Marzocchi Dirt Jumper II 2003 Front Shocks

4.03/5 (40 Reviews)
MSRP : $345.00

Product Description

- 130mm Travel
- Open Bath SSV Valving
- Dual Coil Springs
- NEW! Cryofit Boltless FR Crown
- NEW 1-Piece Mg MonoLite Sliders
- NEW! External Air Preload & Internal Rebound Control
- 32mm Aluminum Stanchions
- NEW QR20Pro Drop-outs
- 110mm travel [upgrade option]
- Integrated Fender [option]

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary McGregor a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2007

Strengths:    Great Looks and very RARE now in U.K

Weaknesses:    on this one the steerer Tube has been cut to 6" and I need to have New one Original length fitted as wont fit my frame re too short

Bottom Line:   

HELP - ALL Suggestions WELCOME

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Favorite Trail:   Kingsdown

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Dirt Jumper Pro

Bike Setup:   24SEVEN Hardtail "Darkangel"

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom a Downhiller from usa

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2006

Strengths:    everything there the best in the world better than 888 boxxers anything. i jumped off a 90ft cliff and nose dived and they didnt even bottem out. when i got out of hospital i caryed on rydin hard and there still gd.

Weaknesses:    every thing there crap bottom out off a cerb + hevy

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   you

Similar Products Used:   zooms

Bike Setup:   bmx wiv i 26inch on the front and a 14inch on the back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rob ken a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2006

Strengths:    very durable
light weight

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
this is a extremly good fork if your into dirtjumping and street riding its the fork for you

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   all season source for sports

Similar Products Used:   all the dj series

Bike Setup:   kona shred

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben from Halifax

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2005

Strengths:    strong, durable fork, great for dirtjump.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the fork is a very durable fork, its not to heavy, and its perfect for dirtjump

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   mz comp

Bike Setup:   2003 .243 4130

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Juarez a Weekend Warrior from San Antonio Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2005

Strengths:    great travel, looks, build quality. With the air assist and adjustments i have yet to bottom out the fork (but i dont doo HUGE drops) and im a big guy (6'5 230 lbs)

Weaknesses:    adjustability is kinda difficult and annoying, but hey, if this really bothers you that much, your buying the wrong fork

Bottom Line:   
Great fork, good deal, if you wine about adjustability, go somewhere else.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Sun And Ski

Bike Setup:   haro 8.3, shimano running gear, Titanium chain, hayes 9 brakes, DJ2 fork, toe clips....list goes on. whatever.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian "Disco Monkey" Buell a Racer from Ft. Worth, Tx.

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2004

Strengths:    Simple design
Bomb Proof
Air Assist a must
20mm axle

Weaknesses:    Heavy (but it's a Dirt Jumper, so it's not a problem)

Bottom Line:   
This fork is awesome for it's intentions. I use it mainly for Urban and aggressive Cross Country. I am just getting into Dirt Jumping, i will give you my *beginner DJ info when I get more experience with this fork on that terrain*. For those of you looking for a fork that you can throw on your bike, Adjust ONCE and tear it up anywhere and everywhere.. Your a Dirt Jumper, Urban Assaulter, Clydesdale, or even a simpleton who doesn't mind a little extra weight.. this fork is for you. If your a Techno wheenie, gadget guru, need to adjust something every ride, light is right.. I think I'll keep my feet on the ground kind of guy.. stay away, you don't need this fork. Here is the breakdown as I have experienced. I am a 6 year Shop Technician, and have dealt with many forks. I chose this one because I got into the urban scene and needed a beefy no nonsense fork I could thrash. Yes, you have to let the air out, take off the top caps, and insert the long allen key into the fork to adjust rebound. if you want to whine about this, just do it once, and forget it. I have only adjusted mine once and it's been perfect since. If you don't want to, take it to your LBS, they will be happy to do it. Now, I use my fork for the local XC trail and aggressive urban. This is where the Air assist system comes in. for XC, I let the air out, for urban, I air it up to about 20 psi *this is a LOW pressure system, you should never need more than 45 PSI, this helps keep the seals long lasting.

Bottom line. If you want a simple fork, you set and forget, this is for you. If you want to have control over your adjustments all the time, spend the extra cash and get the DJI *External Rebound, 1 side coil, 1 side Air Assist(on some models) some will come both sides air assist with Coil*

Rating - 5 Value because there is nothing better for the price, the air assist system eliminates the need to buy stronger springs, unless you want to of course. It's stiff and strong, comes in 20mm or standard drop outs.

4 overall only because some people will find the lack of external adjustments inhibiting.. in this case take hammer hit face.. or nearest person to you. If you were suckered into this fork without the FULL knowledge you needed in your purchase *ie: has rebound, but wasn't told it was internal* smack the guys you bought it from. Otherwise, you'll be a happy camper

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Favorite Trail:   Urban

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Shop employee

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Jr. T, Rockshox SID XC Long travel, Psylo Race, Manitou Black, SX Ti

Bike Setup:   Specialized P1, Full X.9 system (X.9 rear der, X.9 shifters), Deore ft. der. Marzocchi DJII fork. Mavic Deemax wheels, 26x2.5" Maxxis Hook Worm tires. FSA FR handlebar. Truvativ Hussefelt Cranks (22,32,BG). SRAM PC69 chain

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james a Weekend Warrior from oc, ca

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2004

Strengths:    good looking, stiff as no other, stong.

Weaknesses:    not very plush, bottoms out once and a while, weighs like a ton of elephants,average trail fork for the most part, prety good at rockgardens but not the best.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for jumping and hard hits baby! don't get it for downhill or freeriding. great fork for big gaps and what ever.

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Favorite Trail:   big bear

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   judy tt(sucks/bottoms when you go off a curb), exr comp, dj3, vanillas and floats.

Bike Setup:   03 bighit, 04 fox vanilla rc, upgraded brakes, oury grips, getting 04 jr.t

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by REEK a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore MD

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff. Basically a Z1 body, different guts

Weaknesses:    not plush, bad as a trail fork when just out of the box.

Bottom Line:   
This is a super stiff fork with the body of a Z1 but cheapo internals. I like the air preload. It definitely lends to its adjustablility. But the stock springs are firm to start so you never really need the air assist. This is a big difference from the past where Marzocchi's were notoriously undersprung.

I have Z3 5 inch QR20 fork from 2001 and a bunch of spare Zokes parts lying around from years of tinkering with Marzocchis. I decided to put a second SSV pump in place of a dummy rod it had in it. The results were identical to what the problem is with my new DJII.

The DJII is great with low speed impacts but if you land a jump or at high speeds, the compression damping is WAY too much. You end up with what feels like a rigid fork, even with 5wt oil and the SSV's turned all the way down on both sides. So learning from the Z3 experience, I popped the circlip on the left leg SSV pump and removed the damping core to make it a dummy rod. Adjusted the right leg damping, put in 7 wt golden spectro. Now it's a trail fork. Better high speed response. Not sure why turning both sides all the way down didn't do the trick.

I also removed a spring from the right leg and ran one coil and one air leg. Better adjustability and more plush.

With a little work, this can be a great fork. And you save a bundle versus buying a Z1. Of course you miss out on some of the other options of the Z1 but I've always just needed a rebound damper in my forks. No need for ECC, ETA, EIEIO....

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Favorite Trail:   Clementine loop in CA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $169.00

Purchased At:   Cambria bike

Similar Products Used:   Z1, Z2, Z3 QR20, Shiver SC, Bombshell wicked wendy, Psylo XC

Bike Setup:   Giant AC1, XT/Race Face

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny a Downhiller from Cincinnati, Ohio

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2004

Strengths:    Now broken in, my dirt jumper feels like butter. I weigh 150 and dont ride any air in the legs.. I also dont have a fork pump. I have yet to see the fork bottom out. This is plenty of fork for any of you small time hucksters.

Weaknesses:    Marzocchi thought it would be cool to have Dirt Jumper II on one side.. the sticker looks cool, but I think it would be even more hardcore if they put it on both sides. And does anyone know if I can get those white "Bomber" sticker like off of the Z1s? If so let me know.

Bottom Line:   
This fork rocks for the price I paid for it. The air adjustable preload/damping whatever is pretty nifty. If you want to you can lock it out. Its a pretty smooth ride once you break it in and seems to like a little abuse. It's a naughty little fork. Five Flamin Chilis.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Atomicbikes in California

Similar Products Used:   My old Judy TT is like a pair of 2s next to my DJII.

Bike Setup:   '01 Diamondback Team Issue.. '03 Dirt Jumper II.. Azonic Outlaw Wheelset.. Deore Hydraulic Discs.. Azonic Aggro Stem.. XT Derailleurs.. Deore Shifters.. Deore Crank.. Sweet Ride

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Gabriel a Weekend Warrior from montreal,Qc

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2004

Strengths:    absoltely sexy look, myne is setup for my weight, 175 pounds with 30 PSI and the stock springs, bunynhoppin' off a sidewalk, gets onyl 2 " out of travel, everythnig is great about this fork!

Weaknesses:    i dont understand why people diss up on this fork being weak, its strong as hell! sure it has flex front and backworads but no sideways flex at all! wut? do u really except every other fork to have no flex? every fork should have flex, with no flex, the fork would break, and it really aint that heavy, if u think it is then its time for u to go ryde outside and go to thegym and pump iron, if i can bunyjop my 40 pound hardtail 3 feet high how high cna u bunyhop yur 45 pound DH bike?

Bottom Line:   
buy this fork, if u ryde urban/DJ/ freeride, u will never regret this purchase, if u use it properly, this

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Favorite Trail:   mount-royal!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $460.00

Purchased At:   martin swiss crap cycles

Similar Products Used:   foxfloat,sherman breakout, DJ1( similar but not worth the extra$$ for the roebound knob)

Bike Setup:   .243, doubletrack wheels, hussefelt crank, 6"hayes hyrolik, DJ2!!!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tire snag a Weekend Warrior from nyc

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, stiff, durable, i did not bottom it at all. thru axle makes fork super stiff.

Weaknesses:    adustubility is sub-par. low sensitivity. fork seams to sleep when riding trough rocks and root gardens. not a big deal though cause its not that bad. its a dirt jumpin fork anyway.

Bottom Line:   
i have abused this fork for a full year-doing drops 6 ft+, dirt jumping, free riding and street riding- and i have not had any problems with the dj2. the adjustability is sub-par but does not affect the peformance of the fork. i never had to service the fork, nothing broke, the qr20 bolts did not strip-dont over tighten and they wont strip i guess... good all round fork. i would recomend this fork to any one who rides street or dirt jumps. dont buy if you gonna freeride or down hill. get z's or for freeriding. they have better adjustment and have good sensitivity.

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Favorite Trail:   all of nyc

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with my specialized bighit comp 03

Similar Products Used:   03 z1, 03 super t, 03 boxxer.

Bike Setup:   03 bighit comp. stock except pedals, and seat.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin a Downhiller from Vic,B.C,Canada

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2004

Strengths:    The stanctions,pretty plush with right psi,seemingly bottomproof,smooth urban/dj/fr fork

Weaknesses:    On a FS,the fork doesent seem to start pressing down so easily,and when you drop anything it hammers your wrists a lil before it starts to move down for some reason

Bottom Line:   
Nice fork,what can I say,ive had no real issues with it yet,allthough the part where it feels rigid for a second before compressing on my guzzler is sort of awkward/wierd

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Favorite Trail:   hartland,mt. work

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   DJ 3,RS Boxxer,Judy TT,Exr;race;pro;comp,and (who hasnt) rigid

Bike Setup:   03 DeVinci guzzler w. fox vanilla r and 03 dj 2s w. hayes hfx 8 dh;8",and weirwolf 2.5";26" tires

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2004

Strengths:    Strong castings, thick stanchion tubing, wicked crown. When maintained, performs well

Weaknesses:    Not entirely plush travel.

Bottom Line:   
It is a great fork, it does what it was designed for, however it's no where near a Fox Vanilla. It was my first all mountain fork, it looked sweet and had a few features that i knew i need, and none i didn't.

If you want a Marzocchi fork for jumping or racing...then this i good, but if u want more, u'll need to invest a little more!

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Favorite Trail:   Eildon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Brunswick Street Cycles

Similar Products Used:   No other DJ/All Mountain forks

Bike Setup:   DaBomb XLR8, DJII's, SRAM Drivetrain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan a Weekend Warrior from Penetang, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2004

Strengths:    Plush, Seems Bottomless, Stiff

Compared to Dj3...

better paint
more adjustability

Weaknesses:    none so far... maybe weight...

Bottom Line:   
This fork came stock on my 03 Jamis Eureka that I bought a few weeks ago. For the price paid (1100.00 CAN) I was amazed to get a DirtJumper2.

Very impressive fork!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Wal-Mart suspension

Bike Setup:   Jamis Eureka 03

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tyler a Downhiller from reno

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2004

Strengths:    very strong and durable

Weaknesses:    the screws and caps on the bottom of the fork that holds the hub on snapped and Marzocchi had no problem replacing them. do not tighten these bolts past like 6 newtons (which is nothin at all, just a turn of the wrist)

Bottom Line:   
good, fork, i'll write another review once i have broken it in a little more, but other wise, just watch how much u tighten the screws!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   seirra cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   bombers

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi dirtjumper II on a bighit comp.

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2004 Dirt Jumper II

Take this from someone that doesn't know anything about the internals to this fork... I bought a 2004 Dirt Jumper II fork a little while ago. After putting it on my bike, I realized that the guy must have put the hard spring in since it was hard as ****, even after letting out all the air in both ... Read More »

Marz Dirt Jumper II Internal Rebound Adjustment

Does anybody know what size hex tool I need to adjust the internal rebound on the Dirt Jumper II? I tried a 12mm, the size required for my Drop Off IV's, but it doesn't seem to work. Thanks!Read More »

03 marzocchi dirt jumper II question

ive been running the stock 03 dirt jumper II on my bighit. The fork doesnt quite feel as plush, and ut doesnt feel like it has as much travel, as other forks that have 130 mm travel. I was looking on the marzocchi website and i noticed, that the you can buy a thing to change your travel to either 11 ... Read More »

2004 Dirt Jumper II HELP!!

Hello. I have a Dirt Jumper II ' 04 6" travel. I need to increase the rebound hydraulic damping, but i don't have and i don't know the size of the hexagon rod. The rebound adjuster is located inside the stanchion tube. The rod is supposed to be long, so maybe somebody knows where I can get this ... Read More »

Dirt Jumper II axle removal

Ok, I opened up the releases on my DJII and my axle seems to be held in by some invisible force. It will rotate but will not come out. its the 20mm axle version. any help? thanks. I'm also looking for a 20mm front wheel and since I'm a jobless 16 y/o, cheap is goodRead More »

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