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So I've been running an 08 TALAS 36r for a while in the RFX, but I'd like to add a coil for when I take the bike to NorthStar next year ( a DHR is at least a year away, sadly). I ran across a decent deal for an 08 VAN36r, and wonder if I can do without the HS/LS compression circuit on the VAN rc2. What will I miss?

I've never seemed to miss it on the TALAS, FWIW.

I run a CCDB on the RFX.
 

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What do you want to improve in going from the TALAS to the VAN? Small bump compliance may be a little better, but overall performance is not going to be all that different.

If you are going to buy a second fork dedicated to gravity riding, why not go with a 180mm fork like a Totem or 66? If you are thinking of buying a DH bike in the next couple of years maybe even a Fox 40 lowered to 7in would make the RFX a real ripper.
 

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nybike1971 said:
What do you want to improve in going from the TALAS to the VAN? Small bump compliance may be a little better, but overall performance is not going to be all that different.
The TALAS is my more XC fork, don't really want to beat on it too much like I would be doing at NorthStar. Plus I like the feel of a coil anyway, and the things are stupid cheap right now. I do like your suggestion of a 66. :thumbsup:
 

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Out of curiosity, where are things stupid cheap? I'm heading to the US next week, wondering if I should be picking up lots of bike gear...
 

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womble said:
Out of curiosity, where are things stupid cheap? I'm heading to the US next week, wondering if I should be picking up lots of bike gear...
Check your pm's. :D
 

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I'm a fan of the RC2. It works really well in my experience. I'm ~ 150# on RFX w/ coil rear. The 36 is using stock springs w/ bottom out factory set to high. Trail settings: 3/4 high spd, minimum 4 clicks on low. No bottoming, no dive or wallowing for me. Just eats the trail up w/o complaint.
I dial up low speed for DH. I'll usually do a couple warm-up runs to kind of see how everything is working. Then I try to hit the same traiI a few times. First ride it as is, then dial it in. Seems to help in small g-type rollers and the Gardns. I have ridden DH at some places and didn't need to dial it up depends on the trail I guess.
Too much LS isn't good for riding trail though. Maybe it is the real slow speed of rocky type local trails ? I dunno. So it is just as nice to be able to adjust it for trail use.
Been running mine since 06 and have not had one issue. Guys at my shop run the 36r Float and it seems to be just as nice a ride according to them. But then again they have pure DH bikes.
 

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greenmacheen said:
Been running mine since 06 and have not had one issue. Guys at my shop run the 36r Float and it seems to be just as nice a ride according to them. But then again they have pure DH bikes.
Good deal, thanks for the info.
 
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