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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:09 pm 
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I have a pair of fox f-series rl32 forks which i thought were the 100mm version. my lbs reckons that they are 120mm. There is 125mm of stanchion on show, can anyone please check this against theirs and confirm this for me please. Thanks! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Why not put a zip tie around the stanchion and compress the forks? Let the air out to make it easier to compress and measure the distance.


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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:03 pm 
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As above! Worth noting a lot of fox forks can have their travel changed using internal spacers!


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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:11 pm 
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When I let all of the air out the stanchions go down all the way into the lowers (120mm). Does this mean they are 120's? Surely you would never use 100% of the available stanchion whilst riding?


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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Fox used to be a couple of mm longer than they're travel. So it's probably correct


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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:22 pm 
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490mm axle crown height? 120mm fork. F100 20mm shorter at 470mm long.

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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:58 am 
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Thanks, for all your help! Mine measure 490mm! Just found out i can also reduce the travel by adding spacers as well, which is a relief! Has anyone done this before? Does it reduce the A-C measurement? Thanks. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fox rl32 question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:32 pm 
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bowsho wrote:
Thanks, for all your help! Mine measure 490mm! Just found out i can also reduce the travel by adding spacers as well, which is a relief! Has anyone done this before? Does it reduce the A-C measurement? Thanks. :)

Yes, it reduces the a-c to the appropriate height.
You can get 10mm spacers too if you want to play around with ride heights.
I think you can pop the shaft out through the air chamber and fit a spacer; they snap onto the shaft so no further dismantling of washers/spacers/seals is required.
It can be messy the first time you do it, so best to remove the forks. Fox have some excellent guides on their web site or you'll find a how to on youtube.


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