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Marzocchi MX PRO LO forks

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by e-rider, 10 Apr 2008.

  1. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    I have a brand new set of Marzocchi MX PRO LO forks.

    I have noticed that with the front wheel removed, the fork legs are surprisingly flexible. I've investigated my old Rockshox and Suntour forks and these are much stiffer (and cheaper and heavier!)

    Does anyone know if lighter weight forks are normally much more flexible? Bear in mind that these forks are not exactly that light or expensive anyway.

    You might think that this shouldn't be a problem anyway but it is affecting the function of my V-brakes under fork compression and lockout as the fork legs are flexing and moving the brakes off-line.
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    they're not even that light!

    if you want light, get some SIDs, they really flex!!

    My zocchi forks are lighter than them and i've never had a problem with the legs flexing. are you sure its the forks flexing and not the v-brakes themselves?