Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 20 of 54 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Sorry, if it's posted earlier, but my enthusiasm...

Pics: http://www.mtbtr.com/haber/haber.asp?kayitno=1652

QR15 is more or less clear, I guess.

Two new Corsas: Corsa Cento (100mm, Remote LO, 1.690g incl. Remote unit, TST Micro)and Corsa TST2 (TST2, V-brake compatibel, 2020g)

44 Series: 44 ATA Micro (100-140mm adjustable, 1710g w/9mm QR and 1823g w/ QR15+axle, TST Micro, ATA, ), 44 ATA (100-140mm adjustable, TST2 and ATA. Only 9mm QR, 1.940g, V-brake compatibel), 44 TST2 (120mm, 2.040g w/ 9mm QR, TST2, V-brake compatibel)

55 RC3: 160mm, 2.800g w/ 20mm QR Axle, RC3

So long,
Cüneyt
 

·
Elitest thrill junkie
Joined
·
39,570 Posts
55 RC3....good start, but for the love of god why not an ETA function?

These guys just keep missing by miles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
I have an 55 ETA and want to put the RC3 cart into it when it becomes available. I'm wondering if I will be able to keep the ETA or not. I don't want to loose this function. I don't know on the New 55 rc3 for 09 or the 08 66 rc3 what the right side is for? I am talking about where my ETA is located. If you know please respond.
Thanks,
Mctigre
 

·
Elitest thrill junkie
Joined
·
39,570 Posts
blue_dragon said:
2800g for 160mm AM fork, of my God! What's wrong with these Italians?
Uh, that's why they make the air-version that comes in a lot lighter. I'd rather have an overbuilt fork that lasts season after season. 2800g is lighter than the Rockshox Domain, the Lyric U-turn is 5.73lbs, or 2601g. The 55 isn't all that different from the old 66 in terms of chassi.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,326 Posts
They have destroyed the whole aesthetic lowers look and their nob design is hideous...I much prefer past models if only from a simple viewpoint. In terms of function, well the page is yet to be written.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
16,457 Posts
It's unfortunate because I loved their old products. I don't know what the engineers there and the product specialists here were thinking, or if what's been going on since 05 was indicative of a situation within.

It's amazing to see that Zoke just about abandoned the cartridge that made them famous for its durability and performance. They tried TWO iterations of TST, both didn't work, now they are building the new 55's with RC3, like everyone has been asking since the beginning.. Couple this with their dismal behavior on these message boards in the form of a former employee and a current one that acts EXACTLY like the previous one that got lots of complaints. So now when can 55 owners get replacement RC3 carts when their TST's lock or blow or don't work well unless modified with proper shim stacks?

My stance is that the US guys might be in the middle between us and Italy, but they know their parent is doing the wrong thing. They don't have to act like it and leave the customers holding overpriced junk. They are putting down the tab now for return shipping on people who are on the message boards, but I confirmed with a shop back home that a customer just paid for return shipping, as Zoke wouldn't pay. If this is the pattern, then be glad you're on mtbr.

I want to like their products again (though I've never liked the company), but I just hope they give a reason to like them. PS- why did prices go up when they went to Taiwan?

Sad, but I never thought Zoke was a company that would go down the tubes so far.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
Hey Guy's,
About the 55. Just get a 55 ETA 08 model and later this year get the RC3 cart and be happy.
You will have a reliable fork again and have your eta function as well. Yes the 09 Model does not have the ETA and Why? Who knows but if you do this things with our forks should be fine. I have had great exp with the US tech dept. and feel that they are on our side.
Take Care, and be a little patient the RC3 cart should be here soon after Oct. or Nov.
Mctigre:thumbsup:
Mtn-Bkr123 --Thanks for the link!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,055 Posts
Have a close look at that fork end of the remote TST thing.
That looks 100% like Suntour. SO maybe Suntour is their new taiwanese producer.

Somehow Marzocchi really hits not the nail, but the thumb or whatever.

Greetings Znarf
 

·
dontcha?
Joined
·
1,433 Posts
Jayem said:
Uh, that's why they make the air-version that comes in a lot lighter. I'd rather have an overbuilt fork that lasts season after season. 2800g is lighter than the Rockshox Domain, the Lyric U-turn is 5.73lbs, or 2601g. The 55 isn't all that different from the old 66 in terms of chassi.
Jayem, I love the idea of a 160mm fork that's built specifically for FR/DH as much as the next guy.. but with a weight of 2800grams it's competing with 180mm SC forks not other 160mm forks. I see no benefit of getting a 55 rc3(2800gr) over a Totem Solo Air(2676gr) lowered to 160mm other than price..
 

·
Elitest thrill junkie
Joined
·
39,570 Posts
captain spaulding said:
Jayem, I love the idea of a 160mm fork that's built specifically for FR/DH as much as the next guy.. but with a weight of 2800grams it's competing with 180mm SC forks not other 160mm forks. I see no benefit of getting a 55 rc3(2800gr) over a Totem Solo Air(2676gr) lowered to 160mm other than price..
The main benefit would be that the 55 RC3 would have oil-height adjustment to prevent bottomout, and with the totem solo air you'd be kind of screwed in that department, also no screwy air-spring system to fail. I just recently blew a seal on my 66, and understand that it's from 2006, so I'm not concerned with this, but I was able to limp home just fine due to it having a coil spring as well. Try that with a solo-air. I'm not trying to put that fork down, but the whole point of the 55 RC3 is that people wanted a coil spring, simple fork, no stupid damper (TST) and just good performance. They missed the ETA boat unfortunately. I like my new rockshox fork, but I have to tell you that I'd like to be able to adjust the ramp-up with oil height and I'm pretty suspect of the seals/lubrication system. It's splattering a good bit of oil on the fork every ride, and it should just be those foam-thingies inside, but if it had a proper oil bath and seals I wouldn't have to worry about the foam thing drying out, and those are the same reasons that I'd think real hard about a lowered totem and why I'd get a 55 ETA before that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
Jerk,
I understand your point about why buy an uncertain product with the TST or RC3. The RC3 should be a much more reliable damper than any TST damper. I am just letting people know they have an option if they want a 55 RC3 with ETA function they can get an 08 model and replace the TST for the RC3. Heck I'm not sure if you can't get an 09 55 RC3 and put in the ETA afterward. Yes it makes NO sense why Marz. does not have the 55 RC3 with ETA like everyone expects. Our loss and Marz. Stupidity in my opinion.
Take Care,
Mctigre
 

·
I dig trails!
Joined
·
5,611 Posts
I don't think that is the full product line, so speculating that there is 55 without ETA is just that, speculation. From the same information I guess we would speculate that there is no 66 nor 888? There may or may not be be a 55 ETA.

55 ATA RC3? Would seem silly not to.

And what models for the US market?

I guess we'll see.

P
 
1 - 20 of 54 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top