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    Giant NRS 3 - Marzocchi XC 600 Fork

    I have a NRS 3 with a Rock Shock Pilot fork and I want to replace it with a Marzocchi XC 600 TST 2 with 120mm travel. The Pilot is 80-100mm travel. Will the Marzocchi travel throw off the geometry?

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    Im also very interested in this. Anyone have an answer?

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    Yes, it will throw off the geometry by slackening the head angle by about 1 degree. This may be what you are after, though. I would be more concerned about ripping the head-tube off and voiding the warranty at 120mm. I would recommend a 100mm, 115mm or U-Turn Rock Shox Reba (Sweet) or Recon (Almost as Sweet) over the Marz, based on my experience with their TST forks. The RS forks have proven to be super-reliable and are the easiest to service forks out there.
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    I've done my research on this before when it was time for a fork upgrade on my NRS. I wouldn't go any more than 100mm - personally!!

    NRS's were built to be fast short travel (80-100mm) xc bikes.

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    Thanks for the replies. Now can anyone advise on a good 100mm fork with 32 stanchions and under $250? The problem with the Pilot was that is was a noodle and bottom out due to max pressure of only 20 psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lslance
    Thanks for the replies. Now can anyone advise on a good 100mm fork with 32 stanchions and under $250? The problem with the Pilot was that is was a noodle and bottom out due to max pressure of only 20 psi.
    you may want to consider the Rock Shox Tora 318

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/177...ac=16&zmap=315
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    100 mm

    I have a 2003 NRS 3, that I just upgraded the fork on. It now has a 100mm Magura fork and I love it!!!! I am going to write a review on the fork, but I must say it improved the bike a lot! I took it off road for the first time yesterday, and rode over a lot of stuff I would not even try on the old 80 mm Duke I had on it. Mind you, the Duke was still better than the stock 88 pilot.

    If you could score a magura for cheap, I would highly recommend it for your NRS.
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    Howdy.
    I've put a Marzocchi bomber mx 120 mm ETA do my XTC NRS and it was a great decision.
    Oyrginally it had a 100 mm suntour and this fork is almost the same size when comparing!
    Besize that 15-20mm will be eaten by sag, so no problem. Now nrs is more comfortable.
    If you spotted big climb than power on ETA and you have a 60mm fork.
    So I say go for 120mm fork. NRS will thank you for it.

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