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FOX Float 36 RC2 vs. RS Lyrik RC2 DH Solo Air
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Posted: Sep 17, 2012 at 7:48 Quote
augiss wrote:
about lowering foxes.

Message from Mojo:

I've been informed by our senior fork technician that you are able to lower the 09-2011 36 forks to 120mm or 130mm by using the travel spacers.

thats floats? its also rubbish, you can lower them to whatever you want

Posted: Sep 18, 2012 at 4:56 Quote
is there a big difference between RC2 and RLC for trail riding, smooth fr and dirt jumps? cause there's a few deals, one is with kashima and RLC, while other one is RC2 but without shakira

Posted: Sep 18, 2012 at 9:17 Quote
RC2 is MUCHO BETTA! Lockout is a waste for most. RC2 allows much more tuning for small bump, big hit & brake dive!

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 7:41 Quote

I want to ask again.
So which one too choose: Fox Float 36 RC2 10'-12' year or RockShox Lyrik Solo Air RC2 DH 11'12' year?
Which one you would recommend?

P.S. I will ride dirt jumps, flow freeride, trails, sometimes XC/AM on my Banshee Rampant. And I'm going to lower fork to about 130mm.

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 8:10 Quote
This is answered already buddy! If you have that choice I'd go 2011 fit rc2,don't think the 160 was an rc2 fit in2012.

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 8:13 Quote
You will love the Float - easy to work on and lots of usable adjustments to tailor to your preference.

This 36 Float was set to a 100mm travel but for that nice feeling handlebar height we stacked the stem. That was just personal preference.

New Shimano Alfine tensioner New single speed chain. New Single speed rear cog and spacer kit.

With this earlier Rampant, we put on the first run 140mm RCT fork and that ride height was amazing. The 140mm travel on the Rampant felt very nice for trail riding but not as nice for dj - but again it comes to personal preference.


The Lyric is a nice fork - no disputing that but I think the Lyric belongs on a a heavier bike or for heavier riders (just my opinion - don't roast me over it - only because we found the Lyric to be a nicer fork with the coil not the air spring)

New 2011 RockShox Lyrik air fork Atomlab wheels with Hope Pro rear hub and DT Swiss 440 front hub.

I think for what you are looking to do on the Rampant, the Flox 36 Float will serve you best.

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 9:31 Quote
If you can afford FOX get it! CROKSHOX suck big time! Fox is better in every way! Plain and simple!

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 9:44 Quote
or simply get a Bos Deville?!

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 9:48 Quote
ohh brilliant, wrote an essay but it didnt save,

rockshox dont suck, there probably overall better than the fox's and if i was to chooose who to buy forks from for the rest of my life it would be rockshox or marzo

bos's sound good from what i have heard

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 9:54 Quote
I ride a deville for 2 years now. Would buy it again immediately. They are cheaper then floats.

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 10:06 Quote
chmod wrote:
I ride a deville for 2 years now. Would buy it again immediately. They are cheaper then floats.

I'm searching for used one, so it's cheaper to get floats i think Smile

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 10:13 Quote
Devilles go for about 700€ used, so out of your budget ^^

I've gone for the Lyrik (used, really good condition, fully working, 200€, but most in France come at 300€), custom Novyparts Solo air kit (60€ or so), CRConception damper (240€ + shipping), and I end up with a fork that works like a Deville, about the same weight, cheaper, and I can do all the maintenance myself.

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 10:20 Quote
Floats for sure,got to love the little foxBig Grin

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 11:09 Quote
float all the way they never break

Posted: Oct 17, 2012 at 11:11 Quote
I haven't read all the comments but i would just get the Float 34 and internally adjust the travel to whatever you think is good. Then just change the compression for whatever your riding.


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