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    2005 Marzocchi All Mountain 1 VS 2005 Manitou Minute III

    Which is better? Manitou seems to have quality issues, but great customer service and may offer better features. Marzocchi has a really well made product, but customer service seems poor. The ability to hold up under weight is a major concern -- I'm not a little guy.

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    If you are concerned about the fork holding up under weight and presumably stress, go for the AM1. I rode both and chose the AM1 for various other reasons, such as I liked the tuning better and it was a smoother stroke. Not to mention it was much stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WringLeeder
    If you are concerned about the fork holding up under weight and presumably stress, go for the AM1. I rode both and chose the AM1 for various other reasons, such as I liked the tuning better and it was a smoother stroke. Not to mention it was much stiffer.
    I'm definitely leaning toward the All Mountain 1. The bike I have now has an OEM Manitou Axel Elite (Schwinn claims it has 120mm of travel), and I don't think it's going to hold up. Would I be better off getting the 110-130mm All Mountain 1 or the 130-150mm version?

    Thanks!!

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    Travel recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Good Grief
    I'm definitely leaning toward the All Mountain 1. The bike I have now has an OEM Manitou Axel Elite (Schwinn claims it has 120mm of travel), and I don't think it's going to hold up. Would I be better off getting the 110-130mm All Mountain 1 or the 130-150mm version?

    Thanks!!
    Stick with a maximum travel similar to what the bike already has, unless the manufacturer clearly states that the frame is made to handle longer travel. Go with the 110-130, IMO. It will be plenty of travel for an All Mountain rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Grief
    I'm definitely leaning toward the All Mountain 1. The bike I have now has an OEM Manitou Axel Elite (Schwinn claims it has 120mm of travel), and I don't think it's going to hold up. Would I be better off getting the 110-130mm All Mountain 1 or the 130-150mm version?

    Thanks!!
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