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    I need some advice on a 888......

    There is a new mountian bike park opening near me, and I am thinking about picking up a 888 for the days that I go. I have a Turner Six Pack, and thought the 05 VF would be a good choice. They are pretty cheap, but I am wondering if its too tall? Any thoughts? I dont want to spring for a flat crown. Thanks for any input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBN
    There is a new mountian bike park opening near me, and I am thinking about picking up a 888 for the days that I go. I have a Turner Six Pack, and thought the 05 VF would be a good choice. They are pretty cheap, but I am wondering if its too tall? Any thoughts? I dont want to spring for a flat crown. Thanks for any input.
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    Well I just got the 2006 version (VF2) and IMO, it's a must to have rebound adj. I don't know if the 2005's had that, but I don't think so? Compression is nice too. You can find a 2006 kicking around for roughly $500, what's the price you found for the 2005 VF?

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    I can get a new 2005 for less than 200 bucks. Price is a concern for me as I already have way too much in my Pack already. Also, I will only be using it once or twice per month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBN
    I can get a new 2005 for less than 200 bucks. Price is a concern for me as I already have way too much in my Pack already. Also, I will only be using it once or twice per month.
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    Do it, I thought I read something about internal rebound adj., not sure though. Only thing a fork really needs IMO for a "Bare Min." is rebound adjustment.

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    I would'nt go with the VF if it does'nt have the rebound control (I don't think it does). I saw a guy hit a drop at Attitash on a 66 VF and it spiked on him and tossed him into the woods, not a pretty sight. I'd look for an older 888 with the HSCV cartridge. 04 or 05 If you're only using a couple of times a month why not buy used cheap.

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    Can he go with a VF and then upgrade it (service through Marzocchi) if he's using it more often than he thought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperKat7
    Can he go with a VF and then upgrade it (service through Marzocchi) if he's using it more often than he thought?
    No one has clarified this statement for me yet, but I hope so because that's what I'm planning on doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBN
    I can get a new 2005 for less than 200 bucks. Price is a concern for me as I already have way too much in my Pack already. Also, I will only be using it once or twice per month.
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