Buh-Bye bomberhood

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Anthony Sloan, Apr 24, 2003.

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  1. I'm all Foxy now!
     
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  2. On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 +0000, Anthony Sloan did issue forth:

    > I'm all Foxy now!

    I know it's not a great test of a fork, but I had a bounce of some Foxes at the weekend.

    Stiction? What's that?

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    Huw Pritchard Replace bounce with huw to reply by mail
     
  3. Andy Chequer

    Andy Chequer Guest

    "Anthony Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I'm all Foxy now!

    Marzocchi may well make reliable and smooth acting forks. But the two I've had have been utter crap.
    I was much happier with the Judy. Far be it from me to do thousands of off-road rides on several
    different forks and come up with an opinion contrary to the am-b party line, eh.....

    Andy Chequer, IoM has killed my Z5's air springs. Arse.
     
  4. Gary In Va

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  5. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Anthony Sloan wrote:
    > I'm all Foxy now!
    >

    I will be with my next bike, too!

    Greg

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    "Destroy your safe and happy lives before it is too late, the battles we fought were long and hard,
    just not to be consumed by rock n' roll..." - The Mekons
     
  6. Anthony Sloan wrote:
    > I'm all Foxy now!
    >

    If they didn't give me great deals, I think I'd seriously consider one of those suckers. We were
    thinking of looking into sponsorship with them, but they don't make any DH forks (yet?), so the
    big M it was!

    Jon Bond
     
  7. Bb

    Bb Guest

    On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 -0500, Anthony Sloan wrote:
    > I'm all Foxy now!

    Have you ridden it yet? How does it compare to what you've had previously?

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    -BB- To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)
     
  8. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Huw Pritchard <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 +0000, Anthony Sloan did issue forth:
    >
    > > I'm all Foxy now!
    >
    > I know it's not a great test of a fork, but I had a bounce of some Foxes at the weekend.

    For a beter test of a fork, shoulda bounced on the fork.

    > Stiction? What's that?

    Short memory? What's that?

    Shaun aRe
     
  9. Andy Chequer wrote:
    > "Anthony Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    >>I'm all Foxy now!
    >
    >
    > Marzocchi may well make reliable and smooth acting forks. But the two I've had have been utter
    > crap. I was much happier with the Judy. Far be it from me to do thousands of off-road rides on
    > several different forks and come up with an opinion contrary to the am-b party line, eh.....

    Seize him.

    I wish I could say that I never had problems with the forks, and am just trying something different.
    But three different models gave me some form of problem or another.

    I wish I could say that the customer service was above average, or even average. Indifferent and
    downright rude are words that spring to mind.

    Dare I say it, my SID was more reliable than my Marathon. Now there's a conundrum. Would you rather
    have a reliable yet flexy fork, or a fork that performs well, except for the every six weeks, back
    to the factory faliure?

    A
    --
    My hands are full of thorns but I can't quit groping for the rose.
     
  10. BB wrote:
    > On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 -0500, Anthony Sloan wrote:
    >
    >>I'm all Foxy now!
    >
    >
    > Have you ridden it yet? How does it compare to what you've had previously?
    >

    It gets grafted on to the Bubblegum bike today and I head out to Flat Creek this afternoon for some
    riding, relaxing and Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia (If'n the Chorizo Boy comes through.)

    A
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    My hands are full of thorns but I can't quit groping for the rose.
     
  11. "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Huw Pritchard <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 +0000, Anthony Sloan did issue forth:
    > >
    > > > I'm all Foxy now!
    > >
    > > I know it's not a great test of a fork, but I had a bounce of some Foxes at the weekend.
    >
    > For a beter test of a fork, shoulda bounced on the fork.
    >
    > > Stiction? What's that?
    >
    > Short memory? What's that?
    >

    Whats what?
     
  12. Pete Jones

    Pete Jones Guest

    On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 00:55:35 +0100, "Andy Chequer"
    <[email protected](youdontwantthisbitinit)thisisasparagus.com> blathered:

    >> I'm all Foxy now!
    >
    >Marzocchi may well make reliable and smooth acting forks. But the two I've had have been
    >utter crap.

    After due consideration I, assuming the role of the nation's longterm test guineau pig, have just
    fitted to my bike a set of Magura CP 125s. Interesting note in the installation notes:

    "Please note the following points when using disk brakes on your fork due to increased forcese
    actuating on the system dropout-hub. MAGURA recommends using quick releases with a minimum diameter
    of 19mm on the QR nuts. Never use ultralight QRs with aluminium or titanium axles, because they can
    not realize the necessary tightening torque. The QR must be tightened strongly and must be checked
    before each ride for correct function."

    Pete
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  13. John Harlow

    John Harlow Guest

    > I wish I could say that I never had problems with the forks, and am just trying something
    > different. But three different models gave me some form of problem or another.
    >
    > I wish I could say that the customer service was above average, or even average. Indifferent and
    > downright rude are words that spring to mind.
    >
    > Dare I say it, my SID was more reliable than my Marathon. Now there's a conundrum. Would you
    > rather have a reliable yet flexy fork, or a fork that performs well, except for the every six
    > weeks, back to the factory faliure?

    I second this experience, except I have a different marz (flylight air). I always wondered why I was
    the only one to have problems with Marzocchi, and never a peep of trouble from my RS which everyone
    seems to love to bash.
     
  14. Shaun Rimmer

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    Pete Jones <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 00:55:35 +0100, "Andy Chequer"
    > <[email protected](youdontwantthisbitinit)thisisasparagus.com> blathered:
    >
    > >> I'm all Foxy now!
    > >
    > >Marzocchi may well make reliable and smooth acting forks. But the two
    I've
    > >had have been utter crap.
    >
    > After due consideration I, assuming the role of the nation's longterm test guineau pig, have just
    > fitted to my bike a set of Magura CP 125s. Interesting note in the installation notes:
    >
    > "Please note the following points when using disk brakes on your fork due to increased forcese
    > actuating on the system dropout-hub. MAGURA recommends using quick releases with a minimum
    > diameter of 19mm on the QR nuts. Never use ultralight QRs with aluminium or titanium axles,
    > because they can not realize the necessary tightening torque. The QR must be tightened strongly
    > and must be checked before each ride for correct function."

    Wow, that's a timely one....

    Shaun aRe
     
  15. Shaun Rimmer

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    spademan o---[) * <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Huw Pritchard <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 +0000, Anthony Sloan did issue forth:
    > > >
    > > > > I'm all Foxy now!
    > > >
    > > > I know it's not a great test of a fork, but I had a bounce of some
    Foxes
    > > > at the weekend.
    > >
    > > For a beter test of a fork, shoulda bounced on the fork.
    > >
    > > > Stiction? What's that?
    > >
    > > Short memory? What's that?
    > >
    >
    > Whats what?

    It is what it is, what is what is what.

    Shaun aRe
     
  16. Jan Sacharuk

    Jan Sacharuk Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Andy Chequer wrote:
    >
    > "Anthony Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> I'm all Foxy now!
    >
    > Marzocchi may well make reliable and smooth acting forks. But the two I've had have been utter
    > crap. I was much happier with the Judy. Far be it from me to do thousands of off-road rides on
    > several different forks and come up with an opinion contrary to the am-b party line, eh.....

    This is less signigicant, but the 2 Bombers that I've had have never given me problems, despite
    the fact that I ride them through the winter, even when it's -25C out. I've had my Z.3 rebuilt
    only once.

    That said, I think my next fork will likely be a Manitou minute. I'll be buying a Giant VT-2 this
    fall, and if what they say about the Minute balancing out the suspension feel is true, I'll dump
    that Psylo on some other poor sucker. Even if I don't buy the Manitou, I'm sure as hell not
    keeping the RS.

    JS

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  17. Andy Chequer

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    "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > spademan o---[) * <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > Huw Pritchard <bounceCHECKSIGBEFOREMAILIN[email protected]> wrote in
    > message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:43:57 +0000, Anthony Sloan did issue forth:
    > > > >
    > > > > > I'm all Foxy now!
    > > > >
    > > > > I know it's not a great test of a fork, but I had a bounce of some
    > Foxes
    > > > > at the weekend.
    > > >
    > > > For a beter test of a fork, shoulda bounced on the fork.
    > > >
    > > > > Stiction? What's that?
    > > >
    > > > Short memory? What's that?
    > > >
    > >
    > > Whats what?
    >
    > It is what it is, what is what is what.
    >
    >
    > Shaun aRe

    <Izzard>

    WHAT? I'M EIGHTY TWO....

    </Izzard>

    Andy Chequer
     
  18. "Anthony Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I'm all Foxy now!
    >
    My wife rode the Epic with the Fox shock, and even with her limited riding experience (read my write
    up on the FFTF) she commented on how much she liked that fork ... and the bike as a whole.

    Tony, are you heading this way for the Iron Horse? Hook up for a beer? Probably not too many, I'm
    doing the road ride on Saturday and may do the XC on Sunday.

    --
    Craig Brossman, Durango Colorado
     
  19. Craig Brossman wrote:

    >"Anthony Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    >>I'm all Foxy now!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >My wife rode the Epic with the Fox shock, and even with her limited riding experience (read my
    >write up on the FFTF) she commented on how much she liked that fork ... and the bike as a whole.
    >
    >Tony, are you heading this way for the Iron Horse? Hook up for a beer? Probably not too many, I'm
    >doing the road ride on Saturday and may do the XC on Sunday.
    >
    >--
    >Craig Brossman, Durango Colorado
    >
    >
    >
    >
    I am going to be in town on Thursday morning, I plan on doing the road ride on Sat and perhaps the
    xc on Sunday, and plenty of dirt rides on Thursday, Friday and Monday.

    I dunno what sort of pace you are shooting for on the road ride, but I have a few friends coming to
    do the road ride and perhaps we could combine forces for that. I think I did it last year in around
    three hours.

    Let's definitely try to hook up
     
  20. Its good. Really, really good.

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    My hands are full of thorns but I can't quit groping for the rose.
     
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