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    2007 Preston FR - Which fork should I get??

    OK, I definitely have my heart set on one of those new 2007 Preston FR's in white. However, I haven't decided which fork to get...

    I was thinking of getting the 2007 Z1 RC2, but it comes in that hideous "retro" orange and bolt on crowns. What the hell was Marzocchi thinking?! Then I thought I could get the 2006 Z1 Light that has had excellent reviews on this site, but they're really hard to find.

    So then I thought that the Fox Vanilla 36 would be a good choice, and then I saw that for a few extra dollars, I could get the new 66 SL 1 ATA. I could adjust the travel from 140-170mm. That'd work out great for climbing. So now I'm stuck between these two forks.

    What do you guys think?

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    I have a 06 Z1 FR1 on my 06 preston. I have ridden a Z1 for the past 5 years and have found them to be indestructible. If you are going to ride the Preston as an all-around bike I would recommend a fork with ETA or some sort of travel adjust to steepen the HT angle for the climbs. This makes a big difference when climbing the Preston.

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    I might just get the 2006 Z1 Sport. It looks pretty comparable to the Vanilla, having both rebound and compression adjustments. However, it doesn't have ETA like the Z1 Light. I really don't think I'll miss the ETA because I'm coming off a '05 Enduro with a Fox Float 130 RL that hardly had any adjustments AND, it's only $419 on clearance from jensonusa.com. I could put that extra $400 in the bank and see what'll pop up next year. That is, unless anyone else has any suggestions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noexcuse4you
    That is, unless anyone else has any suggestions...
    RS Pike
    IMO a really good match for the Preston.
    U-turn kicks ass for climbing and such.

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