Fox F80X vs F80RLT

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  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I'm trying to decide between the two and need opinions. They're both freakin' expensive but I can't
    mount a 'zocchi and I'm won't buy a Rock Shox.

    So: does the TerraLogic "delay" in kicking in suck, or is it no biggie? And does the clunking of the
    RLC suck, or is it no biggie?

    Help appreciated!

    Bill
     
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  2. Jy

    Jy Guest

    "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I'm trying to decide between the two and need opinions. They're both freakin' expensive but I
    > can't mount a 'zocchi and I'm won't buy a Rock Shox.
    >
    > So: does the TerraLogic "delay" in kicking in suck, or is it no biggie? And does the clunking of
    > the RLC suck, or is it no biggie?
    >
    > Help appreciated!
    >
    > Bill

    I'm about to make a similar choice too. I'm also looking at the F100RLC (can change travel to 80mm
    from what I understand). I'm not even sure what the difference is between that and the F80RLT. Old
    Fox website was useless and new one isn't up yet.

    Also, next year apparently entire Fox line will have new ProPedal valving--supposed to decrease
    pedal bob. I don't want to wait tho :) You might want to look at this too:
    http://www.mtbreview.com/reviews/2003_front_shocks/
     
  3. Bill Porter

    Bill Porter Guest

    On 2 Jul 2003 19:18:07 -0700, [email protected] (Bill) wrote:

    >I'm trying to decide between the two and need opinions. They're both freakin' expensive but I can't
    >mount a 'zocchi and I'm won't buy a Rock Shox.
    >
    >So: does the TerraLogic "delay" in kicking in suck, or is it no biggie? And does the clunking of
    >the RLC suck, or is it no biggie?
    >
    >Help appreciated!
    >
    >Bill

    I have the 100RLC and I too was having to decide between the Terralogic model or not. I ultimately
    decided to go with the RLC mainly because I wanted the choice of decide when to lock it out or not.
    Also with the RLC's adjustable lockout blowoff threshold you could almost replicate the terralogic
    effect by setting it very light. I don't run it that way however.

    Bill Porter www.mountainbikebill.com
     
  4. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Bill wrote:
    > I'm trying to decide between the two and need opinions. They're both freakin' expensive but I
    > can't mount a 'zocchi and I'm won't buy a Rock Shox.
    >
    > So: does the TerraLogic "delay" in kicking in suck, or is it no biggie? And does the clunking of
    > the RLC suck, or is it no biggie?
    >
    > Help appreciated!
    >
    > Bill

    I just mounted an RLC 100 and have been very impressed. I've only had it for a week but have put 6
    rides on it, here's my mini review:

    Overall I am lovin it; plush, stiff, easily adjustable...what else is there? The most impressive pro
    about it is the stiffness. Oh so very stiff. Noticeably better than my old bomber, from back when
    the arch was removable.

    Minor cons: I like the lockout because it actually just ramps up the compression damping real high
    leaving just enough suspension to smooth things out, but not enough to rob energy. The only problem
    I've found is that since there is a little action I find myself forgetting that it's locked. Also,
    when locked out, the sharpish knob is pointing directly at my knee. I'll probably never hit it but
    it makes me ever so slightly uneasy.

    Noise; no knocking yet. The squish is a little louder than I'm used to but not enough to be
    noticeable.
     
  5. Jon Bond

    Jon Bond Guest

    "Bill Porter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On 2 Jul 2003 19:18:07 -0700, [email protected] (Bill) wrote:
    >
    > >I'm trying to decide between the two and need opinions. They're both freakin' expensive but I
    > >can't mount a 'zocchi and I'm won't buy a Rock Shox.
    > >
    > >So: does the TerraLogic "delay" in kicking in suck, or is it no biggie? And does the clunking of
    > >the RLC suck, or is it no biggie?
    > >
    > >Help appreciated!
    > >
    > >Bill
    >
    > I have the 100RLC and I too was having to decide between the Terralogic model or not. I ultimately
    > decided to go with the RLC mainly because I wanted the choice of decide when to lock it out or
    > not. Also with the RLC's adjustable lockout blowoff threshold you could almost replicate the
    > terralogic effect by setting it very light. I don't run it that way however.
    >
    > Bill Porter www.mountainbikebill.com

    Not quite - you could still activate it with your bodyweight. The terralogic uses a kind of floating
    lockout, where if the "brassmass" is moved out of the way because the fork itself moves, then the
    fork will activate. However, input from above won't do a damn thing to move it, so the fork stays
    locked out.

    Jon Bond
     
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