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    2006 maz 888

    thinking of grabbing this

    2006 Marzocchi 888 rc2x made in Italy - Pinkbike

    alternative to this would be gettting some model of post 2010 boxxers
    Any thoughts?

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    That is one bad ass fork.
    When new, it was way out in front in terms of adjustability and durability.
    The RC2X cartridge is excellent.
    I've still got an 888 RC2X that has proven impossible to kill.
    The drawback to it is weight. It's a heavy fork by modern standards.
    The newer Boxxer Teams and World cups offer excellent adjustability and lighter weight for a few hundred more $ on the used market.
    If weight is not a big issue for you and you can score it shipped for under $300 that is a fair deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale View Post
    That is one bad ass fork.
    When new, it was way out in front in terms of adjustability and durability.
    The RC2X cartridge is excellent.
    I've still got an 888 RC2X that has proven impossible to kill.
    The drawback to it is weight. It's a heavy fork by modern standards.
    The newer Boxxer Teams and World cups offer excellent adjustability and lighter weight for a few hundred more $ on the used market.
    If weight is not a big issue for you and you can score it shipped for under $300 that is a fair deal.
    very true...I still have one as a back up...they just last and last,....they are the same fork as the 2007 too.....

    I would want better pictures of the stanctions....looks like a few scratches...which then wouldn't be worth it...under 300 shipped sounds good
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    Well I'm pretty close to the guy so I might be able to get a closer look

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    honestly, my biggest concern is performance. If its on par with modern forks, than I dont care about weight that much - while it is going on the race bike, I have a db air which should compensate for some of the weight. Also, people still run dorados and I hear those aren't the lightest. Id love nothing more than to put a boxxer WC on there, but the price is a little much, and hey, can always upgrade later.

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    That fork still delivers high performance.
    It's very easy to tune and adjust to your riding needs.
    You'll be amazed at how adjustable it is.
    Rebound, preload, compression, high speed compression/end stroke, in addition to the standard tweaks that can be made to 888s with springs and oil volumes.
    Tenneco Marzocchi Suspension - 2006 forks - 888 RC2X

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    any ideas about spare part availability?

    Edit: just googled it. seems there still parts floating about

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