Actually, i totally agree. Having seen a large 2002 RFX and large 6-pack hanging next to each other at a local shop, I was pretty blow away at how similar they are.tscheezy said:It's a lot of hair splitting though neither camp will admit it.
gonzostrike said:the only one I see as meaningful is the top tube length difference, which DOES mean a lot in terms of how the rider fits the bike.
What's Renegade going to do with a Viagra - We can't have him roaming the CO wilderness with a FMB - some innocent wildlife might get hurt.gonzostrike said:of course it is.
now if you'll just take this blue pill here, and drink it down...
Yes - the new DHX is leaps ahead of the old Vanilla RC (unless it has been PUSHed).Hicksville said:Thanks for the replies, is the ride the same on the 6 pack as the RFX ?, I valued the RFX ability to climb and then suck up bumps from pea size to boulder, as my body ages this quality is becoming a premium.?
Still made by Turner so I would say yes??Hicksville said:Is the quality of the frame the same?
I dunno about that standover, my med 6 definitely has good standover, maybe the RFX has it a little better, but it can't be by much.FM said:Actually, i totally agree. Having seen a large 2002 RFX and large 6-pack hanging next to each other at a local shop, I was pretty blow away at how similar they are.
The RFX is maybe a little better for true free-ride use, but the 6-pack is lighter so it has an edge for trail riding. splitting hairs though. 1/4" BB height is not going to make a huge difference. 6-pack has the DHX and the RFX has much lower standover, again, splitting hairs. Put a layback post on a RFX and you have %98 6-pack geometry.
The RFX would probably be cheaper, but then you might want to upgrade the shock/paint eventually. 5" rockers might be hard to come by. I have seen one med. RFX for sale in the last 4 months, and it was beat up. So unless you need a small or large, you may not have much choice.
One things for sure: it's hard to go wrong with that choice!
Standover, per Turner:Jm. said:I dunno about that standover, my med 6 definitely has good standover, maybe the RFX has it a little better, but it can't be by much.
to Renegade, a side note of potential irrelevance...Renegade said:To echo SSINGA, the fox DHX shock is an advancement over a stock vanilla RC. Pushed vanilla rc's are quite nice too, that's what I have on my RFX, and some other RFX ownwers here have. I have never ridden a DHX, so I can only assume it's all that everyone says it is.
IMO...The PP Vanilla RC is better than the standard RC but is no where near the DHX. My Moment started out life with the Van PP and it was a night and day difference when I changed it to the DHX. The RC's are fine for big hits but do not track the ground like the DHX can.gonzostrike said:Vanilla RC w/ ProPedal is a MUCH better performing and pedaling rear shock than the standard Vanilla RC. I had one on a Banshee Scream last season and I thought it felt almost as good as the DHX 5.0 on my 6-Pack.
SSINGA said:The RC's are fine for big hits but do not track the ground like the DHX can.