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    DH fork

    im struggaling to decide on a fork for a pretty much pure DH bike. i plan on racing all next season so i want something that'll keep working and wont require alot of work. ive pretty much narrowed it down to either a shiver or 888 or fox DH (depending on how many limbs it'll cost me.) thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerossix
    ........... i want something that'll keep working and wont require alot of work................
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    Well, first off, what bike is this going to be on? what year? I have heard ups and downs about both the 888 and the Shiver, but the ups far outweigh the downs for both forks. I personally like the idea of inverted forks better. On the fox. People cannot hype that thing up anymore then they already have. Its gonne be an "awsome" fork, and given fox quality....I dont think there will be "too many" time tested issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerossix
    im struggaling to decide on a fork for a pretty much pure DH bike. i plan on racing all next season so i want something that'll keep working and wont require alot of work. ive pretty much narrowed it down to either a shiver or 888 or fox DH (depending on how many limbs it'll cost me.) thoughts?
    I think fox has a price for the Fox DH already. The guy at my shop who wants one said he called them and that retail is about $1700-1800 (secondhand gossip from me I guess, but it seems to be probable).

    I would vote 888, or maybe a used shiver... shivers aren't supposed to be very available retail in the US for 05, but it remains to be seen how available they really are.

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    the Fox 40 is supposed to be the same price as the cheaper Dorado....which isnt cheap.
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    avalanche dh-ti 1495 custom valved for your weight and fixable by any motocross store

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    avalanche dh-ti 1495 custom valved for your weight and fixable by any motocross store
    so? any other fork is fixable by the shop you bought it from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramatica
    Well, first off, what bike is this going to be on? what year? I have heard ups and downs about both the 888 and the Shiver, but the ups far outweigh the downs for both forks. I personally like the idea of inverted forks better. On the fox. People cannot hype that thing up anymore then they already have. Its gonne be an "awsome" fork, and given fox quality....I dont think there will be "too many" time tested issues.
    im pretty sure im getting a Cheeta proline DH i got a sweet deal off pinkbike for it. and as far as year of fork goes im failry flexible, most ikely new. marzocchi does stil lahve a few 04 888's in stock which should be getting cheaper by the day so that is a fairly appealing options right now. but the shiver and fox would have to be new

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    so? any other fork is fixable by the shop you bought it from.
    man i wish i lived near the shops you go to. i took my marzocchi 888r to my lbs and 9 days later i had my fork back with the new springs in it. and it cost me 120bux.
    my buddy needed the oil changed in his dorado a diff lbs charged him 50 and it took 4 days.

    my avy costs 30 bux for a change of the oil which is more work than a spring change(imo)

    lesson learned lbs's dont know everything and if you go somewhere that specializes in something then your good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    man i wish i lived near the shops you go to. i took my marzocchi 888r to my lbs and 9 days later i had my fork back with the new springs in it. and it cost me 120bux.
    my buddy needed the oil changed in his dorado a diff lbs charged him 50 and it took 4 days.

    my avy costs 30 bux for a change of the oil which is more work than a spring change(imo)

    lesson learned lbs's dont know everything and if you go somewhere that specializes in something then your good to go.
    actually i work on my own forks, its not hard to do. Marzocchi's forks are pretty much derived from MX and very simple to work on, although the 888s need an extra step because of their low oil volume system which is what makes it lighter than a DHF. The 9 day spring change is because it took 9 days to get the springs in...you would have needed to order springs from Avy anyways.

    Theres no excuse for not learning how to work on a fork, they are very basic. Most shocks on the other hand need someone who knows what they are doing, and in that case the MX shop argument could be valid
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    Talked to Marz. rep today and word is that Shivers might be available in the US and theyll now for sure after IB. Also, 888 Works low crowns will also be available for ~$250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Talked to Marz. rep today and word is that Shivers might be available in the US and theyll now for sure after IB............................
    -TS
    end of discussion, the 05 shiver is the drop dead sexiest fork ever made...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    end of discussion, the 05 shiver is the drop dead sexiest fork ever made...........
    word. i would like to own one for the bling factor alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    end of discussion, the 05 shiver is the drop dead sexiest fork ever made...........
    blackened.
    I know in my heart that Ellsworth bikes are more durable by as much as double. AND they are all lighter...Tony Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    end of discussion, the 05 shiver is the drop dead sexiest fork ever made...........
    Yes i would have to agree, but i like these Shivers as well.

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    Only one question comes to mind now....can you get them in gold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Only one question comes to mind now....can you get them in gold?
    ohhh your gonna get such a beating.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslingger
    no doubt you must have majored in english or something rad!!!

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    Well...
    If wore me I'd get the new WB-DH2.0 but in your case SHIVER is the fork...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIA
    Well...
    If wore me I'd get the new WB-DH2.0 but in your case SHIVER is the fork...
    Yea im NOT getting a White Brothers. Uhh and just in case anyone wondering i dont have school today so im bored outta my mind so its new thread time. Woah~

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSherpa
    Yes i would have to agree, but i like these Shivers as well.

    -TS
    well, i am praying that the 05's use the 888's black 35mm stanchions. that would be beyond pimp.........


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    well, i am praying that the 05's use the 888's black 35mm stanchions. that would be beyond pimp.........
    If they do that i am going to EP one just to hang on my wall. It would no doubtedly be the sickest fork ever.

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    Shiver:
    buy the silver one and anodize it black...that is all

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