3. Do Not Misuse or Abuse Your Forks
Do not misuse or abuse your forks. Learn how to ride, and always ride within your abilities. An out-of-control ride puts the equivalent of years of hard use on your forks after only a few rides.
Learn how to properly flow around obstacles on the trail. Hitting obstacles such as rocks, trees or holes straight on puts forces on your fork it was not designed to absorb.
Landing improperly after a jump or drop also puts forces on your fork it was not designed to absorb. You should only perform jumps or drops when a transition or down ramp is available to help your bicycle absorb the impact forces generated during the landing, and both wheels should smoothly make contact with the transition or down ramp at the same time. Any other type of landing is dangerous, as it could result in a component part failure and an accident. The steepness and length of the transition or down ramp depends on the height from which you jump or drop. Every situation is different for every rider; consult with an experienced rider before attempting any jump or drop.
Failure to properly flow around obstacles on the trail, or failure to properly land after a jump or drop could cause your forks to fail, resulting in a loss of bicycle control and, possibly, serious injury or death to the rider.
Your forks require regular maintenance and repair. The harder you ride, the more often you must inspect and maintain your forks. If your forks are bent, deformed, cracked, chipped, or creaking, no matter how slight, immediately have a Certified Marzocchi Repair Center inspect and repair the forks before you ride again.
ATTENTION FREE RIDERS, EXTREME FREE RIDERS, DIRT JUMPERS AND URBAN RIDERS
If you have misused or abused your forks, or if you have landed improperly in the past, Marzocchi will upgrade:
- Z3, Z3.5 or Z5 forks (30mm MY 2001-2002) to new model year 2005 DJI or DJIII forks
- Z1 30mm (MY 2001-2002) to new model year 2005 Z1 FR 32mm
at a discounted price, regardless of whether your forks show any signs of fatigue, damage, impacts, cracking, creaking, leaking, etc.
Contact Marzocchi or see your nearest authorized Marzocchi retailer for additional information.