Formosan Fat Tire Association - Mountain Biking in Taiwan  The Ledge
Product Reviews
Formosan Fat Tire Assocation - Riding and Shooting Asia
Translated FFTA Site Content
Feature Articles and Trail Reports from the FFTA
The Best in MTB Trails and Rides in Taiwan
The Top Mountain Biking Photos from Taiwan and Around Asia
Listing of Quality Mountain Bike Shops
The Ledge MTB Product Reviews

Links to Other MTB Related Sites
Contact the FFTA
Site Map of the FormosanFatTire.com Website
 
Fox Forx
Vanilla 100 RLC
Rockshox
Psylo SL
Manitou Black
Comp 80-100
Travel 100mm 80~125mm (U-Turn) 80mm or 100mm (RapidTravel)
Spring Type Coil (Peen-Shot) Coil+MCU Coil
Weight 1900~1950g 1900~1950g 1900~1950g
Steerer Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Stanchion diameter 32mm 30mm 30mm
Lower legs diameter 36mm N/A N/A
Preload Yes No Yes
Rebound Damping Yes Yes
(Pure Damping)
Yes (Quick Range)
Low-speed Compression Damping Yes Yes
(Climb-It Control)
No
Lock-out Lever Yes (independent) Yes (Climb-It Control) No
Lock-out blow-off adjustment Yes No  No
Manufacturer Website Fox Racing Shox Rock Shox Answer Products
Product Photo Photo by Fox Photo by Rock Shox Photo by Answer Products

The specification comparison chart above tells you it is not easy to tell any major difference of these forks, and it is very difficult to determine which fork is for you.  Don't worry, we will reveal and demystify the secret for you, including all the badness and goodness.  And the choice is still in your hands.

(Continued)