Fox F80x or F80RLT

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jer
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by jer

I think I am going to get one or these forks. I am a 75kg/165lb. xc racer. I do everything from short 45 min races (which i am best at) to 24 hour races (which i have the most fun at.) I have a 23lb. GF sugar 1 with a VERY tired Manitou Mars CL on it. The Mars has had all the bushings replaced once and has worn out again. Time for a new fork. I want something a little tougher than the mars, and not a maintenance nightmare. (I work as a bike mechanic which means i NEVER have time to work on my own stuff!) I have also considered a Black Super SPV 80 and the F100X. I really dont want to get something more than 1600g/3.5lbs, but is the terralogic worth the extra weight?

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nzkiwiguy
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by nzkiwiguy

Go with the 80X. I use a F100RLC on my sugar for 24hr racing. Never have to work on it barring cleaning the dials which collect crud. 100mm on the sugar slackens the head angle slightly, but is nice and forgiving at 4am in the morning in those long races.

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Xterra Racer
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by Xterra Racer

My next fork will be the Fox 80X. Going from a SID world cup to the Fox will be giving up some weight savings, but the Fox is such a better fork I'm willing to make that sacrafice.

The terralogic does add weight over the RLC, but no more worrying about flipping the lockout and more importantly about turning it back off when you start to hit some rough stuff. It works so well, it's just a no brainer for me to make the switch.

As far as reliability goes....you just can't beat fox.

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Sandal
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by Sandal

why don't you also consider Marathon fork. once it's tuned up right, it's almost trouble free. very plush are responsive. and it's also a very very "long-living" fork! you bet! 8)
2004 year marathons are up to 1700. and my 2002'nd is ... 1490! :lol: cool!

why i would aslo opt for Marzocchi is because it has ETA/ECC, which is actually more than just a helpful antibob feature. i personally often lock the fork to change the bike geometry for clims or long road rides (aerodynamics). :wink:

good luck!
weight concerned = good, weight obsessed = bad!

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by marijnvdoorn

Hi,

I have been riding my F80X for a couple of months now, and i really love it.
Dont worry about the extra weight (mine is 1645 gr, cut), the performance will make it all good!!!

I would recommend it.

greetings marijn

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jer
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by jer

Thanks for the input. Does anyone know what fox's sponsored XC pros are using?

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