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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:52 pm 
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I'd like to remove the disc tabs on a Z2, the lowers are a steel alloy IIRC? I assume the tabs can easily enough be cut off and sanded smooth? Or is it a curse-inducing operation in practice?

Does anyone know why some/most Z2s came Canti only, whilst others included the disc tab?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:57 pm 
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I think the difference may have been whether they were OEM or not?

I've got some tab-less ones, that I'd happily trade, but I don't know if they're the same model as yours?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:56 pm 
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I'm looking to purchase a pair actually, '96 I think (red), but also have option for '97 blue


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 pm 
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hmmm...

mine are 199summat black air forks... they're bombers, but heck knows what model! 80mm travel. PM me if you want some pics.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 pm 
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I think I have some bombers with a broken disc tab if your interested seems a shame to butcher a good set. Not sure what model but can check on the weekend.

Arnt z2 short travel aswell 80mm I think.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:12 am 
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Lowers aren't steel. Most likely magnesium.

Travel is 65-80mm depending on year. The internals are cross compatable.

I would guess a nice coarse file would make short work of the tabs. Finish off with a fine file and tape off the legs to keep errent strokes from scratching.


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