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Old 03-30-03, 12:26 PM   #1
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New Zoch!!!

This is off the Marzocchi site ;

"Marzocchi launched the 6” (150 mm) travel Z1 Freeride fork with the 1” 1/8 standard steerer tube to reply to those who think that increasing the steerer diameter to 1.5” is the only way to satisfy the market’s needs, without taking into consideration all the other components. The American’s attitude is “the bigger the better” but dimensions are not the only important issue to consider. There are other important factors which must be taken into account: from damping to bushing, to the resistance of every moving part extra etc

Marzocchi’s aim is to satisfy the customer’s needs and demands, keep prices at an acceptable level and at the same time offer the right products to a market overwhelmed with new models and contradictions.

Developing new products incurs costs which in turn are passed onto the final consumer. Before embarking on a totally new idea Marzocchi have to be sure the product is really an improvement on the existing line and will take the brand forward.

We maintained this principle with the 6” (150mm) single crown fork: Marzocchi considered all the possibilities and a result has been achieved not by changing the external dimensions of the fork but by focusing on the internal technology of the product. A special steer tube which has a thicker wall has been developed to offer the increased strength required to operate the 6” fork successfully.


This result allows:
- The final customer to have a 150 mm. travel fork without having to change an existing frame and to have it for a price similar to that of a 130 mm. travel fork.
- The distributor to hold less stock and therefore to keep costs down.
- The frame producer to assemble just one frame with less stocking and handling costs.
- Marzocchi to assemble two different models by using the same technology and production line without having a dramatic increase in costs and therefore prices.

We think that this will satisfy the final consumer who will be able to use a new product without being forced to throw away his brand new bike.

We believe that manufacturing companies must take the first step to avoid price increases and that with this fork Marzocchi has given its contribution."
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Here is a pic of the fork
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I have been waiting ...I don't need the fork as it would change the geometry of my bike too much but I think it will be as strong as Manitou's 6" but still be standardized for lower prices. I like how they are trying to keep the costs down. It doesn't mention stanchion size though. I wonder if they went bigger than 32mm?
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Dude, didja get one?

I'll also wait until I get another frame. My Uzzi SL has 4.5" of rear travel, and I'm running a Psylo SL up front (5") it's pretty balanced and I like it!

If I end up getting an Uzzi SLX, then I'll consider this fork! Otherwise, I'll keep what I've got and maybe, maybe, get a 5" travel Zoke!

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Have not got one yet. They should be out in a month or so from what I am told.
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Hmmmmmm......i'd like to get one to have bragging rights, but I think I will still go with a Jrt or another DC fork.
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I like the Z1's because of the ETA. I do alot of climbing and it makes it so much easier. Otherwise I would run a DJ.

The other fork I am waiting for is the conventional Shiver. It will be a sweet dc fork. It will have 7" or 8" travel, weigh less then the Monster and be alot stiffer then the regular Shiver.
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I've heard bad things about the Shiver SC. I heard it's pretty sloppy and flexes due to the inverted design and single crown.

Any comments?

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I've heard bad things about the Shiver SC. I heard it's pretty sloppy and flexes due to the inverted design and single crown.

Any comments?

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I have heard the same thing but I have heard the flex is good compared to 'typical' forks. Freak did a review a long time ago on Ridemonkey and explained why people think there is flex but in reality it is how the fork feels and the diff design...

I am not even looking at dc yet...maybe someday
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I almost bought a Shiver SC about 3 months ago. I hesitated and now they're gone! Oh well, I'll stick with my psylo until I can get another deal or I blow it up!

Did I tell you I sheared my bottom pivot bolt on my Uzzi? Was doing some jumping with my bro, got a little squirely on take-off and landed hard and SNAP! I was done for the day! Luckily, I was able to ride it back to the truck. Parts are on order! Bike is in pieces. I'm happy it was just a bolt and not the bike!

BTW, I ordered 2 new bolts!

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