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    Marzocchi 44 Rlo Fork

    I'm just ordered a Jamis Komodo 1 2008 from Jensons, thanks Ed for the beefcake hardtail thread. But I'm a little concerned about the RST launch T8 fork, There seem to be a lot of reports of breakages. Mostly they seem to be from the usual suspects but there are a hell of a lot and not all of them from pinkbike. Making it worse, I'm a heavyweight, so the forks might be an issue, so..... are a set of 2012 Marzocchi 44 Rlo going to be suitable? Riding is going to be the local BMX track and occaisional trail, so jumps and crashing. Are the Marzocchis up for it? Any cheapo suggestions?
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    You've got a great thing going there with that head tube. You can go 1 1/8", 1.5, or tapered. Is this bike going to be your trail bike or a play bike?

    http://wheelworld.com/product/marzoc...100mm-7477.htm
    http://wheelworld.com/product/rocksh...l-oem-8378.htm

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    I have that second fork Ed linked to on mine. Descends amazingly for a hardtail. It ends up super slack. I forget what I measured it at, but I feel like it's close to what you'd see on a downhill bike. I can measure it later if you want. Climbs like a pig, but I probably just need to HTFU. You'll need to replace the headset, stem, and front wheel, but it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    You've got a great thing going there with that head tube. You can go 1 1/8", 1.5, or tapered. Is this bike going to be your trail bike or a play bike?

    http://wheelworld.com/product/marzoc...100mm-7477.htm
    http://wheelworld.com/product/rocksh...l-oem-8378.htm
    Thanks for the responses guys. Ed you have a sixth sense for a bargain, how do you do it?

    Yeah, bulk potential just begging to be exploited there. The bike is for play really, occaisional trails but mostly play. The forks youv'e shown are idealised for either play or trails but I'm looking for something that can handle both, which is why I was leaning toward the Marzocchi. No need for a new hub/wheel build just fit and go. Is there a strength or function issue with the Rlo?


    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
    I have that second fork Ed linked to on mine. Descends amazingly for a hardtail. It ends up super slack. I forget what I measured it at, but I feel like it's close to what you'd see on a downhill bike. I can measure it later if you want. Climbs like a pig, but I probably just need to HTFU. You'll need to replace the headset, stem, and front wheel, but it's worth it.
    The rockshock looks good but has similar issues of requiring new a new hub and wheel build plus headset, stem. I'm trying to upgrade the fork without losing the versatility of the 130 mm travel fork it comes with or spending enough to attract domestic attention

    Any thoughts on the Marzocchi as a do it all fork?
    Mmmmmm, shiney.


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    cyclops, did you end up getting the 44? I ask because I'm looking at the same fork. The reviews I've read are fine (from new), I'm just curious to find some poeple that have ridden it for a while. My main question is servicing, etc. Anyone?

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