Marzocchi Dirt Jumper III 2003 Front Shocks

4.32/5 (118 Reviews)
MSRP : $259.00


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
- 32mm Aluminum Stanchions
- 110mm travel [upgrade option]
- Integrated Fender [option]


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by davie.kona a Downhiller from Nottingham

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2010

Strengths:    very good better than the last set i had ( suntour's ) they take a beating from me i tell you that , and they come up trumps every time

Weaknesses:    none that im aware of at this time

Bottom Line:   
with my bike there pure class , and just take all i through at them ,an allround dam good fork !!!

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Favorite Trail:   free ride

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   My mate fell off his

Similar Products Used:   dirt jumper 2 , suntour,rockshox

Bike Setup:   DMR Rhythm , single speed crisis crank , Rear brake : Magura HS33 Hydraulic , Front brake : Hayes Mx2 Calliper with disk , Wheels :DMR DV 24'S , Tyers : MOTO Diggers 24" Headset : DMR , Handlebars : DMR Wingbar sat on a FSA : The Pig

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gypsey a Weekend Warrior from shrewsbery

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2009

Bottom Line:   
i have orderd the forks and im only a beggener and some times land on the front a bit hard will they stand up to this? and what shuld i do to them when i get them eg; do i need to change the oil what do i do with the air ? hope some one will reply this thanks

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Favorite Trail:   ?

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $190.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by specializedrider a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2008

Strengths:    very hard to bottom out

Weaknesses:    i cant think of any

Bottom Line:   
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Favorite Trail:   fernie

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   private with bike

Similar Products Used:   drop off 4s

Bike Setup:   specialized enduro with xt derailer fox float R rear shock shaimano dics brakes and axiom peddles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nicky a Downhiller from westmount

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

Strengths:    no matter how hard you try, you cant't break it.
very durable.
control the shock stiffness with air!
light weight!


Weaknesses:    none
its perfect


Bottom Line:   
its great to use, very durable, perfect for tricks, light weight, and its cheap!!!

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Favorite Trail:   bromont

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $298.00

Purchased At:   martin swiss

Bike Setup:   2006 hardrock sport, bomber 3 shocks, snaffu pedals, michelin tires, shimano gear shifter and derailer,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by oooozzzyyyy ooozzzwwwaaalllddd a Weekend Warrior from england

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2007

Strengths:    tough. lk gd beta than 07 ones

Weaknesses:    a tad heavy

Bottom Line:   
bloody amazing forks u wont get any beta 4 the price much betas than the new ones getem n lvem

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Favorite Trail:   jumps anyware. vert lips

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   m8

Similar Products Used:   dirt jam comp

Bike Setup:   dmr rhythm. dv rims, dj3 forks, drm moto tyres,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zach godsoe a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2007

Strengths:    its and awesome fork really durable and can take and kind of riding got lots a travel

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
theres forks rock i dirt jump alot is a good starter fork and a good advanced fork any rider can use theres it booost my confindence

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Favorite Trail:   cenntenneil park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   my friends house

Similar Products Used:   xct suntour

Bike Setup:   katmandu with dj3s on front

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Newquay, cornwall

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Strengths:    They are good all round. very little flex. they have good amount of travel and iv never bottomed them out. seals are invincible.

Weaknesses:    Not 20mm bolt thru :(

Bottom Line:   
Good strong fork, shame no 20mm bolt but who cares.

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Favorite Trail:   The Track - Portreath

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Got em Free

Similar Products Used:   2007 dirt jumper 1

Bike Setup:   Dmr trailstar halo sass king headset hope m4 brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Newquay, cornwall

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Strengths:    They are good all round. very little flex. they have good amount of travel and iv never bottomed them out. seals are invincible.

Weaknesses:    Not 20mm bolt thru :(

Bottom Line:   
Good strong fork, shame no 20mm bolt but who cares.

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Favorite Trail:   The Track - Portreath

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Got em Free

Similar Products Used:   2007 dirt jumper 1

Bike Setup:   Dmr trailstar halo sass king headset hope m4 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gosh Cambirdge a Weekend Warrior from British Columbia

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Strengths:    good for anything. these shops can take major jumps and drops. good for jumping and freeriding and also crosscountry.

Weaknesses:    no weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
I bought these dirt jumpers 3's because they are better than the newer ones. I took off my Z1 Sport forks that had came with my bike because it was to soft and too hard to set...also their are air leaks in the Z1 Sport suspension. I bought the DJ 3's and they are alot tougher. I have had no problems with these shocks so far.

very good suspension for bikes. these dirt jumper 3's are a must buy.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   marzo carbon

Bike Setup:   Norco Sasquatch - hussefelt mostly

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bj a Weekend Warrior from cranbrook bc canada

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2007

Strengths:    very smooth and soaks up any thing ive thrown at it good all around fork

Bottom Line:   
this is an amazing fork for the value and the range of different riding styles you can use it for

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Similar Products Used:   marizocchi mz 3

Bike Setup:   06 rocky moutain flow all stock accept fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Downhiller from Concord, CA

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2007

Strengths:    Great fork for going jumping around town. Super plush, but won't bottom out. Also sucks up small bumps.

Weaknesses:    I have a tioga dh 2.3 on it and it barely fits. Could be a bit wider for maybe a 2.5 or so.

Bottom Line:   
Great all around forks, especially for jumping. If you are making a jumping bike, this is a great, moderately priced fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Diablo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Swap Meet

Similar Products Used:   06 Rock Shox J3-Not for jumping.

Bike Setup:   06 Rockhopper fully customized- DJ3, Mavic 321, Hayes, sole, nine, race face evolve, tioga 2.3 dh, s&m one o one

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris desrochers a Weekend Warrior from Vermont

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2006

Strengths:    nice and plush so your arms won't get killed but still stiff enough to never bottom no matter what i throw at it.

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
this shock rocks. i took it off a 5 foot drop onto flat and only used 2.5" of the shock. Going down long flights of stairs is fun. love it for doin manuals, balances out my bike perfect. Perfect bang for your buck. Anyone could use this thing, it's great.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Chuck's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Drop Off II

Bike Setup:   iron horse warrior comp with 2.3" tioga DH front tire and 2.1" tioga DH rear tire 6" hayes MX-2 mech.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kyle a Weekend Warrior from Kincardine, ONT

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2006

Strengths:    Plush fork good for dj's

Weaknesses:    Crowns breaks easyliy

Bottom Line:   
Didnt much care for the fork broke it right away.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Home Hardware

Similar Products Used:   breakout,firefly

Bike Setup:   Sasquatch

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Terri. a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2006

Strengths:    Pretty Hardcore so far... '05 120mill QR20.... I like the fact that your front wheel is locked in and there's no way it's gonna fall out... no hard landings... soaks bumps up good

Weaknesses:    makes weird noises once in a while...*or it could be my hydraulic brakelines compressing* I have never been able to figure it out

Bottom Line:   
Beware of landing nose heavy. You have been warned... Went off a jump that gave about 3 feet of air... went dead sailor and totally landed nose heavy... made a weird noise. I think it almost bottomed out. I have taken it off larger jumps and it is fine. This fork even cuts it okay as an trail riding/xc/urban commuter fork. It worked well during some dual slalom runs and an easy downhill course. It handles drops and rocks well too. I have liked it a lot but am still looking to upgrade eventually to a rock shox pike... because my flow deserves way better that a dj3. Dj3's make good begginer forks...Just no nose heavy landings

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   River Valley Cycle

Similar Products Used:   The 3 inch version

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Flow 3.0

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Middleton a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2005

Strengths:    Stiff as, Excellent once set up, last forever

Weaknesses:    Heavy

Bottom Line:   
Excellent fork upgrade. Recommend heavier weight oil over standard as rebound is harsh and can buck if you are not a heavy bloke. Use my bike for everything Nz downhill courses local trails and jumps. Have beaten them on english downhill tracks (bringewood,fort william etc) never had any problems. Drops do not bother them (saved my nuts many a time)Now run only 8lb air and 10w oil and are sweet for my weight (76Kg). Ridden lots of other forks and none feel as secure (single crown) would like to change as they are old but only the fox 36 feel stiffer and are the price of a complete bike. They have seen far less servicing than the rear of my kona which has been through two shocks.
A good fork that lasts which it is what its all about.

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Favorite Trail:   12 mile

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   uk

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Black, Manitou Sherman, Rockshox duke,

Bike Setup:   Modified Kona kahuna (betd travel plates)xo derailleur, x9 shifters, deore hydraulics hope rotors, x lite stem/seatpost, truvativ cranks, sun rims, maxxi tyres

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2004 Marazochi Dirt Jumper III

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Dirt Jumper III adjustments

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Dirt Jam Pro == Dirt Jumper III?

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