Marzocchi 66 SL on an Enduro?
Just found your site, its very informative. I was wondering if you could answer the following question:
I am buying a large S Works Enduro (’06) with a DHX air and have a spare Marzocchi 66 SL. Will this fork be too much for the Enduro? (fork height & travel).
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I rode a proto 66 on a Demo 9 at Whistler in 2004, and it was super fun: lighter than a 888, very plush, pretty darn stiff.
Marzocchi 66s have tended to be very tall, but in 2006 they redesigned the crown to lower the fork about 40mm. The Enduro was designed with a 150mm FOX 36 in mind. Your 66 SL adjusts from 150 to 170mm. According to the online specs:
|’06 FOX 36||150mm||545mm|
|’06 Marzocchi 66 SL||150mm||535mm|
|’06 Marzocchi 66 SL||170mm||555mm|
So according to the specs, the Marzocchi 66 SL is either a bit shorter or taller than a FOX 36. That’ll be awesome: You can climb with the bike a bit steeper than stock, and you can descend with it a bit slacker than stock.
In the 170mm setting, you have to say BRAAAP!
Fox 36’s with 150 mm are in fact 10 mm lower than listed, newer models with 160 mm are 545 mm high.
The 66 SL will fit perfectly – as you probably know, travel can be adjusted via pumping negative chamber so the fork is set to your preferences…
Dude, put that 66 on and proceed to rip. I ran a 66sl on my sxtrail all year. It rocks, and is one of the most tuneable forks on the market. I ran mine at about 5 3/4 inches travel most of the time. Do it!