I understand the $ factor...
Not that I probably need to tell you but there is not even one parameter (in my opinion), other than absolute price, where the Manitou wins. Having said that, in a relative price amount (ie, what you get for your money), I also think there is no comparison. $409 is an incredible price for the Talas and it should also be much better suited for a Slayer. Frankly, the L & C from the Talas RLC are not necessary so the R is all you need anyway. The compression I think is a complete waste and the lockout is not necessary since you just lower it to 85 mm and bobbing is not a real factor at that point. I am looking at forks right now myself (for a project bike) and am considering the Black at that price but if it were my primary ride bike and especially if it were a slayer, I would pay the extra bucks and get this Talas at $409 since in the long, or even short-term, it will be worth it.antonovc said:i am looking for a new fork for my slayer, the exr supra is just too heavy and has wayy too much bob. i would like a fork with similar travel (120mm) and something that is no more than 4 lbs, my two top choices right now are the manitou black elite (supergo, $175) or the fox TALAS R (jenson $409) im not really sure which one to go with because the black is a tad heavy, but the price is soo amazing. but the fox is almost perfect but 400 bux is about the most i woudl like to spend on my fork. i think that i am leaning toward the manitou because of the price, but any guidance would be helpful especially if you have either or both of these forks. thanks a lot for any replys
o and i am about 165lbs, and am an agressive xcer and if it helps i have a fox float R in the back