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I'm ready to pull the trigger on my 5 spot, but am not sure on the fork. First thought is the Talus rlc, but was wondering what everyone else is running and likes. I want a travel adjustable fork with lockout, and I like to ride singletrack alot, but enjoy climbing to get my descents, hence the travel adjustment. I'm hearing good things about the Pike, but am leary of Rock Shock. Thanks, can't wait to join the family!
 

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I"m runing a RS Revelation

SF Jakey said:
I'm ready to pull the trigger on my 5 spot, but am not sure on the fork. First thought is the Talus rlc, but was wondering what everyone else is running and likes. I want a travel adjustable fork with lockout, and I like to ride singletrack alot, but enjoy climbing to get my descents, hence the travel adjustment. I'm hearing good things about the Pike, but am leary of Rock Shock. Thanks, can't wait to join the family!
It weighs 3.75 lbs and is a very good looking fork. We shall see how it performs on Saturday. I will get slapped down for this but unless you are a very aggressive rider, I think the Pike is overkill. Just get a Revelation.

Jaybo
 

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tscheezy said:
I'm pretty sure a lot of 5-Spot owners are running these forks.
I've looked through all 4 pages of that, however, I'm looking for more personal likes/dislikes, and what is currently available or new forks. I don't ask a question without searching first.Thanks for the help if you can.
 

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I've had an 03 Zoke Z1 SL, Manitou Minute 1:00, 04 Zoke Z1 coil, Manitou Nixon Platinum, Fox Vanilla RLC, Pike Dual Air, Pike Coil U-Turn, and probably some I am forgetting on my Spot. Pike Air all the way. Or a coil Zoke. Those rock too. I like the taller forks for geometry, and the damping and stiffness of the Pikes and Zokes is bueno.
 

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tscheezy said:
I've had an 03 Zoke Z1 SL, Manitou Minute 1:00, 04 Zoke Z1 coil, Manitou Nixon Platinum, Fox Vanilla RLC, Pike Dual Air, Pike Coil U-Turn, and probably some I am forgetting on my Spot. Pike Air all the way. Or a coil Zoke. Those rock too. I like the taller forks for geometry, and the damping and stiffness of the Pikes and Zokes is bueno.
TZ, Any issues with Pike's Floodgate knob hitting the downtube on Barny's Small Spot? I have an '05 Team U-turn and it hits the downtube when installed on my small Pack. Haven't tried it on the Spot yet.

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SF Jakey said:
I'm ready to pull the trigger on my 5 spot, but am not sure on the fork. First thought is the Talus rlc, but was wondering what everyone else is running and likes. I want a travel adjustable fork with lockout, and I like to ride singletrack alot, but enjoy climbing to get my descents, hence the travel adjustment. I'm hearing good things about the Pike, but am leary of Rock Shock. Thanks, can't wait to join the family!
Another vote for the Revelation. Smooth action, near lockout (the RS lockout leaves at least .25" of travel with the ability to override via the floodgate), sturdy chassis. I got the dual air. This saved about .25 lbs of weight. I have done quite abit of climbing on my Spot and the lack of travel adjustment just doesn't seem to hold it back.
 

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I've been working on this subject since I got my spot a couple months ago. I'm running a Pushed Talas now, and like it abot. But after talking with Darren at Push, I will be getting a Revelation. He likes the chasis of the new RS stuff. I too think Pike is overkill for me, plus, if I went with a Pike, I need a new front wheel.

BTW, Larry at mtnhighcyclery dot com beats all the mailorders for prices on these forks. Plus, you get his great CS.

You Revelation owners, let us all know how things are going with your forks.
 

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I went from a Talas 125mm RCL to a Marzzzochi Marathon S 120mm to finally a Fox Vannilla 130 RCL. The above two froks were good but the Vannilla with the heavy spring (yellow) has been perfect for me. I switched out the rear shock with the Fox RP3 and I feel I have my 5 Spot dialed in perfect. I ride with guys thar run the following different forks on different trail bikes: Manitou Minute 130mm, Sherman FireFly, Marzocchi Z1, AM 1 and 3, Fox Float, Fox Talas, one guy has one of those new dual crown Mavericks. The bottom line is that they all each swear by the fork they have on their bikes as being the best performing for them. I think all top-of-the line fork models at the correct sizes will please you...I do have a reaccuring thought of trying out a Nixon 145mm on my spot, you know to see how it would handle some rutted up chuts....Hey "Tscheezy," how did you like the Nixon on your Turner??
 

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Use and terrain

How will you use your Spot? If you are a one bike guy and cover big miles on moderate terrain that will be a different fork than someone who rides really rocky loose and or steep terrain. The Spot is a chameleon, and it changes colors with wheel set up and fork.

DT
 

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Hey "Tscheezy," how did you like the Nixon on your Turner??
Try here. Basically it had so many problems and I decided I did not care for SPV in forks AT ALL that it lasted about two months.
 

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How will you use your Spot? If you are a one bike guy and cover big miles on moderate terrain that will be a different fork than someone who rides really rocky loose and or steep terrain. The Spot is a chameleon, and it changes colors with wheel set up and fork.

DT
I'm a 1 bike guy, well 2 if you count road bikes, but I'll use it for everything from 1 hour climbs for exercise to 1/2 day rides, single track and fireroad, plus 1 week in Downieville every summer. I live in Marin county, so I have a diverse amount of terrain to choose from. I'm even thinking of using it for bowhunting instead of my atv. That is why I like the versatility of travel adjustment and lockout. I'm leaning towards the revelation or pike now instead of the talus, but we'll see. I do know I'll be waiting for the new blue 2006 frame to become available, I love that color. Thanks for the replies and keep em coming if you've got experiences.
 

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I really like the Revelation

S-Works said:
I've been working on this subject since I got my spot a couple months ago. I'm running a Pushed Talas now, and like it abot. But after talking with Darren at Push, I will be getting a Revelation. He likes the chasis of the new RS stuff. I too think Pike is overkill for me, plus, if I went with a Pike, I need a new front wheel.

BTW, Larry at mtnhighcyclery dot com beats all the mailorders for prices on these forks. Plus, you get his great CS.

You Revelation owners, let us all know how things are going with your forks.
I have Universal Cycles match a Beyond Bikes' price. So, I got the dual air w/ pop lock for $387 picked up from Universal. Pretty cheap. Now, I have to sell my Pushed Vanilla; however, I may drop it to 4" and build a bike for the little lady. Not sure yet.

Anyway, a VERY smooth and incredibly adjustable fork. Nice. Super light too. I'm wondering 1) how good the seals are and 2) how the fork will hold up in the rocks and wet. Fork has a 2 year warranty. Nice.

Jaybo

PS I'm not a huge fan of the pop lock on the bar thing. I don't like stuff on my bars. I might just pull it off.
 
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