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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:05 am 
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Marzocchi do seem pretty good at that.

The main thing is that I can bung in the travel increase kit if I want, which is for 98-01 forks according to the UK Bike Store website. Does anyone know what is included? Is it just springs, of is there more to it than that?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:14 am 
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In 1999 the drop offs came with 5 inches of travel (or 130mm) so I don't know if these 1999.5 forks have the same or less but you might find that with a seriously good service they see 130mm again. I don't know what's in the kit, sorry, but it might be an idea to give them a ring?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:28 am 
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If it is just springs, I may have them. A friend had a set similar and reduced the travel for his DJ bike and gave the left over springs to me. I reckon these have had the same treatment.

Will give them a call to find out what it includes.


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You can easily set first generation Z1's on either 110 or 130 mm. It's just a thing of spacers and springs, but bear in mind that the linger fork will be much more flexy. The later M-arch forks are a tad stiffer torsionally, but still pretty fluffy. I've had a 2001 Z1 MCR (that still exists, by the way) back when my only bike was a razzer hardtail and I did everything with it. Best thing is the world, let me tell you! A truly amazing fork that just wouldn't quit.

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The bike is for my other half, so I doubt she'll notice that much....its not going to get that much hammer either. I'll pull them apart this weekend to swap the stanchions over between the two pairs I have and see if the springs I have make any difference.

At least it will give me something to do as I doubt I'll be out riding looking at the forecast.

I had some 01 MCR's too - they were great forks and took a real pasting despite being a bit wobbly (although they were a massive improvement on the Psylos that they replaced.....now they did flex, big time).


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