NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Welcome to the sport and the forums. Fuji makes a decent entry-level bike. Nothing spectacular, but nothing negative as well. Their line is only entry to mid level stuff, but it's comparable to other manufacturers. I know you can get some decent deals online.
As far as forks, they definately come with lower end stuff. If you're doing 4'0" drops and weight 200+ (like me!) I'd stick with a coil sprung fork. I personally prefer Marzocchi's over any other. Their Z3 is considered one of the best forks for the money!
The Z1 is everything you could ask for in a fork, but it'll set you back a bunch of Franklins.
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