Somebody had to say it.
The recall was not on all of the 2003 models. Besides that, at least they had the balls to do a recall. Some other companies let the end user pay for parts/frames that may have needed a recall.weather said:1) every brand breaks does not mean one brand cannot break more frequently than another. this applies to any "this brand breaks" discussion.
2) if you check broken rockshox vs broken marzocchi on pinkbike (look for similar models, such as psylo vs z1), you'll find far more marzocchis. it is not that rockshox is tougher than marzocchi. the truth is the opposite. the reason for more broken marzocchi forks is that marzocchi has a much larger ownership share in the freeride crowd--a fact that testifies its ruggedness. moreover, if you check NSMB.com, it almost seems the mentality is like, breaking marzocchi is something to brag about, but breaking a rockshox simply means you made the wrong choice for fork. similarly, broken cannondale is rarely seen on pinnkbike simply because not so many riders choose cannondale for that kind of riding (and imo very possibly for good reason. gemini got a total recall in 2003.).
The only thing Gracia's Gemini and the Gemini you can buy at your local bike shop is the name. If you ever get a chance to look at the production version and the version that is handed to the pro's who ride for that company, you will note that the ones the pro's get are much more reinforced than the production version.Tom Church said:I''ll say this...Cedric Gracia blew the competition away at the redbull rampage on a Gemini...just watch him ride...you can't say that they aren't tough...