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Hi, I am a novice as far as bike maintenance, but want to attempt to install a few things.

Marzocci Z1 ETA Suspension, to do this I need to replace my current Hub with a 20mm thru Hub.

I also will install new Front Disk Brakes with new Rotor - Most likely Hope Mono Mini 203mm or Avid 5 Juicy.

What tools am I going to need for these jobs?

Thanks.
PS will this be ok for a 20mm thru axle?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7565
 

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The Hope ProII is a solid choice for a front hub. You can even convert it from 20mm to QR if the need arises. I'm not familiar enough with the Marzocchi line-up to know if the Z1 has a 20mm thru or QR; this is something you can glean from the specs though.

If this is a brand new fork, you're going to need to install the crown race, which you may have to remove from your previous fork. Removing it on your own may be a pain in the rear depending on how tight it's on there. Best thing to do would be to take it to your LBS, where they have this tool: http://parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=51&item=CRP-1, makes the job a snap.

Installing the crown race you can do yourself if you have some patience. Just tap it on gently and evenly with a hammer and punch. Then you need a hacksaw or pipecutter to cut the steerer tube to the desired length. Finally, you need to install the star-nut, preferably with something like this: http://parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=51&item=TNS-1. Installing the fork onto the bike will be a snap from that point on, just need an allen wrench or two.

Brakes are a pretty straightforward install. Usually just need allen wrenches, and possibly a torx head for the rotor bolts.
 

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The two tools I'd recommend starting with are these:

Patience and lots of it, so you don't rush through

A tape measure, to measure three times before cutting the fork steerer. If you cut it too short and don't allow for any spacers, you'll be out a few hundred for new fork uppers.

It might be worth your while to pick up a $30 steel rigid fork and practice installing that first.

Either buy a complete wheel with the 20mm hub or get your LBS to lace up the new hub to your existing rim. Wheelbuilding is not for novice mechanics.

The disk brake install is pretty straightforward. You'll need metric allen wrenches and a T25 torx wrench.
 

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Cutting a steer tube and installing a fork is not nearly as scary as some people might make you think :rolleyes:
Just keep in mind that you can always cut more off a steer tube, but you can't put any back on. Most people will leave there's about 3/4 of an inch too long to begin with and play with the arrangement of spacers above/below their stem for a few rides to make sure everything will be right before making the final cut. If you're replacing an old fork, a safe bet is the length of the old steer tube. Assuming you were comfortable with your old setup, use the length of the old tube as the minimum length of your new tube. Spacers are pretty much free at your LBS, so pick up a couple to stack on there until you know exactly where to cut it :thumbsup: good luck!
 
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