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New Fox Talas LockOut/adjustment? Talas owners please help

lozbrownlozbrown Posts: 2
edited October 2010 in MTB beginners
Hi

I'm the proud own of a new pair of Fox talas 36. And I'm very much looking forward to giving them there first ride this weekend :-) I think there a 2010 model that came with a Lapierre Spicy

Although I have a couple of questions as I'm getting a bit confused reading manuals and on-line info etc.

1. Is there any kind of lockout on these for going up hills?

2. They seem a bit sticky at the moment, Does this denote they need bedding in? what the best way to bed these in?

3. What adjustment is available, is it just the following:
- Air Pressure
- rebound speed
- travel.
Or am I supposed to be tuning anything else

4. I'm pretty heavy at 103kg (16st ish), any tuning advice for someone my weight, maybe recommended pressure range?

Any advice you guys can give me would be great :-)

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    What's so confusing about the manual?

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  • shm_ukshm_uk Posts: 683
    1. Is there any kind of lockout on these for going up hills?

    No


    2. They seem a bit sticky at the moment, Does this denote they need bedding in? what the best way to bed these in?

    Fox forks are famous for needing 2 or 3 months to properly bed in and lose their initial stiction. Best way (the only way) - get out and ride!


    3. What adjustment is available, is it just the following:
    - Air Pressure
    - rebound speed
    - travel.
    Or am I supposed to be tuning anything else

    ADJUSTMENTS (TALAS RC2)
    - Low speed compression
    - High speed compression
    - Travel, TALAS travel adjust (160-130-100mm)
    - Air spring pressure
    - Rebound

    ADJUSTMENTS (TALAS R)
    - Travel, TALAS travel adjust (160-130-100mm)
    - Air spring pressure
    - Rebound



    4. I'm pretty heavy at 103kg (16st ish), any tuning advice for someone my weight, maybe recommended pressure range?

    Fox recommend 83 psi for riders 215-230 lbs (103kg = approx 226/227 lbs)




    Manuals are here, with everything you need to know about the various settings:

    http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/010/eng/index.html

    Just bear in mind, these are the recommended settings and should be used as a starter-for-10... your personal preference for how you like your fork to respond will mean you may want to tweak these settings once the forks are bedded in.
  • Dirtydog11Dirtydog11 Posts: 1,621
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