03-10-2014, 10:46 PM #1Registered User
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Suspension: 2014 Fox 34 float 150mm kashima vs 2014 rockshox pike
I haven't seen this comparison yet and can't be the only one with a similar question so here is my situation: I just picked up a 2013 Bronson carbon with the beloved 2013 fox 34 float fork. My options are to upgrade the internals to the 2014 spec for about $150 (if I remember right) or go with a rockshox pike, which I want but would cost a lot more. It looks like ~$800 will get you a 2013 pike or ~1000 for a 2014 and I MAY get ~$400 back on the 2013 fox I have if I sold it.
So my main question is has anybody tried the 2014 34 float and the pike and want to offer up a comparison?
I'm also curious what changes rockshox made to the pike for 2014.
If the pike is still better is it THAT much better that it's worth 3x as much to upgrade?
Is the used market for the 2013 fox forks so flooded from people doing the exact same thing that it would be tough to sell?
Thanks in advance
03-11-2014, 12:45 PM #2
The Pike is hands down better than the 2014 Fox, even with Fox's damping upgrades (which are a big improvement over 2013).
2015 Fox, however... you might want to wait a few weeks. Aftermarket upgrades may be available for older forks.
03-11-2014, 09:29 PM #3
Agreed with beast. I've got a bit of time on both and the pike was hands down superior in every category. Either option is considerably better than the '13 34, which was horrible.
03-11-2014, 10:19 PM #4
03-12-2014, 12:23 AM #5
Have you ridden the fork you have and is there something you don't like about it?
I would suggest just going and riding your bike.
03-12-2014, 08:47 AM #6Gluten Free Dan
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03-12-2014, 09:27 AM #7Registered User
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Thanks for the responses does anyone know what changes if any were made to the pike for 2014?
03-12-2014, 10:58 PM #8
I'm very happy with my '14 34. I had a Pike on my last bike, for me it was not better but not worse either.a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
03-13-2014, 10:07 AM #9
I have a '13 34 with '14 internals that I lowered to 130. Its the best fork I've ridden to date (which isn't saying too much as I haven't ridden a lot of new forks). I use all the travel, but it has good support and isn't divey, sweet fork imo.
03-13-2014, 11:21 AM #10
My bronson has a 160 vengeance rc on it. I have been very impressed with the fork, especially at half the price of the pike....
You could try the vengeance (or sweep) and sell the fox without being out of pocket.
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03-13-2014, 11:31 AM #11
X-Fusion stuff seems really really nice. Like, they finished all the details nicely.
I don't understand CTD. Fox wants riders to always be fucking with switches on their bikes? If it doesn't work pretty well in fully open, why would someone bother with it? I single propedal/lockout switch can be useful, but that's about it. Too many buttons and switches on bikes lately. Makes the frame look like it's wrapped in spaghetti and the handlebars look like an aircraft cockpit. Not was a bike is for.No longer stuck.
03-13-2014, 10:02 PM #12
I upgraded my 13 internals to 14's and it is notably better. Couldn't say how it compares to a Pike however.
I figured it was worth upgrading first and giving it a go. Even if you decide it's not to your liking having those internals will help re-sale.
03-15-2014, 06:05 PM #13