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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I have recently acquired a classic Giant MCM2 Carbon Fiber MTB and I'm fixing it up to make it a cool weekend rider.

The bike currently has a set of Marzocci Bomber air filled front forks and I also have a set of Pace RC36 on my old bike. Which forks would be best on the bike? I remember the Pace used to be highly regarded at the time. Both are in good condition but I probably need a stiffer elastomer in the Pace as I'm 16 stone and they are a bit soft.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:33 am 
Old School Grand Master

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The Bomber should be the nicer riding fork with smoother action and more travel. Get some pics up, we love them :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:58 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Lovely bike, I'd stick with the bomber and keep the Pace for another project ;)

Nice thumb shifters.


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Dirt Disciple

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I fitted my Thumbshifters from my old parkpre yesterday, I prefer them and they weighed so much less than the XT STI that were on there before. Still need to set it all up today. I'm considering adding some Magura HS33 Brakes, what do you think?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:04 am 
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If weight is a concern the Maguras will be heavier but I love them, running a pair on my GT RTS and very happy with their performance.

I use hose guides similar to these to run the rear hydraulic cable:

http://www.ison-distribution.com/englis ... rt=BSIDHBS


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Dirt Disciple

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Excellent idea I was wondering about that. How much weight do the Maguras add? Should I go disc on the front? I want the levers to match.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

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These are my RC36 Forks.

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I do love the look of them. They are on my old bike that I'm raping for parts.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17 am 
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Unsure on the weight difference as mine are on my bike and never weighed them, sure you could find the weight of a set of your chosen Maguras online and then remove your current brake set up to compare. I can't imagine you'd feel the difference when riding.

Having different brakes front and rear, like odd wheels ;) , would do my head in.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:18 am 
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The Pace suit the bike they are on from what I can see in the pics :)


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