Marzocchi Junior T 2003 Front Shocks

4.39/5 (75 Reviews)
MSRP : $615.00


Product Description

- 170mm Travel
- Open Bath SSVF Valving
- Dual Coil Springs
- NEW! 1-Piece Mg MonoLite Sliders
- External Preload & Internal Rebound Control
- 32mm Aluminum Stanchions
- NEW! QR20PRO Drop-outs
- Handlebar clamp & reduction shim
- 150mm travel [upgrade option]
- Integrated Fender [option]


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cam Reynolds a Downhiller from Milford, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2008

Strengths:    Super plush, I've dropped these things off a 12 footer and didn't come close to bottoming them out. One word describes these forks best: indestructable

Weaknesses:    hard to adjust

Bottom Line:   
A great fork that can handle anything, even after taking years of abuse. I'd definitly recommend this fork to anyone looking to get into downhilling or freeride.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   03 Norco VPS Launch, completely stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fraz allen a Weekend Warrior from quesnel B.C. canada

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2007

Strengths:    super smooth

Weaknesses:    a littel heavy and hard to ajust

Bottom Line:   
this fork is the best i luv it i weigh 100 lbs and it just sokes up every thing i havent had 2 do any mantnec or ajust any thing but i have tride

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Favorite Trail:   a line and emersons

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   the bargen hunter

Bike Setup:   2003 kona stinkey primo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Housman a Downhiller from Oswestry,Shropshire,UK

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2007

Strengths:    super smooth,ajustable perload and rebound(the newer jr t's don't have rebound ajust)7" travle,cheap on ebay,great for downhill AND freeride,cool gold stantions!

Weaknesses:    the lower crown doesen't move,but thats ok cause they fit most bikes anyway.

Bottom Line:   
this fork is awsome,for both dh and freeride,it's super smooth,doesen't bottom out(the largest drop i've done was 7.5 ft to flat and the were fine!) all in all,one of the best forks you can buy for the money!!!

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Favorite Trail:   moelfre 4x & downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   ebay uk

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi 06 dj 3,04 dj 3,rockshox judy 4(they bend when you brake!)lots of cheep forks.

Bike Setup:   03 big hit comp,manitou 6 way,03 jr t,hfx 9,sram x9,too much to list

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dor bloch a Downhiller from vermont

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2006

Strengths:    strong, good for down hill reliabel

Weaknesses:    doesnt suck big hits very well,sucks ok,but still good.

Bottom Line:   
buyyyyy ittttttttttttt strongggg relibelllllllll, iven if dosent soke very well big jumps... it wel never brake! and it works amazing on downhill! but if you jump off 40 feet clifs dont buy it... under that youl be happy with it:-)

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Favorite Trail:   j-bar double dimond

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   litelton bike shop

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi super t,junior t 2004,mrzochi shiver,manitou stance,marzochi 888,marzochi dirt jumper 3,rock shocks boxxer,marzocchi monster t,marzochi drop off triple,manitou sherman,fox vanila.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john dazer a Downhiller from cali

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2006

Strengths:    strong

Weaknesses:    fgh

Bottom Line:   
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Favorite Trail:   sycamore

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $515.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   hdfh

Bike Setup:   fh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Angus Gates a Downhiller from Cambridge, VT

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2006

Strengths:    Smooth, easy to adjust, durable, low maintenance.

Weaknesses:    QR20 flip lock design is junk, tire clearance issues

Bottom Line:   
great fork, even better with some small mods. had some issues getting brake caliper to align with the disc, but thin spacers took care of that.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Boxxer Ride/Race

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky Primo, Marzocchi Jr.T, Marzocchi ROCO

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anth a Downhiller from maple ridge, british columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2006

Strengths:    light durable but when you but its hard to do sharp turns. and for me when i go off the 3 level drop it works great

Weaknesses:    when you turn it wont turn sharp and hard to use the dials

Bottom Line:   
good good product one of the best there is

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Favorite Trail:   north shore

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   caps

Similar Products Used:   monster Ts

Bike Setup:   vps a-line

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ashton a Weekend Warrior from Victoria

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2005

Strengths:    super plush, tight 7" of travel, tough, reliable.

Weaknesses:    none found yet.

Bottom Line:   
I just bought my bike today, so i cant say alot but it sure feels cool and its a hell of a tough fork. NO problems yet.

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Favorite Trail:   north ridge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   Drop off triple, hanebrink dh,monster t, 66r, 888

Bike Setup:   2001 norco shore, 2003 junior ts, deore shifters, other crazy nonsense

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nobody242424 a Downhiller from santa barbara, ca

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005

Weaknesses:    cant think of one besides i dont really like the gold stanctions and polished crowns.

Bottom Line:   
i love this fork. works really really well. got it uber cheap and it takes all the stuff i can dish out and begs for more. have had no probs ever. not to soft and not stiff. i use on the rockiest downhills, to doing all day dirt jump sessions on it. dosent even flinch on 20 foot drops. love, love, love this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   haro x1, mrp guide, juicy 5, other cool stuffs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nobody242424 a Downhiller from santa barbara, ca

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005

Weaknesses:    cant think of one besides i dont really like the gold stanctions and polished crowns.

Bottom Line:   
i love this fork. works really really well. got it uber cheap and it takes all the stuff i can dish out and begs for more. have had no probs ever. not to soft and not stiff. i use on the rockiest downhills, to doing all day dirt jump sessions on it. dosent even flinch on 20 foot drops. love, love, love this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   haro x1, mrp guide, juicy 5, other cool stuffs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Downhiller from Winter Park, Florida, USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2005

Strengths:    rides awesome, stiff enough for freeride, but can be adjusted to be plush enough for DH. Some people are complaining about the oil weight, but I've had no problems.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
But it. The fork rocks guys! I freeride, downhill, urban, dirt jumping, and even the big hits and this fork handles them all like a champ.

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Favorite Trail:   anything dangerous enough to do something stupid on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ridemonkey.com

Similar Products Used:   the sucka** 2002 Jr T, 2004 Super T


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from Westchester

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2005

Strengths:    Hasn't broken, they're available at a pretty low price

Weaknesses:    lack of adjustability (especially rebound)

Bottom Line:   
This thing is like two pogo sticks bolted to the front of your bike. I don't believe there is an internal rebound adjustment, and I would like to be able to get the thing dialed in without taking it apart. I weigh about 185 lbs. The fork feels OK with the pre-load cranked up all of the way, but that shouldn't be necessary all of the time. This fork is definitely the worst piece on an otherwise pretty nice bike. I hope to replace it soon. I may try messing with heavier oil and springs first, but I don't really expect this to keep me from having to buy a new fork.
I can't recommend this fork to anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Bicycles Unlimited

Similar Products Used:   nothing similar

Bike Setup:   specialized big hit comp - stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dimitri hon from london

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2005

Strengths:    Extremely consistant fork, superbly maintenance free, rivals the top pro forks, re-assuring weight,travel and not too heavy at all. the best build quality ive seen.

Weaknesses:    comes with not enough oil, the stock stuff may be a little too thin for some. springs may be too soft for anyone over 11 stone. none of these are real problems though and can be easily rectified.

Bottom Line:   
These are by far the best downhill/free-ride forks at the price and they beat many of the newer, higher priced models from other brands and more recent marzocchis, including the new junior t themselves.
the 2003s were marzocchis hay-day and they havnt been able to improve on them yet, incredible stiffness (even with the QR version), amazing damping on all terrain, seriously, i cant find any flaws with these.
They arrived with just under the right ammount of oil in them which doesnt cause any serious problems, i still havnt changed or added any oil and ive had them for nearly two years, thats how much of a small issue it is.
Theres also room for upgrading the internals to "super t" specs.
To be compleatly honest, i dont see why some pros dont use these in big events, they are more than capable and it seems strange how boxxers ended up being the standard for racing, boxxers are NOT as plush and ive bottomed out boxxers very easily in the past. the juniors however- not once have they bottomed in the two years of ownership. This kind of infinate plushness and progression have have only been felt (on this scale) with manitou's dorado fork.

Its a shame they dont make these anymore.

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Favorite Trail:   urban freeride stuff

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   mail order

Similar Products Used:   the entire boxxer range, monster ts, shivers, fox forx 40s, dorados, everything really...

Bike Setup:   kona stinky '03, almost as stock but with EA70s and three piece cranks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from Monument, Colorado usa

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2005

Strengths:    -somewhat light
-strong and durable, thats marzocchi for ya
-nice and smooth stroke throughout the travel


Weaknesses:    a little to soft with stock oil, have to have the preload as stiff as it will go to not bottom out on a twelve foot drop with good transition.(i weigh 135lbs)change the oil and it will work flawlessly.just a minor complaint, nothing that hurts it performance wise, but the lower crown is cryofitted in so you can't adjust that.

Bottom Line:   
Same old Marrzocchi quality and durability. With the 170 mm of nice, smooth travel this thing makes big drops on my hard tail alot more forgiving. As I said it is a little to soft but with the preload as high as it will go I did a 30 foot gap with a 12 foot drop without bottoming out. It had a nice transition, but when the going gets rough it might bottom out on the big stuff. I havent been able to go trail riding with it yet, but I think it will be a big change from my old Z.1. I have a northshore track in my backyard, and it is awesome for the drops, but I miss not being able to turn as tight as you can with a single crown. Great Fork and for $350 brand new you can't beat that!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   tested a 888, and Shiver. owned marzocchi 2001 Z.1, 04 EXR pro, and MX pro

Bike Setup:   Haro escape 8.2 2004(beefy hardtail can take anything) with truvativ 36 tooth chainring and truvativ boxguide chainguide, marzocchi 03 junior T, mavic rims and thru axel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Degaust a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2005

Strengths:    Very durable, unlike anything Rock Shox related

Weaknesses:    Needs new oil, right off the shelf.

Bottom Line:   
this is a great fork for anyone, doesn't matter if you are just getting into the sport, or if you are a seasoned pro. This fork can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.

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Favorite Trail:   Canada Olympic Park Calgary

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox boxxer team (crap)

Bike Setup:   Giant DH team stock

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