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Old 02-17-09, 12:43 PM   #1
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Marzocchi and Suntour

I called Marz today for kicks and asked them if the R cartridge was made by Suntour.

The dude said "No, it's made by Marzocchi in the same building as Suntour, but it is not made by Suntour."

Take that for what it's worth to ya.
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"No, it's made by Marzocchi in the same building as Suntour, but it is not made by Suntour."
Haha. "Same building" - - i.e. - same factory building(s) owned, operated and equipped by Suntour. They seem to have a lot of in-house capacity. I was surprised; I figured RST was doing their magnesium lowers for them but they seem to be doing their own:

http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SID...2&type=company

An interesting article on the 888, with special attention to the 2nd paragraph:
http://www.azfreeride.com/?q=node/1422

Oh, and a bill of lading. Yeah, they get just a bit from SR Suntour - - like 5,800 lb. net containers.



. . . and from bike-eu.com, Jan. 9 this year:

http://www.bike-eu.com/news/3197/sr-...uspension.html
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An interesting article on the 888, with special attention to the 2nd paragraph:
http://www.azfreeride.com/?q=node/1422
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[Marzocchi has] created a product that delivers Italian performance with Chinese quality.
That just...doesn't seem right. I'm just not used to seeing the words "Chinese" and "quality" in the same sentence. Yes, Chinese factories make a lot of good bikes, but I think it's too early to write that sentence...Then again, Chinese performance with Italian quality seems equally disturbing. Hm...
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Side note (Yellowjeep, pay attention)

The reason I called them was to check on the status of my frok. I felt I wasn't getting full travel after a while, so they said they'd modify the R-cartridge to assure a full 140mm. I asked them to stretch it out to 160mm while they had it apart, and they said "No problem". Quick turn around. I mailed it last week, and it should be here today or tomorrow. (I sent it "coach")

We'll see. It doesn't change my feeling about it being a heck'uv'a frok for $220. Still smooth as buttah and stiffer'n heck!

We'll see.
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