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    New question here. Marzo 55 R 09 or Durolux or other?

    Hi bikers,
    my Marzo All Mountain SL1 broke down (failed ATA cartridge) and according to service the cartridge replacement would cost me close to price of new or light used fork.

    Iīm looking for 140mm fork, 20mm thru-axle with beefy stancions. Current 32mm stantions are a bit flexy under my 200lbs. without gear :-/.

    My riding style should be described as all mountain/enduro. Pedal longer time uphill, then ride hard dowhill on technical trails (for someone even freeride trails). Average ride is around 3 hours but on weekend I can spend almost a day in the woods riding...

    So Iīm deciding mainly between 55 R, year 09(iternally lowered by removing spring - probably would affect suspension characteristics?) and custom tunedSR Suntour Durolux 20 TS. But Iīm still open to new suggestion and ideas

    Thanx a lot for your experiences, suggestion, ideas and mainly help
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    whats your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    whats your budget?
    $450 according to current exchange rate
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    id look at something a little used. lyrik or 36 or 55 of a higher caliber. reason being the durolux is unproven and the 55r isnt that great of a fork.

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    I am around the same weight with gear, and stanchions on Sektor RL coil u-turn do not seem particularly flexy to me. Not as solid as my Wotan, for sure, but works fine. I think this new two step coil Sektor would be your best budget bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    id look at something a little used. lyrik or 36 or 55 of a higher caliber. reason being the durolux is unproven and the 55r isnt that great of a fork.
    Thanx for advice. I might have a little complication with gettting these used forks mentioned above as Iīm from Czech Republic, small country of 10mil. people in the center of Europe. So hereīs not so much offers for good price
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    I am around the same weight with gear, and stanchions on Sektor RL coil u-turn do not seem particularly flexy to me. Not as solid as my Wotan, for sure, but works fine. I think this new two step coil Sektor would be your best budget bet.
    I also want bigger stantions from simple reason - longetivity and durability. Less flex means less material stress in legs themselves. Bike weight is not so important for me as long as my rig currently weights around 36 pounds (140mm AM machine).
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    I'd bought used Fox 36 or Lyric or Wotan and lower them to desired height.
    You can easily find a fork in good condition for $450.

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    Durolux is good. TAD would fit your style. I have one and its very good, better than what I expected.Very easy to set up too. Try one, especially the QLOC models, these simply work better.
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    I just put a Durolux on my wife's short-shock VP Free and it initial impressions are very positive. The fork feels great and as suicidebomber said the QLOC axle is impressive. So far I would certainly recommend it.

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    I don't know if Hucknroll ships internationally but they were blowing out the 55 ti rc3 earlier this year for like 350 after discounts. My friend and I both have them and they have been one of the best out of the box forks...I really missed the zokes feel, and to date it has been worry free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie Manīs Nightmare View Post
    Iīm looking for 140mm fork, 20mm thru-axle with beefy stancions. Current 32mm stantions are a bit flexy under my 200lbs. without gear :-/.
    Second hand Pike (beefiest 32mm fork ever), or a second hand Domain or Lyrik U-Turn should fit easily into your budget. Domains have steel stanchions and should be good to survive until judgment day, the version with the normal motion control damper is excellent but heavy.

    Or get a 55 of Huck N Roll, it's such a good deal I bought two (no really).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Second hand Pike (beefiest 32mm fork ever)
    I did not find Sektor any less beefy.

    Stiffest forks are Maguras. Thor can often be found on a closeout.

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