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    Knomers - Need help tracking down a 2012 Marz 55 RC3 Ti

    Gang,

    I've been looking for one of these, and Marz and all the distributors are sold out, so there are really only two ways I can find one. A shop that has one on a shelf, or someone that is selling theirs. If anyone knows a shop or person, can you let me know?

    Particularly looking for a 2012 170mm model with a full 1 1/8th steer tube.

    The 2013's aren't out until the end of January (slid again), and they are from a new manufacturer/supplier, so that's a bit concerning. First year production and all.

    Thanks for any help, it's appreciated.
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    try giving RWC a call. i bought a 2012 55cr switch off thme a few months ago. great price and service.

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    Thanks, but I checked there too. Sold out.
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    Probably not helpful but here is one with a tapered steer tube:

    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Evo Ti Suspension Fork Tapered White 170mm - Go-Ride.com Bicycle Shop, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Another possibility:
    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Evo Ti - Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham Wa

    I swear these were in stock like a week ago, but it seems the 55 is significantly more popular than the 44 or the 66. Go figure.

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    Thanks, I always forget about Go-Ride. I'll give them a call and see if they are going on sale anytime soon. Full retail is is WAY more than I can swing at this point though, and honestly a bit unreasonable at this point.

    Fanatik's out too, they are somewhat local to me, I already touched base with them.
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    I feel ya, I'd keep an eye on pinkbike if I were you, that's where I find my deals.

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    Yeah I missed Rob's and couldn't get back to him in time. But I think his was a full straight steerer, and if iI got a 160mm version I'd want a tapered steerer.
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    Missed his sold post further down, my bad.
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    I have a 2011 55 RC3 Ti Evo 160mm with 1.5" steerer. Purchased new three months ago, used for two months and 6-8 rides, no scratches. Pm me if you want to try to talk me out of it. Could potentially include a month old CC 40 series HS too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    Missed his sold post further down, my bad.
    Yep. The 2011 55 RC3 is on it's way to the UK. I'll miss that fork. One of the best forks ever IMO.

    It kinda worried me when he said they're hard to come by now and Marz is going with a new manufacturer for 2013. That's when the '08'-'09 troubles started.

    It had to go though as I want a tapered steerer for the new build..... and something lighter.
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    For some reason I thought the 2013's where already being manufactured when the switch to a new supplier was announced, and the 2014's were going to be the first year of the new supplier, but obviously not. Which really has me wanting a 2011/2012 even more when I found this out today.

    BGillespie, I'll shoot you a pm shortly.
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    Oh and I called Go-ride, they had one 2012 hanging on the wall display. They had it priced at $899, but they said they'd knock $100 off today only...still a ton of money for a fork that should be on clearance IMHO.

    Everyone else has 2012 Marz forks for 40-50% off. I realize no one has 55 RC3's, and maybe I should jump, but just seems priced too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Oh and I called Go-ride, they had one 2012 hanging on the wall display. They had it priced at $899, but they said they'd knock $100 off today only...still a ton of money for a fork that should be on clearance IMHO.

    Everyone else has 2012 Marz forks for 40-50% off. I realize no one has 55 RC3's, and maybe I should jump, but just seems priced too high.
    Its worth the couple of hundred extra bucks if you are getting what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Its worth the couple of hundred extra bucks if you are getting what you want.
    Yeah, I know man, I've thought that also. I was prepared to drop $650 or so on a 2013 when they hit.

    Anyone think the extra 10mm of AtC on this would be extremely noticable? I know it'd slack it out about 0.5 degrees, but being tapered, I can't run it with a zerostack and keep the stock Chili geo.

    Main reason I was looking for a full straight steertube, but then again the tapered will should be stiffer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Yeah, I know man, I've thought that also. I was prepared to drop $650 or so on a 2013 when they hit.

    Anyone think the extra 10mm of AtC on this would be extremely noticable? I know it'd slack it out about 0.5 degrees, but being tapered, I can't run it with a zerostack and keep the stock Chili geo.

    Main reason I was looking for a full straight steertube, but then again the tapered will should be stiffer...
    I'm running a 2012 170mm tapered 55 evo ti with no ill effect on geo. No reason to worry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    I'm running a 2012 170mm tapered 55 evo ti with no ill effect on geo. No reason to worry!
    Aghhh! what to do what to do?!?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Aghhh! what to do what to do?!?!?!
    Have you considered X-Fusion? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Have you considered X-Fusion? Just curious.
    I did, but they have another 10mm of AtC over the 55 even.

    Fox/RS @ 160mm = 545mm
    55 @ 170mm = 555
    Xfusion @ 170 = 565

    I know the reviews are saying they are really great, and super stiff, but that extra AtC bugs me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    I did, but they have another 10mm of AtC over the 55 even.

    Fox/RS @ 160mm = 545mm
    55 @ 170mm = 555
    Xfusion @ 170 = 565

    I know the reviews are saying they are really great, and super stiff, but that extra AtC bugs me.
    Looking at coil exclusively? Their air fork is supposed to be amazing, and can be cut to 160 for a 555 a 2 c. I'm with ya on the a 2 c thing though, I am rather sensitive to those types of changes.

    Really curious to get more info on these forks.
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    Yeah, I def want back on a coil. I tried the air, and while the Lyrik air might not be as good as the Vengence Air (I've also heard good things), I just prefer the feel of a coil.

    I should add, the desire for a 55 comes from my dislike for my Lyrik Solo Air, and my love for my 2012 888 Evo Ti on my Podium. The 888 is by far the best feeling fork I've ever owned. If the 55 is a essentially a mini 888, I'm sold.
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    You could also run an Angleset-even with a tapered fork-to offset the slightly slacker geometry of a fork with a greater axle to crown length than stock geometry.

    Semi-related: I'm in the process of building a new Endorphin with a 44 RC3 Ti!

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    You just might owe me a big thank you , ill contact someone for you and see if they have what your looking for as he is shipping me a Marzz 66 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    You just might owe me a big thank you , ill contact someone for you and see if they have what your looking for as he is shipping me a Marzz 66 .
    That'd be awesome, but I called Marz a few months ago and they were sold out. But hey, if you can pull a rabbit out of your hat...

    I might also have a lead on one from pinkbike...
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    I have a bro who has an '11 with a 1 1/8" sitting around. I sold mine for $450, so I imagine he would do the same.

    If you're interested, PM me for his deets.

    You might also want to contact Marzocchi Canada in North Vancouver. Not sure if they can sell cross boarder, but they may have stock.

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    I've got one. Would consider letting it go for $10,000 US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    I've got one. Would consider letting it go for $10,000 US.
    Take $9,999.99?
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    I have the 11 which is 160mm on the chilcotin and much prefer it to the 36 Van Rc2, Lyrik DH dampered solo air and Bos Deville I've also tried on it. The only thing that annoys me is that the compression knobs on the underneath have a tendency to fall off.

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    Rscecli007 - Sorry buddy , all sold out till the 2013 line up. Try ebay ,craigslist, PB, Here , or maybe some local forums in your area .

    If your interested in the 66Ti he has some for a good price .
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    FORK LOCATED AND PAID FOR!!!

    Found a gentleman on pinkbike bike with one, willing to part with it for a fantastic deal, and just sent him the money.

    It's a 2012 with a full 1 1/8th steer like wanted. No idea what I did to get this good karma, but consider me completely stoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    FORK LOCATED AND PAID FOR!!!

    Found a gentleman on pinkbike bike with one, willing to part with it for a fantastic deal, and just sent him the money.

    It's a 2012 with a full 1 1/8th steer like wanted. No idea what I did to get this good karma, but consider me completely stoked.
    Congrats dude Enjoy and due give an update .

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    Awesome Ryan!

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    Nice. I'm starting to regret selling mine already.
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    Glad to hear you got this sorted but for future reference the extra a2c on my Vengance was mostly offest using a zero stack 110. I think my geo is off from stock by about .5 degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Nice. I'm starting to regret selling mine already.
    I wondered why you wouldn't have just took a mish mash of parts from both bikes that were appropriate and bought just a chilcotin frame and sold the leftovers. I assume you fancy a new build all around? I've never built a brand new bike soup to nuts. I always go frame only and upgrade stealthily and hope the wife doesn't notice. I got rid of an old pinarello steel framed road bike and replaced it with a carbon BMC a couple years back and she still has no clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    I wondered why you wouldn't have just took a mish mash of parts from both bikes that were appropriate and bought just a chilcotin frame and sold the leftovers. I assume you fancy a new build all around?
    Yeah, I debated doing it that way and it might've got me there faster but most of the parts are going to need to be different anyway (taper vs straight 1 1/18" fork, 142mm rear axle spacing, Reverb will need to be 31.6 instead of 30.9 plus I'm interested in going with the Stealth, love the Haven bar and stem but I'll need a shorter stem with the Chili, etc)................


    and, yes, I just wanted everything brand new this time.

    I have a few months before the next batch is available (Orange baby!) so that should give me some time to search for good deals on new stuff (and sell some parts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yeah, I debated doing it that way and it might've got me there faster but most of the parts are going to need to be different anyway (taper vs straight 1 1/18" fork, 142mm rear axle spacing, Reverb will need to be 31.6 instead of 30.9 plus I'm interested in going with the Stealth, love the Haven bar and stem but I'll need a shorter stem with the Chili, etc)................


    and, yes, I just wanted everything brand new this time.

    I have a few months before the next batch is available so that should give me some time to search for good deals on new stuff.
    Can you run a Reverb stealth on a Chili? I didn't think the frame would allow the internal routing of the hydraulic line without some *ahem* "modification". (courtesy of my friend Mr. DeWalt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krob View Post
    yeah, i debated doing it that way and it might've got me there faster but most of the parts are going to need to be different anyway (taper vs straight 1 1/18" fork, 142mm rear axle spacing, reverb will need to be 31.6 instead of 30.9 plus i'm interested in going with the stealth, love the haven bar and stem but i'll need a shorter stem with the chili, etc)................


    And, yes, i just wanted everything brand new this time.

    i have a few months before the next batch is available (orange baby!) so that should give me some time to search for good deals on new stuff (and sell some parts).

    orange? Nice :d
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yeah, I debated doing it that way and it might've got me there faster but most of the parts are going to need to be different anyway (taper vs straight 1 1/18" fork, 142mm rear axle spacing, Reverb will need to be 31.6 instead of 30.9 plus I'm interested in going with the Stealth, love the Haven bar and stem but I'll need a shorter stem with the Chili, etc)................


    and, yes, I just wanted everything brand new this time.

    I have a few months before the next batch is available (Orange baby!) so that should give me some time to search for good deals on new stuff (and sell some parts).
    Orange sure is a cool color, but the stealth won't work with out mods to the frame. Shame too, RS is now offering the Reverb Stealth with 150mm of drop. But so far only the stealth
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    Here's a quick phone shot of the new set up.

    So far only 2 XC-ish type rides on it, but loving it so far. Feels SOOO much better than my old Lyrik Solo Air DH, in terms of being more balanced with the Avy rear shock.

    Still need to take to to the fast flowy trails where I really noticed the Avy shock come to life for the real test.

    Also still dialing in the tune. With no spring or air preload I think I'm a tad heavy for the spring. I'm dialed the spring preload about halfway in for tomorrow's ride to see how that does. I'm trying to avoid putting any pumps of air preload in if I can, so I can retain that great small bump compliance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Here's a quick phone shot of the new set up.

    So far only 2 XC-ish type rides on it, but loving it so far. Feels SOOO much better than my old Lyrik Solo Air DH, in terms of being more balanced with the Avy rear shock.

    Still need to take to to the fast flowy trails where I really noticed the Avy shock come to life for the real test.

    Also still dialing in the tune. With no spring or air preload I think I'm a tad heavy for the spring. I'm dialed the spring preload about halfway in for tomorrow's ride to see how that does. I'm trying to avoid putting any pumps of air preload in if I can, so I can retain that great small bump compliance.
    Very nice. Had I not stumbled on a used AVY'd lyrik that was valved spot on for me, I'd have held out for this same fork.

    My experiences with the 66RC3Ti say you'd be fine with coil preload, but the air preload really does start taking a toll. I'm about 215 RTR, and am not sure of the factory Ti rate differences, but nothing will speak more than getting some time on it. Have fun, it looks great and I'm sure it will ride like a dream.

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    Good to hear - but we already knew you would like the 55 over the Lyrik. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Orange sure is a cool color, but the stealth won't work with out mods to the frame. Shame too, RS is now offering the Reverb Stealth with 150mm of drop. But so far only the stealth
    The KS LEV is working out very well for me and it has 150mm drop. I had a Reverb with a shim when I ran into you in Moab and on that trip the barb at the remote snapped either in transit or loading and unloading bikes from the car. I made it though the trip without losing too much fluid (I strain relieved the hose with tape and it kinda did the job) but I am happier with the mechanical cable of the LEV for traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Here's a quick phone shot of the new set up.

    So far only 2 XC-ish type rides on it, but loving it so far. Feels SOOO much better than my old Lyrik Solo Air DH, in terms of being more balanced with the Avy rear shock.

    Still need to take to to the fast flowy trails where I really noticed the Avy shock come to life for the real test.

    Also still dialing in the tune. With no spring or air preload I think I'm a tad heavy for the spring. I'm dialed the spring preload about halfway in for tomorrow's ride to see how that does. I'm trying to avoid putting any pumps of air preload in if I can, so I can retain that great small bump compliance.
    The bike looks dialed! Are you running it in steep or slack mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    Good to hear - but we already knew you would like the 55 over the Lyrik. ;-)
    Well yeah, duh! The bike just feels so much more balanced now, much better than before.

    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971 View Post
    The bike looks dialed! Are you running it in steep or slack mode?
    Thanks, it feels really good now overall, suspension, brakes, etc. Now I just need a dropper post and I hope to be done with it. I run it in steep. I've tried slack a few times and it was fine in the bike park (obviously), but trail wise I didn't really care for it.
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    Im with you on the dropper post lol , my ride today consisted of too many dismounts to adjust .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971 View Post
    The KS LEV is working out very well for me and it has 150mm drop. I had a Reverb with a shim when I ran into you in Moab and on that trip the barb at the remote snapped either in transit or loading and unloading bikes from the car. I made it though the trip without losing too much fluid (I strain relieved the hose with tape and it kinda did the job) but I am happier with the mechanical cable of the LEV for traveling.
    Good to hear you are liking the Lev, it is on my shortlist for upgrades. The only thing keeping me from it is the complaints about the lever being weird. Coming from the Reverb how does it feel?


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