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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Right now the Marzocchi XC51's are doing a fine job, but when the day comes that I want to upgrade the front forks what are some of my options?

I've been having trouble finding anything that fits the 1" (not 1 1/8") head tube diameter.

I'd like to be able to keep the canti brakes, or possibly upgrade to disc. I don't like linear (v-brake).

Will I be able to have spring or air? with rebound adjustment? Lock out?

Will I have to replace the entire headset as well?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Are you sure it's a 1" head-tube? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Are you sure it's a 1" head-tube? :?


I second this question; please double check.

Also, was this the one on ebay not too long ago?

Those forks work well, I would suggest having them refurbished, and keep using them.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:13 pm 
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it will be 1 1/8, keep it original, or try some manitou 3 or 4's


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:53 am 
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I didn't measure it myself, I was told this was the case by the local bike store owner who did some work on this bike for me.
I hope that you all are right! It would make this much easier.

I like the 51XC's, don't have any desire to replace them, just interested in my options... (I thought that I was extremely limited, appearently I was fed misinformation)

Thanks

Oh, and to the e-bay question... no, I bought this from a local biker who had it hanging in a garage. $75


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