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Fox 34 Talas 160 CTD ADJ Fit Fork '13

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Anyone worldwide may purchase this FOX Racing Shox product, however, the delivery address must be inside the United States.

The Talas 160 has gone under a monumental change for 2013. The 160mm long travel fork now features 34mm stanchions. 34mm stanchions produce a fork that is 20% stiffer than the standard 32mm. 34mm stanchions are 213 grams lighter and have a lower axle to crown height than the 36mm 160 Talas. Enjoy the benefit of a stiffer fork, without the added weight. The Talas is the ultimate all mountain fork. 160mm of travel absorb any bump, rock, root, or boulder that should block your path. With the flip of the Talas switch you’ll instantly go from 160mm to 120mm of smooth consistant travel for those trying climbs.

Kashima coated uppers keep the golden smooth suspension smooth, fluid, and reliable. The Kashima coating is a hard anodizing process that fills in any micro pores in the material creating a smoother surface, in comparison to a hard anodization on prior versions. Its distinctive gold color is backed by its high performance attributes including extreme durability as well as an extremely smooth feel. The whole purpose and value of the Kashima coating is its friction reduction properties.

The Fox Talas features the FIT cartridge. FIT stands for Fox Isolated Technology. FIT technology employs a bladder system that keeps the oil and air from mixing to provide optimal performance in all riding extremes. Since the FIT cartridge uses much less oil, the weight of the fork is significantly less than one with an open bath style.

For 2013, Fox has added CTD technology to the Talas. CTD is short for Climb, Trail, and Descend. It is a three position on the fly system that provides three distinct compression dampings that you’d typically need on an average ride. CTD is extremely useful on the trail. The rider is quickly able to flip the lever between the three positions, and which results in being used numerously throughout the ride. CTD is much faster than the older click system, where the rider would have to stop and click through to find the proper setting. 

Climb mode has the firmest low- speed compression, which maximizes pedaling efficiency and has minimal suspension movement. Internally, the oil flow is restricted, and can only flow through the Climb port, which limits the suspension’s movement. In the event of a hard impact, the spring loaded blow- off valve will allow the damper to go into its travel. Trail mode provides an optimal blend of pedaling efficiency and control on variable terrain. The oil flow is opened to the mid and high speed compression shim stack. Descend mode provides the rider with the most active suspension. Descend mode is an optimized low- speed compression setting which provides the perfect balance of control and plushness for steep, aggressive descents. Oil is able to flow through the high, mid, and low speed ports. CTD is easily controlled by switching the dial on the crown of the fork. This quick and easy adjustment allows the rider to control their suspension on the fly.

This version of the Fox Talas has Adjustable Trail mode. Once the lever is set to Trail mode, this fork allows the rider to have an extra 3 clicks of trail mode adjustability (soft, medium, and firm.) Adjustable Trail mode acts as a fine tune low speed compression adjustment. Adjustable Trail mode provides the rider with maximum suspension adjustability on the trail. 

Features:

  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Tapered Headtube
  • Travel: 160/120mm Talas 2 Position Travel Adjust
  • CTD Technology
  • Adjustable Trail Mode
  • Kashima Coated Stanchions
  • FIT Cartridge
  • Rebound Adjust
  • Low- Speed Compression Adjust
  • Air Spring Pressure

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Fox Racing ShoxFox 34 Talas 160 CTD ADJ Fit Fork '13
 
5.0

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5.0

Fuction / Durability / Reliability

By ryanDH

from Vancouver, BC

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Setup
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Out-of Box Rebuild

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Racing

Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox 34 Talas 160 CTD ADJ Fit Fork '13:

I've been riding this fork for two months now, and have nothing but great things to say about it. The set-up was extremely easy, the CTD adjustments are absolutely flawless. The only con to this fork, or more like Fox and other suspension suppliers, is that you have to do a quasi-reubild out of the box. The forks aren't stored properly in the factory, nor are they when they ship. Forks should be placed in a horizontal position, as to saturate the seals. The way around this, go down to your local bike shop and ask for a 50 Hour rebuild, and they should be able to do it for less than $60.

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