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Marzocchi XC 700 SL: How much punishment?

Old 04-04-08, 03:16 PM
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Marzocchi XC 700 SL: How much punishment?

I want to buy the Marzocchi XC 700 SL from '07, but i was wondering, how much punishment can this guy handle? I'm riding an '07 SuperComp, and while i normally ride cross country, i'm able to safely do small jumps and drops with up to 4' of air, maybe 5', withouth aving this fork die on me. The warning on the Supercomp tells me that it is strictly for touring and cross country, so listening to "warnings" is out of the question. Can anyone tell me, from experience, what is the maximum this fork can handle? I don't want to buy a fork that HAS to be grounded 100% of the time, and I'm okay with pushing my equipment beyond its scope, as long as it's not going to suddenly blow out. Keep in mind, this version of the XC 700 adjusts from 95mm to 130mm.
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I'd say 3'-to-flat max. Maybe a little more if it's a nice gentle landing.
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Okay, sounds alright. any thoughts on the terrain this thing can handle? I ride dense roots and rocks, and often really muddy terrain. It should be abl to handle that, right? From what I've seen, xc racers often come out covered in mud.

And as for the fork's resilience, would I be able to bring the pressure up abit for more, umm, "aggressive" riding than the fork is made for? Or could that cause problems?
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