which is better 06 40 rc2 or 07 888rc2x

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which is better 06 40 rc2 or 07 888rc2x
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Posted: Mar 12, 2008 at 20:07 Quote
a friend of mine has to service his every month
or else the fork goes to shit.
its an 06
just go with the 888 you wont be dissapointed

Posted: Mar 12, 2008 at 20:14 Quote
obviously the 07' will be better since its a year newer. i have an 06' 40 and freeride is no prob. on it. either fork is top of the line for each very well rep'd company so either one will be good. just depends on how well you take care of it as well as how well its set up for you as an individual.

Posted: Mar 12, 2008 at 20:22 Quote
I would definitely get the 888s, my forties are poo. They require way to much maintenance and the seals blow like every other week. 888s are way more reliable and stronger. (personally I think they feel better to, only forks that haven't gave me arm-pump)

Posted: Mar 13, 2008 at 10:15 Quote
The seals in the 888 would be better.
If you freeride, don't want to baby your fork and are just looking for something to get on and ride, I'd go with the 888's. They're plenty adjustable, more than you'd probably use.
Fox 40's are more of a race fork.
Just like Boxxer WC's and Dorado's, they require quite a bit of maintenance.

Posted: Mar 13, 2008 at 18:15 Quote
so i'm geussing i should go with the 888's?

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 5:01 Quote
From what ive heard 06 40s have been known for having crap seals and needing a fair amount of maintenance but there feel is better then the rc2x. However the rc2x seems to be a ver reliable forks with only needing services onces a year maybe? I run an 06 rc2x which is awesomely good and i dont think ill change from marzocchi.

Your choice, whether you want the better fork but with more maintenance

or

the not as good performing fork (but still very good) and have minimal maintenance.

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 5:04 Quote
I have an 06 40, and I've not changed the seals. They're really not as much maintenance as everyone claims.

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 5:17 Quote
Yea i had 06 40rc2 rode them for nearly a year no maintenance at all and they still worked great, have been riding my 07s for 5 months and not done a thing to them yet and still no probs.

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 5:19 Quote
Same boat as me. I've got an 06 and an 07. Neither has really been worked on, and both feel amazing.

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 11:29 Quote
sherbet wrote:
Same boat as me. I've got an 06 and an 07. Neither has really been worked on, and both feel amazing.
That's weird... I have 05s and I blow the seals at least once a month....

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 11:32 Quote
dylanvarkonja wrote:
sherbet wrote:
Same boat as me. I've got an 06 and an 07. Neither has really been worked on, and both feel amazing.
That's weird... I have 05s and I blow the seals at least once a month....

Dunno what you're doing to your fork, but it's certainly not working out for you.

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 11:34 Quote
I don't know what I'm doing to them either... oh well, I'm gunna send them back to the factory at some point this summer and get them rebuilt.

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 11:35 Quote
When you put the new seals on, are you jamming them on?

Posted: Jul 17, 2008 at 11:37 Quote
the 40 is sick but 888 is just a perfect all around fork..i have an 06 RC2X and it been holding up witht the same seals and everything since 06...they are very durable and dont break as often as the 40..i would go with an 888 any day over a 40


 
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