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  1. #1
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    Aug 2010

    Does anybody ride a 2012 marzocchi 44 lr switch ta?

    I am scheming on building up a santa cruz superlight, and i am considering this fork (2012 marz 44 lr switch ta), but i can't seem to find as much information about them as fox or rock shox, and i have sevaral questions.

    My biggest question is this: is the travel on this fork internally adjustable? IE can i reduce it from (150-120) to (130-100). I am interested in the external adjustability, but i'm sure 150mm would overwhelm the bike. If it could be adjusted from 130 to 100 mm, i think it would be perfect.

    I am also unsure about maintenance of marz forks. Are they typically pretty touchy or can they go the distance without a million rebuilds? Currently I have a reba, and i've had it rebuilt once in 2 seasons and it works great.

    I am also considering the reba family and also x fusion. I think a good fox will be out of my price range. Any thoughts in general?

  2. #2
    ... I guess you won't be
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    Mar 2004
    I'm also looking at this fork as a replacement for my 2004 Marzocchi Z1. After reading the spec's, it looks like a great option for a burly fork that will do everything my much loved z1 did, and more. If it's anything like my old z1, it'll be easy to service.
    Yes, we do indeed rock...

  3. #3
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    Dec 2003
    I had one for a bit, The travel adjustment works flawlessly very easy to engage & release.
    My only issue was that I don't really weigh enough, or ride hard enough for air forks.
    I never got very close to full travel from that fork or the reba I had previously.
    I would have to set negative air to the extreme, to the point of pulling down extended travel some.
    I have a 44 rc3 with a light ti spring that functions well for me, but I wish it had a travel adjust...

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