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I got this guy who I wrench for that can destroy anything. I'm currently looking to outfit him with a new fork (he ABSOLUTELTY destroyed a fork on me) and I was wondering if a DJ2 or a DJ3 would be good for aggressive XC.

I'm not really familiar with the characteristics of the DJ series and was wondering if the compression damping of these forks would throw him off the front, or if they can be tuned for small drops as well as North East singletrack without being too chattery for him.

He's about 165 and 5'8" or so and has a dirtbike background, riding a fisher sugar 4+ frame with every indestructable component I could find.

What really got me was the fork's reputation for being indestructable. Any thoughts?

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AJ
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the DJ series is bad for trail riding.

DJ stands for Dirt JUmper.

It's made for one reason, doing jumps and is no good for trails.

The one good thing about the DJ is that it is reinforced with steel and will break the frame before the fork. The DJ series is indestructable.

Sounds like your freind would be better off with a MXR PRO or MX COMP.
 

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dj 2

I have a Dj 2 on my Haro extreme 3. The fork looks sweet. It is on the heavy side though. I think almost 9lbs. The adjustments on it suck. Either one way or the other..No inbetween or hard to dial into atleast. The fork is the weak point on my bike. Not that it will break..but that it sucks lol..Nah..I like it for now. I'ts ok on the trail...It came with the bike and is good for being able to do some medium drops and some xc. It is really plush and almost bottems out on 8 footers... and if you put more air in it..it gets stiff really quick and makes you spring off the ground when you land. .I"m 5'11 170lbs and it rides about average on xc as long as pump it up so its not sooo stiff.........I don't have much to compare it to though. I'm coming from a Rock shox pilot P.O.S Its alot better than that junk..
 

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mcseforsale said:
I got this guy who I wrench for that can destroy anything. I'm currently looking to outfit him with a new fork (he ABSOLUTELTY destroyed a fork on me) and I was wondering if a DJ2 or a DJ3 would be good for aggressive XC.

I'm not really familiar with the characteristics of the DJ series and was wondering if the compression damping of these forks would throw him off the front, or if they can be tuned for small drops as well as North East singletrack without being too chattery for him.

He's about 165 and 5'8" or so and has a dirtbike background, riding a fisher sugar 4+ frame with every indestructable component I could find.

What really got me was the fork's reputation for being indestructable. Any thoughts?

Thanks
AJ
mcseforsale.at.yahoo.dot.com
AJ,
I would look at something in the Z1 line.... Plenty beefy but without the extra heft of the DJ. And much better performance on the trail too...

Brian
 

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Z1 Drop Off I

This will outlast him. I guess it has the ETA and I would choose it for very aggressive trail riding.

before I sell the bike, I was thinking about a Drop Off II or the MX Comp w/ETA and discarded the DO 'cause I'm not that an aggressive rider. It should suit him just fine.
 

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i ride my dj3 on trails, and dj, and freeride and comutiong... it all about what u and ur bike are willing to put up with! i want to upgrade but in the meantime its still a great product!
 
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