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    What to do with fork ?

    hey guys, I've come across a wierd situation here. like. I'm going to be selling my 04 Mountain cycle Rumble. as a complete bike. now I want to get some pretty good cash for it. not just selling it frame only.

    pretty much, theres two forks that I can sell it with.

    2005 130mm 20mm through axle Drop Off Comp (used very rarely)
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    2005 Manitou Splice Comp 130mm standard Dropout (used twice so far)

    bolth are pretty nice forks. the Splice despite what people say, really is a super nice trail fork (might talk to manitou about a lockout option though) and the Dropoff can pretty easily be used for trail. the Manitou has weight to its advantages, it being 4.1 pounds but the zocchi has a real strong strength advantage.

    but heres the deal. I really dont want to dish out a lot of cash. I dont want to be off my bike for a while. and I dont have a 20mm wheel laying around that I could take off and put on the ironhorse. last time I tryed out the drop off I didnt really like it as much. I think SSV is pretty bad compaired to Fluid Flow. the ironhorse is pretty much going to be my AM/Trail/FR bike.

    but back to selling. if I sell the mountain cycle with the splice. I can include a front wheel and brake, possibly bringing in more cash or I could sell it with the dropoff (wich people might think is a better fork) but there wouldent really be a front wheel or brake ...wich to do ?

    keep the splice on the IH and not ride it as hard, or keep the drop off, have crap dampening, but not have to worry about what I hit at all ? there is one more possibility I am considering. if my MC doesnt really get to my desired asking price ... I might just buy something off ebay, like a EXR pro or rockshox psylo to slap on there to sell with the wheel and brake.

    thanks for all your help.
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    anyone ?
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    I would rather have the dropoff, due to 20mm, world of difference.
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    id keep the marzochi 20mm is a much better system
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    yea, but then I have to have my rim laced to a different hub. its going to cost me so much $$. plus the SSV has to be the worst dampening ever. I'd rather ride a MZ comp than that fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    yea, but then I have to have my rim laced to a different hub. its going to cost me so much $$. plus the SSV has to be the worst dampening ever. I'd rather ride a MZ comp than that fork
    lol well then get rid of it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    I'd rather ride a MZ comp than that fork
    You wouldent,ive used a couple of MZ comp,the droff off's are loads better.

    If your not doing to much heavy riding keep the splice,but i would'nt be jumping on them myself.No way.

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    why do you want to keep either of thoes forks? get a used one fool.

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    sell both of the POS's and get a good fork

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    i have a dj 1 03 i can sell for 50$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$PM ME
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    yea, but then I have to have my rim laced to a different hub. its going to cost me so much $$. plus the SSV has to be the worst dampening ever. I'd rather ride a MZ comp than that fork

    then why would you ask???? you have your answer already
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    The Drop Off is honestly the worst fork i have ever ridden. I'de rather ride a rigid fork over that piece of $hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0ggy
    why do you want to keep either of thoes forks? get a used one fool.
    I cant afford one. I have to sell my bike first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial
    You wouldent,ive used a couple of MZ comp,the droff off's are loads better.

    If your not doing to much heavy riding keep the splice,but i would'nt be jumping on them myself.No way.
    yea, not planning on jumping the splice. the MZ's are okay ... just I like the feel of a simple elastomer fork compared to SSV. like with SSV it only works well on certain forks. like my 66VF the SSV dampening was actually acceptable on it.
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    I have a similar situation:::: Just bought a Demo 9 came with a marz, bomber 888 VF.
    Thinking of selling that.
    I have a boxxer race 05 (?) Same 200mm of suspension.
    what do you think

    888VF sold as brand new
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    boxxer team as used

    what should i keep

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratmfreak99
    I have a similar situation:::: Just bought a Demo 9 came with a marz, bomber 888 VF.
    Thinking of selling that.
    I have a boxxer race 05 (?) Same 200mm of suspension.
    what do you think

    888VF sold as brand new
    or
    boxxer team as used

    what should i keep
    sell both and get a used 40
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    hey guys, I've come across a wierd situation here. like. I'm going to be selling my 04 Mountain cycle Rumble. as a complete bike. now I want to get some pretty good cash for it. not just selling it frame only.

    pretty much, theres two forks that I can sell it with.

    2005 130mm 20mm through axle Drop Off Comp (used very rarely)
    --
    2005 Manitou Splice Comp 130mm standard Dropout (used twice so far)

    bolth are pretty nice forks. the Splice despite what people say, really is a super nice trail fork (might talk to manitou about a lockout option though) and the Dropoff can pretty easily be used for trail. the Manitou has weight to its advantages, it being 4.1 pounds but the zocchi has a real strong strength advantage.

    but heres the deal. I really dont want to dish out a lot of cash. I dont want to be off my bike for a while. and I dont have a 20mm wheel laying around that I could take off and put on the ironhorse. last time I tryed out the drop off I didnt really like it as much. I think SSV is pretty bad compaired to Fluid Flow. the ironhorse is pretty much going to be my AM/Trail/FR bike.

    but back to selling. if I sell the mountain cycle with the splice. I can include a front wheel and brake, possibly bringing in more cash or I could sell it with the dropoff (wich people might think is a better fork) but there wouldent really be a front wheel or brake ...wich to do ?

    keep the splice on the IH and not ride it as hard, or keep the drop off, have crap dampening, but not have to worry about what I hit at all ? there is one more possibility I am considering. if my MC doesnt really get to my desired asking price ... I might just buy something off ebay, like a EXR pro or rockshox psylo to slap on there to sell with the wheel and brake.

    thanks for all your help.

    Sell both get something better....

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    Go with the damping you can always upgrade latter when the duckets arive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Go with the damping you can always upgrade latter when the duckets arive.
    I concur. You obviously like the Manitou better. Therefore it is the fork you should keep.

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