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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:34 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hello expert peoples!

I am looking to fit a suspension fork to my 1994 Kona Kilhauea and wondered what make, model and travel will be best for XC usage.
I am currently using a set of Project Twos with an aheadset, so the steerer is not the original threaded item. I want to get something to make the front end a little softer as I plan to use the bike for a ride across Northern Spain next year. I used to have a set of the the original Judy XCs (Gold) but moved them on years ago, so assume that Judy XCs, Marzocchi Bomber Z1 or others will be age related and suitable. I don't want any more than 80mm travel as this will compromise the frame geometry.

What suggestions and availability do people have (no rude comments)?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Marzocchi Bomber Z2 would be my starting point: works well, parts readily available, easily overhauled.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:53 pm 
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As you say, no more than 80mm is required.

If budget is no issue, RC35's.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Joe Murray Z-link


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:56 pm 
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ridevintagemtb wrote:
Joe Murray Z-link


:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Another vote here for Marzocchi Z2 - anyway, Konas and 'Zokes are made for each other.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Fox F80 or Bomber Z2, or SIDs if you're not fat


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