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Old 06-05-07, 05:03 PM
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manitou forks vs. Marzocchi

so im looking at either a marzocchi 140mm fork, or a 145mm manitou super IT from 2005 for 270, but with the IT i would need too have a wheel built, and a new 20mm hub. with the marzocchi i would not. what do you recomend. the marz is an All Mountain 3 Suspension Fork 2007. i will be using it for freeriding, hopefully riding at killington a couple times this summer
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Old 06-05-07, 05:55 PM
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Marzocchi, in my opnion, make the greatest forks ever, but Manitou's are nice too. No help, I know. Sorry. Ride a couple of bikes with each fork
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I hate the way all Manipoo forks feel.

I would get the Marzocchi.

The 20mm axle would be nice though.
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Old 06-05-07, 05:59 PM
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manipoo, thats pretty funny, i am going to see if can find a inexpensive 20mm hub

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Old 06-05-07, 06:11 PM
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anybody know where i can get an inexpensive either 20mm hub or front wheel with 20mm hub
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Old 06-05-07, 08:42 PM
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Whats inexpensive?
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Old 06-06-07, 02:37 PM
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i found a prebuilt wheel with a 20mm hub for 120-30 last night could i have a wheel built if i have a rim for less.
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Both compainies make high-end forks. Overall, I would like Marzocchi is most liked, but alot of people are starting to put Gold Labels or Travis on their bikes.
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im now thinking about a gold label and a different frame, 130mm hardtail seems like it would be too much, i think that a 100mm goldlabel would be able to handle 4-5 foot drops and anything else i could dish out
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Between the 2 brands you gave, Marzzocchi would be the only choice.
In my opinion they put out a far superior product over manitou.
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the marzocchi dj is supposeldy crap, based upon reviews at mtbr
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Manitou rules,Marzocchi sucks.
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Originally Posted by mtnbk3000
the marzocchi dj is supposeldy crap, based upon reviews at mtbr
No. Not a chance. The people writing these reviews are using the fork in a different way than it was designed for, most likely.
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Originally Posted by Gravity Worx
Between the 2 brands you gave, Marzzocchi would be the only choice.
In my opinion they put out a far superior product over manitou.
I would say that Marzocchi focuses on the larger travel forks. Manitou focused on the Gold Labels and the Shermans for a couple of years. I would take a Gold Label over a Dirtjumper, but if I could add the choice of a Pike, that would be better.
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how about a poll, can someone add one with the options:
Marz Dirt jumper
Manitou Gold label Dirt Jump
other
if other is chosen please tell me what 100mm fork you suggest, and wether it has a 20mm axle or not, preferable not because i don't want to buy a hundred dollar wheel
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Old 06-07-07, 01:16 PM
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please don't get mad for me changing this thread so much, i am just keeping my options open

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Old 06-07-07, 04:02 PM
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have you looked at rockshox yet
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rockshock doesn't have anything in my price range that floats my boat, i have decided i want a 20mm axle, 100mm fork and the frame is going to be a sette shadaw.

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what is your price range
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manipoo, thats pretty funny, i am going to see if can find a inexpensive 20mm hub
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fork and wheel under 450, so i found a wheel for 100, that leaves 350
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Originally Posted by mtnbk3000
how about a poll, can someone add one with the options:
Marz Dirt jumper
Manitou Gold label Dirt Jump
other
if other is chosen please tell me what 100mm fork you suggest, and wether it has a 20mm axle or not, preferable not because i don't want to buy a hundred dollar wheel
Rock Shox Argyle, has a 20mm axle. The 302 comes in under the 350 limit.
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yeah but the rockshox argyle is about 400, but thats okay it comes with a headset. anyways, is the rockshox better than the manitou
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The Argyle 302 you can probably find for cheaper at certain sites.
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i have looked at pricepoint, jenson, and aebike, were else would you suggest
also it doesn't really need to have a 20mm hub it will be cheaper without it, i already have some bolt on hubs, so thats about as strong as you get without 20mm
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