Mountain Biking - F80X or Marathon Race??
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10-01-05, 09:47 PM
I just bought a f80X friday & begining to get 2nd thoughts on it. I don't know if i should put trust into that "Terralogic" system or not i was also considering a Marzocchi Marathon Race now that fork is only $389.00 vs the $649.00 for the FX... I was thinking of calling first thing monday morn & changing order.........
does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on this??
Maybe just get them both.... :beer:
If you don't want the Terralogic, look at the Fox F80RLT. It's lighter and cheaper than the FX too.
I like my Marathon but haven't tried the Fox...the F80RLT was my other option when looking for a fork. Both come highly recommended, you likely can't go wrong with either Marzocchi or Fox.
10-01-05, 10:19 PM
Never> is it the race you have ? you having any probs with it? .... :beer:
No, I have an older version, when they didn't make the Race. I don't have anything to complain about with the fork.
But honestly, I don't think you can go wrong either way. Though the Fox does seem to be more highly regarded...at least around these parts.
10-01-05, 11:32 PM
i just got to thinking about not having the "self" option of opening & closing the works , i heard from 1 or 2 ppl that the brass weight DOES stick here & there... I have an 80rl but somehow the spring on the air chamber assembly broke & i am waiting for assembly($38.00) to arrive from fox.. figures they won't just sell spring :rolleyes:
the price of forks these days almost makes me wanna go back to rigid or elastomers :p
10-02-05, 12:46 PM
For what it's worth, I've come across an ebay seller selling brand new Fox F80RLT and they've been selling on average for $300-350USD. I think these are OEM forks coming from Taiwan but at the price even if you have a problem like a leaking oil, you can send it to Push to get it rebuilt for $120 USD and still come out ahead.
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