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    dh mike
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    Bombshell Marylin Fork

    what do you think of the bombshell marlyn fork?

    Im thinkin about buyin one on ebay

    8in of travel
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    6.9lbs
    carbonfiber reinforced

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    they make for good potato-gun conversions.
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    whats wrong with them? Do they just use ssv type damping? You nver hear about these forks...

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    good fork

    so is it a good fork???????????? seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHmike661
    so is it a good fork???????????? seriously
    define good...

    ahh nevermind just stay away from them....just do a search about how people feel about Hanebrinks and you'll get the idea
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    It looks cool

    If its really cheap on ebay it might be a cool fork to have. Looks pretty nice.

    - 203mm Travel
    - 6.9lbs.
    - Gas charged oil filled cartridge damper
    - Micro grease ports
    - On the Fly Rebound & Preload
    - 3 Spring rates
    - 20mm Axle
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    What do you mean by that

    What do you mean by this

    "If its really cheap on ebay it might be a cool fork to have"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHmike661
    What do you mean by this

    "If its really cheap on ebay it might be a cool fork to have"
    hmm, well cheap is never a good sign, and looking cool isnt a performance advantage, and having to use grease to lube the fork legs sends alarm bells ringing (ie. light weight at the expense of smooth travel and possibly decent seals).

    I'd stick to more common and proven products.
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    Heck, anything I can get for cheap I like! Okay, thats kind of a exageration. I personaly would rather get a used super T and not risk blowing my money on something that doesn't work. However, if the marylin fork is really cheap and it works fairly good it might be better then blowing a whole bunch of money on somthing that will only work margially better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenInches
    Heck, anything I can get for cheap I like! Okay, thats kind of a exageration. I personaly would rather get a used super T and not risk blowing my money on something that doesn't work. However, if the marylin fork is really cheap and it works fairly good it might be better then blowing a whole bunch of money on somthing that will only work margially better.
    well my buddy took the cheaper route with his Bombshell (not sure if its the same year, but on paper the specs look the same) and basically it was nothing but a headache. We once had to do a complete fork tear-down half-way down the trail! If that fork is anything like his, stay far far away.

    And a SuperT will no doubt work far more than marginally better.
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    yeah i wouldn't go with one of those. they seem to look nice and break down. you would be much happier with a super t, triple 8, shiver, or even a junior t woud probably perform better than that.

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    My friend had a bad betty. It is their 6" conventional design. Base on the performance of that thing I would not go near another Bombshell fork. The stiction was unbelievable. Whatever you are planning to pay, its not worth it.
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    inverted is flex like mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azonic2453
    inverted is flex like mad
    shivers are nice though.

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    MAN that fork IS the BOMB! Its so sweet. Smooth travel no pain in the ass at all. Hell I would buy one over my dorado DH any day! hehe Wait till he buys it and see's its not but plastic and rubber with some sheet metal as a casing. Break a leg dude but don't come here and flame how these forks suck $hit I will make sure you are flamed. Cya

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    In That Case........

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenInches
    Heck, anything I can get for cheap I like! Okay, thats kind of a exageration. I personaly would rather get a used super T and not risk blowing my money on something that doesn't work. However, if the marylin fork is really cheap and it works fairly good it might be better then blowing a whole bunch of money on somthing that will only work margially better.
    RE "Heck, anything I can get for cheap I like!"
    ...In that case bro, I've got some cheap magic beans for sale. jk
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    I can give you the real...

    info on the Marilyn. My friend and I raced them for a year. And freerode it too... Hit me up if you want to get one. I will tell you the main concerns.
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    If you post your concerns here, the few people smart enough to do a search before posting new threads will be able to get information in the future

    Personally, I've never seen a Bombshell fork that was more than a month old that wasn't leaking, problem prone, and sticky. The one that I got to play with felt awful and had grease all over the legs.

    Regardless, this post is two months old and the original poster has probably already made his decision

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    overtheedge has one

    i ride with that guy all the time. he thinks it is an ok fork. the carbon fiber split on it. he called bombshell to find out if this was a big problem. they told him that the carbon fiber was not there for any structural reason. it is only there to make the fork look like it is "carbon fiber light." seems silly since the fork, based on what bombshell told him, would be just as stiff and lighter without the fiber. mabye that guy will chime in with more details.

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    yup

    the merilyn

    the seals suck, but i tworks
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHmike661
    the merilyn

    the seals suck, but i tworks
    im ashamed to see a bombshell on a norco but hey w/e floats ur boat.
    RIDE HARD,RIDE FAST

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    Check your dropouts constantly...

    The crack easily under heavy use.
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    Now THAT's marketing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mandown
    i ride with that guy all the time. he thinks it is an ok fork. the carbon fiber split on it. he called bombshell to find out if this was a big problem. they told him that the carbon fiber was not there for any structural reason. it is only there to make the fork look like it is "carbon fiber light." seems silly since the fork, based on what bombshell told him, would be just as stiff and lighter without the fiber. mabye that guy will chime in with more details.
    Add weight and expense to make it "look" lighter, that's funny as hell

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    cheap...nuf said

    bought the fork dirt cheap and have been riding it with no internal trouble. travel is super smooth and really adjustable. if you are not a super smooth rider the 20 mil dropouts will actually bend. i've landed cockeyed three times on big hits and had to clamp the dropouts to a crowbar to bend them straight again. would not recomend if you abuse your bikes like i do

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    Why do you have a bombshell on your norco?

    But really,if its that cheap it might save you some money nw,but when it breaks and you ahave to buy a Super T too,you'll have wished youd never bought it.
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