I own a 03 Rocky Mountain Instinct and I do not like how often I have to service the SID very much.
So i was just thinking of buying my friend's Marzocchi Dirt Jumper II (2001) for $100 or so...He is a good friend of mine, and he only used the fork about 3 weeks before it was sitting in his basement collecting dust. For some reason, this guy likes rigid bikes better.
Since my bike came with some light weight XC stuff, I was thinking, for training runs, I could swap my light wheels (Mavic 221) for my set of Rhyno Lites, and also, I could use this Dirt Jumper fork instead of the SID. These components probably will bring my bike up from 24-25 lbs up to a little over 30 lbs. Then come race day, I could swap all my light components over and whola!! I got a light bike again and I should be much quicker!!
In addition, my bike has much increased reliabliity because of a stronger wheel set, and a coil fork.
Is this one of the dumbest idea you've ever heard or does this actually make sense???