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I received my talas yesterday, mounted this morning and took a ride.

I coming from a F100x 2004. I raced and abused this fork and the ride quality is outstanding. After almost 4 years I felt that the fork needed a replacement. I moved to and island and haven´t race much. So I wanted something a bit bigger for those ultratech trails that from time to time I encountered but didn´t wanted to loose the 100 mm geometry my SC Blur got me used to. The Talas give me the perfect match, i think to ride it at 100 mm for general XC use and tech climbs, 120 mm for rough riding and reserve the full 140 mm for the most scary all mountain DH.

The feeling of the fork is incredible, supernatural smooth. At 100 mm the geometry is exactly as my F100x, so I didn´t mess with the bike handling. The lever can be turn while riding and the fork doesn´t jump or dive hard.

Coming from the auto lock F100x I like the blow off feature of the fork. The manual says that can be ridden always locked after tunnig the blow off at ¨your sweet spot¨. So I have a few questions:

1.-Is the lock-blow off circuit sort of the ¨poor man ´s terralogic¨?
2.-Can I really ride this fork always locked and leave it to the blow off valve take care of
auto locking?
3.- how you talas riders use this feature?
 

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JDO said:
1.-Is the lock-blow off circuit sort of the ¨poor man ´s terralogic¨?
2.-Can I really ride this fork always locked and leave it to the blow off valve take care of
auto locking?
3.- how you talas riders use this feature?
1. Yes, you can set it up so it acts like Terralogic.
2. Yes. Although in my case, I use the lockout for climbs and open it up on the DH's. For me, the blow off circuit is useful when I forget to unlock the fork for the descents (where we ride, it's always 1 long climb and 1 long descent).
 
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