Participating Members

  • Vital MTB member freecore
    26217 freecore http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/26217/avatar/c50_IMG_20141030_085206_1425334305.jpg?1425333596 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/freecore,26217/all 07/07/13 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/freecore,26217/setup 3 2
  • Vital MTB member Big Bird
    6576 Big Bird http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/6576/avatar/c50_SmileySmall.jpg?1320728633 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Big-Bird,6576/all 02/01/11 7 47 1051 2616 13
  • Vital MTB member jackson
    26928 jackson /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/jackson,26928/all 08/15/13 1

Fork Spring Rattling - Marzocchi 55R

Related:
Create New Tag

freecore

Vital MTB member freecore
26217 freecore http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/26217/avatar/c50_IMG_20141030_085206_1425334305.jpg?1425333596 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/freecore,26217/all 07/07/13 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/freecore,26217/setup 3 2

Posts: 5

Joined: 7/7/2013

Location: FL, USA

7/10/2013 9:52 AM

I recently bought the 2012 NS Bikes Core 1 w/ Marzocchi 55R forks. Overall, they have been functional on the trails but the spring inside has been rattling around inside the fork. I don't know enough about the inner workings of the forks to know if this is a small or a serious problem and/or how to fix this. Anyone with some insight on this please get back to me.

Big Bird

Vital MTB member Big Bird
6576 Big Bird http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/6576/avatar/c50_SmileySmall.jpg?1320728633 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Big-Bird,6576/all 02/01/11 7 47 1051 2616 13

Posts: 1098

Joined: 2/1/2011

Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA

Moderator

7/12/2013 8:03 AM

Spring noise is nothing to worry about, just highly annoying. You could try heat shrink tubing around the spring. The rubber type (Don't use the waterproofing kind, it's a mess.) would work, if it will still fit in the fork tube. I'm not sure where to get it, but a lot of suspension companies use a thinner plastic kind. Whichever kind you try, only cover the middle two thirds of the spring, so that it doesn't interfere with the seating of the spring.

freecore

Vital MTB member freecore
26217 freecore http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/26217/avatar/c50_IMG_20141030_085206_1425334305.jpg?1425333596 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/freecore,26217/all 07/07/13 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/freecore,26217/setup 3 2

Posts: 5

Joined: 7/7/2013

Location: FL, USA

7/16/2013 12:59 PM

That sounds rather complicated. Have you heard of using shrink wrap as a cheaper alternative to shrink fitting the spring assembly? Maybe we are talking about the same thing here.

Big Bird

Vital MTB member Big Bird
6576 Big Bird http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/6576/avatar/c50_SmileySmall.jpg?1320728633 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Big-Bird,6576/all 02/01/11 7 47 1051 2616 13

Posts: 1098

Joined: 2/1/2011

Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA

Moderator

7/17/2013 9:19 AM

What ever you use, it needs to be very durable because as the fork is constantly moving, the spring is too. You don't want the wrap to shred inside your fork and gum up the works.

jackson

Vital MTB member jackson
26928 jackson /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/jackson,26928/all 08/15/13 1

Posts: 1

Joined: 8/15/2013

Location: Keene, NH USA

8/15/2013 7:51 AM

after 2 weeks on new 2013 Marz 55 Ti the shrink wrap was cracking and small pieces breaking off

Hello Vital MTB Visitor,

We’re conducting a survey and would appreciate your input. Your answers will help Vital and the MTB industry better understand what riders like you want. Survey results will be used to recognize top brands. Make your voice heard!

Five lucky people will be selected at random to win a Vital MTB t-shirt.

Thanks in advance,

The Vital MTB Crew

Take Survey