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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Ok so been after a pair of triple clamp forks for a while and now been offered 2 sets, marzocchi Shiver 190s or 888 Rcx both for the same price but can't decide which. Already got some Rc2x Va and they're a lovely fork and do the job very wellbut always fancied some Shivers......

So which way to jump ?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:10 am 
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Shivers are old tech now.
190mm travel upside down design
They flex a bit too

I'd much rather the 888's tbh as they are still regarded as a decent dh/fr fork

But then, it depends on what bike they are being fitted to


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:22 am 
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Yeah I'll probably go with the 888s, they're going on a 2009 Stinky Six.....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:38 am 
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In that case, I wouldn't bother with either.
I'd go with some 66's/55's/domains/lyrics etc


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I have an irrational fear of single crowns for downhill, I've snapped one set and bent others and my current 55s really don't inspire confidence so really want dual crowns.


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Nice. Good going

888's then in that case


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I've had both...

I loved my Shivers, they were truly great forks. I've never had any as plush since and I never really noticed the flex. I bought them from a guy on the bike shops race team who had hammered them for a couple of seasons, I then had them and took them to Morzine etc and they never missed a beat.

My 888's were on my Demo 9 and they were good forks too, but they weren't very progressive and made the most god almighty noise when they bottomed out. I never found the sweet spot with the compression settings, so just lived with the odd big bottom out, which was most noticeable on big slow speed drops. Can't say I found them noticeably stiffer than the Shivers. But they did look bad ass on an all black bike with the decals removed.

You won't go wrong with either fork.


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