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Old 11-10-04, 03:11 PM   #1
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Fork

I have a 2004 hardrock with a gila t4 and i way 100 pounds and i am looking for more cushion under $300 please
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Old 11-10-04, 04:13 PM   #2
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im over in the UK so im not sure what you can get for than price, but a set of Marzocchi MX Comps will do nicely.
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Old 11-10-04, 04:15 PM   #3
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Im from the Uk too, www.chainreactioncycles.com, they have a marz EXR fork on offer for £99.99 that will be a good upgrade for under £100
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under $300 not sure. the lowest price (aftermarket) marz fork i know is the exr comp which is around the $400 mark. does "more cushion" mean more travel or just "better"?
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Old 11-10-04, 06:46 PM   #5
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You want to spend $300 on a fork when you have a $300 bike? I resisted upgrading my bike for that reason. You have the model with the adjustable fork, or is that just on the 2005? If you turn it one way or the other, it loosens or tightens a bit. I weigh 130lb, and depending on the temperature, I have trouble making it travel very far also. Doesn't budge a millimeter on cold evenings, maybe about 2cm on a 2 foot drop.
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Old 11-10-04, 07:35 PM   #6
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wait a minute... you weigh 100 pounds? not like 140? or 130? how old are you and how tall are you
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Old 11-10-04, 09:38 PM   #7
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wait a minute... you weigh 100 pounds? not like 140? or 130? how old are you and how tall are you
i am 5 foot and 15
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Old 11-10-04, 09:52 PM   #8
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under $300 not sure. the lowest price (aftermarket) marz fork i know is the exr comp which is around the $400 mark. does "more cushion" mean more travel or just "better"?
400$?...wow where do you shop. I have seen them for 250cdn in almost every shop. Thats like 175ish american
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400$?...wow where do you shop. I have seen them for 250cdn in almost every shop. Thats like 175ish american
must be just me then. i was thinking the mx comps (sorry i know i said exr comp) which retail at AUD579 here which is about USD405. are they the lowest that marz has or am i mistaken?

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Exr comp is the lowest end fork they make.
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Old 11-11-04, 02:19 AM   #11
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mbhardrocke298 the Marzocchi MX comp would make a good upgrade. I am also from the Uk and do not know what you would pay in the US, you should be able to get a good deal on a 2004 Mx comp as the 05 forks are coming out.

I have an MX comp eta and it feels more expensive than it actual price, once its nicely bedded in it is a very active fork. It is also very reliable, I've had mine a year and a half and it still feel very plush.

About the comment " putting a $300 fork and a $300 bike " I don't think its wrong to do that, it will improve the bike immensly but it will also be a big upgrade over every other parts. But it will improve the value of your bike, and if you catch the upgrade bug you could upgrade all the parts in time and maybe even the frame, you will then end up with a really nice custom built bike.
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Old 11-11-04, 04:21 AM   #12
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Being such a light rider, he could easily go with the MX Comp or EXR... and then just put a set of soft speedsprings in it to make it more plush.
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Do you have a suspension seatpost?
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Do you have a suspension seatpost?

yeah i was lookin at those would the rock shox one be a good by or a cane creek are suspension seat post good for lite weight people
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Old 11-11-04, 11:36 AM   #15
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WEll my friend rides a Manitou Elite and hes very happy with it. Theres a pretty good deal on Cambriabike too.
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The Rockshox seatpost has been known to catapult lighter riders off their seat
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Old 11-11-04, 02:51 PM   #17
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that's something I wouldn't mind seeing happen as long as it wasn't to someone I know. I can't help but be amused at the thought of that

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Old 11-12-04, 03:00 PM   #18
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The Rockshox seatpost has been known to catapult lighter riders off their seat
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cane creek is supposed to be the best suspension seatpost I think.

Atleast it won't catapault you off your bike
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cane creek is supposed to be the best suspension seatpost I think.

Atleast it won't catapault you off your bike
But hey.. that could possibly be fun if you were properly protected from bodily injury...
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Old 11-14-04, 04:28 PM   #21
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at jenson you can get a marzocchi z.1 fr sl with 130 travel for $330
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That's a bit over his budget, though it's a good deal.
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