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Candy blue medium Sultan is enroute. For a quiver killer type bike, which fork would you guys tend towards? I am running the fox rlc fit on the jet9. The Sultan is going to see a little more substantial use on drops and what not. I am on the fence between the Marz 44ti, the Reba rlt ti 120 maxle and the F120 rlc fit with qr15. Currently 230lbs, but I have dropped 25lbs in the last two months back on the bike and I am expecting to come in around 170lbs once in shape.
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Im 6'4" and your weight now, maybe +10. If I was 170lbs I would be a fragile shivering stick man....Im shooting for 210lbs.

Have you considered the White Brothers Fluid 29er?. Im more of a set it and forget it type and really happy with it so far.

You can see a few pics here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=637520
 

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Manitou Absolute + with the 20mm TA, 120mm obviously.
 

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The Reba is a great fork but IME you will fit a larger tire on the Fox fork.
 

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I too have been looking for a fork for the Sultan - really a coil fan by far. The Marzocchi looks as if it needs work right out of the box to correct small bump compliance issues. I have read posts where the WB Fluid may require a booster spring or a mod'd fox spring to acheive the correct spring rate. The Reba 120 seems the most popular though some would favor a 140mm but only comes tapered. I may choose a Reba and install a U-turn coil or ???
 

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The Reba is a decent option for sure...but I prefer the 140mm of the Marzocchi, as well as the additional tire clearance & stiffness of the chassis.
 

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cutthroat said:
Manitou Absolute + with the 20mm TA, 120mm obviously.
I tried a buddies Manitou and it felt too linear. Manitou had a stiffer booster coil but it wasn't my fork so... Anyone have any Drake 29er 120 20mm experience ?
 

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So, what needs to be done to the 44ti out of the box to make it work properly? Small bump handling is one of my biggest wants in a fork.
 

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I really like the Reba 120 mm w 20 mm maxle on my DW Sultan...however , I hope the future Sultans will sport a HT that will accept a tapered steerer to have the ability to use the new Reba 140 mm ! :) TIG.
 

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I really like the Reba 120 mm w 20 mm maxle on my DW Sultan...however , I hope the future Sultans will sport a HT that will accept a tapered steerer to have the ability to use the new Reba 140 mm ! :) TIG.
I don't see why fork manufactures couldn't just offer 1 1/8" versions as well.
 

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How bout a modded Fox 36 Talas? I get 144mm of the sweetest travel. Fork is stiff and prefect for a Turner, in my opinion. I was about 225 when purchased and modded, but am now under 200. Ihave XC ans SS biukes and built this speciifically to go over more extrme trails, features, and jumps.

- yeah Iknow I need to cut the steer tube, just making sure I have it where I want it befoer I cut:)
 

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How bout a modded Fox 36 Talas? I get 144mm of the sweetest travel. Fork is stiff and prefect for a Turner, in my opinion. I was about 225 when purchased and modded, but am now under 200. Ihave XC ans SS biukes and built this speciifically to go over more extrme trails, features, and jumps.

- yeah Iknow I need to cut the steer tube, just making sure I have it where I want it befoer I cut:)
Really want to try one of those. Get any rub from the 2.4 Ardent? How much does it cost? Did you do the mod yourself?
 

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Um.........you must tell me where to get or how to get a modded 36talas......like now please.....
 

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TiRyder said:
How bout a modded Fox 36 Talas?
I really considered that mod when building my bike but in the end decided spending that much then hacking the bridge and no warranty / clearance wasn't the direction I wanted t go.

Every time I see it I still wonder how much stiffer it would ride be compared to the WB 135..
 

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I just got back from a ride on my Jet9 that has a F100 RLC fit on the front of it. I really hate that fork. I am hoping the Marz 44ti will work better across the board than the Fox product.
Isaac
 
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