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Old 07-17-13, 12:26 PM
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What are the main differences between the dj1, dj2 and dj3?

I'm considering getting one of these but I'm not exactly sure what the differences are. Could you recommend me the best one? Thanks!
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Old 07-17-13, 01:59 PM
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DJ1 is the best of the three.

DJ3 uses a 9mm QR. If you can afford it, step up from that one.

I don't see the DJ2 (or 4x) on Marzocchi's website anymore. Is it gone? IIRC, the DJ2 had steel stanchions and steer tube, and DJ1 has alloy stanchions and steer tube, but don't quote me on that one. That likely means the DJ1 is lighter...but let's face it, all three of those forks are pigs!
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The difference between the DJ1 and DJ2 is 1. The difference between the DJ2 and DJ3 is 1. The difference between the DJ1 and DJ3 is 2. But despite their differences, the answer to any of these is 42.
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
DJ1 is the best of the three.

DJ3 uses a 9mm QR. If you can afford it, step up from that one.

I don't see the DJ2 (or 4x) on Marzocchi's website anymore. Is it gone? IIRC, the DJ2 had steel stanchions and steer tube, and DJ1 has alloy stanchions and steer tube, but don't quote me on that one. That likely means the DJ1 is lighter...but let's face it, all three of those forks are pigs!
my front wheel is a 9mm qr! And I was going to buy it used so I can get the dj2. Wait, what do you mean they are pigs? Are they not good? I was reccomened them by a lot of people on here.

And @dminor WAT
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Yeah, I was one of the people who recommended them to you... When I say they're pigs, I mean they are HEAVY forks.

Sorry D confused you. He forgot the variables. The difference between DJ2 and DJ1 is actually DJ1, the difference between DJ3 and DJ2 is also DJ1, and the difference between DJ3 and DJ1 is DJ2. The difference between 4x and DJ1 is simply 4x - DJ1, and the difference between 4x and DJ3 is simply 4x - DJ3, as that can't be reduced any further. However, the difference between 4x and DJ2 can be factored to 2(2x - DJ) if you wish.
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
Yeah, I was one of the people who recommended them to you... When I say they're pigs, I mean they are HEAVY forks.

Sorry D confused you. He forgot the variables. The difference between DJ2 and DJ1 is actually DJ1, the difference between DJ3 and DJ2 is also DJ1, and the difference between DJ3 and DJ1 is DJ2. The difference between 4x and DJ1 is simply 4x - DJ1, and the difference between 4x and DJ3 is simply 4x - DJ3, as that can't be reduced any further. However, the difference between 4x and DJ2 can be factored to 2(2x - DJ) if you wish.
Ah okay, but what is the difference between the MARZOCCHI dj range? I still haven't got an answer for this, are they just lighter?
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Ah okay, but what is the difference between the MARZOCCHI dj range? I still haven't got an answer for this, are they just lighter?
...go back and read my first post.
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...go back and read my first post.
I did, is the only difference the weight? You say the dj1 is the best but not why. Thanks for your help though
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For 2012 models:

DJ1 is lighter then the DJ2 which is lighter then the DJ3

DJ1 20mm axle only
DJ2 20mm axle or 9mm axle
DJ3 9mm axle only

DJ1 Alloy stanchions
DJ2 & DJ3 Steel stanchions

DJ1 Alloy steering tube
DJ2 & DJ3 Steel steering tube

DJ1 & DJ2 Air preload
DJ3 Spring preload

DJ1 & DJ2 adjustable rebound
DJ3 fixed rebound
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Originally Posted by cobba View Post
For 2012 models:

DJ1 is lighter then the DJ2 which is lighter then the DJ3

DJ1 20mm axle only
DJ2 20mm axle or 9mm axle
DJ3 9mm axle only

DJ1 Alloy stanchions
DJ2 & DJ3 Steel stanchions

DJ1 Alloy steering tube
DJ2 & DJ3 Steel steering tube

DJ1 & DJ2 Air preload
DJ3 Spring preload

DJ1 & DJ2 adjustable rebound
DJ3 fixed rebound
Thanks! The dj3 sounds like it's for me
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