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Old 06-06-07, 07:28 AM
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Suspension Adjust

I jsut bought a new bike, and it came with a pair of those Marzocchi MZ Sumper Comp forks. While the rebound adjust is probably one of the coolest things I've had on a bike in years, the stiffness adjust seems to do next to nothing, as far as the actual stiffness of the shock. Then again, I've only had the opportunity to really test this by pushing own on the handlebars to compress the suspension, so far. The difference is abit more noticable when the rebound is brought down to its lowest sensitivity, but it still is fairly neglegible. Is this nrmal, or could there be something eff'ed up with my suspension?

And should thsi be in the Bike Mechanic Section?
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Old 06-06-07, 08:05 AM
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https://www.marzocchi.com/Template/li...&Submit=Search

Does this fork have two adjusts?...if so, one is your preload which will set the sag...this should be set so the fork compresses about a half inch when you just sit on the bike

The rebound is just that, it sets that rate at which the fork rebounds after a hit...not really a stiffness adjustment
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Old 06-06-07, 09:51 AM
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Hate to tell you but that fork does not have rebound adjust. It is a nice smooth fork but does not have that feature.
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Old 06-06-07, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Hal Fisher
Hate to tell you but that fork does not have rebound adjust. It is a nice smooth fork but does not have that feature.
Hmmmm...The copy for this Marin ad claims that thia fork has both preload & rebound on this fork

https://www.marinbikes.com/bicycles_2...dge_grade.html

Marzocchi MZ Super Comp, 100mm with Preload and Rebound Adjustment. HEADSET TH-888, 1 1/8, ...
https://www.marinbikes.com/bicycles_2...pecs_hydro.pdf -
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Old 06-09-07, 03:01 PM
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Yea, I emailed them. It just seems that the preload adjust doesn't do very much.

The Rebound adjust does add huge amounts of resistance to the forks, at full setting, its almost like they're not even there. I wouldn't compare it to lockout, though, because the will compress when you're, say, getting ready to pop over a log or something.

And you're mistaking the MZ Comp with the MZ Super Comp. I have the super comp, which does, in fact, have a rebound adjust. And it is one of the most beautiful features I'veever encountered on a bike.

The MZ Comp is the fork that lacks rebound adjust.
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