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Upgrade question: Forks

March 20, 2006, 1:45 p.m.
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I currently have a 2005 drop off 20mm
I have a chance to get a z150 for a decent price.
Actually, what would be a good price for a used 2004 z150.
Also, would it be an upgrade that would be worth the money?

Thanks for all your guys' help on my last post.


March 20, 2006, 1:51 p.m.
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Anything is better than a drop off esspecially a Z150, I guess i would pay around $400 for one? But worth while upgrade for sure.


March 20, 2006, 1:58 p.m.
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Does that fork have HSVC?
I am sure that it does….

March 20, 2006, 3:22 p.m.
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Does that fork have HSVC?
I am sure that it does….

Yes it does and it is an incredible fork. I have one and I love it. If you can get one, go for it.

Buy my damn bike.

March 21, 2006, 3:54 a.m.
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Check the Drop Outs and the QR20, it tends to crack and the threads on the lever are ripped out easily

Some had problems with the hardcoat wearing off the stachion very fast too

Nice fork and good upgrad though!

March 21, 2006, 5:59 a.m.
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They're usually $400 in the NSMB buy n sell.

March 21, 2006, 6:41 a.m.
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Well it turns out that the fork was:
"Only used on his freeride bike"
"Only used when he went to the mountians"
And when I asked who did the overhaul on the fork, he said that he did… and all he did was switch out the oil.

What do ya figure?

March 21, 2006, 11:19 a.m.
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I also only use my fork on my bike and when in the mountains. :lol: So that's not telling you much.

March 21, 2006, 11:25 a.m.
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Loopie… or Loopy… :D

:high: :.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.: :high:

March 21, 2006, 11:51 a.m.
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Anything is better than a drop off esspecially a Z150.

Do the drop-offs totally suck? I thought they were still like $500 retail, I would think that would be enough cake for some decent performance. No?

then again I'm still riding the 01 Z1 on the 'lil bike so anything is probably an upgrade

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

March 21, 2006, 11:54 a.m.
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I think drop offs were only sold on built bikes called oem items (i thinK) and they are also the cheap marzocchi forks made in japan so not all that good really.

March 21, 2006, 12:34 p.m.
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Loopie… or Loopy… :D

Heh he has been around longer than I have..
And posts WAY more.. heh

And ya.. about it being on his bike, i mean.. The fork has ONLY seen Rough times… I dunno.. its pretty much If he still has it when I get the money in, I am prolly gonna buy it. (IF i have the $ left over from buying a shock…)

March 21, 2006, 12:42 p.m.
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u thought about some 05 z1 freerides?

Yeah, deep penetration is pretty key. Unfortunately it can be hard to achieve, lubrication can definitely help in some cases.

March 21, 2006, 12:46 p.m.
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From what I figure, its not enough of an upgrade.
See, i bought my bike used, from a local bike mech.. and its in wicked shape.
The fork is BRAND new.. Not even ridden.
I know that the Z1fr is a better fork, just not enough of an upgrade to justify the money.

March 21, 2006, 1:16 p.m.
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I know for the drop off triples you can put super t cartridges in them for about $100, and then it would perform better than the z150. I'd do this, or if you have the single crown one contact marzocchi and see if you could get some z1 cartridges or whatever the single crown equivilent is.

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