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You guys think this would be a badass fork for the kind of riding I do (Big hits, super tech stuff, and DH racing)? It's going on my 6" KHS.

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I've never ridden or even seen one of the 6" travis', but I really think that if it's anything like it's bigger brothers, it would be a choice fork for the stuff I do. I just have to decide between it and Fox and Marzocchi's similar offerings (66 and 36).
I was really hoping that someone on here has some experience with these forks, or at least knows something I don't.

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I knew that was coming. I have a fox vanilla RC on it. All 6" four bar bikes with the same shock are exactly the same essentially. As a matter of fact, even if I had the money (which I do not), I would not upgrade the frame. I really like it, and it's just the fork that makes me want anything more out of my bike. That and pink streamers would be nice.
If you know anything about these forks, please just tell me what is the best for my type of riding, and don't bother trying to tell me to upgrade other stuff that I'm perfectly happy with.
Except the lack of streamers. I'm not happy with that.
 

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I ran a Manitou triple crown for a while...not so bueno. I traded it in for a 66RC2X (which I got for 550, which included shipping and credit for the trade in). I highly recommend the 66. All my DH friends run Fox 36s or Marz 66s.
 

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Yeah, I've pretty much decided that I'm gonna get the 66rc2x. But where did you get it for 550? I'm seeing $700+...
 

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Fullcycles.com

They have a trade in policy. I traded in some stuff to get a 50 buck credit. They were selling it for 600.

7 bones is too much.
 

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I know, but if I can't find a deal soon, then I'm just going to shell it out. I'm 16 and making almost a grand a month. Disposable income is nice.
 

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Are you sure you're is a RC2X? Because I don't see any on that website, and the lowest I've seen on a new RC2X is 675 on ebay...
 

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I would say to start with a new camera and computer for your mad photoshop skills;) Just got a 66RC2X and its nice, but still needs to be broken in and I can't comment on its durability. Manitou products in my experience have been garbage. I don't know if the Travis lineup is any better but I've been soured. The new RockShox Totem looks promising and I've had excellent luck with my Pike. Don't get a Pike though, its not a good match up for a freeride frame or your photoshop style of riding. Its more of an excellent all mountain style fork. Good luck with whatever you do, clearly you're rich enough to not regret whatever you purchase.
 

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I would say to start with a new camera and computer for your mad photoshop skills;) Just got a 66RC2X and its nice, but still needs to be broken in and I can't comment on its durability. Manitou products in my experience have been garbage. I don't know if the Travis lineup is any better but I've been soured. The new RockShox Totem looks promising and I've had excellent luck with my Pike. Don't get a Pike though, its not a good match up for a freeride frame or your photoshop style of riding. Its more of an excellent all mountain style fork. Good luck with whatever you do, clearly you're rich enough to not regret whatever you purchase.
Hardly... I'm not rich at all.:( I'm paying all but $200 of it, and that's money my dad's giving me so he can have my fork.
I don't think my car savings fund is going too well, having ammassed a whopping twelve cents and a piece of lint. That's because I like my bike too much. I'm not rich.:(
I just work my ass off at near minimum wage and am willing to spend whatever it takes to get the bike parts I want.
Well, not really, I don't have enough to buy a new bike yet, but I don't want one that much anyways.

Not sure what you mean by the photoshop references there, because I have done everything I have said I have, and none of the pictures you've seen of me have had anything done to them except saturation, color levels, contrast and the like. Sequences being obvious exceptions. Hope you're kidding, and not actually listening to the **** the reed's kids say about me...

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And I'm seriously not rich...:(
 

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DelTaco said:
All 6" four bar bikes with the same shock are exactly the same essentially.
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Well, not really, I don't have enough to buy a new bike yet, but I don't want one that much anyways.
You don't need a new bike. You already have a KHS, and you said yourself that all four bars are the same. Just buy yourself a new shock, you know, the same one that the high dollar frame guys use to justify their expensive frames. I can't believe the gall of some of those frame makers, who think they can charge what they do for just another four bar. :)
 

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I've already got a Vanilla RC, and I couldn't be happier. And when I do buy a new frame, it's going to be a travel upgrade, not just a new frame so I can ride the hype.
If I could get any frame, it'd be a Transition Dirtbag,Transition Bottlerocket, or a Special Ed SX Trail II.

I bought the 66RC2X from fullcycles for $609. Thanks so much Vicypher for pointing this awesome deal out to me. Hopefully the fork will work out for me, but I can't imagine it not working for me...

This is going to be a huge upgrade from my DJII with 5" of travel.
Adding 2" of travel with real damping, and only a 1.3" ride height increase. Actually, I think tha added ride height will help excessively steep head tube angle...

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No worries Senor Taco. You should be getting that thing in a couple days. It comes in this sick bag that makes you look like a hitman. It is also f//kin light for a 7" travel fork.

I hope it clears your downtube. I had that problem. Other than that...it is so wrong it is right.
 

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just my unsolicited .02:

i don't know you but any 16-year-old kid who is this into bikes and putting his money (self-generated money, at that) into his bike habit sounds ok to me.

kids these days are lazy enough, mentally and physically. if i were your parent i would support your bike lust 100%.

that said i have no idea what the feck you guys are talking about with the mondo-forks. but it sounds like fun!
 

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I got it today. Props to Full Cycles for the amazing turnaround. Ordered it Friday afternoon and recieved it Tuesday at approximately noon.


I opened the box and nearly dumped in my pants when I saw the bag. It's sweet!
The marzocchi name is actually embroidered into it, so it's a high quality fork bag. I'm not entirely or really at all sure why you would want a fork bag, but I do have to admit that it is pretty sweet looking.
As for the fork, I couldn't believe the awesomeness I was holding in my hands.
I'm not entirely sure I like the way the air caps work, and they seem like they'd be real easy to lose, but the idea behind them is sound. Otherwise, everything on the fork looks top notch. And the crown will clear my downtube, so no worries there...
I am somewhat bummed that it is a post mount brake setup, but only because my current brakes are not, so I need to spend $20 to get the 8" adapters. I just wish they had built the fork with the 8" post mounts already on it, because who runs a 7" fork with 6" rotors?

And is it normal that the first few times you compress it, it sounds like a dying giraffe, or some other sound that makes me want to cry?

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And is it normal that the first few times you compress it, it sounds like a dying giraffe, or some other sound that makes me want to cry?

~TERVOR THE GREAT
Like most forks, it probably needs a few hours of break-in...
 

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Senor Taco

I think you mean you need adapters to use your disc calipers which use IS tabs. I run 8" rotors on my fork with no adapters 'cause the brakes are post-mount types.

Sorry I forgot to tell you about the bag. My friend saw the bag and thought I was a hitman.
 
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