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Old 12-21-06, 11:28 AM   #1
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I'm Forked

I had been thinking about upgrading the forks on my Specialized Hardrock.

A few days ago I was looking at forks on the jenson site and noticed that most of the best bargains were for forks without V-Brake mounts.

However, the Marz MX Comp looked pretty good at $228. So I looked at some reviews at mtbr.com and compared them with other forks in that general price range.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/2006_fro...t_125162.shtml

Since I am pretty much an ignorant n00b about fork tech, I must rely on other's experience and opinions. Based on the reviews and info from other sites these forks look to be pretty good for the type of trails that I ride.

Last night I went back to place an order, and was happy to learn that the price had dropped to $199. There must be something wrong with them because they are unloading them at such a discount.... I ordered them anyway.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...x?sc=QBIKE&x=y

About those RST Gilas -------Dumpster Food?

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Old 12-21-06, 12:50 PM   #2
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Dam that's a good deal. I've recently looked at them also and the price is nice. I"m guessing they are disconinuing them that's why the price is so low. If I was really in the market to get a fork the MX would be it..
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If that had been onsale when I got my manitou minute, I would have gotten that. Looks nice. I do like my manitou though
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Old 12-21-06, 05:11 PM   #4
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Keep your RST around just incase. The marz is going to be way better, but still it in the neat future it breaks, you have something to replace it with.
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I had been thinking about upgrading the forks on my Specialized Hardrock.

A few days ago I was looking at forks on the jenson site and noticed that most of the best bargains were for forks without V-Brake mounts.

However, the Marz MX Comp looked pretty good at $228. So I looked at some reviews at mtbr.com and compared them with other forks in that general price range.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/2006_fro...t_125162.shtml

Since I am pretty much an ignorant n00b about fork tech, I must rely on other's experience and opinions. Based on the reviews and info from other sites these forks look to be pretty good for the type of trails that I ride.

Last night I went back to place an order, and was happy to learn that the price had dropped to $199. There must be something wrong with them because they are unloading them at such a discount.... I ordered them anyway.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...x?sc=QBIKE&x=y

About those RST Gilas -------Dumpster Food?

Marzocchi's are nice fork, I have a pro MX ETA! The ETA works great on uphill climbs!

I wasn't going to display a picture(cuz some people don't like pictures?? ), but maybe this will help the OP's decision.
BTW, I dont like RST, my GF's Haro V3 has an RST, and it's garbage vs. my Marz, but might be a good backup?
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Old 12-21-06, 11:56 PM   #6
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Ive got a manitou R7, and I love it.
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It's not a great fork, but it's not a bad fork, either. And it's certainly better than what you replaced.

It'll get the job done until you feel the need or want for nicer.
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Why should anyone give any credence to any of your opinions when your mountain biking experience comprises 30 miles of riding in the last year?


Really.

Lol, you're right, you shouldn't and I'm not asking for any. I have ridden over 30 miles on my Marz on the street, over root and tree infested trails, and 120 feet elevation changes, so I can comment on how I think the fork works, in MY OPINION. Also, this is a bike forum where people from ALL walks of life and experiences get to share their stories and opinions(or lack of). So get off my back, get off your high horse, and get that stupid roof rack off your 911 Turbo!

BTW, I started riding 2 months ago, 30 miles in two months isn't too bad for someone who hasn't worked out in 3 years, but I'm not as hardcore as some, yet.....we all got to start somewhere, or did you already do 10 miles in your momma womb?

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Old 12-22-06, 09:28 PM   #9
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Oo, frankly speaking, I dont really like you too R. Danneskjöld. You like to condemn people
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Awww, don't listen to them R. Danneskj÷ld. You're #1 in my book. Even special people deserve love and attention.
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Awww, don't listen to them R. Danneskjöld. You're #1 in my book. Even special people deserve love and attention.
i agree, you tell it how it is
and 30 miles in 1 day isnt really all that remarkable
over 2 months that averages out to less than 1/2 mile a day

and if i had a 911 turbo there would be a roof rack on it
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Awww, don't listen to them R. Danneskjöld. You're #1 in my book. Even special people deserve love and attention.
watcha mean by that? How is he special? Yeah he is very straightforward which sometimes could be a good thing but he can at least make it sounds not so harsh
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watcha mean by that? How is he special? Yeah he is very straightforward which sometimes could be a good thing but he can at least make it sounds not so harsh
Puhlease. What do you drive? When you're behind the wheel of a German work of art like the 911, you've purchased a license to be an humorless dick online to people who enjoy a sport.
Recreational riding? Lame.
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i agree, you tell it how it is
and 30 miles in 1 day isnt really all that remarkable
over 2 months that averages out to less than 1/2 mile a day

and if i had a 911 turbo there would be a roof rack on it

No, it's not remarkable at all, I'm not claiming to be The Best Biker, I'm new to this sport, and as someone new to any sport, support should be given to to encourage activity, but instead, most of his comments are very negative to people, and to the people who are trying to build this sport up. Hooray to you who like to look down at others not at your level and stick their noses up high when a lesser experierence person gives an opinion.

BTW, if you HAD a porsche 911, you should'nt have an ugly roof rack on your car, buy a cheap "beater" to carry your stuff, I'd never do that to my vette or any other nice, EXPENSIVE, EXOTIC vehicle I own.

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you just dont have much of a base for your opinion was the point being made
roof racks are removeable
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yea, but it's such a pain. That's why I have one porsche for trail duty, another 911 for picking up Miffkins and progeny.
I oftentimes pee in the camelbacks of lesser riders.
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[quote=R. Danneskjöld]You offered an opinion on all Marzocchi forks, based upon "experience" that is practically nil. Folks should weigh your opinion based upon your experience.

Hooray for 120 foot elevation changes![quote]

Obviously you know I'm a beginner, and know that I can't speak for ALL Marzocchi forks, only MY pro mx, so why pretend to think I'm talking about EVERY fork Marzocchi has produced? That's lame and I thought you were more intelligent than this



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A porsche 911 turbo is a very beautiful and expensive exotic car, putting a roof rack and bikes on top of it looks VERY stupid IMO, if you have $$ to buy that, you can afford a beater for your bikes and equipment. That's like buying a $2000 Armani suit and wearing a back pack on it to your christmas party
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you just dont have much of a base for your opinion was the point being made
roof racks are removeable

roof racks ARE removable, and tend to scratch paint....
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yeah, im getting my driver license next year and I've already plan to put my future car rack on a USD 12k car. I will never put a car rack on a exotic car
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paint on the roof
who looks there
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Last night I went back to place an order, and was happy to learn that the price had dropped to $199. There must be something wrong with them because they are unloading them at such a discount.... I ordered them anyway.
The only thing "wrong" with them is they are 2006 forks, the 2007s are piling up in the warehouse, and they need to make room for them.

Great fork at a great price. Enjoy.
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The only thing "wrong" with them is they are 2006 forks, the 2007s are piling up in the warehouse, and they need to make room for them.

Great fork at a great price. Enjoy.
The prices there are pretty volatile! Two weeks ago in their sale flier, the price was $299. Recently on the website the price was $249 and now the price is back up to $228. I guess I was there at the right time.
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Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
Obviously you know I'm a beginner, and know that I can't speak for ALL Marzocchi forks, only MY pro mx, so why pretend to think I'm talking about EVERY fork Marzocchi has produced?


Because that's what you wrote. Even though it pains you, the fact of the matter is that you have no meaningful experience upon which to base your opinions.

Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
A porsche 911 turbo is a very beautiful and expensive exotic car, putting a roof rack and bikes on top of it looks VERY stupid IMO, if you have $$ to buy that, you can afford a beater for your bikes and equipment.


Of course I could buy a beater. A beater wouldn't be any fun to drive though. Get it?

Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
roof racks ARE removable, and tend to scratch paint....


My rack cannot scratch the paint, by design.

Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
I'd never do that to my vette or any other nice, EXPENSIVE, EXOTIC vehicle I own.


Disingenuous much?

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to carry my bike until I get the Thule I mentioned above on the C5(Fith-Gen Corvette)


Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
I'm new to this sport, and as someone new to any sport, support should be given to to encourage activity, but instead, most of his comments are very negative to people, and to the people who are trying to build this sport up.


What a bunch of whiny pap. People making inane comments that aren't based upon any meaningful experience shouldn't expect "positive" comments.

How exactly are you, or anyone else with no experience"trying to build this sport up"? I thought people were just riding bikes to have fun...

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OK... That's enough! You kids break it up, settle down and behave.... or I'm gonna go get the paddle!
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