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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bent_steel, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. bent_steel

    bent_steel Monkey

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    So I am building up a dj/freeride hardtail and I am looking at 3 different forks to compete the build. I am on the heavy side at 240lbs and want to run around 100-120mm up front.

    Right now my options are:

    Marz. DJ1
    Marz. 4x WC
    Pike 454 U Turn
    Argyle 302

    Price isn't a huge concern, just want a fork that is going to hold up.
     
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  2. NY_Star

    NY_Star Turbo Monkey

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    Go with the 4x WC. It will hold up better then the rest i believe.
     
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  3. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Hardly a question for the DH forum, but I digress... Pike gets my vote.
     
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  4. dirtygirlmagnet

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    I have ridden a few marz. dj forks in the past, usually abusing them for more than intended and they always held up great. The internals are incredibly simple, thus difficult to destroy. I'd stay away from the 4x WC. I believe they're an air spring, which may not hold up as well under your girth. As far as the pike goes, I've never owned one, rode a couple, but most owners I've talked to weren't impressed too much with them.
     
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  5. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    DJ1 for the bigger guys, great dependable fork. Like DGM said, there simple and ahrd to break, also simplicity is nice when tis time to service them.
     
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    Get the '07 4X WC. It is a coil fork and I believe 120mm for the stock travel. I am riding a lowered one and have zero complaints so far.
     
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  7. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    The 07 is 110mm of travel and isn't really a true "coil" fork. I wouldn't use it for everyday abuse and thinks like freeriding. It's a 4x fork and wasn't designed to take drops or cases on a consistent basis. If you're gonna go with a Zokie the DJs are the way to go, cheaper, stronger, easier to service.
     
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