What can I say?
It's the best fork I have ever had. On 160mm travel it's great FR fork, but on 100mm and a bit more pressure it works like some XC forks! This model is 36 Talas R, and now I know that RC2 it isn't nescessary for my. I had only one problem with this fork, semi-bath oil level was incorect, but I changed it and now it works great better than Lyrik SoloAir and 66 Ata(which I had before Fox)
Just got it built up before our roadtrip to Nelson/Rossland last week. It's 2nd "shakedown" ride was on the 7 Summits trail. The RP23 started leaking oil on the first ride and gushed oil halfway through 7 summits and was wheezing the rest of the way.
All parts except front der., seatpost and seatpost QR came off my '05 Giant Reign.
Frame: 2008 Mission 3 Frame - RP23
Fork - 2009 Fox 36 Talas RC2
Stem: Thomson - 70mm 0 deg. rise
Cranks/BB: 2006 Truvativ Stylo - 22/32/bash
Wheels: Hope hubs/ Mavic 823 tubless
Tires: 2.35 Hutchinson Octopus (UST)
Brakes: XT-XTR - 203mm rotors
Cassette: SRAM 11-34 (don't know the model)
Headset - FSA zero stack
Saddle: Transition (Velo) AM saddle
Seatpost and QR: Easton EA50
Weight - I have no idea. Similar to my Reign which was ~34 lbs.
BB Height - 14" with fork at 160mm, 13.25 at 100mm. Worth noting this was using my highly scientific approach of holding a tape measure with one hand, the bike with the other and eyeballing it. I might have had a couple of beers during this process too. Maybe.
Bike was riding great until the RP23 puked oil. I bought a seal rebuild and overhauled it last night (cheap and super easy)....so I'll give that a go today.
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