2007 Fox F100RLC MTB Suspension
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  • Having heard a lot of good things about fox products, I decided to give these a try
  • The lockout works well, and I thoroughly recommend going for the version with compression tune
  • In short, if you want the best feeling fork on the market, get the F100

    • by AndreW Wong
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      The Fox F100RLC is the pinnacle in Fox’s range of XC mountain bike racing forks alongside the shorter travel F80. At a little over 3.5 pounds, it is a bit heavier than it’s rivals from Rock Shox and DT Swiss. Having heard a lot of good things about fox products, I decided to give these a try.

      At 100mm of travel, they are designed for XC but their design makes them a suitable trail fork. Mine have spent hours over rough terrain and have proven to be a very stiff and reliable fork. The lockout works well, and


      I thoroughly recommend going for the version with compression tune. This means that you also get a lockout threshold adjuster- racers will love it, because for smooth courses you can set up the fork locked out but effectively it will act as if runing very high compression damping. It is the same as the old F100RLT.

      The quality of the suspension travel is second to none. Really, for an air fork, these are the plushest things out there. The build quality is also generally very good. The weight is respectable considering the stiffness and reliability of the fork.

      The ...


      • fork has downsides too though. The price is very high. The paint finish isn’t to everyone’s taste, and is very hard to keep clean. The paint is very thick and does have a habit of cracking around the dropouts. And the super supple and plush feel of the fork has one major downside; the fork seals blow. The F100 is a wet stanchion fork, so the stanchions are covered in a thin film of oil at all times. This helps them feel so smooth and stiction free. But even a little dirt in the seals causes them
        to leak oil, and this will eventually lead to low oil levels and worn stanchions. The seals need replacing every six months under normal use, more for heavy use. This makes the fork expensive to maintain, as the Rock Shox fork seals are cheaper and last nearly double as long.

        In short, if you want the best feeling fork on the market, get the F100. But when you use high performance hardware, be prepared to shell out the extra coin for maintenance. You don’t buy a Ferrari expecting avarage performance and cheap maintenance bills, and the F100 is exactly the same.




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