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  • C-Lo   ✓ supporter
    *****

    Great purchase just be ready for the expensive maintenance.

    Pros
    Works great
    Great Adjustability
    Stable
    Tough

    Cons
    Expensive parts
    Maintenance intervals
    Special tools

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
    *****

    If you ride in big country at all, you can't go wrong with the Fox Talus 36.

    Pros
    I haven't seen the Fox 36 Talus listed, so I'll put up my comment under the float. The Fox 36 Talus shocks have had some really good years and a couple that have not been. My 2010 has performed without flaw for years. DURABLE, Adjustable, doesn't waiver when the trail get steep and chunky.

    Cons
    Can have a little bit of fork dive when braking.

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  • jtorlando25
    ****

    Makes a great AM/Park fork. Performs very well and is adjustble but it could stand to be a little lighter.

    Pros
    -Super plush suspension
    -Multiple adjustments
    -20mm thru axle stiffens up the front end nicely

    Cons
    -Bottoms out hard when you really push it on DH runs
    -Heavy

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  • beach_boy86
    ****

    A simple and descent fork that doesn't break the bank. The same Fox feeling for just a fraction of the price.

    Sadly the few adjustments that the Vanilla R does have are hardly distinguishable and the pre-Kashima stanchions suffer from poor finish that wears quickly.

    However in the end, its still worth buying!

    Pros
    - Buttery smooth
    - Simple and consistent
    - Reliable
    - Cost

    Cons
    - Poor stanchion finish
    - Adjustments aren't significant

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  • beach_boy86
    ****

    I love Fox products and the 36 Talas is no exception. In my mind there isn't a more plush fork option on the market today. The Talas RC2 offers great adjustability that can be adapted to any environment with a few turns of a dial or pumps from a shock pump. The benefit of having high and low speed compression really put the RC2 a step above the lower Fox models.

    However, I have had multiple Fox forks and the majority of them have had premature bushing wear, to the point of needing to replace them (a $200 install) or replacement of the lowers. I opted for the second option because I found cheap ones online.

    I must also say that the coating of the stanchions (pre-Kashima) is rather fragile and you better get used to changing seals every other week or you'll be needing a new upper crown assembly soon.

    So its a tough choice whether or not to recommend the Talas. It's performance is exceptional, but it will require top tier maintenance if you want to keep your investment working well.

    Pros
    - Rideable travel adjust settings
    - Air sprung
    - Plush and smooth
    - Stanchion stiffness (thanks to 36mm stanchions)
    - Hi/low speed compression

    Cons
    - Cost of replacement parts
    - Low quality stanchion coating
    - Premature bushing wear
    - Foot nut broke

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  • inbody06
    *****

    this fork is a beast can take all you can give it ,dont be afraid go ahead and launch it off that rock the size of a pickup it can take it

    Pros
    long travel,very beefy build,lots of adjustability

    Cons
    only comes in one color

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  • DB4LYall
    *****

    Pros
    The new 2011 Fox Talas has a lock out function which creates the perfect fork. I love this new fork and if you have more than just one type of trail you like to ride this is fork for you.

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  • Ben_Jones
    *****

    Every bike would come with this fork if I had it my way.

    Pros
    Linear, travel adjustable, stiff as you could ever want a fork to be. It's the fork that I hold all bicycle suspension forks in comparison to (and end up finding most others wanting).

    Cons
    Others (not me) have had issues with maintenance.

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  • Ben_Jones
    *****

    One of the best forks money can buy.

    Pros
    This fork has saved me from my own incompetence more times than I'm comfortable admiting. Stiff, light, plush (without wallowing). It makes the rider feel like superman on crack. Techy-trails, rocks, roots, boulders, logrides, this fork just loves to be abused.

    Cons
    I kinda miss travel adjust when trails get really steep.

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  • konacoiler
    *****

    Sweet fork. Best of the best. I use it for xc, its lightweight, and downhill, its super stiff and has lots of travel.

    Pros
    Everything

    Cons
    Nothing

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  • Syd Patricio
    *****

    Great fork for those of you who want to do a little more than just all mountain however this unit is so light for its travel and capabilities that it can be used easily for 15 foot drops with transitions.

    Pros
    2010 TALAS III model is great super plush and great control over the travel as well as dampening

    Cons
    none

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  • Syd Patricio
    *****

    Great for the 160mm range of forks I prefere these over the TALAS. If your into agressive all mountain you should get yuurself a set.

    Pros
    Super stiff, Love the RLC version. The new QR on the fork to allow quick removal of thorugh axle

    Cons
    A bit pricy

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  • aabiking
    *****

    I recomend this fork to anyone take drops over three feet.

    Pros
    I love the ability to lock this fork out at 160,130, and 100 mm strokes. It helps on long climbs and with the set lever you can set this will riding. you just have to reach down to the crown to adjust then bounce on the bike and your off flying up the hill or just flip the lever to a higher setting and the fork extends and your ready to go. This fork is very plush and has taken everything that i have given it and could take so much more. i doubt that I will ever punish this fork.

    Cons
    None as of yet.

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