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    Fork and Wheelset I need help deciding

    Ok folks I need some opinions! I Cant afford a Marz 66 and not really sure I need one anyways. But in my price range I have narrowed it down to these forks and wheelsets. If you know of something better in this price range let me know I am always open for suggestions.

    this fork

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16007-315_MARZ16-138-Marzocchi_Special--/Marzocchi-Z1-Sport-Suspension-Fork-'06.htm

    or this one?

    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1595

    this wheelset

    http://www.beyondbikes.com/BB/ItemDe...FAC%2DOutlw150

    or this one?

    http://transitionbikes.com/2007/Comp...Revolution.cfm

    and on the Revolution do I get the 32 or 36mm size?
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    How much do you weigh? what is your riding style? Do you finesse sections or do you plow through things with the hopes of "cleaning" it? Are you going to be doing big air/drops? Rock gardens at speed? Are you willing to spin a hefty wheelset? If you just want a beefy wheelset, I'd get the transitions. Remember that Transition wheelset weighs in at 4.89 lbs. The Azonics should be around the same. If you buy 900g tires, your total wheelset/tire weight will be around or over 8lbs. They won't be the easiest things in the world to spin compared to even a trail wheelset, and they will take time to get used to. Lastly, if you are going to run 2.5" wide tires or bigger....the 36mm may be your ticket.

    As for the fork, will the Marz crown hit your down tube? Will you need an extender cup for you headset to make it work? If your frame can take the fork, does it void the frame warranty when you run it out at 150? Also, will you need an adapter for your Juicy 5's since Marz forks are post mount?
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    I weigh 200+.

    sometimes i Plow through because I havent learned to finess yet. Not going to be doing huge drops 3-4 foot at most. Yes to Rock gardens at speed. yes, i will spin a heavy wheelset. When i am not i will take the xc rig.

    I have no idea if it will hit the crown or not. I dont think the 150 will void the warranty. If i need an adapter i guess i will have to get one for the brakes.

    These are not even questions i was aware of being fairly new to this! You rock man, check your private messages i sent you one.
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    the Transition wheelset looks like it uses the exact same hubs and skewers as my Azonic Outlaws. The Outlaws are 36h and I think the Performance Loco's are the same in 32h. The Transition rim might be a little different. I love my Outlaws, but you'll read online about some problems with the rear freehub body. Mine are going strong on a DJ/skatepark bike, and they spin better my King wheelset! Like anything they take a little maintenance. The various axles that are available are really nice too.
    These Atomlabs look like a good deal too.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SET-Atomlab-...QQcmdZViewItem

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