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    I need a DJ fork, what to get?

    I reciently purchased a nearly new giant stp 2 that is all stock except with avid mechs for $300. I want to purchase a better fork then the stock MZ comp. I would like to have 100-125 mm travel and reasonable weight. I was thinking of a pre 2004 dj1, sherman flick, vanilla rlc. Please comment on what you prefer and why.

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    I would get the '04 Marzocchi Z1 FR, its got 130mm, hscv carts...etc
    It would be just as good for jumping but wouldent be such a b!tch on the trails compared to a dj1.
    its also lighter than the dj1.
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    Go with the sherman Flick. I just upgraded from a Marzocchi to this fork and its unbelievable!!!! Ive ridden the new Z1 and it doesnt even compare

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    flick

    sherman all the way. i have a firefly on my bike and it is awesome. the only difference is that the firefly has SPV while the flick has TPC. the sherman is the way to go. hope u like ur new fork.

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    thanks

    I found a bairly used flick with urban camo that will work perfectly for $175. Thanks for the info.

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    check out the sherman DJ

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    if you are just doing dirt jumping then get a marz DJ3. they are cheap and work awesome for jumping. if you plan to go on the trails however the fork really stinks.

    my vote is marzocchi. once you bolt it on you can seriously forget about it for months at a time. clean the seals once and a while if you feel like it. you really cant beat their duribility. i'd look for an '04 model because they have a redesigned crown which is better than the '03's.

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    I need a light fork

    I have an 04' dj 1 on my other bike, but it is way too heavy. Its super strong and stiff but damn its over 7 lbs! I am trying to get this stp around 30-32 lbs

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    By the way my other bike is an evil imperial with the above dj1, evil guide, 24x48 spoke halos and it weighs 39 lbs. I want this stp to be significantly lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoney
    By the way my other bike is an evil imperial with the above dj1, evil guide, 24x48 spoke halos and it weighs 39 lbs. I want this stp to be significantly lighter.
    i got a vanilla rlc and it brought my bike down to 28 lbs!

    i like 'em

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    theres a good deal on a firefly at preformancebicycle.com for like 400$ brand new

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    marzocchi dirt jumper, z-150,or manitou sherman or stance

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