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Old 12-11-05, 09:29 PM
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Marzocchi MX Comp 85mm Coil Suspension Fork

Is this fork any good? Just planning to use it for light XC, mainly dirt and gravel roads.


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Old 12-11-05, 09:37 PM
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i know lots of people who swear by the MX comp (for XC). and i've always been a fan of marzocchi... as far as i know you can't go wrong with it
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Looks like a nice fork to use for XC. What year model is it?
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I have a Marzocchi 2005 MX Pro ETA 105mm on the Komodo I built up. ETA is a pretty nice lockout system, but the model you selected doesn't have it. It's a touch heavy, if you care (I didn't for this bike). Getting the MX Pro ETA to feel right was relatively easy, but it still doesn't handle sharp bumps as well as I'd like (not that it sounds like that will matter to you). I did notice a bit of flex (which is why I'm going to try the RockShox Reba Team with slightly bigger 32mm stantions on my next XC build I'm working on; upgrade-itis and all that). The 85mm models are probably a little less flex-prone than the 105mm; not to say that it's awful, I'm flex-sensitive or something (with forks, less so for cranks, for better or for worse). The seals seem to work pretty well, the oil does stay in the fork at least. Even pretty broken in I do notice some stiction; maybe it takes more miles than I'd expect to break-in.

It's probably the best fork I've owned and ridden so far if that actually means anything . I think I paid ~$290 for my 2005 MX Pro ETA and I'm sure it's cheaper now. You might want to see if the ETA lockout (and however else they differ) it worth the upgrade price for you.
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Looks ideal for what you describe. You'll love the build quality.
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I have the MX Pro and its really great. For the price it's deinitely worth it.
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I have one from 03 on my 29er, and its a little bit too heavy. 2.5 pounds too heavy, to be exact. But they are nice for entry level. Go with the air one. The price difference isnt much, and it is just that much nicer.


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I have one from 03 on my 29er, and its a little bit too heavy. 2.5 pounds too heavy, to be exact. But they are nice for entry level. Go with the air one. The price difference isnt much, and it is just that much nicer.


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I'd agree mostly. Go with the air one if you weigh under 200 lbs.

If you do end up going coil though, check out the fork over at JensonUSA.com. They have it for $169, however, it is a disc-brake only version.
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mx comp is the most underrated fork out there...cheap and proven design. if you need the latest in anti-bob crap i would say, dont do it, but...if you just want a decent rebuildable fork that does its job...go for it...but they have it cheapest here: http://www.blueskycycling.com/cat-fork-accessories.htm and they are a great shop (i'm not affiliated with them at all)
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