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    Hi there, there's a person selling his Marzocchi EXR Pro, 120mm travel open bath, oil & air fork for 90E, shipping included. Used for a year but excellent condition. This fork would be going on an '05 Hardrock Sport with an RST Gila T5 (100mm travel, preload adjuster that hardly does anything). Would this be a decent budget choice for downhill and light freeride? I can understand that it was not meant for either but I'm on a budget and I'm only 49kg (what, 110lbs?) and am looking for a fork that is actually decent and that I can get the full travel out of it (the RST would reach 55 or so millimetres before not going any further). Rebound can be adjusted by changing the oil viscosity. Is my assumption right? Oh and what are the main differences between air & spring forks, in terms of feel?

    If an RST didn't break on me in a year then a Marzocchi shouldn't either, no?

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    Its better than the fork you have, but I wouldn't spend more than 100$cdn on one. You are right about oil.
    Air feels more linear and coil feels more progressive.

    Keep in mind, the exr is not made by marz, it is a rebadged...crap I forget the name, some taiwenese company. I do know this fork is not made in italy like its more expensive brothers

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    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Its better than the fork you have, but I wouldn't spend more than 100$cdn on one. You are right about oil.
    Air feels more linear and coil feels more progressive.

    Keep in mind, the exr is not made by marz, it is a rebadged...crap I forget the name, some taiwenese company. I do know this fork is not made in italy like its more expensive brothers
    The price is 90E... bear in mind that this is classified as "ubercheap" here. I heard that air forks are more lineal but I cannot really work out: which would be better for DH and light freeride? Something progressive or more lineal?

    Thanks!
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    Progressive is always better imo. XC might prefer more linear as they like the top of the fork to be stiff too. For dh and fr there is NO question that progressive is usually best. Top 20-50% of the travel is soft and plush with lots of negative travel to suck up the small bumps and the last 50% of the travel is saved for bigger hits.

    If that is ubercheap, then you are getting your moneys worth

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    I think I might just wait then. Cheers for the help!
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    keep it stiff
    Full suspension is better

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