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Old 04-11-05, 06:56 PM   #1
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Marzocchi Forks

I am getting a haro escape and want to upgrade the forks what will happen if i get a different size that comes on the bike will the bike not handle as well? What forks would you buy I'm in to Dirt jumping and Urban riding. Thanks
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Old 04-11-05, 07:07 PM   #2
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Marzocchi's are the best IMO.... The standover height will be higher if you get a longer fork. The handling should improve if anything....
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as long as you dont go up or down more than an inch from stock, you'll be fine. depending on how good you are at jumping, and how smooth are, you may choose to go more or less travel. if you're just getting started, upgrading to a 5" fork, like a marzocchi dirt jumper (heavy, cheap, simple, and kinda poorly dampned), or a z1 (alloy, lighter, better dampned, but more $$). im partial to 01-02 marzocchi forks (i own 3), and you can pick them up for cheap. other option is to go to a 3" fork, like a manitou sherman jumper/stance static, which are great for experienced jumpers and smoother riders who just want a bit of cushion.
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Marzocchi's are the best IMO
I agree 100%
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Old 04-11-05, 07:55 PM   #5
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I just recently bought a $700 M'zocchi Z-150 SL Freeride on eBAY for $360 (brand new). Look around and you can find good deals Man!
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man marzocchi forks rock! i have a kona stuff jr (yeah im a kid) and it cme stock with marzocchi bombers they are amazing. If you do get a diffrent size it will either feel lower or higher dpending if you get a longer or shorter fork
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Old 04-11-05, 10:18 PM   #7
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Old 04-11-05, 10:28 PM   #8
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ah yes water riding... one time i went down a whole stream not one part of me was dry!
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water riding?
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hey mountains....I'm coming!! I'm out looking at a new Devinci. Does anyone here ride one? How are they? looking to hit the shore, ride around, play on things. Any hints...looking at spending $1500 can....Thanks
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water riding: like riding in streams and stuff like that im not talking about like oceans or anyhting
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oh, water riding, i guess. when i think of water i think of rafting. you on a bike in a river = gone.
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