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Offline silentneko

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Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« on: November 23, 2008, 04:01:24 PM »
hey guys, alot of you have given me advise on forks in other threads and a few of you sugggested websites to look at. I'm not going to be ready to buy for quite some time but when I do anyone ever used a Marzocchi MX Pro Lo? I've read alot of reviews and most of them are positive, and alot of them compair it to a reba. I keep seeing them on sale on the websites too.
Also I have a specialized hardrock disc sport that came with a 80mm, first when ordering a fork what do I need to be aware of(number wise)? and should I upgrade to a 100mm? I'm 6'3'' 225lbs.

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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 05:48:38 PM »
I would go 100mm fo sho! smoother ride and slightly slower steering.

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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 06:54:21 PM »
I have a Marzocchi MX Pro 125mm fork on my bike and haven't had any problems with it.
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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 08:56:40 PM »
so is the 100mm actually longer then the 80mm, or is it just the internals?

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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 09:04:53 PM »
The fork is longer so the bike will sit up a bit in the front. 80mm is fine if all you want to ride is Flatwoods. 100mm will get you by at Alafia and Boyette. Of course some of the swamp pros ride a rigid fork at all three places.
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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 09:12:20 PM »
so is the 100mm actually longer then the 80mm, or is it just the internals?

It's the actual travel you have.  80mm = 3.15 inches; 100mm = 3.94 inches.  Commonly referred to as 3 inch travel and 4 inch travel.

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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 09:33:10 PM »
I am currently running a 80mm on my 29er and I can ride anything at alafia or boyette.  You just need to have it set up right.
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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 09:45:29 PM »
On a 26er, unless it is a race bike, 100mm is probably the least that you would want to have.





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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 10:17:01 PM »
I've heard a lot of good things about the Marzocchi MX series. If you can find one with travel adjust then I'd recommend going up as high as 120mm. That's what I did and I love it, but I'd check the axle to crown height of the fork before doing that, you can get 100mm forks that are as tall as a 120mm fork depending on the placement of the dropouts and the height of the fork is what really changes the geometry.
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Re: Marzocchi MX Pro Lo
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 05:16:56 PM »
ok so this seems like a good option for me, I basically am looking for something that isn't fancy, but tough as nails and of course not that expensive.
what other resonable forks are good for bigger guys?

 

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