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Old 08-18-02, 10:06 PM   #1
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what do you think about these forks?

http://www.supergo.com/itemdisplay.a...559&subid=1808


worth the money?
hold up to mild abuse?(4 or 5 foot drops once or twice a month, 3 foot drops once or twice a week)


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Old 08-18-02, 10:19 PM   #2
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I don't know exactly. I just know what I see round here where the average trail is riddled with technical drops and steeps. No one rides rock shox except boxxxxxxers (dang x's). When asked they will say these are crap forks. But since people tend to take extremes I would say it really depends on what you want. They are cheap and disposable. At 250$ I would buy them just cause of the price. But I would break em.

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"This coil-sprung, Hydracoil-damped Psylo XC is ideal for every type of riding, no matter how extreme - even dual slalom racing"
What a load of donkey crap. They aren't anywhere near THAT good. These guys are just salemen not looking out for the riders best interest. They are a xc fork. From easy to intermediate xc with some technical. If you are a lighweight rider they will be fine. But if you wanna get any bigger or go bigger get something better.
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Old 08-19-02, 07:00 AM   #3
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IMHO go with either the Marzocchi DJ1 or 2 or the marathon series, also most of the Fox line of "Forx" will suffice.
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Old 08-19-02, 05:42 PM   #4
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thanks for the replys.

i will only be able to spend around 200 bucks. i would/could spend more but i'm gonna have to buy a headset and stem to go with the forks.

arrgg.
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You may also want to want to take a look at this Z.1
I believe the Z.1 is much more beefier than the Psylos if you plan on doing some drops and it's not that much more than the Psylo. It doesn't come with 20mm though

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=17715
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Get it, that's a good deal. Not true downhill, but you should see what us old geezers used to do before suspension forks were even heard of. When they first came out, they were very crude and 1" travel was so good we thought we were in heaven. For $200 and especially if you are light you will love this fork.
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In the 200-250 range, get a set of coil sprung Marizocci MXC'c. Just as cheap, and will last loads longer, to say nothing of the buttery travel.
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the bike that i rode that had Marizocci forks on it seemed REALLY REALLY soft.

I don't know what model they were but I know they were higher end ones.


are these things adjustable?

when i got on the bike the forks went down almost 2 inches.
i only weigh 145.....

just something i'll have to get used to i guess.....
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wow, 2 inches? thats almost all of the travel available on an 80mm fork. Theres no way they were set up correctly.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/front_sh...ct_83759.shtml


MXC's have both rebound and compression adjust, just not external. But realy, who needs it anyway once its dialed in? Just carry an allen wrench in your bag until it is

The seals take a few rides to settle in, and until they do the fork makes a weird squishing noise, but its nothing that effects performance. There should be a bit of sag in any fork, theres just less in stiff xc forks... sag helps keep the front wheel on the ground as you move over objects at speed, improving handling. I've been able to dial mine in after the initial break-in just fine and I weigh upwards of 220lbs. There is a bit of bobing when you climb out of the saddle, but I doubt theres a 100mm+ fork out there without lockout (and especially at this price range) that wont bob a bit. I say go find a bike at your lbs that come equipped with one and take it for a ride. Have the shop set up the compression/rebound for you before you check it out.

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Sounds like the marzocchi exr. They come stock on a lot of bikes. They are very plush and only have a preload setting. With normal springs and the preload moved all the way up they have almost a 1 inch sag. They are fine and I like the plushness of them but you can make them much stiffer by putting in better springs, raising the oil and moving the preload down further.

Personally I hate super stiff forks. I want some plushness to my landngs.
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thanks for the input everyone.


i ride in the city alot and don't really need or like 5 plus inches of travel.

really soft forks scare me
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. Being a big guy if I come down hard I need some plushness. I bottom out everything. Might as well be as soft as possible.
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