Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    Hecklah
    Posts
    10,932
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

  2. #2
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    "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
    Last edited by dminor; 02-17-09 at 12:47 PM.

  3. #3
    Blue Light Special kmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bay Area, Sunny Cali
    My Bikes
    '05 Felt F55, Schwinn Prologue road bike, '86 Centurion DS Iron Man, Sette Flite AM MTB
    Posts
    1,469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    An interesting article on the 888, with special attention to the 2nd paragraph:
    http://www.azfreeride.com/?q=node/1422
    [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...
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    racer x flies across cobblestones with a grimace of determination, three feet of seatpost, bars level with ankles, carbon fiber frame with Kryptonite lugs and a millimeter clearance between the fork and the 700x21c tires. This gives everyone a *****

  4. #4
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    Hecklah
    Posts
    10,932
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •