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  1. #1
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    Surly Instigator with a 2004 marzocchi dirt jumper 2 fork

    Does anyone ride with this setup? I got a instigator frame off of ebay and I found a fork on craigslist which is the 2004 marzocchi dirt jumper 2 fork..Don't know much about suspension..usually just ride rigid...does anyone know the travel on these forks? thanks

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    I used to.

    The DJ came OEM on some bikes and as a result sometimes had a different amount of travel.

    I would guess that it's either 100mm or 130mm.

    It's not much of a DH fork. It's not very plush or compliant. The damping is simple and ineffective. And the fork is quite heavy.

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    I could gap that.
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    To be perfectly honest, you may as well ride it ridgid, the DJ won't feel much different...

    It takes single bigger hits ok, but anything else not so much...

    I'd look else were...

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    err, 27.5+
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    Dirt jumpers were a pretty poor trail fork back in the day. But true to their namesake they are good for dirt jumps or urban riding. The suspension spike they give really helps to keep it from bottoming out when doing stupid stuff.

    I rode my instigator with a 130mm Z1. Good trail bike, but the 6lb frame got old fast.

    For $100-150 you could convert the damper over to HSCV like a Z1.
    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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