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Who makes a better fork then Fox/Marz/Rockshox?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Alloy, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Alloy

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    I started running a ccdb and now my front end feels like old technology. Is there any front forks out there that's better than the current stuff? What about Avalanche?

    ...are there any other reputable moto companies making mtb forks yet?

    Ohlins really needs to make a mtb fork.

    What do you guys think?
     

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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    oh god, here we go again.
     
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    u can make a hybrid and stick a motocross front end on your bike...!
     
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    You should get a Judy XL rear fork.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I was going to go retro with elastomers and a suspension seatpost
     
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    BOS maybe?
     
  7. PatBranch

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    I want to get one of those suspensions seatposts for my bullit. Do you know who makes the best performing and lightest one?
     
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    I've heard mixed things about avalanche forks, what for are you running right now mark? Oh wait, the new BOS suspention fork looks like a nice fork, check that out too
     
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    get a swinger rear shock... that way you´ll feel awesome the front end of the bike


    :imstupid::monkeydance:
     
  10. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I was gonna get a lefty untill I saw the righty at interbike. now I am thinking I might be desicionally ambidextrous
     
  11. fellow pinner

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    BOS are awesome but i think their really expensive go for rs or fox
     
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    So I take it you have ridden a Bos in order to know this?
     
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    Have you ridden a BOS or do you have any idea how much they are?? I didn't think that information was released yet.... :disgust1:
     
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    The avalanche are in a whole different ball game as far as feel. There are 2 settings or builds Craig can do, 1 is for FR and 1 is for race. The single damper race vs comes in at like 8.? - 9lbs so not much more than a marz. 08 version.

    So if the weight isnt much of an issue then its definently a good option...
    Im riding a Avy rear and a marz front, I have the anti bottom coming soon for the 888, If it works like my Hydraulic bumps on my 7u off road truck as far as build in pressure feel it'll be SICK!!!
     
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    Ummm, Kowa?
     
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    Funny, I was just looking at the anti bottom upgrade.... I'm really curious to see how it works. Post up when you get it!

    The new marz stuff weights 8.25lb without a stem... so it's pretty heavy. Avy wouldn't be too much difference... anyone here had much time on the race version?

    ...ideally I want a fork that dives when you corner, doesn't bottom out, yet still sticks to the ground and sucks up rocks... also my hands are messed up, so it needs to be very supple. Does that exist?

    So far I've had good luck running the older marz stuff and just dealing with constant bottom outs... but there has to be better.
     
  17. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    the bos is the most amazing fork ever.It feels totally amazing, and does everything you want it to perfectly. I haven't ridden it, talked to anybody who's ridden it, or even actually seen it in person, but I know this to be fact. or just make a big stack of CCDB's and make it a righty fork, i bet that'd work pretty well too!
     
  18. Cave Dweller

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    Get your self some old 888's or monsters.

    They did exactly that. Sucked up everything and dove like hookers on NY mayors, never bottomed either.

    To be honest though, boxxers ride a million times better.
     
  19. bullcrew

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    Yeah, not a problem. I will definently do a review of the anti bottoming kit when I get some ride time on it.
    Sounds like the avy is the way to go for you, its a whole different monster....
    My shock has been bullit proof for the past year and probably in need of servicing but doesnt feel like it! :D Still spot on.

    Itll be sent back when the Jedi gets here for fitment to fit it, so I hope to have the anti bottom kit soon, craig closes for a week soon so Im hopefull it see's its way to the W. coast :D...
     
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    hes been riding an older 888, mark, are you still riding the old fork or do you have a new zocchi, my fork dives like hell but rarely bottoms but it also isn't taken off the drops and jumps that you do
     
  21. Alloy

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    hahha, belieive me I'm really considering it... I rode an 04 888 with the low speed compression sleeve for 4 years! In all that time I never found anything that much better.
     
  22. Alloy

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    I riding the new Marz WC... I don't want to say much about it... You can try it out next time I see you.
     
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    What oil are you running, have you upped it to the max already. I'll try out the fork this weekend, post up pics of your new bike
     
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    Simple answer... Hanebrink!
     
  26. Cannon

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    As i said in a prev. thread, try the MP System for the Boxxer, the performance is awsome, there´s no more armpump, the system provides 200mm of "suck it all away from your arms" perfect damping(high and low speed)and pushes the stock system to another dimension.
    It´s a complete new damping systen thst´s developed around the Boxxer (888, Manitou coming soon) with MX technology and parts from
    well known suspension manufactures.
    It´s a Closed cartridge that is implanted in the stock boxxer stancious and is custon tuned (shimmed and so on...) to your requirements and to match your bike´s rear end.
    Thea also tune your Shock perfectly to your bike´s cinematics and your requirements.

    Here in Austria almost 50% of the racers ride the MP system and maybe thea are looking for a foreign racer to support him with their technology, i´ll keep you up to date!!


    Greetings, from good "old":D Europe, Cannon
     
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    Got a link to this MP thing? Never heard of it. Would also be curious to know what others think of the BOS upgrade for Boxxers, anyone tried it?

    Also what do you mean by a fork diving in corners, you mean the G force compressing it? Why is this beneficial, to lower your CofG?
     
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    You want something that dives when you corner????
     
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    As Seb said, whats the MP thing for the boxxer?

    Rick
     
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    :rofl:

    Looks aren't enough to make it a good fork??
     
  31. cesar_rojo

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    you must be going down really fast to feel that actual forks are not good enough. I think Rock Shox or Marzocchi have amazing products... Fox is to linear and you bottom out to much in braking bumps....
     
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    Wha-what?!?! I had to re-read this 4 times to make sure I didn't miss something.
     
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    I think you're missing a sense of humour ;)
     
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    I figured as much. Online it's tough to tell the difference between the clever and the retarded sometimes. Winks and smilies like above go a looong way. :)
     
  35. William42

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    :disgust: what makes you think i'm not serious?

    just kidding:clapping:
     
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    Avalanche is an option. Others would be Kowa, Whitebrothers, and various cartridges and tunings for pre-existing forks (Mojo, Boss, etc,.).
     
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    Alloy goes really fast.
     
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    Yeah really, does anyone out there have any info on MP? I've tried a search with no luck. If their systems are as good as you say, they might be worth checking out...
     
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    Found this: http://www.mpcustomvalve.co.za/index.html But this seems like only motorcycle and car stuff...
     
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