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    mxc travel adjustment?

    I have a 2002 marzocchi mxc, whihc is listed as 80 or 100 mm of travel. Mine gets 80 mm of travel and i was wondering how to increase the travel to 100. Do I have to purchase a separate kit? if so where can i get the kit? My bike frame is 100+ travel specific so I need a longer travel fork. Is it even worth it to upgrade my current marzocchi? What are your thoughts on the 2003 black elite 100?

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    I think there are some springs that need to be changed to increase travel to 100. I'm thinking both top out and regular travel springs. Maybe try contacting Marzocchi? Or,I just thought of something...a friend of mine has a 2002 MXC that he might like to convert to 80mm. maybe I could arrange a swap? Email me directly if you're interested. [email protected]

    Now for my two cents...you don't NEED a 100mm fork just because the frame maker recommends it. My Ibis Ripley is designed to have quick handling with an 80mm fork and for a while I ran a fork on that was on the sort side of 70mm. it rode fine; the steering was not twitchy, it did not buck me over the bars, etc. There's nothing wrong with wanting a longer travel fork (I bought a whole extra bike just to have more travel!), but I would not say you need it.

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    oh yeah one more thing

    one more thing, this is the mx air model, thanks for the offer though polk!

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