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I currently have a marzocchi MZIII fork and from what I can see from reviews there are much better forks out there (this is my first decent MTB so I dont really have a gauge)

Anyone happen to have a recommendation on a used fork I should look out for around the $100 mark? Lightweight is a plus. For a 26" with disc brakes. Im 280lbs if that makes a difference and ride beginner level trails (but I am looking to expand my skills)
 

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So say something like this wouldnt be worthwhile for $80 (I see it new on CL in my area for $80)?

https://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-...h1OE62zjEvc1P6VYTyxVfaftQkEtJN_BoCq5cQAvD_BwE

Or used something like this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rock-Shox-...88aa:g:u9wAAOSw-9hctHTO&LH_ItemCondition=3000

I dont see myself buying a new bike for awhile.
They're not good performers and the coil springs will not work for your weight. Used forks all need serviced which kills the economics unless you can do it yourself.
 

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If most rebuilds are like this then I can definitely do it on my own:


Looks alittle tedious but much easier than automotive work and the rebuild kits at least for rockshox are pretty reasonable.
 

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That SID will be flexy under your weight. I wouldn't be looking for a lightweight fork at 280.
 
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