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I need a new fork, help me find one to attract the ladies

Old 06-06-07, 11:25 PM
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I need a new fork, help me find one to attract the ladies

Seriously, my RoxxSuxx fork with amazing 80mm of travel is getting on my nerves. So, I need a new fork. I was thinking of 07 Float 32 RLC.

I do a lot of XC riding, not crazy jumps, but I do take 3-4ft drops occasionally. Since I get pains in my hands from the vibration all the roots here in Georgia give me, I have to have more absorption on my fork, as well as easy lockout feature for those awesome rooty uphills.

My budget is about 600 bucks or so I guess.

Let me know whats up!


Bonus question: If I get the 32 RLC Fox fork, and get a Chris King 1 1/8 headset, will it work with my Epic 03 frame, or am I asking the most n00b question on the forums today?
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Old 06-07-07, 06:08 AM
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yea, the king headset will work with your frame, and that fork choice is pretty solid. A popular route is to buy a used fork off of Ebay, then send it into Push industries to get custom tuned. Do a search and you'll find that they have near 100% customer satisfaction.

I ride marzocchi myself.
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Marzocchi Z2's make me hot!
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Old 06-07-07, 09:47 AM
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I really dont want to buy from ebay as the following is most likely the end result:

1. I loose the auction in the last 10 sec
2. The shipping is outrageous

Should I be looking at Marzocchi forks as well ... lots of people here like 'em ... or so it seems
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Originally Posted by Hyper
Should I be looking at Marzocchi forks as well ... lots of people here like 'em ... or so it seems
As do the ladies, apparently...

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Old 06-07-07, 12:17 PM
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hahahha, thats ... just ... man .. .if you base your purchase of that ad ... haha ... hilarious!
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Old 06-07-07, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Hyper
hahahha, thats ... just ... man .. .if you base your purchase of that ad ... haha ... hilarious!
yup but it works
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Old 06-07-07, 04:21 PM
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very few products with sexed up Ads perform well. Marzocchi is the exception. Probably because of its Italian origin. I dig everything Italian. I am not italian myself. its probably because of my stay in Milan for a few years.

Marzocchi forks are sexier and more smooth than those models....
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Old 06-07-07, 10:10 PM
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so what everyone is saying is that i will not get any if i get a fox fork?
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That's a stupid ad.
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yes, buying a Fox is like puttin out a cigar on your scrotum.
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
yes, buying a Fox is like puttin out a cigar on your scrotum.
ouch, that hurts to read.
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Old 06-08-07, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyper
hahahha, thats ... just ... man .. .if you base your purchase of that ad ... haha ... hilarious!
I just ordered three of them.
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I'd probably go the Fox, it is a better quality ride in my opinion. I don't really have any experience in many Marzocchi forks other than Jnr T's, Super T's, 888's, 66's and Dirt Jumpers. So I can't really give an opinion on their all mountain forks.

Really what annoys me is how lacking the technology is in MTB suspension compared to MX. Really, tje top players in MTB are not revered by the MX market. What I'm wanting to happen is Showa (who are doing the forks on the Honda RN01 bikes) come into the mtb industry, brining Ohlins and Penske in with them and knock some heads with the current fork manufacturers. interestingly, it wasn't until the Showa appeard on the RN01 that the current manufacturers started lifting their game, fear?

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An interesting point to note about the big players in the bicycle suspension market:

* Fox has abandoned the motorcycle market. They had been making a basically competent shocks. The devastating superiority of Penske and Ohlins must have had something to do with this.
* Progressive Suspension has made low grade replacement parts for cruiser motorcycle for years, never having a competitive product for either superbike or supercross.
* Marzocchi motorcycle suspension has always been translated to English as meaning "****ty, low cost Italian suspension" They changed mountain bike suspension for the better by bringing ****ty motorcycle technology to the bike market (this was an advancement from what was happening)
* Showa, with Honda's recent arrival, Showa will not be far off. Showa tried the bike market in the early nineties (Trek Forks) but were too proud to continue making forks for a market that did not want suspension forks to actually move. If Showa gets serious about bicycle forks, everyone else will cry at their feet.
* RockShox. They should rename this company ******. A perfect example of what is possible when money is paramount to pride. (and they still get sold to Grip shift)
* Manitou. This company is schizo for sure. They either make the lowest cost, lamest crap or they make a surprisingly competitive racing product. Hope you get lucky.
* Hayes has long been renowned for producing the worst brakes in the motorcycle business. They have now brought that talent to the bicycle business.
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"* Hayes has long been renowned for producing the worst brakes in the motorcycle business. They have now brought that talent to the bicycle business."

Haha, how true.
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Old 06-09-07, 08:28 AM
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wow lots of hating out here on different manufacturers
i like where this is going!
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You could tell the ladies you have a 9" stem. But just don't tell them you had it cut to measure, that would horrify them.
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Old 06-09-07, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Hal Fisher
You could tell the ladies you have a 9" stem. But just don't tell them you had it cut to measure, that would horrify them.
hahahha ... ill use that at the clubs .. hahah ...
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Marzocchi is pretty dope, I ride them too.

I would totally go for Fox Shocks if you have the money.
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