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Old 07-25-06, 06:53 PM   #1
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'05 Marzocchi Drop Off Triple Fork

Just wondering if this is a decent fork or not? I would use it for freeriding.

'05 Marzocchi Drop Off Triple 170mm Dual Crown Downhill/Freeride fork.

TARGET WEIGHT(without steer tube): 3020 g.
DAMPING SYSTEM: Open Bath dual SSV System
ADJUSTABILITY:
* PL
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* One side: Air
TRAVEL: 170mm
STANCHIONS(inner legs) 32mm Alloy
STEER TUBE: Steel
DISC BRAKE MOUNT: XC INTL STD 6" Rotor Setup
DROP-OUT TYPE: QR20 Pro Drop-outs w/ bolts

Steerer tube is 8 1/4 inch. also the top crown has holes for direct mount.
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Old 07-25-06, 07:25 PM   #2
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It's not a terrible fork by any means, it's basically a Z1 made longer and double crowned.

It's more of a beginner or low end dual crown fork, but it's still leaps and bounds ahead of some forks (namely, the Manipoo stance kingpin, at 170 mm).

Don't put it on a hardtail though.
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Old 07-25-06, 07:31 PM   #3
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Don't put it on a hardtail? Just curious...why not? (Sorry I'm kind of new to alot of this stuff.)
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I have a Jr. T on my hardtail, its holding up just fine. Infact I have 3 other friends with DC's on a hardtail. I guess he means, be smart. I wouldent go over 170mm on any hardtail, and some frames shouldent even have 170mm of travel on them. It depends on the frame...dont put that fork on a Trek 4500 or something like it. But the fork could go on more burlier built bikes made for abuse like the Banshee Morphine and others.

But its not just hardtails. Some people say DC forks are just for full suspensions, but there is limits there too.

So, when it comes down to it, be careful what you put that fork on.
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Let's say, just for kicks, it's an '06 Rockhopper. Does the amount of travel hurt the bike somehow? Is it because of too much rebound?

Thanks for the help
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Usually people follow the plus or minus 20 mm when upgrading their forks. I have heard of people putting a 150 mm fork on a hardrock. I think it would mess with how fast you can turn and most likely mess with your head tube angle. Other than that i don't see why you can't do it. If you do we need to see some pics
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Hmm..I guess nobodies ever tried anything like this then huh?

EDIT: Another question (Thanks for being patient with me) Would it be able to adjust to make it fit better?
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If it is adjustable to 150mm would that be a little more realistic? Because it is.
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I don't get the 'don't put a DC on a hardtail' mantra . . . we must live differently out here in the Pac NW. People put dual crowns on anything. As far as geometry, the slacker the better, to a point, I suppose. If you are really concerned, drop the crowns down the stanchions a bit (just be careful of your overall axle-to-crown length and don't overdo it).
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So basically comparing these two forks which one would be better. Putting money aside.

RockShox Recon 351SL, air spring,100mm, 32mm alloy stanch., alloy steer, LO w/ reb adj.

OR

'05 Marzocchi Drop Off Triple 170mm Dual Crown Downhill/Freeride fork.

TARGET WEIGHT(without steer tube): 3020 g.
DAMPING SYSTEM: Open Bath dual SSV System
ADJUSTABILITY:
* PL
* Dual External Air Preload Adjuster
SPRING TYPE:
* One side: Coil
* One side: Air
TRAVEL: 170mm (adjustable to 150mm)
STANCHIONS(inner legs) Ø 32mm Alloy
STEER TUBE: Steel
DISC BRAKE MOUNT: XC INTL STD 6" Rotor Setup
DROP-OUT TYPE: QR20 Pro Drop-outs w/ bolts

Steerer tube is 8 1/4 inch. also the top crown has holes for direct mount.
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id say its a great fork
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marzocchi drop off defenatly
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Marzocchi-Drop-O...QQcmdZViewItem heres one less travel but
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but...?
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I screwed up the comparison. I took the one fork from the wrong RockHopper model. So my question REALLY should be. Which is better? (Once again, not thinking money wise, although I think they're both around the same price)

Rock Shox J3 SL, 100mm travel, preload and rebound adjustment, alloy steerer w/ Lock Out

OR

'05 Marzocchi Drop Off Triple 170mm Dual Crown Downhill/Freeride fork.

TARGET WEIGHT(without steer tube): 3020 g.
DAMPING SYSTEM: Open Bath dual SSV System
ADJUSTABILITY:
* PL
* Dual External Air Preload Adjuster
SPRING TYPE:
* One side: Coil
* One side: Air
TRAVEL: 170mm (adjustable to 150mm)
STANCHIONS(inner legs) Ø 32mm Alloy
STEER TUBE: Steel
DISC BRAKE MOUNT: XC INTL STD 6" Rotor Setup
DROP-OUT TYPE: QR20 Pro Drop-outs w/ bolts

Steerer tube is 8 1/4 inch. also the top crown has holes for direct mount.
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but its still a good fork
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I've seen so many people blow up drop off triples.

One guy shot the stanctions into his bars from landing a double to hard.
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I don't get the 'don't put a DC on a hardtail' mantra . . . we must live differently out here in the Pac NW. People put dual crowns on anything. As far as geometry, the slacker the better, to a point, I suppose. If you are really concerned, drop the crowns down the stanchions a bit (just be careful of your overall axle-to-crown length and don't overdo it).
you put dc's on road bikes up there?!?!
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so basically it would be stressing and damaging to the frame and it would thereby decrease the lifespan of it if I put the drop off triple onto my rockhopper?

That's what I'm gathering, tell me if I'm wrong. (I wouldn't mind being wrong about this one)
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you put dc's on road bikes up there?!?!
Ha ha - - got me. But hey . . . I have an old dual-crown Judy. Maybe I could do that, then fabricate some 'clip-on' bars to clamp to the stanchions and give it that M/C Superbike look. Hmmmmmm . . . . .
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