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Marzocchi SL 2006 5.75 Lbs, 170mm vs Fox Van 36 RC2 2006 5.45 Lbs, 160mm

Racillo

Chimp
Nov 23, 2005
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Planning to buy one of these two forks, I will change my Super T Pro 2003, whant to go lighter, any suggestions, would like to know your point of view about these two new forks.
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Spokompton

Monkey
May 15, 2005
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Spokane WA
sanjuro said:
both are flexy
He's serious!:nuts:




Actually in some ways they are stiffer than the DC Super T. I've riden the SuperT along with a 66. 66 has less flex front to rear. Less movement in the bushings.

My 66sl is coming in next week. I will post a review of it! 150-170mm is ideal for North SHore!

$656 at AEBIKE.COM
 

sanjuro

Tube Smuggler
Sep 13, 2004
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Spokompton said:
He's serious!:nuts:

Actually in some ways they are stiffer than the DC Super T. I've riden the SuperT along with a 66. 66 has less flex front to rear. Less movement in the bushings.

My 66sl is coming in next week. I will post a review of it! 150-170mm is ideal for North SHore!

$656 at AEBIKE.COM
The Fox is the king of air suspended forks. Their compression design uses less oil, which means less weight.

Marzocchi in the past has had some issues with their Doppio forks, with the Marathon specifically.

Since the 66SL is not out yet, it is hard to have a real opinion. I can't imagine there will be much difference, except in price (Fox being more expensive).
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
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Montana
Spokompton said:
Actually in some ways they are stiffer than the DC Super T. I've riden the SuperT along with a 66. 66 has less flex front to rear. Less movement in the bushings.

I really cant see how a single crown can be stiffer than a DC. Please explain.
 

RobsterCrw

Chimp
May 13, 2005
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Palo Alto, CA
DCs are overrated. People think they want a DC fork for the sake of having a DC fork becasue they associate the SCs with trail and XC. FR/DH SCs need a beefier crown to be stiff as DCs but my 66RC was the best buy I've ever made. It rips at whistler, it rips at DH, its stiff enough that I can't tell if its not 100% stiff. I would never need anything else.
 

Spokompton

Monkey
May 15, 2005
321
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Spokane WA
Kanter said:
I really cant see how a single crown can be stiffer than a DC. Please explain.
Thicker stanchions, period.

That's how.


Of course a 35mm SC will not be equal to a 35mm DC. 66 vs 888.

The super T IMO, is actually pretty flexy for a DC fork front to rear wise.


The new doppio air system was designed for huckers on the 66 SL.

The new system requires much more air pressure in the negative chamber than the positive chamber, where as before they were pretty close. If any of the internal air spring seals break the high pressure air from the negative chmaber will spill into the positive chamber. It sucks the thing broke, but at the same time it will ride high in its travel because the negative spring has been released into the positive. So when it pops on a drop the fork will stay upright as apposed to collapsing and sending you over the bars. The older system would leak and get stuck down because the negative pressure was so close or below the positve pressure.

Then you also have the bottom out chamber which is pretty much makes the 66sl an RC2x. If all else fails, this will keep the fork from slamming bottom.

On top of that, the right leg can take air preload.


They went out of their way to make sure it's a safe fork for hucking. On top of that it's completely user servicable.

Unlike that goddamn TALAS system they put into the Fox 36. What a joke that was...
 

Ridge Rider

Chimp
Nov 11, 2005
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I think you need to add the weight of the steer tube to the Marazocchi. They list the weight of the steer tube at the bottom of the weight chart
 

Zark

Hey little girl, do you want some candy?
Oct 18, 2001
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Spokompton said:
The super T IMO, is actually pretty flexy for a DC fork front to rear wise....
What year Super T did you ride? I had an '03 SuperT and it was quite stiff. Sounds like bad bushings or an older 30mm stanchion Super T.
 

Spokompton

Monkey
May 15, 2005
321
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Spokane WA
Zark said:
What year Super T did you ride? I had an '03 SuperT and it was quite stiff. Sounds like bad bushings or an older 30mm stanchion Super T.
Don't get me wrong. It's hella stiff, just not for a dual crown IMO.