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    Which fork upgrade should I go with?

    I am just getting started in mountain biking and just bought Diamondbacks response comp. I am already looking to see if I should upgrade the forks. The bike came with Marzocchii Mz 3's and says its good for free ride and all mountain but the forks dont lock out which I dont like. So I was looking at the Marzocchii all mountain 1 or all mountain sl not sure which ones would be better. Also what is ride height? I see people say 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches and so on where is that measured from and how do you know if the forks are to big for your bike thanx in advanced

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    The only thing a lockout is good for is climbing otherwise your better off with a fully active fork. If you insist on spending money i would go with the All Mountain 1.

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    thanx, thats the one I was leaning towards. Is the 06 better than the 05? if so, whats different?

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    5" travel

    Don't go over 130mm travel. The bike was outfitted with a 120mm travel fork, so stick to that 5" general area. I would go for a leftover '05 AM and save yourself some $$. I don't beleiev ether's much of a difference if any.

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    I saw they make the 05' am1 in two different sizes 110-130 and 130-150. So I should go with the 110-130?

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    That is correct 110-130 is what you will want.

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