When it rains, it pours... I just bought 2 different forks to replace the Rock Shox Judy J3 on my 06 Iron Horse Warrior SE (5" travel). I need some help in deciding which to put on, and which to sell to a friend.
Contender #1: 2006 Fox Vanilla 130 R
Brand new bike takeoff, never ridden
Rebound and preload adjustment
Bought for $250
Contender #2: 2001 Marzocchi Z1 MCR
Used, 2 small scratches on stanchions but no leaking.
Rebound, preload, and travel adjustment for climbing (LOVE this!)
Needs oil change I think, it sticks a little bit at the bottom of travel (as in, when it transitions from bump to rebound)
Bought for $80
I have quite a dilemma. I have the Z1 now, the Vanilla should be here in a few days. The main thing that attracts me about the Z1 is the travel lockdown for climbing. If the Vanilla had that, I think I would be sold on the vanilla. The weight difference between the two is negligible.
So, does anyone have any words of wisdom, or better yet experience with both these forks? I will only end up installing one, so I think the most side by side testing I can do will be just compressing it by hand, not on a bike (hardly a test at all).
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