Fox Racing Shox 34 Talas 26in 160 FIT CTD w Trail Adjust Fork - Road Bike Shop
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Fox Racing Shox 34 Talas 26in 160 FIT CTD w/ Trail Adjust Fork
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You have to get up in order to get down. And, not surprisingly, modern trail bikes clearly illustrate that point. For this reason, Fox Racing Shox built the 34 Talas 26in 160 FIT CTD with Trail Adjust Fork. The Talas spring enables you to lower the fork 30mm for more precise climbing, but when you're at the top, you'll have the full 160mm of plush travel on tap for the ride back down. Like recent generations of Fox's Factory series forks, the Talas 160 controls its stroke with the venerable FIT damper. As you may have guessed, 'FIT' is an acronym, and it stands for Fox Isolated Technology. And, unlike a traditional open bath system, FIT means that the damper fluid is sealed in an air-tight bladder. This prevents contamination, which improves the consistency of the damper on long descents. Long-time Fox riders will immediately notice Fox's Climb, Trail, Descend damper adjustments. And there's no need to worry, you're still getting the same adjustments to high- and low-speed compression, only its now packaged in a more user-friendly format. Climb mode provides the most damping for a near locked-out feel. Meanwhile, it still provides a bit of cushion for any unexpected hard hits. Click the damper into the Trail mode, and you'll find that there's ample low-speed compression in order to keep the fork riding high in the travel through berms, jumps, and rocks. Better yet, it still provides plenty of compliance in order to smooth out the ride. Trail mode has three sub-settings that allow you to tune exactly how much feedback that you need from your suspension. And, as you may have guessed, Descend mode provides the lightest compression damping for a plush ride. Talas is short for Travel Adjust Linear Air Spring, and the ability to reduce the travel and fork height for climbing is what sets the Talas line apart from the Float line. This version of Fox's Talas spring sees some updates that cater to aggressive riding styles. Specifically, there's now a progressive ramp-u...