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    Budget xc fork

    Hi,

    I've currently got a 'Marzocchi' Suntour? Mz-3 fork on my 2006 Lavadome http://www.konabikes.co.uk/2k6bikes/lava_dome_2k6.php . I really enjoy riding this bike but I'd like to upgrade to a 'better shock' as current one is a little bouncy on hills and sometimes gives some loopy rebound. Maybe it needs adjusting?

    What would be a good budget xc shock? (weigh about 10stone)

    Oh and does anyone have any experience of the Kona P2 rigid fork ?

    Local bike shock is Marzocchi tied, and they recommended the Marzocchi MX Pro 100mm.

    edit: tried to amend title shock to fork




    Kind regards,

    Ashley.
    Last edited by ash4781; 08-21-08 at 11:27 AM.

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    rockshox reba maybe?

    if its less of a pia to get the mx pro id just go with that

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    I've used the P2. It's fine and cheap, but it' a rigid fork. I'd prefer no suspension to crappy suspension personally (what you have now) but it depends on what you want. A Tora 318 would not be light but would be a vast improvement over what you have now and could be had for around 20 I bet.

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    every thing you listed are forks not shocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor p View Post
    every thing you listed are forks not shocks
    Well, the OP was apparently asking about forks. Unless there is a rigid Kona P2 shock. lol.

    I have a P2, never used it...it's extremely heavy. Nearly as heavy as an old Jett/Indy type RS fork.

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    Apologies for the error re shocks. I'm quite keen on the marzocchi MX pro but there seems to be a few variants.

    What is the ETA version ?

    Marzocchi MX pro
    Marzocchi MX pro Lo
    marzocchi MX pro ETA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash4781 View Post
    Apologies for the error re shocks. I'm quite keen on the marzocchi MX pro but there seems to be a few variants.

    What is the ETA version ?

    Marzocchi MX pro
    Marzocchi MX pro Lo
    marzocchi MX pro ETA
    The ETA version is the best variant for XC riding. ETA is a propietary Marzocchi system that replaces lockout leaving 30mm of travel for small bump absorption. I ride one with ETA and couldn't be happier.

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