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hardinge915 01-01-05 03:17 AM

Mountain Cross
 
I am about to start racing mountain cross in a town near me, I am thinking about buying a new set of forks, possbily Rock Shox Boxxers (just the standard) for my bike. Is this worth it or should i buy a different set?

stapfam 01-01-05 03:56 AM


Originally Posted by hardinge915
I am about to start racing mountain cross in a town near me, I am thinking about buying a new set of forks, possbily Rock Shox Boxxers (just the standard) for my bike. Is this worth it or should i buy a different set?

Being British, I don't know what Mountain cross is, but it must be quite aggressive if you want Boxers. I have been using Boxer Race on an aggresive Mountain Tandem for a year now, and for the money they are pretty good. Only suggestion I can make is shop around for the best price, and even look at 2004 stock for a good bargain.

hardinge915 01-01-05 05:14 AM

yeah, im doing mountain cross and hopefully getting into full downhill whe i find a coser track than the 10 and a half hour drive to thredbo. So i want a good all round fork for mountaincross, downhill and the occasional street adn dirt jumps. and the boxxers im looking at are the Rock Shox Boxxers Race model.
-cheers

mtnbiker66 01-01-05 07:56 AM

Most folks I know doing mtncross run around 125mm fork but if your thinking about DH the boxxer is o.k.

Maelstrom 01-01-05 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Most folks I know doing mtncross run around 125mm fork but if your thinking about DH the boxxer is o.k.


Thats how I know it to. Boxxer is way overkill for a mountain cross course and might even slow you down as it is super plush and long travel

DjRider04 01-01-05 11:07 AM

100mm to 130mm for MX buddy......and I think in GB they call it 4x.

Maelstrom 01-01-05 11:09 AM

Funny, I call it 4x too. Guess living in a boarder town does that considering thats where the idea came from.

mtbikerinpa 01-01-05 11:49 AM

Ususally it would seem the forks of choce are Fox for that.

bikered 01-01-05 01:03 PM

or try rebas (rockshox)...they're darn good value, and loads of pros are using them for 4X, so they can't be bad!

hardinge915 01-01-05 06:13 PM

yeah, i call it 4x but wasnt too sure here, though down the road from the 4x track there is a DH course aswell, so im thinking of having a shock that i can use for both. though if you say boxxers wouldnt fiit for the 4x part, should i look at a fork that i can do both on, any suggestions?

Maelstrom 01-01-05 06:17 PM

Dang...thats gonna be tough. Too very different requirements. Long travel single crown will be ok for both. Like the 66 for example.

mtnbiker66 01-01-05 09:35 PM

Does the 66 have travel adjust? If so that might be the ticket.

cryogenic 01-02-05 02:51 AM

no adjustable travel on the Marzocchi 66RC or VF.. The RC comes in either 150mm or 170mm. Another option might be the Rock Shox Pike SL. It looks like a pretty decent fork for this use. Unlike the Marzocchi, it has adjustable travel (95-140mm). Obviously not quite as much travel as the 66, so it may not be quite as good for DH. Both appear to be pretty good forks, though. I've not heard anyone say anything either positive or negative about the Pike. I've generally heard good things about Marzocchi's FR forks.

stapfam 01-02-05 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by hardinge915
yeah, i call it 4x but wasnt too sure here, though down the road from the 4x track there is a DH course aswell, so im thinking of having a shock that i can use for both. though if you say boxxers wouldnt fiit for the 4x part, should i look at a fork that i can do both on, any suggestions?

Boxers would be over the top and too heavy for 4X. I had a pair of Marzochhi Freerides on an XC a couple of years ago. These were 135 travel, but there was a mod to cut to 100mm if required. These were also the first forks we fitted to the Tandem so were strong enough for Downhill use aswell, but I would definitely recommend using the bolt through axle if disc brakes are used

jdoglike 01-02-05 12:13 PM

Do any of you no of internet sites with videos of mountain cross. Also could you explanin what it is? Thanks alot

Maelstrom 01-02-05 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by cryogenic
no adjustable travel on the Marzocchi 66RC or VF.. The RC comes in either 150mm or 170mm. Another option might be the Rock Shox Pike SL. It looks like a pretty decent fork for this use. Unlike the Marzocchi, it has adjustable travel (95-140mm). Obviously not quite as much travel as the 66, so it may not be quite as good for DH. Both appear to be pretty good forks, though. I've not heard anyone say anything either positive or negative about the Pike. I've generally heard good things about Marzocchi's FR forks.

I doubt many people are riding them yet. If you go on ridemonkey I think there is like 5 guys running them. :) Pretty good reviews for the short term

Maelstrom 01-02-05 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by jdoglike
Do any of you no of internet sites with videos of mountain cross. Also could you explanin what it is? Thanks alot

Its like boardercross on bikes. Or a better example dual slalom on bikes. Basically just a long dj trail with whoops and stepups,berms and jumps :)

DjRider04 01-02-05 02:29 PM

You are not going to find a fork good for both. Such a fork would either not have a good amount of travel for DH, or weigh too much. Just save up a bit more money and buy two forks. Boxxer race is onsale for $450 USD, and you could pick up a marz DJ or Manitou Stance.


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