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Old 04-30-07, 07:45 PM
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Astroguy
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I ride a marzocchi marathon xc, which is one of their hybrid coil/air forks similar to the MX Pro w/ ETA and it's very nice. In general, coil forks are more plush than air forks, however they usually weigh more than their air counterparts because of the spring.

ETA comes in handy on the steep ascents, all you do is flip a switch and then hammer your weight down on the fork. It will them compress and stay compressed except for 30mm or so of travel. This really helps keep the weight shifted towards the front so your front wheel won't lift.

Unless weight is your top priority with the fork, the coil/air version should be more plush for you and the ETA is a great feature to have.
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