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Old 12-26-06, 02:19 PM   #1
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Bargain Hunter: Looking for 80-100mm fork $250...

I've been looking around for a new fork (1 1/8" , 80-100 mm, v-brake and disk boss) and would like to spend under $250, hopefully under $200. I don't mind buying on ebay or the good web retailers. Any suggestions on awesome deals floating around. Brands include: RockShox, Manitou, and Marzocchi.

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I have nothing to do, so I am going to go on a hunt here. Check back in a few.
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All Prices American

Marzocchi

2005 Marzocchi All Mountain 3 Link
2006 Marzocchi MX Comp - Link - $215
2006 Marzocchi Am - Link - $179
2006 Marzocchi MX Comp Eta/Tas 100/120 - Link - $228


Rock Shox


2006 Tora (Solo Air) - Link - $215

Thats the stuff that I could find.
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Old 12-26-06, 05:10 PM   #4
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all of these are under 250

mantitou splice
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Manitou-Spli...QQcmdZViewItem

marzocchi dirt jumper 3
http://cgi.ebay.com/MarZoccHi-dirT-J...QQcmdZViewItem

fox vanilla rlc
http://cgi.ebay.com/FOX-VANILLA-RLC-...QQcmdZViewItem

marzocchi all mountain 1
http://cgi.ebay.com/07-Marzocchi-All...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 12-26-06, 05:46 PM   #5
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What kills me is that the steerer length needed for my '00 GT frame is about 9" so most OEM and used forks have been cut too short. I might be able to find a compact headset and stem- but then the $250 would get spent outside the fork itself...
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Old 12-26-06, 07:12 PM   #6
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dang that sucks
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I just ordered these:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...100120+06.aspx



Seems solid for $228 - I thought I wanted a 90 mm, but thought the ETA feature would satisfy the climber in me.
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you should have got that about a week ago when it was 150 or somthing but still a good deal.
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you'll love the ETA, it will make climbing ALOT easier since it changes the bike geometry
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you should have got that about a week ago when it was 150 or somthing but still a good deal.
For a few days, Jenson had the 2006 MX Comp ETA/TAS for $199.
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you'll love the ETA, it will make climbing ALOT easier since it changes the bike geometry
BY changinthe the geometry, do you mean the 30 mm travel? or something else? HOw easy is it to switch back and froth from it? Hopefully I can just reach down and do it without looking at it.
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I think he means the 30mm travel. The ETA is enabled/disabled by a lever on top of the left fork tube. You can lean over an flip it while riding.
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I think he means the 30mm travel. The ETA is enabled/disabled by a lever on top of the left fork tube. You can lean over an flip it while riding.
Does the ETA also "bring the front wheel down"? Relatively speaking.
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i would look at marzocchi exr comp. they have very good reviews are cheap and of course they are marzocchi
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Does the ETA also "bring the front wheel down"? Relatively speaking.
When ETA is engaged, as the fork compresses, it stays compressed. Travel is reduced with each compression down to a minimum of 30mm, or so, causing the fork to become effectively shorter. When you disengage ETA, the fork pops back to full travel and length.

When you are climbing, the shorter fork puts your body closer to the front wheel allowing more of your weight to be over the wheel helping keep it down. The fork retains 30mm of travel so small hits are still smoothed out.
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