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Ibis mojo sl plus...What forks?

sheylingssheylings Posts: 3
edited January 2012 in MTB buying advice
Hello

First post here so pls be gentle...

I am thinking of getting a mojo sl frame and moving components across from my current set up. Wheels drivetrain etc all relatively new but the forks are Fox Talas RL 100-140 from my 07 spesh expert. My question is this, will these be adequate? Will they do in an interim period until I get some new forks? Should I hold back until I can afford forks and frame at same time!?

I've rebuilt bikes, road and mtb, before but have always gone with stock fork options. I would really appreciate any advice on this.

Many thanks

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    They will do, but not one of Fox's best forks, are better today like RS Revelations.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    personally, i would put a fixed travel 150mm fork on an sl, otherwise its a bit steep, but as an interim fork its fine, something like a revelation rlt ti or a 32 float factory would be perfect

  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,682
    I wouldn't get such a top-drawer frame if I couldn't fit a build kit that'll complement it. The forks will be OK, they'll definately do the job... But I wouldn't put less than a top-end Revelation in that myself.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • Thanks for your thoughts... one more possibility is to use a Marzocchi 66 ATA (2008) from my Norco Six 1 (alhtough hoping to sell this pretty soon) - would this be more suitable as an interim despite the obvious additional weight...

    Thanks again
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    a 66 would be far too much fork for an sl! the fox's are a good fork, the sl debuted a similar time afaik 2007ish, so its not like its a dated frame, the fox's will tide you over til you can afford a new fork, like i say, a top of the range revelation or float rlc would my choice,definitely 150mm travel either way.

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