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Tom Booth

140/150mm 27.5 forks, What's the latest?

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Finally scratched the itch and bought a SantaCruz 5010 frame, looking to build up a nice trail build, I haven't looked at components for a long time so still assume fox 34/36 rule the roost :lol:

The Fox 32s on my orange are still great with regular servicing so may well just go with another fox setup, just curious if anyone's rating anything different really..

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As well as the Fox, RS Pike (slightly lighter) and Lyrik (slightly beefier) are worth a shot. The DVOs are decent for the money as well.

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I've had crown steerer unit creak issues with every fox fork i've had recently. This included 32's / 34's. Ran RS lyriks for a couple of years now with no issues.

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My xfusion vengeance are astonishing, 36mm stanchions, coil sprung, damper adjustments that work (rebound, low and high speed compression) and super sensitive; I'm fairly certain that they sag a little under the bikes self weight. 100% self serviceable with no special tools. Not too shabby for a ten year old fork :)

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I bought some second hand RS Revelations about 2 years ago, for about £130 on eBay. They have been 100% reliable, as well as being cheap and relatively easy to service myself. Only complaint is that they lack the small bump sensitivity of more expensive forks. A damper upgrade can fix this, but I can’t be bothered.

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I've had the same pair of 160mm Pikes since 2015, they're due a service but have been a solid, reliable fork!

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On 12/10/2021 at 7:00 PM, Mikee said:

I bought some second hand RS Revelations about 2 years ago, for about £130 on eBay. They have been 100% reliable, as well as being cheap and relatively easy to service myself. Only complaint is that they lack the small bump sensitivity of more expensive forks. A damper upgrade can fix this, but I can’t be bothered.

Its funny you should say that, I rode a friends lappierre last night with revelations on and couldn't believe how nice they felt, super smooth! I will say they seemed to flex more then what I'm used to with the fox's but I was super impressed. Really put me in line for something pike or Lyrik

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:lol: Hero moves.

Think I'm gonna risk a set of lyriks, I'm a bigger lad at 18stone, so the stiffness of the lyric might be what the doctor ordered.

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Gone for a set of Lyrik Ultimates with the revised debonair setup, they're 160mm so just need to source a 140mm spring replacement!  Cheers for the help as always you lovely, lovely men.

Shaping up to be a nice build so far,

Santa cruz v3 5010c

Lyriks

Pro 4 enduro wheel set/tubeless maxxis aggressors

1x12 using raceface cranks and spam setup

Slx 4pots, they've been fantastic on my orange

Brand x dropper

Raceface Chester bars and stem left over from the orange, may replace them in the future when i getsa ride in.

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Nice! Try them in 160 and see how you get on first. If you need them to sit a bit lower in the travel just use a bit less pressure and an extra token or two - though I found the Lyrik to sit quite low down anyway.

Worst case you can just chop 20mm off the air shaft and they'll be 140s.

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23 minutes ago, Adam@TartyBikes said:

Nice! Try them in 160 and see how you get on first. If you need them to sit a bit lower in the travel just use a bit less pressure and an extra token or two - though I found the Lyrik to sit quite low down anyway.

Worst case you can just chop 20mm off the air shaft and they'll be 140s.

Thought you had to take the 20mm off the lowers and tape them back together?
FWIW I've overforked my intense by 20mm, 160 vs 140 recommended and not experienced anything bad from it, the BB is higher than the current trend of long low slack frames but it works fine for me :)

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41 minutes ago, Adam@TartyBikes said:

Nice! Try them in 160 and see how you get on first. If you need them to sit a bit lower in the travel just use a bit less pressure and an extra token or two - though I found the Lyrik to sit quite low down anyway.

Worst case you can just chop 20mm off the air shaft and they'll be 140s.

It crossed my mind to try at 160, but alot of online feedback seems to be the 5010 tries to kick up when anything 150mm+ is on the front, I did consider just running lower pressure as with my weight and size getting some extra sag in there isn't really an issue :lol: And the debonair revise seems to keep the fork efficient throughout the stroke. I've ordered a 140mm Air spring, and the change over doesn't look too difficult so might get to play about with it first.

Really looking forward to getting out on it, I love the orange and still find it a really fun bike, but looks to me like the 5010 is going to be that bit more playful which is something I've been after for a while, theres not really much big and steep around here, so a shorter travel point and shoot might be more fun for local stuff.

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Build day tomorrow!

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Gonna come unstuck as current front hub is 110x20, and the lyriks are 15mm, I'll still be waiting on parts so not the end of the world.

Ordered brakes and an slx 1x11 groupset last night, seatpost this morning so really it'll all come together pretty quickly.

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Still waiting on the groupset, but just had a chainless roll down the hill near work, really, really impressed with the Lyriks, set them at 95psi and they feel real nice, sags probably 30-35% so it sits well too.

Thanks for the heads up on the Lyriks folks, half tempted to buy a set for the orange now :lol:

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