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Old 04-09-06, 01:13 PM   #1
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Is Marzocchi based on Italy?

Does that mean you could possibly get a fork for cheaper than in the US there? I'm asking because my brother is going to Italy and it woudl be nice to get a quality MZ fork for cheap.
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Old 04-09-06, 01:16 PM   #2
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It is based in italy. And I don't know about pricing, generally euro is more expensive then over here as the US has a bigger market base.

Besides, I doubt you could buy direct from the manufacturer.
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Old 04-09-06, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thats what I thought but I guess it was worth the shot, I'll have my brother find out the prices when he goes there to see what is the real deal.

On the other hand the good news is I'm getting my new bike tomorrow or Tuesday, I'm looking at a used 2005 STP1 for 700$ which to me seems like a great deal considering it went for 900$ new and its barely used.
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Trust me, Europe is much more expensive than the US, do yourself a favor and buy everything there and not here. xDDD Seriously, used Drop Off Triples are going for 400 euros on the Spanish forums, in the US they wouldn't even give 300USD...
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plus why would you want an mz fork? they are terrible
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plus why would you want an mz fork? they are terrible
Yeah, all Marzocchi forks are terrible, according to one confused kid. Consider the source.

I've owned a number of their forks. Most were good, a few were problematic (like a number of first generation air forks).

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plus why would you want an mz fork? they are terrible
I think Marzocchi is pretty much the second most popular fork on the board and in terms of ownership is probably first.
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He did specify the MZ series. Not the entire line.
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Sounds like a great deal Chone. I know your ready to jump on it and get going again.
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Old 04-09-06, 05:27 PM   #10
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Well I used MZ as an abbreviation of Marzocchi (what else can you really use?) I guess I shouldn't have abbreviated it like that to avoid confusion but I thought you'd knew what I meant

jagdneun: yeah, can't wait to test ride it tomorrow.
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i wasnt saying all marzocchi forks are terrible, only a select few (the mz series) that come stock on low end bikes. jeez, take it easy, i have a marz, and i love it.
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I think Marzocchi is pretty much the second most popular fork on the board and in terms of ownership is probably first.
ya think ... get your facts straight, the mz series is horrible. that is all i said
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ya think ... get your facts straight, the mz series is horrible. that is all i said
It's obviously not gonna feel too good because it's a cheap and lowend fork.
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yes, i have a marzocchi mz III on my kona, but atleast i hope i'll be better at climbing once i upgrade the fork.
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