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I'm torn between which carbon lefty to go with. Lets assume I can make the reach $$-wise to the Terralogic for argument's sake. Having ridden neither of the forks, I'm most interested in the lockout feature vs. the stable platform feature. Am I going to be bummed about not being able to lock the TT out? Or does the adjustment on the TT allow for quickly making it very stiff on the go? I imagine I would enjoy being able to lock it out.
I realize this isn't a very straighforward question, and is rife with personal preference and riding style issues - so I guess I'm just looking for some impressions from those of you who have experience with either or both....
 

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Well...

ToastR said:
I'm torn between which carbon lefty to go with. Lets assume I can make the reach $$-wise to the Terralogic for argument's sake. Having ridden neither of the forks, I'm most interested in the lockout feature vs. the stable platform feature. Am I going to be bummed about not being able to lock the TT out? Or does the adjustment on the TT allow for quickly making it very stiff on the go? I imagine I would enjoy being able to lock it out.
I realize this isn't a very straighforward question, and is rife with personal preference and riding style issues - so I guess I'm just looking for some impressions from those of you who have experience with either or both....
It boils down to you. What are you looking for? Are you building a light enduro/race/trailbike, or an all out race machine?

Personally, I found that I did not use the lockout on my older DLR after the first week on it. However, I rarely did any heavy efforts on paved/smooth trails while standing, where the lockout may come in handy.
 

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Well, I would agree. The lockout is a bit vestigial after a bit. However, that being said, I would not jump straight to the terra logic, as I found it to be too locked out, same thing I did not like about the Specialized Epic for the record though. I am a big advocate for plush lefty's so, the DLR is nice, since it gives you the plushest possibility. My two cents.
 

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thank you guys...

that is the type of input I was hoping for. The terralogic is slightly heavier, too, isn't it?
 

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The newer Terra Logic stuff is a little plusher with the Trail Tune this year. I only rode one a few times (pre trail tune) and it was weird at first. You try to set the rebound and shove on the bars and the thing is solid. You have to lift the front wheel off the ground and shove it down into the ground to unlock the IV.

After that on the trail it was nice I never noticed the IV, And from everything I hear the Trail Tune is much better.
 
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