I’ve rode a Rockshox Revelation RCT3 140mm fork for the past two and a half years since my Yeti was new. Nice, but I’ve been over the handlebars or crashed more than a few times on what I consider small rocks, maybe 6 – 10 inches high. After two nasty crashes recently, one that had me limping around Fruita, CO for a few days and unable to ride, I had enough.
Fox redesigned their 34 line in 2016 and I was noticing the smoother and more controlled rides over gnar at the Outerbike and Hurricane mountain bike festivals. After the Fruita incident on the Holy Cross Trail, which I blogged about recently, I was headed to the fall 2016 Outerbike in Moab.