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Old 02-28-06, 07:33 PM   #1
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04 Z150 or 06 manitou travis sc

OK so im looking at 04 Marzocchi Z150 and 06 manitou travis sc. I can get the z150s for 300 and the travis for about 350. What to do???????????????????
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z150. The travis is the same fork as the slider with the spv cartridge on the other end. It will have the same seal issues and, imo, the same linear feel
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I agree. The Z150 is a supreme fork.
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OK so im looking at 04 Marzocchi Z150 and 06 manitou travis sc. I can get the z150s for 300 and the travis for about 350. What to do???????????????????
What bike will it be going on?
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p3 frame, for hardtail freeride
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Get the travis. It has larger stantions (34mm) versus 32mm. The have a new dampening system (instrinsic) and are supposed to be really nice. They had a lot of problems last year (manitou), but most of that as with the stance series (very low end). If you can get it for 350, definately do it.
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Whoa, the P3 usually comes with a 110mm fork. I do not know if 150mm will chopper it out too much and negativley effect your handling. Also Marzocchi forks have a tallerr crown than others thus adding to the effect.

Also, Specialized is pretty sticky on thier warrantee work and will void your frame if you install a fork longer than what they recommend. They're afraid, rightfully so, that the extra leverage of a longer fork could rip your head tube off. You should check with your LBS to see what the max fork is allow on a P3. I doubt that it will be 150mm

Some things to think about...

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Definetly go with the z150. I'd say its better quality.
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