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    '07 X7...which fork?

    I'm thinking of getting an X7, but everybody says that Manitou Stance Blunt (fork mounted on X7 according to Haro description) isn't exactly a good fork.
    On the other side, reading reviews on the net (also here on mtbr), seems that normally the bike comes with Marzocchi Drop Off II, which should be better than Stance.

    It's possible to know which one should I find on a new X7 if ordered nowadays in Europe (Italy)? http://www.harobikes-europe.com/

    TY.

    P.S. how good is the X7 compared to Stinky or Big Hit II?

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    2007 X7's come with a Manitou Stance Blunt fork; so did the 2006 models. Possibly some of the other X7 bikes you have read about have had fork upgrades on them by their owners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhilljill
    2007 X7's come with a Manitou Stance Blunt fork; so did the 2006 models. Possibly some of the other X7 bikes you have read about have had fork upgrades on them by their owners?
    i just had 2 friends go in to our LBS and buy 2 06 X7's and they came with drop-offs II and there bike came stock so idk on the site they show the stance blunt but i have had 2 friends buy them with drop offs and mine is coming with a drop off II. idk whats the deal

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    i brought my baby home last week and it indeed came with a dropoff II and i love the bike so far. and i got it for a good price too

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    Yeah, my X7 came with a drop off, but I hate it! I would rather had a 170mm travel blunt thats considerably more plush as opposed to the 150mm drop off, which is OK, but other than toughness, its not exactly the greatest thing in the world.

    All and all, I would say its an even swap no matter which one comes stock because both have their cons and pros.

    p.s. even my buddies 2006 werx 7 SP180 that was suppose to be spec'd with a manitou sherman breakout, ended up being spec'd with a DropOff 3... Who knows?

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