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So I am looking to upgrade my '00 rockhopper with a new fork, (the 80mm manitou magnum that is on it is smoooooth but bottoms out if I jump up and down on the bike now)

I am 150lbs and would like somthing that can take 6' drops, though I would primarily be doing trail riding. I don't care much about weight but I don't want it to weigh a ton. Stepping up to 100mm would be nice and should be fine on the steering.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK602A03-Marzocchi+Dirt+Jumper+3+05.aspx

I found this which looks flippin sweet, but I saw some reviews saying 7lbs!? which might be a bit much, I'm not sure. Anyone weighed it?
It seems that getting any marizocchi is a good choice, most other brands in my $$range seem to have mixed reviews.

Thanks for any help you can give!
 

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It depends on your riding style and preferences....

kiwi133 said:
lol woo lets see how long I can talk to myself!
How about this?
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=20025&subcategory_ID=5231#
The Dirt Jumper will certainly do six foot drops no problem. It is however a dirt jumping fork and is sprung and valved for that. That means it will ride rather stiff and not be as responsive to small bumps as say a Z1. But I can't really think of another fork in your price range that will stand up to a steady diet of 6 foot drops. Your price range and max travel requirements really do limit you on this one. If they still made a 100mm Z1 that's the way I'd say to go, but... The MX Comp would be a good choice for just trail riding though. And it would handle the occasional six footer as long as you didn't land it flat and it would be considerably lighter. I know this hasn't been very informative, but not knowing how often you hit the drops makes it tough to make any other recommendation. If you drop allot then in your price range the DJ is probably your best bet, even though it is a boat anchor. Strong and cheap unfortunately usually translates to heavy as well.

Good Dirt
 

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Marzocchi DJs... I'm not a huge fan of them. I cracked the dropouts on the o3 version of the DJ2 in like a month. Way heavy, lacks adjustability. The Manitou Black is pretty nice, it IS jump capable, but the seals are crap. After you destroy the stock seals, replace them with an Enduro wiper kit and they're better than new. The Minutes are pretty decent too. I've seen people freeride with both forks. If you can find a good deal, you can get a Manitou Sherman. The Jumper is 80 mm, but you won't bottom it, plus it won't mess up your geometry. Or... You can get the Flick or Firefly and just wind the travel down. Manitou Splice and Stance forks seems like a great deal and come stock on a number of bikes. As far as longetivity goes, I have no idea.
 

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wow! greenfish is an awsome site! but most their forks arn't fitted for v-brakes
so here is my new selection

Black super air $229 (with out lockout 100mm-120)
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=18599&subcategory_ID=5231#

MX comp 85mm $199
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=20255#

EXR Pro 105mm $214
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=20025&subcategory_ID=5231#
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK603A05-Marzocchi+Exr+105+05.aspx

I'm leaning towards the exr pro, any thoughts?
 
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