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Old 11-23-08, 08:32 PM
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How bad can this be?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...%3DI%26otn%3D2

I think it looks pretty cool and the specs don't sound bad. But how bad could it really be?
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Old 11-23-08, 08:37 PM
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I dont understand the whole inverted fork thing (Trek 69 comes to mind). The bottom part of my fork gets scratched from when I fall and other stuff brushing against it, so with an inverted fork wouldnt the part that slides into the fork get scratched? Seems like a bad idea to me.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:37 PM
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What's "Zoom Rockshox"?

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NEW 2008 ZOOM FLIGHT 1000 (BY FOXRACING) INVERTED FREERIDE/DOWNHILL FRONT FORK, THIS IS ONE BOMB PROOF FORK !!!! FEATURES: FOR 26' WHEEL, CROWN PITCH 133MM, ADJUSTABLE PRELOAD WITH TEFLON BUSHINGS, ADJUSTABLE REBOUND DAMPER, HYDRAULIC DAMPING CONTROL, MCU+SPRING+AIR PRESSURE SYSTEM, HUGE ONE PIECE MAGNESIUM UPPER, HUGE 37.5MM STANCHIONS WITH HARD ANODIZATION, AL 6061 T9 TUBE, UNCUT 1 1/8 STEERTUBE AT 10" LONG, "20MM AXLE" , DISC BRAKE ONLY, 2.4KG WITH 120MM TRAVEL !!!!! GET IT NOW WHILE YOU CAN !!!!!! LOTS OF OTHER PARTS IN OUR OTHER LISTINGS) SO CHECK THEM OUT !!!!!! THANKS"

Wait, springs, and MCU, and air? So it's a coil/elastomer/air hybrid? Interesting.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:40 PM
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Also, why does it say: NEW 2008 ZOOM FLIGHT 1000 (BY FOXRACING)

But under the brand it says Zoom/Rockshox?

Edit: semi-ninjaed by Benli

Edit, edit: I also dont like that I cant find an official web site for "Zoom".

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Old 11-23-08, 08:42 PM
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I think its along the same lines as when people put "huffy NOT kona trek banshee transition foes ect..." so it pops up in more searches.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:44 PM
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Yeah, prolly right. Even more reason not to get it.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
Edit, edit: I also dont like that I cant find an official web site for "Zoom".
Thats what I'm thinking. I wonder if the guy bought a box full of the forks and zoom is like the house brand for the manufacturer
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Old 11-23-08, 08:46 PM
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Oh, I get it. Like Kroger a brand fork? Or maybe wallmart.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:51 PM
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Umm sorta, I was sorta thinking along the lines of the guy who sells bikes on here under the brand name Neo, but they are from the factory that makes the frames for other companies that can't be mentioned. Its talked about a little bit here

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Old 11-23-08, 08:54 PM
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Oh, I get it. Like Jeep or ferrari brand bikes.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:56 PM
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More like the Motobecanes are really Fujis.
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Old 11-23-08, 09:10 PM
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That thing is hot. I'd buy it.
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ca7erham-

Here's a pic of Maverick's inverted fork with the stanchion guards, you probably didn't know about 'em because you don't see inverted forks that much:



How bad can that Ebay fork be? Probably pretty bad for $135. What do think you get for that amount of money?
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
I dont understand the whole inverted fork thing (Trek 69 comes to mind). The bottom part of my fork gets scratched from when I fall and other stuff brushing against it, so with an inverted fork wouldnt the part that slides into the fork get scratched? Seems like a bad idea to me.
http://www.autoqna.com/motorcycles/1...rcycles-4.html
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Old 11-24-08, 06:23 AM
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So an inverted fork is stiffer? Is that the main reason for them?
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And better lubrication or so I have heard.
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Old 11-24-08, 11:48 AM
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to get the same stiffness out of an inverted fork, they have to be made heavier. most inverted forks are less stiff than their similar use and travel non-inverted counterparts.

yes, it's true. poke around a bit and you'll see.

(cue the maverick fork lovers in 1...2...3...)

yes, it's light. it's also leaky, flexy, and has craptacular damping.
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Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
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Here's a pic of Maverick's inverted fork with the stanchion guards, you probably didn't know about 'em because you don't see inverted forks that much:



How bad can that Ebay fork be? Probably pretty bad for $135. What do think you get for that amount of money?
Truth be told, the only inverted fork I've ever seen in person was on a trek 69er that was being built up at one of the local shops. It defiantly had no guard thingy on it.
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
Truth be told, the only inverted fork I've ever seen in person was on a trek 69er that was being built up at one of the local shops. It defiantly had no guard thingy on it.
That would have been the dual crown/larger travel Maverick fork. Meh. Better than the singel crown, but not by much. The single crown is...noodly, to put it mildly.
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Old 11-24-08, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by vocal mime View Post
Apparently you've never heard of these crazy things known as ""stanchion/fork guards."
Good call I would think that to be apparent considering what I said.
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
Truth be told, the only inverted fork I've ever seen in person was on a trek 69er that was being built up at one of the local shops. It defiantly had no guard thingy on it.
Then they just hadn't put them on yet. Three of the guys I work with at the LBS have 69er SS, and they all have stanchion guards. Well, those that didn't stick a rigid fork on.
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Yeah, prolly. I'll just stick with what works personally. Just my opinion.
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