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    I have "inherited" a Marz Z2 Bam and an X-Fly....I can have either one, but NOT both. They are not in my posession. I do not know the years, but both in close to new condition. I would say they are both in the 1999/ 2001 range. Which would be lighter? Which is a better choice? This will go on my 'secondary' bike... If you need details, ask, and I will ask the current owner.

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    Considering the age of the forks I'd have to go with the one that's in better shape and/or had disk tabs on it.

    All other things being equal though I'd have to pick the Z2 BAM. I'm just not much of a fan of air forks. That said, I've seen springs for converting for an X-Fly to a coil-oil fork listed on eBay. If you could find a pair of those and the X-Fly had disk tabs that would be an interesting fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn595
    Considering the age of the forks I'd have to go with the one that's in better shape and/or had disk tabs on it.

    All other things being equal though I'd have to pick the Z2 BAM. I'm just not much of a fan of air forks. That said, I've seen springs for converting for an X-Fly to a coil-oil fork listed on eBay. If you could find a pair of those and the X-Fly had disk tabs that would be an interesting fork.
    Both are in Excellent condition...I mean, mint! Both have tabs... Now, doesn't that make things complicated.

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    The X Fly is probably worth a lot more (and you have the option of converting it to a coil-oil fork if you like) so that would probably be the better for to have. I think both models had the same amount of travel so there are no differences there either.

    Still, and I know I'm likely to get beat down for saying this, I'd ask for the one that came in a color that matched my bike. Given that both forks are so similiar that would likely be the deciding factor.

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    don't know much about them but if the x-fly is air and the z2 bam is coil/oil the x-fly will be a failry decent amount lighter. they were the lightweight fork of choice back then.

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