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Old 02-13-05, 11:36 AM   #1
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Marzocchi Mz-Comp

Why can I not find ANY information about the Mz-comp fork? Is it just a huge typo that everyone does (mx-comp > mz-comp) ? Can anyone help me out?
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Old 02-13-05, 11:50 AM   #2
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!! It's on the marzochhi website for the tech manual. The reason that it's neglected is because it's a terrible fork, under the marzocchi name, which isn't even made my marzocchi. It's a decent OEM fork, but terrible compared to the rest of the market. The adjustments dont do ********.

EDIT: Sorry, MZ RACE ADJUSTMENTS DONT DO JACK.

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Old 02-13-05, 11:58 AM   #3
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What does "Comp" mean?
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comptetion? I don't know. Frankly, it doesn't really matter. The next one up is called race, which is what I have.
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Ok, The Bruiser 2 comes with a Mz-comp fork, and if it's made for Xc and marathon, then why is it on a DJ/freeride bike?
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Why? Because it's cheap and probably one of the strongest oem forks at the time.
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ok, I'm gunna sound really stupid now, but what is OEM ?
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It's basically components that come with bikes and are not sold in the after market unless the shop traded the parts off a bike. Original Equipment Manufacturer is OEM.
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thanks!
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The MZ Comp has a real springy feeling to it...versus some others I've felt that are more spongey
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best you're gonna get included on a bike unless you go up a few hundred more though! (but the rest of your component package component gets upgraded to for maximum efficiency)
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I also have a bruiser 2 and i was wondering what a good fork for it would be? im looking for something thats not too expensive with a big enough improvement to make it worth spending the extra money. Also, what type of shocks are the mz-comps, as far as the damping, i was told that they werent oil filled so what are they.
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I don't think they have dampening at that price point. A good fork? For what? DJing? Xcing?
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I think you can find the fork under OEM section.
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A good DJ for would be a marz. Dirt Jumper or z1, they are abit expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
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my mz makes funny noises... i think im about to run it into the ground
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I have a question...

Is this fork air or coil?


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coil
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I used to have one and I hated it. I now have a Z1, but its getting upgraded by zokey to QR 20.
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I think the MZ Comp is actually elastomers too
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yeah.. it's coil/MCU elastomer. I have one myself.
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thanx, i was also wondering how much i would have to spend to get a good shock like the dirt jumper or z1 that was suggested. I am freeriding and dirt jupming so i was wondering whether it would be better to get a freeride fork or a dirt jumping fork
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your looking for a fork...not a shock, and about $300 for dirtjumper 3, and around $4-500 for the z-1
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You can also find alot of used DJ IIIs too. Ive seen 2004 models as low as $100

try www.craigslist.org
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O yeah my bad with the shock mixup, i used to race quarter midgets(go-karts) and must have had schocks on my mind. Would u recommend gettin a used fork, is it a safe bet to get one?
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