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  1. #1
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    FORKS: Z1 FR Sl vs. TALAS vs. Pike

    6'2" 220 lbs, building Turner Five Spot for All Mountain, some jumping

    Which FORK?

    Marzocchi Z1 FR SL with 20mm through axle

    Fox TALAS

    RC Pike

    Looking for the best in this order: (1) Function (2) Durability & Maintenance (3) Weight.

    Thanks for your time,
    Dan

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    My 2

    Quote Originally Posted by dan_tango
    6'2" 220 lbs, building Turner Five Spot for All Mountain, some jumping

    Which FORK?

    Marzocchi Z1 FR SL with 20mm through axle

    Fox TALAS

    RC Pike

    Looking for the best in this order: (1) Function (2) Durability & Maintenance (3) Weight.

    Thanks for your time,
    Dan
    I've run a Z1 and a Talas but not a Pike.

    The Z1 functioned exactly like every other Mz fork I've owned: Basically like it was supposed to. It wasn't flashy, it just did it's job.

    Talas? Sucked. Worst fork I've ever owned, including the Manitou that cracked and hurt me. I will never own another Fox product based on my Talas. I know I had a lemon. I know all Fox forks aren't like the one I purchased but I spent 7 months trying to get an oil leak fixed that Fox never could resolve.

    You're a clyde. Weight shouldn't really be a consideration.

    Of the 3 forks you've listed, I would consider the Mz and then perhaps the Pike. Not the Talas.

    Ken

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    Easy...

    Quote Originally Posted by dan_tango
    6'2" 220 lbs, building Turner Five Spot for All Mountain, some jumping

    Which FORK?

    Marzocchi Z1 FR SL with 20mm through axle

    Fox TALAS

    RC Pike

    Looking for the best in this order: (1) Function (2) Durability & Maintenance (3) Weight.

    Thanks for your time,
    Dan
    Marzocchi, Marzocchi, Marzocchi...

    Unless you want to drop for the Fox 36 (super stiff and pretty durned sexy).

    I (6' 3" @ 255-ish) have an '06 Z-1 Light on my Spack (5-spot rear end on a 6-pack front) and it is super sturdy, stiff and functions just the way a Marz is supposed to. It's my 4th Marz fork and I would have a difficult time using any other brand I have had such good "luck" with the products and the company's response when I have done something wrong (cased a jump, rebuild it wrong, whatever). Good luck and have fun on your new spot.

    Kraig...
    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

    Disciples Of Dirt, come ride with us.

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    I've alwyas had good luck with marzochi forks, I have a Z1 fr sl, on my slayer and it's been great.

    I also have a 66 on my switch which is super fantastic, but would be overkill on a 5 spot

    good luck and rubber side down
    it tied the room together man!

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    Pike 426 coil. Super reliable, strong as hell, lots of adjustability.
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