“ About five years ago. I was going down this very road. Same time of day, going about the same speed Im going now...there was a rock in the road. Couldnיt have been more than a pebble. Never really saw it! Lost control of the bike, went flyinי about a hundred feet - came down right on my head. Cracked it wide open! Blood and stuff was just splattered all over the road, there...I broke every bone in my face. Hey, you know, when they found me, my eyes were hanging out of their sockets? Yeah, they pronounced me dead at the scene. I was in a coma for...well, they told me about a year...said Id be a vegetable for life. Yeah, but I showed יem. Ever since then I always wear a helmet!”
Seinfeld, The Keys
Episode no. 40

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Marzocchi inovative front forks

It was over 50 years ago, in 1949 to be exact when Stefano and Guglielmo Marzocchi founded Marzocchi Spa (Società Per Azioni – in Italian: shared company), which today produces leading high quality Mountain bike and Motor bike suspension products.

The successful company had declined since the late 1980’s, until two years ago, when it was bought by a U.S. company Tenneco, owner of automotive suspension giant Monroe. Marzocchi suddenly had access to new technology, materials and resources to fund it’s R&D department.

The company is working for two years now on innovative front forks made of aluminum. Until today , front forks were made out of aluminum for the outer tubes and steel for the inner ones. Steel is very heavy compared to aluminum, and adds unsprung weight. Goal was to build a light front fork for motocross and off road motorcycles. The male sliders in the fork are made of aluminum too, aircraft-grade, heat-treated and hard-anodized. For ex, the USD53 model fork assembly weighs only 17 pounds (7.7 kg).

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