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Does anyone have any experience with the 2004 Marzocchi Bomber MX Pro 29er fork?

How was the performance/durability? I'm curious about the tire clearance as well.

I recently purchased a Redline Monocog 29er and am quite pleased,however, I am looking to move from a rigid fork to a suspension fork.

In terms of an opening price point value the Marzocchi is the lowest price I've been able to find. I just cannot find any information, specs, or reviews about it.
 

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I bought one off ebay last month

I wanted a cheap way to build up a 96er so I picked one up. I was coming from a HORRIBLE Gila on my Trek 4300 and a (poory reviewed) 02 Psylo on my Enduro. So its safe to say that I wouldn't know a quality fork if you hit me upside the head with one. That being said here is what I notice about the MX Pro.

ETA is nice but on an 85 mm travel fork it doesnt help as much as I hoped on the climbs.
It has a nice quick rebound (compared to psylo) and feels much smoother on big compressions than small ones. Maybe it needs oiling, but when you slightly press on it it feels a bit sticky. Its only a few weeks old so maybe it will break in, dunno.

For under $200 with shipping I couldn't be happier. Certainly my friends who bought $600 Fox shocks are not 3 times happier than I am. If I knew how much I was going to love the 29er wheel I would have spent $400 on a reba that I could switch between 80mm and 100mm.

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cutter-ike said:
Does anyone have any experience with the 2004 Marzocchi Bomber MX Pro 29er fork?
I rode a 105mm travel one for 2.5years. The fork flexes way too much for a large rider like myself when ridden hard. Reasonable dampening and no tire clearance issues. Yes, they are reliable.

I'd try finding a take off Tora (econo Reba). They come on the Fisher Cobia only. Very stiff with much better all around performance. Expect to pay $200-250 for a new take off.

29erchico
 
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