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The totems on my demo 7 are make a ton of creaking noises and I think I am going to need new forks, so which one do you think: New totems, boxxer teams, 66 rc2x or 888 sl ata? I am starting to downhill more and the boxxer teams seem like the best for the price.
 

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Totems are sick.

Perhaps you should try remedy the problem before getting a new fork.

Are you certain the creaking is coming from the fork??
 

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FORKS...and TOTEMS and BOXXER TEAMS are SINGULAR





















sorry for that
anywho...i like my totem fine....try getting it serviced
 

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I don't know if you know this or not

but the Totem fork on the Demo 7 is a "special" OEM/Specialized bike only model, the internals are not the same as a "Real" Totem.

So if your fork is not working as well as it "should" there might be a reason.

Try something different and maybe get a "real" Totem in 6 or 8 months.
 

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Ran the 66 rcx2 on my demo 8...it was perfect..liked it much better then the 05 66. It was the perfect amount of travel and kept the HA where I wanted it..the fact that it matched my raw frame didnt hurt either
 

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A 888 sl ata would be rediculously hot on a demo 7. especially if you took out the shock spacer to give the frame nearly eight inches of travel (have you done this, btw?)
 

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call sram and get it warrantied. they have some of the best customer support i've ever experienced. give em a call and they'll hook you up and fix that totem
 

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I say get your Totem fixed. I have one and it is the best upgrade on my sled. I second the customer service comment they are second to none.
 

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CountryBoy said:
How are the internals different? they match the rockshox website totems.
I looked and couldn't find where i saw it but I read the same thing about the demo 7 base model's totem. Apparently to keep weight down it uses boxxer internals. Without finding that article I can't give you anymore info tho.
 

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The article you are thinking about

is in this months Mountain Bike Action (as if they ever know what they are talking about), however the info is correct. Specialized Bike orders thousands of Totem forks from the manufacture (RockShox) and gets a deal on the unit price of each fork.

To keep the manufacturing cost down RockShox uses Boxxer internals from one of the lower-end boxxer's (not the black-box shim stack stuff) and "MOST" riders would be "none the wiser"

The info is in an article about building "custom" bikes (where you buy all the parts and put it together) or buying an "off-the-shelf" bike from someone that sells "complete" bikes, like Specialized.
 
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