Marzocchi EXR 2003 Front Shocks

3.9/5 (124 Reviews)
MSRP : $215.00


Product Description

- 100mm Travel
- Open Bath SSV Valving
- Lo-pressure Air or Coil Springs
- 1-Piece Mg MonoLite Sliders
- External Preload Control
- 80mm travel [upgrade option]
- 30mm Aluminum Stanchions


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Vollick a Weekend Warrior from London, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2009

Strengths:    its a great fork for everything. It was built more so for cross country but it has toughed out street, trail, dirt jump and drops. The fork is all around great, never bottomed it out, easy to adjust air pressure, looks good and it only weighs 5lbs which is a great weight considering it will take anything you throw at it.

Weaknesses:    none..

Bottom Line:   
This fork performs excellent in all biking fields. It is a great fork for anything and good for beginners and experienced riders. The weight is perfect for it, only 5 lbs, but i have been worried at times as to whether or not the fork will be able to stand up. but its taken everything, great purchase!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   online from Pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   DJ3, Edge (stock)

Bike Setup:   KHS DJ-50 w/S-types and 2009 DJ2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Haven a Weekend Warrior from Denver

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth, great ride. I'm into everything mountin bike. i've taken this thing on a Kona on magor dirt jumps, urban riding, all mountain, and downhill. it's seen it all, and it's still kickin'. I really love this shock. I haven't had a problem. it was so perfect, i haven't touched since i got it. I'll admit I came from a Rockshox Dart-one, but I still get compliments on the trail.

Weaknesses:    It seems pretty light. I'm concerned about it's strength=gth, but I'm pretty paranoid.

Bottom Line:   
This is pretty exceptional. i bought the bike for a wicked $300, so I'm not sure about price, but this is better then anything I've ever owned. I have had virtually no trouble with it over vast terrain, so if you're looking for an "all-planet" shock, this is it.

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Favorite Trail:   Beartooth Trail, Wyoming USA

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Came with bike, Loca

Similar Products Used:   Nothing meets it.

Bike Setup:   Basic Shimano Deore gear, with hayes Hydro. Discs. Kona Caldera frame.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JC a Weekend Warrior from Sydney

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2009

Strengths:    Really plush and minimal lateral flex. Air pressure and oil damping are a real plus.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, made in Taiwan

Bottom Line:   
Mine is a late model of the two chamber type (EXR comp). It has one side air and the other side oil / coil spring.

Ignore skullcrusher's comments. He does not know how to adjust his forks. With the correct adjustments these are great.

When I bought it the air pressure was low and no adjustments had been made to the damping / coil preload. After looking through the manual and making the correct adjustments for my weight the shock is nice.

It does feel stiff when riding on the road or on light trails. But hit it with anything larger than your fist and you start to feel the damping. And it feels really good on landings - like the front wheel is hitting a pillow.

It does not make silly puffy noises that you might expect from other shocks, so sometimes it's difficult to realise that it is working at all.

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Favorite Trail:   Convict Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Zokes, Judy

Bike Setup:   Commuter / touring setup

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by haha326 a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz, CA

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2008

Strengths:    i put steps on the lowers and turned the fork upside down...it works great as a pogo stick. if you get this on a p2, trash the bike cuz it totally sucks and just use the fork...its worth at least twice as much as the whole bike itself!!

i get a lot of "damn, its an EXR comp!!! ive wanted one for years! can i hav ur autograph??" and hot women chase after me waving their phone #s. i showed it off at work once and the next day i got a promotion and a raise.


Weaknesses:    people try to steal my new pogo stick when they see me freestylin' down the street. also when this was mounted on my ugly worthless p2, the forest rangers were after me a lot...the fork was so good i would ride straight down the hill without a trail and obliterate all trees and wildlife in my way and fly off 30ft drops and not even notice. i was slapped with a cease and desist order, reason "fork is too hardcore" and i also got a $10 fine. oddly enough fines from forest destruction are covered under the warranty...i guess marzocchi knew how awesome the fork would be!!!

Bottom Line:   
this fork is worthless. buy it as a joke only, or put it on your kid's tricycle. it may make a good doorstop too.

if you put this on your bike, it will jackhammer you even if you roll over a hair. i swear it amplifies shocks, not absorbs them. going down a smooth trail with no obstacles its fine, but once you hit a few small bumps or roots, it feels like a size 10 earthquake.

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Favorite Trail:   skullcrusher

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came off stock 04 p2

Similar Products Used:   my 10 year old friend back in my neighborhood in MN had a kewl pogostick, but it just doesn't compare.

Bike Setup:   stock '04 p2, Marzocchi EXR Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stalker a Cross Country Rider from Kuala Lumpur

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2008

Strengths:    Maintenance free, no need to check whether it needed oil air etc etc

Weaknesses:    for the price, i have no complains at all

Bottom Line:   
Please dont say i dont know whether this is an MX comp but yup my EXR Pro is elastomer + coil springs as it is OEM version produced for OEM bike setup. The way bike company cut cost but the suspension is good in terms of ride feel and the performance doesn't match the price at all. For a fork at this price, it surpasses my expectation and perform very well. I wish i had the oil ones but it is OK, i never have to check anything at all and have more time to think about other things hehe

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Favorite Trail:   My backyard

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $153.00

Purchased At:   My local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   RST, SYNC, Marzocchi MX Comp

Bike Setup:   SRAM x9 complete set, Truvativ Fire X crank set, MArzocchi EXR Pro, Mavic Crossride, Avid BB7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam from UK

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, smooth, can take anything i throw at it. pretty much maintenance free. feels great to jump on

Weaknesses:    lack of adjustment, i could do with it being stiffer as im a heavy rider

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for anything involoving a mountain bike, soesnt cost the world and wont let you down

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi comp, RST gila and Aerosa (NEVER EVER BUY RST)

Bike Setup:   Specialized p1, maxxis holy rollers, raceface northshore dh cranks, 2003 Marzocchi EXR Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Meagan a Cross Country Rider from Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2007

Strengths:    I've had this fork for 6 years, I've beat the crap out of it... and it keeps on tick'n! Just recently it started bottoming out, just needed to replace a leaky air valve. It's been through XC trails in Banff, Canmore, and now lives in Mammoth and So Cal... it's invincible! I'm also a downhiller -obviously I have a different setup for that, but - I haven't had any problems with the "clicking" noise that a couple reviewers mentioned.

Weaknesses:    None so far... not bad, after 6 years.

Bottom Line:   
Flawless performance... if you need 4 inches of travel... this is your fork!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Bomber 66ETA

Bike Setup:   O'l Kona Caldera... standard XT components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jack sheldon a Weekend Warrior from melbourne, vic, australia

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2007

Strengths:    it can hold pretty much any thing you put at it

Weaknesses:    nothing yet

Bottom Line:   
buy this fork its great

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   kona daug matic (dual suspension)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jase cartlidge a Downhiller from rochester victoria

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2007

Strengths:    great for anything even riding at our local skate park
these forks have with held me doing backflips and still all good....


Weaknesses:    none wat so ever

Bottom Line:   
great forks for any kind of riding

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   on your bike

Similar Products Used:   wouldnt try nothin else

Bike Setup:   giant stp2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Razvan Floroiu from Toronto Canada

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2007

Strengths:    AMAZING. I took it to 5 - 6 feet stair cases, to flat ground never bottomed. Looks, tehnology first of all its a Marzocchi Bomber. Really good to hop from one place to another lol.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good product if your not all out pro on street riding, like i sayd i only took it to 5 or 6 feet, i dont kno whatll hapen after that. And as long as you land on your back wheel (like your suppose to) itll suit you just fine. Also a good fork to learn on cause it can take abuse.

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Favorite Trail:   Urban

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike (Specialized P2 '03)

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Judy (Marzocchi is waay better)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Razvan Floroiu from Toronto Canada

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2007

Strengths:    AMAZING. I took it to 5 - 6 feet stair cases, to flat ground never bottomed. Looks, tehnology first of all its a Marzocchi Bomber. Really good to hop from one place to another lol.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good product if your not all out pro on street riding, like i sayd i only took it to 5 or 6 feet, i dont kno whatll hapen after that. And as long as you land on your back wheel (like your suppose to) itll suit you just fine. Also a good fork to learn on cause it can take abuse.

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Favorite Trail:   Urban

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike (Specialized P2 '03)

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Judy (Marzocchi is waay better)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin a Weekend Warrior from Shawinigan, QC, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2007

Strengths:    This fork is very, very very(did I say very?) stiff, tuff and reliable. I've used this for first as a cross-country fork on a cross-country bike (it's what it's intended for by the way you 15 foot droppers...) and It did the job very well. Then I discovered freeride... and this baby got a nasty beating since then lol until I changed bike to better fit my needs. Nonetheless It doesn't ask for more but it doesn't hate it either. By the way, I find this fork to be stiffer than my Marzo All Mountain 3...

Weaknesses:    Well, it's got 100mm (4") of travel, but remember it's a cross-country fork. It's only got preload adjustments, but they work well.

Bottom Line:   
For a cross-country fork, it can withstand severe (SEVERE) abuse. It's a very durable, stiff, smooth and durable (man i really got to stop saying that lol). I wouldn't even hesitate to use it for light Dirt Jumping and Urban assault so much it's tough.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Marzo All-Mountain 3, Marzo Drop-off 4, 888, 66, DirtJumper 1.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from raleigh, nc, usa

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2007

Strengths:    easy dampening with good travel length for xc and have never bottomed out.

Weaknesses:    the fork is heavy and seals are not really good and will need replacing

Bottom Line:   
good economy xc fork.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   all star bikes

Similar Products Used:   rock shox j1

Bike Setup:   2005 giant iguana with with deore xt, hayes mechanical disk brakes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from raleigh, nc, usa

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2007

Strengths:    easy dampening with good travel length for xc and have never bottomed out.

Weaknesses:    the fork is heavy and seals are not really good and will need replacing

Bottom Line:   
good economy xc fork.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   all star bikes

Similar Products Used:   rock shox j1

Bike Setup:   2005 giant iguana with with deore xt, hayes mechanical disk brakes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by X3rxx from Alaska

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2007

Strengths:    Rarrly bottom out, stiff but not too stiff.

Weaknesses:    recoil is pretty bruttal and once you get the tube scratched the seals are gone.

Bottom Line:   
these schocks are pretty good. they are one of the nicer ones for the price. if you are looking for a pair of shocks that can take a beating, these should do well...

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Favorite Trail:   dont have one

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   came on Bighit

Similar Products Used:   none first pair

Bike Setup:   big hit spec

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