb but where it would be most beneficial I cannot use it because it becomes too inactive.

Here is mine before and after the fork change:
 

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The 6" RFX is looking good! What year is yours? I have a 2000 and wanted to know if there are any funnies with the 6" rockers?

I'm deep in the throes of UGI on the RFX. I'm going to order up a SRAM X.9 drivertrain setup and some Atlas or Deus cranks. After that is the F0X 36 and some new wheels.

Does anyone know if there is a market for an old '00 Marzocchi Z1-CR? Or is the technology too old to be of any worth?
 

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Does anyone know if there is a market for an old '00 Marzocchi Z1-CR? Or is the technology too old to be of any worth?
I would be happy to take it off your hands. My GF could use a good fork. ;)

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Hey term, I rode my 6in rfx for a while with a 99 Z1 OR20 up front and it did not handle great on tight single track even though I thought it would. I am now running a 40 Z150 and it is much, much better handling bike. If you really want to be able to climb well then I would say go with the Fox 36. A buddy of mine has one on his Ventana and it is sooo, sweet and you could dial it down to 5in for techy climbing. I use the eta on my z150 for smooth climb but where it would be most beneficial I cannot use it because it becomes too inactive.

Here is mine before and after the fork change:
I like that yellow! :)

I'm only going to run my old-school Z1 with the bike in 5" mode. It seems fairly well balanced and agile that way... at least as agile as it can be at a svelte 37 pounds!

When in I'm running the 6" rockers it'll most likely be with some sort of dual-crown fork, although it is sort of tempting to get a new single-crown and run it with 6" for everything. Maybe I'll have to take a ride on someone's bike with a z150 and Fox 36. A friend has the AM1 on his RFX and that also felt pretty good as well.
 
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