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Ok folks I need some opinions! I Cant afford a Marz 66 and not really sure I need one anyways. But in my price range I have narrowed it down to these forks and wheelsets. If you know of something better in this price range let me know I am always open for suggestions.

this fork

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16007-315_MARZ16-138-Marzocchi_Special--/Marzocchi-Z1-Sport-Suspension-Fork-'06.htm

or this one?

http://www.greenfishsports.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1595

this wheelset

http://www.beyondbikes.com/BB/ItemDesc.asp?IC=WH-FAC-Outlw150

or this one?

http://transitionbikes.com/2007/Components_Revolution.cfm

and on the Revolution do I get the 32 or 36mm size?
 

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The adjustable travel feature of the Z1 FR SL isn't all that handy in the middle of a ride since you have to adjust the negative air pressure to adjust the travel, so the Z1 Sport makes more sense.

The Azonic wheelset is a 150mm wide rear hub so it wouldn't fit a Reign. Unless you're a very heavy guy a 32mm/32 spoke wheel should be OK in the Transition wheelset (a 36mm/36spoke wheel is also going to be pretty heavy).

Even this set of wheels from Price Point would be pretty reasonable unless you're riding the Reign as a full freeride bike.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/15...do-20mm-Hubs-w_-Mavic-EX325-Rims-Wheelset.htm
 

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I weigh over 200 lbs and I will be using the bike specifically for rougher trails and drops. I see the mistake I made on the wheelset, they also have the azonics in standard 135mm spacing. I understand what your saying about the adjustable travel also. But i dont know if i would even use that. I think I am starting to lean more towards the Z1 FR SL and the Transition Revolutions in the wider version also. I am running 2.5" tires, they should be alright on a wider rim, dont you think or would the rim be too wide for that size tire?
 

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i think you're going in the right direction with the z1 fr sl and transition wheelset. i'm surprised that wheelset is so light coming from a company like transition. my wheelset is a little heavier, but i can climb all day with them and its pretty dang strong.
 
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