Ian W wrote:
Been riding quite a bit recently, no major problems other than the chain snapping (my own fault for not using a power link!) and the fact the Z1's could do with new seals.
I am considering changing the fork though for something with less travel. Any recommendations? I want something that works as well as the bomer ideally, from what i've read about period judys they don't have the best rep..
my bike has nice good condition Judy XC with coil spring upgrade and an aftermarket cartridge damper. considering they are 15yrs old, they work really well, and i am more than happy with them. they are not on the same performance level as a bomber fork however.
i still think you should keep an eye out for a Z2...very good fork, and I once ran them on a hardtail alloy GT Avalanche. they are just as nice as the Z1 in performance, they just have slightly less travel..80mm..its perfect for a hardtail.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Marzocchi-80mm-Z2-B ... 20b8c60549
http://cgi.ebay.com/Marzocchi-Z2-Bomber ... 3f09586c9f
http://cgi.ebay.com/Marzocchi-Z2-Atom-8 ... 43a6b3d1d0