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    Question $200-$250 Front fork opinions / reccomendtaions?

    I am soliciting reccomendations / opinions on front forks in the 200-250 range.

    BW has the following on their site (that I'm considering)

    Manitou SXR 2000
    Marzocchi z.4
    RockShox Race Judy

    Pricepoint has an 02' Rock Shox Duke XC, which was what was on my Stumpjumper, and I really liked.

    I would prefer to buy something local.

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    Rumor has it that T__ recommends everything Manitou......or is it a coil spring in the eye?? I forget.

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    I have a set of 99Z1's that I would sell ya for 200$. They are in great condition. I have 3 sets of springs.
    5 inch med and firm
    4 inch firm
    Let me know if your interested

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    Who makes that?
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    Originally posted by JonnyQuest
    Who makes that?
    Marzochi. I failed to mention also that it is a QR20 axel. If you are looking for more stiffness, QR20 is the way to go. Here is a pic. Yes I know, I need to vacum my carpet
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    Re: $200-$250 Front fork opinions / reccomendtaions?

    Originally posted by JonnyQuest
    I am soliciting reccomendations / opinions on front forks in the 200-250 range.

    BW has the following on their site (that I'm considering)

    Manitou SXR 2000
    Marzocchi z.4
    RockShox Race Judy

    Pricepoint has an 02' Rock Shox Duke XC, which was what was on my Stumpjumper, and I really liked.

    I would prefer to buy something local.

    Thanks-
    Terry
    Hi Terry,

    My name is Terry also and I have had the Manitou SXR.

    In short, the plastic caps that screw down and hold the springs into the shock are mounted on top. There is no retainer on the inside of the legs. On my shock the springs pushed on the plastic caps until the threads failed and allowed the cap and spring to shoot full force into my face. Caused pain, bruising and swelling.

    Manitou told me that they would gladly replace the fork with a better one. I told them to kiss my ass and come back to me with a fork and a good money offer so the lawyers wouldn't have to get involved. They gave me a small wad of cash and an X-Vert fork. Kept the cash, sold the fork.

    Lesson learned: Absolutely never buy a fork that has plastic caps and allows the springs to be removed from the top without any retaining devices. Hope you don't have to learn the same lesson. It's fucking rude as hell.
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    Re: Re: $200-$250 Front fork opinions / reccomendtaions?

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    Hi Terry,

    My name is Terry also and I have had the Manitou SXR.

    In short, the plastic caps that screw down and hold the springs into the shock are mounted on top. There is no retainer on the inside of the legs. On my shock the springs pushed on the plastic caps until the threads failed and allowed the cap and spring to shoot full force into my face. Caused pain, bruising and swelling.

    Manitou told me that they would gladly replace the fork with a better one. I told them to kiss my ass and come back to me with a fork and a good money offer so the lawyers wouldn't have to get involved. They gave me a small wad of cash and an X-Vert fork. Kept the cash, sold the fork.

    Lesson learned: Absolutely never buy a fork that has plastic caps and allows the springs to be removed from the top without any retaining devices. Hope you don't have to learn the same lesson. It's fucking rude as hell.
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    Originally posted by Squasher

    Marzochi. I failed to mention also that it is a QR20 axel. If you are looking for more stiffness, QR20 is the way to go. Here is a pic. Yes I know, I need to vacum my carpet

    Well I'm definitely looking for a stiff ride -- hehehehhehe he said stiff ride.

    I thought DH'r gear = Squishy?

    Hey I might have a lead on a job for you -- but it's in El Paso. E-mail me if you want me to find out more about it.
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    Originally posted by JonnyQuest



    Well I'm definitely looking for a stiff ride -- hehehehhehe he said stiff ride.

    I thought DH'r gear = Squishy?

    Hey I might have a lead on a job for you -- but it's in El Paso. E-mail me if you want me to find out more about it.
    I meant stiff as in lateral flex. Its very plush up and down. Heh heh, I said up and down
    Ummmm, whats your email?

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    Originally posted by JonnyQuest



    Well I'm definitely looking for a stiff ride -- hehehehhehe he said stiff ride.

    I thought DH'r gear = Squishy?

    Hey I might have a lead on a job for you -- but it's in El Paso. E-mail me if you want me to find out more about it.
    I have a QR (Tulio) Rock Shox Psylo SL. I have it on my trailbike (SC SuperLight) and use it for what is labeled freeride, but is just acutally fun riding. Climbs, drops, nose-bashing dives and such. Stiffer is better if you can handle the extra grams. It's made my riding better and more fun...

    Insane and scary downhill potential in and around Hell Paso, Squasher. But the town basically sucks. If you are interested in work and riding only, it could be a cool town. But not much for the social life there.
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    don't forget the deal at price point.

    Z2 Atom Race. 80mm though. $260

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    Let's see

    I've had a 1999 SX-R, too flexy, bottomed out a lot, don't get it if you weigh more than 150

    I have a 1999 Judy C on a bike, way better in every way than the SX-R - not flexy, fairly plush, relatively low maintenance.

    I have a 'zoke MXC (2002 model), kind of the update to the Z-4. Mines oil, but I can get an air conversion kit if so desired. Love it so far, better than the Judy - and a 1/2 pound lighter.

    Make sure and check mtbr.com for more reviews.
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    Originally posted by Squasher

    Marzochi. I failed to mention also that it is a QR20 axel. If you are looking for more stiffness, QR20 is the way to go. Here is a pic. Yes I know, I need to vacum my carpet


    Drool!

    Look at that brake arch!

    Gotta love the 99 Zochs! (I have the 99 Z2 Superfly) In Y2K they went to that M arch.

    Plush up and down but stiff laterally! just point and shoot baby! Nothing like a Zoch.
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    X-Fly 80

    This is what I ended up with, seems like a nice fork, and a damn good value. BW would not price match, because it was below their cost.

    2001 Marzocchi X-Fly 80
    MSRP $600.00 Price Point $279.98

    1 1/8 Threadless
    Color: Flat Black
    80mm of adjustable travel
    Boltless crown and open bath technology
    Disk brake hanger
    Air chamber
    3.4lbs.
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    $279, what a deal! price point does it again! cool.

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    Originally posted by aLaN




    Drool!

    Look at that brake arch!

    Gotta love the 99 Zochs! (I have the 99 Z2 Superfly) In Y2K they went to that M arch.

    Plush up and down but stiff laterally! just point and shoot baby! Nothing like a Zoch.
    You should buy it

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    Originally posted by Cornell
    Rumor has it that T__ recommends everything Manitou......or is it a coil spring in the eye?? I forget.
    That's a good one, Corny.

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    yeah alan, try out that Z1, it would look soooo cool on your bike.

    after you get it installed we can test it at SA Ranch! yippie!!!!!!

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