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    Any major differences of 09 vs 10 Fox 36 and RP23

    Looking at some 09 leftovers for a deal and found a good one. Wondering if there are really any major difference is ride quality between 09 and 10 versions of fox 36 and RP23. Sure they made changes, they have to for marketing and development. The new for this year RP23 boost valve?
    And I didn't see any real change for the float 36. Are they really worth it if both are new for a large chunk of change?
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    I've read some reviews that say the boost valve is good, but over winter I went to a basic suspension class at PUSH and they were saying it's hype more than anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crinkle View Post
    Looking at some 09 leftovers for a deal and found a good one. Wondering if there are really any major difference is ride quality between 09 and 10 versions of fox 36 and RP23. Sure they made changes, they have to for marketing and development. The new for this year RP23 boost valve?
    And I didn't see any real change for the float 36. Are they really worth it if both are new for a large chunk of change?
    Are there more of the float 36 or better yet the Vanilla 36rc2? This 55 is a hunk of shit and I'm desperate
    does anyone still enjoy riding inbounds?

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    i rode a 2009 36 float RC2 for 10 minutes last season and bought a 2010 of the same model. It could just be my head, or that I dont have the right pressure yet, but it seemed like the 2009 felt a little better. Still love my fork though, but Im coming from a hunk of shit. (also a 55)

    you're welcome to pedal my fork around whenever you want if that helps you

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    if no difference that is definitively ascertainable, i might pull the trigger this weekend
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    Aren't they finally making a 180mm 36?
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    Yes, and now I have to figure out if I want the 180 Talas or a DH 2-step (which isn't out yet either for some reason) for the HL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Aren't they finally making a 180mm 36?
    yeah, but they are still making the 160mm 36 as well.


    edit: the 2011 180 won't be available till may/june, this was 2010 vs 2009.
    Last edited by Crinkle; 04-17-2010 at 10:28 AM.
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    Son of bitch!!! Go-ride has the new 180s...must not buy Talas 180...must not buy Talas 180...wait...

    "We designed the 36 180 mm series with an incredibly large amount of bushing overlap and a new below axle tube design, creating an extremely stiff chassis and the lowest axle-to-crown distance available in a 180 mm fork."

    What's that mean? I wonder how this compares to the A2C on my old 888...
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    ^^
    I too love that they boast the low A to C and then don't actually list what it is. I got to put my mits on a 180 Float over the weekend. Sexy time.

    A Totem 2-Step seems more fitting to the beef of the Highline. The Fox 180 did look nice however.

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    If I purchased a 180mm fork, I'd go with the Totem and it's 40mm stantions.

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    ■180mm FOX36 has a 565mm axle to crown
    found it.

    as compared to

    ■160mm FOX36 has a 545mm axle to crown
    to do the math on what .7" would do to slack out a bike for the 160 vs 180 arguement.
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    Crunk, you rock!

    I'm coming from 579, and the Totem and 180 36 are the same at 565. No way I'd go for the shorter 160. What I really want is the Totem 2-step DH, but unless I'm missing it, that's been like "coming soon" for quite a few months now.
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    Just saw the 180 36 at Watta Bike. Pretty.
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