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    Dropoff Comp VS 888 ?

    you know, this is very strange. but why is it that everyone complains about the dropoff comp/triple. where as everyone raves about the 888VF and 66VF ? aren't they almost the exact same fork ? bolth share tuning similarity's bolth are open bath SSVF dampened. only difference between them I could find is the 888/66 is a little beffier. 35 mm stauntions VS 32 mm. and two bolts at the dropout instead of one. also the 66/888 has a little more travel.

    for anyone out there with a dropoff comp/triple. you're basically riding a smaller 66VF/888VF am I correct ?

    does anyone know if there actually are any differences that make the person think that the 888/66 is better? personally, I have more controlled rebound with my dropoff than I did with my 66.

    discuss/rant I'm just wondering. was I just stupid to replace my dropoff comp with a 66VF {wich I no longer have} [and sorry, in the title I meant dropoff triple ]
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    Weight, I imagine

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    yea, dropoff's are actually light. my dropoff is 5 pounds.
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    The lightest Drop Off is the 130mm travel Drop Off IV weighing in at a claimed 2278g WITHOUT a steerer. That is approximately 5.02lbs without a steerer. 5.2lbs without steerer is more realistic.

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    I imagine mine would be a little heavier too. mine is 130mm with a 20mm through axle.
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    well cool I guess. I was going to buy a 888VF because you can get them very cheap, but you see drop off triple's selling for $100.00 or less. seeing as there is almost no difference, I'll just get a dropoff or something as backup. more likely a Jr T though if one can be had for cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    . more likely a Jr T though if one can be had for cheap.
    Cant go wrong with the JNR T,ive got an 04,got no regret's,very stiff,plush,cheap and bomb proof,its saved me a few time's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial
    Cant go wrong with the JNR T,ive got an 04,got no regret's,very stiff,plush,cheap and bomb proof,its saved me a few time's
    yea, I was thinking of getting an 04. reciently rode one on my friends stinky dee lux, was pretty impressed. I just cant seem to find them ANYWHERE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    yea, I was thinking of getting an 04. reciently rode one on my friends stinky dee lux, was pretty impressed. I just cant seem to find them ANYWHERE!
    yeh 04 ones seem to be hard to find these days but there's nothing wrong with 06 ones,if anything the 06's probably feel a little better.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Marzocchi-Junior...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial
    yeh 04 ones seem to be hard to find these days but there's nothing wrong with 06 ones,if anything the 06's probably feel a little better.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Marzocchi-Junior...QQcmdZViewItem
    yea, I mean something like that would work, but even that, it'll cost me $50.00 for shipping. and at $350.00 I could easily get a 888. I'm hopeing to one day find one for like $200.00-$250.00
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    I have an '06 888 VF2. There is a night/day difference between it and a drop-off triple. By that I mean the feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phi.Design
    I have an '06 888 VF2. There is a night/day difference between it and a drop-off triple. By that I mean the feeling.
    never tryed the VF2 but go try a 888VF then a dropoff. the dropoff's have a little better rebound.
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    i have an 04 jr.t no one seems to want it

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