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Old 01-14-05, 02:08 AM
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Fork Springs...

I have a Marz EXR Pro 100mm and the LBS has been waiting 3 months on the "stiff" springs to come in to change them out, but they haven't come in...does anyone know where I could get some?
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Old 01-14-05, 10:21 AM
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MountainSpeed Srings should have a set.
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Old 01-14-05, 02:36 PM
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I just placed an order for soft Z1 springs because im such a light rider. They said it would take 2 weeks
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I bought a set of XTRA HEAVY springs. Which is what I would recommend. The HEAVY isn't enough for you. I bought mine from Cambria www.cambriabike.com and got them in 3 days.

Figure about $40 plus shipping!
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Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa
MountainSpeed Srings should have a set.
MRP no longer has Speed Springs available for front suspension
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He definitely needs something.. when he pedals even normally, his front fork just bobs up and down like crazy. It's actually kind of funny to see. boing boing boing boing
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No more mountainspeed sets, bummer.
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maybe he needs a heavier weight oil.

Well I was told that Marzocchi doesnt make softer springs for my weight (120lbs) so I went to the shop, and I took out the rebound side spring and ran air at 10 lbs. Its so much better for me now and it saved me 40 bucks
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his fork is coil.. no oil. He doesn't have that option. It's an 04 EXR Pro
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your EXR Pro (according tto the 'zocchi site) is a 105mm travel OEM model.

www.marzocchiusa.com bike section----->products------>forks------>OEM 04 or 05 year of the EXR Pro, both are 85/105/120mm travel versions.


try here:

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...27&category=87
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http://www.marzocchi.com/Template/de...IDOggetto=8013
it says it has SSV damping. get heavier oil
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Originally Posted by Dirtbike
it says it has SSV damping. get heavier oil
not going to do the same thing. he's a big guy. heavier oil, but a still too light spring rate won't do anything other than slow his rebound and compression by a little aaaaaand he'll still be on a spring too light for him. next spring rate up is the better deal for him, with that fork.

there is only so much you can do with ported dampers and oil weights/volumes for big guys. he could add more oil, to resist bottoming, but that would potentially end up limiting his travel a bit. maybe add 5-10mL of 7.5wt to see if it helps resist bottoming, but that is only a short term solution to needing a heavier spring.
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More oil might help, but it has no air preload so it may not make a difference?
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Originally Posted by Dirtbike
More oil might help, but it has no air preload so it may not make a difference?

no air preload on this fork won't make any difference in terms of preload. if he had that feature, he could just put a few PSI in to offset the lighter spring, but since he can't do that.......

a few mor mL of oil will increase the volume of oil in the same space, meaning he'd have a bit less travel (depending on how much he puts in) and make it a bit harder to bottom the fork. but the rest of the travel up to that point will still be too soft.

it's a stopgap measure to prevent damage to his fork, from bottoming out too harshly until he can get the right weight springs.
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I don't normally bottom it out, I intentionally try to take my weight off the fork if I know I'm gonna slam down the front of the bike. But anyways thanks for the info guys...
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
I don't normally bottom it out, I intentionally try to take my weight off the fork if I know I'm gonna slam down the front of the bike. But anyways thanks for the info guys...

no problem; get yourself some new springs, and it'll likely work much better for you.

you may be a candidate for running the current spring weight in one leg, and the next one up in the other. play around with them to get what feels good.
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Originally Posted by scrublover
no problem; get yourself some new springs, and it'll likely work much better for you.

you may be a candidate for running the current spring weight in one leg, and the next one up in the other. play around with them to get what feels good.
I'm still over 400 lbs...so I'm sure even the beefiest ones are still going to bounce like normal springs...just not as bad.
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