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Onza zoot DD

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Just arrived in the post. My new toy an onza zoot DD

I know they have a reputation of snapping but I doubt I’ll be getting to extreme on it.

ihad a rummage though some of old bike stock (I used to buy the slick from closed down bike shops) and found a bunch of trials parts but I’m gonna resist pimping it up until I’m sure I like it

this said the cable disc brakes need to go so should I use the Magura hs33 or the formula disc brakes?

If anyone wants any of the other bits you’re welcome e to make me an offer, apart from the guide brakes it’s all new 

 

 

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Treated the zoot to a strip and rebuilt and Had a quick play. It doesn’t feel to natural to bunnyhop when moving. Is higher bar the answer? 

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They've got a very long top tube for a streety 24", ridden a few, none of them were nice, best you can do is roll your bars back and raise the stem or maybe get a shorter one (but make that higher).

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So higher is better? 

It feels pretty short to me but I’m used to road and enduro bikes 

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Zoots are actually quite nice on the backwheel once you're up... but spins and bunny hops seemed very hard on all the ones i've been on :(

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I went out for a bit of a session today and I thought it rode pretty well but I suck. Had a back wheel hop comp against my son on his pogo stick and he won :)

looking forward to learning some skills. If I get really in to it I’ll probably upgrade but for now it’s good enough 

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22 hours ago, Explosifpete said:

So higher is better? 

It feels pretty short to me but I’m used to road and enduro bikes 

Not necessarily, every frame needs adjustments to the front end, but your wheels are basically a lot further apart than on modern 24" bikes, and most of that is in your top tube, your head angle is steep and the back end is long, all of that pushes the wheels further apart and puts your weight further forward. With a top tube that long, lower bars will just be harder to pull up, but on a shorter frame it won't need to be as high. On Google your geo looks to be the same as the 2009 Inspired Fourplay, bikes have just got a lot shorter and lower since then. 

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I put some higher bars on I found at work, they look a bit odd but they make is so much easier to hop and manual. I also found some ghetto inspired alloy forks that have had the Magura mounts hacked off. I’m gonna see if I can tidy them up as they are loads lighter than the zoot steels.

 

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Those forks aren't inspired. Look like Ashtons possibly, the dropouts look extra thin for alloy, which the Ashtons are.

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A brand new Hex?

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Lol, they could be old urbans resprayed maybe but they look like Ashtons to me, definitely not Inspired.

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They are near identical to a Cannondale fatty fork with the exception of Magura mounts. 

They even have have mudguard eyelets so it looks like a mass produced, multi use thing 

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From a distance maybe but the build is pretty shoddy compared to Fattys. You forgot the almost unusable disc mount that doesn't line up.

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Ha, they sound like a real quality piece of kit 

i think there are a few pairs of fatty forks at work so I’ll pinch a set of them if I decide to change 

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Fattys are 20 years old lol, they have a huge offset and are about 20mm shorter than modern forks, they'll feel like shit on anything remotely modern, get Inspired forks.

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Blacked out the zoot. Fitted a new bb, the unidentifed forks and a black headset. 

I’m really enjoying learning stuff on it, as it it’s like a bmx and I’ve been pushing the bars out front to learn  trails moves 

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