Who Sells Marzocchi Forks?

Postby Gary on Fri 4/Mar/05 10:06am

A chain of events involving some Hope mono M4 brakes (that don't fit my boxxers) has caused me to think about the riding I do, and which fork would be best suited to my Bullit.

The Boxxers are mint, and I was considering upgrading them with the Mojo cartridge (from dhdirect in Australia for AUD450), but I've come round to thinking that some Marzocchi Z1Freerides with 150mm of travel would be better suited to tearing round Wellytrack with my hair on fire.
66RCs would be nice, but the axle-crown length is way longer than the Boxxers, and I don't want to slacken the head angle that much.

So who sells the 2004 Marzocchi Z150, or 2005 Z1freeride1?
And who wants to buy my 2003 Boxxer Race? (450NZD)
Oh, and my Hayes 8" hydro disc brakes will be for sale too. (250NZD)
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Postby Jono on Fri 4/Mar/05 11:56am

I think that most bike shops can get them - there is an NZ distributor (who, co-incidentally happen to be roadies). For the Bullit I would have thought that the 66RCs would be the business, but then again I've never adjusted the head angle on mine before, and still insist on riding uphill with the Super-Ts I've got on it...

...anyway...after a short visit to the marzocchi website, the distributors for nz are:

PRV
57 Patiki Road - Avondale, Auckland - New Zealand
Phone: +64 (9) 820 3512
Fax: +64 (9) 820 6471
E-mail: service@marzocchi.co.nz

(and no, they don't appear to have a website)
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Postby Gary on Fri 4/Mar/05 3:49pm

Yeah, 66RCs would be the business, but Z150s have ETA and that means I can ride uphill a bit easier. And they're 400g lighter.

If I can see them in the flesh then maybe I could make a decision...
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Postby Z1_kona on Fri 4/Mar/05 3:57pm

any good bike store will have them
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Postby james on Fri 4/Mar/05 4:33pm

there is a review of pike air's, nixon's, floats, Z150's and maverick single crowns in the latest australian mountain bike, pretty good review, confirms every thing I have heard.

other choices would be fox 36's

a friend of mine rides his bullit either with 888's or vanilla 125's swaps depending on what the weekend / week has in store....
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Postby radical_edward on Fri 4/Mar/05 5:01pm

Look at the Enduro Supercross pics on the Specialized site. They have zipties keeping the 66s compressed so the bike doesnt look crazy slacked! The 66 is a crazy long fork.

The 05 Z1FR ETA is 150mm, coil, and has ETA. proper bolt on axle. Has 32mm stanchions same as the Z150, not 35 like the 66.
The '05 Z1FR ETA has the same cartridges as the 888 too.

Bound to be a bit cheaper than the 66.
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Postby atsunD on Fri 4/Mar/05 5:20pm

I've seen a few Bullits with Manitou Shermans and they look dope
I hope this helps :)
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Postby james on Fri 4/Mar/05 5:24pm

radical_edward wrote:Look at the Enduro Supercross pics on the Specialized site. They have zipties keeping the 66s compressed so the bike doesnt look crazy slacked! The 66 is a crazy long fork.


:eh: I cant see any zip ties?

it looks like about another inch in height for the 66's over the 36's
mix.jpg
EnduroExpert fox 36's over a Enduro SX Trail 66's
05EnduroSXTrln_l.jpg
Enduro SX Trail with 66's
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Postby Reuben on Fri 4/Mar/05 5:42pm

weve got one of those sx trails sitting in at work and fuck they are nice.
And yea the 66s are the buisness :D
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Postby radical_edward on Fri 4/Mar/05 5:48pm

Photoshopped! Small pic, but you can see the ziptie on this one. Used to be glaringly obvious in the enlargement.
Would have more of a search and find a bigger picture, but am off to the pub...
05SXTrail_d.jpg
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Postby radical_edward on Fri 4/Mar/05 5:51pm

Told you so! :D
An inch over the 36 and then some! The 66 is a freaky long fork. Easily replace dual crown on any bike without tightening geometry too much.
EnduroSXTrail.jpg
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Postby james on Fri 4/Mar/05 6:08pm

gary check this out

http://vpfree.pinkbike.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=86514

bullit with 66's and hopes....
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Postby Gary on Fri 4/Mar/05 8:04pm

Granted, the 66 is a very nice fork.
But the angles on that pinkbike photo look soooooo slack! It must steer like a wheelbarrow! Thanks James.

Burkes, On Yer Bike, PFC, Pack'n'Pedal... Wellington is completely devoid of Marzocchi.
Something to do with new distributors.

Anyway, last year Richie Schley, Thomas Vanderham, etc etc were all doing big things on the Z150. What do I need a 66 for?
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Postby VERT on Fri 4/Mar/05 8:12pm

imo a sc fork with 170mm travel doesn't seem right
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Postby pushbikerider on Fri 4/Mar/05 9:19pm

Z1_kona wrote:any good bike store will have them


in what alternate universe will any 'good' bikestore have that much money tied up in a fork that might not sell for 6 months, that for the most part you can get from the importers (who are very good despite all being roadies, although mike metz worked for them a while ago, and he's more than just a roadie) overnight?
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