Marzocchi Monster T 2003 Front Shocks

4.55/5 (49 Reviews)
MSRP : $1249.00


Product Description

- 200mm Travel
- NEW! Moto Cartridge
- Dual Coil Springs
- Forged CNC Machined “M” Arch
- External Rebound & Compression Damping Control
- External Compression “Bottom-Out” Control
- 40mm Aluminum Stanchions
- 20mm Dedicated Axle
- Handlebar clamp & reduction shim
- DH [8”] Post Mount Standard Disk Brake Mount


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Downhiller from Stonehaven, Scotland

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, never bottoms out, can thrash it about easy, cheapish,the best

Weaknesses:    kind of heavy but who cares

Bottom Line:   
the best you can get. i buy all my stuff from ebay.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort william

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   888s, bomber but they aren't as good

Bike Setup:   orange frame

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eder Giovani Savio a Weekend Warrior from Florianópomis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, stiff, long travel.
Made in Italy.
Really pretty.
Soft and sexy like a pus*$*#*.


Weaknesses:    :) Sorry, ask to Boxxer's and 888's owners.

Bottom Line:   
I made a old review (see dow), but it was a mistake because the fork had hard coils. Now I bought a brand new Monster 2003 and it has the original coils, than it is really soft like 2001 and 2002 monsters.

It is heavy, but I'm to...

The best fork ever.

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Favorite Trail:   Boqueirão da Serra

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Another 2003 Monster, 2001 monster, 2002 monster, Super T, Junior T, Z1.

Bike Setup:   UMF Freddy, Fox DHX 3.0, Truvativ, XTR.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt from Conway, NH, USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2007

Strengths:    It can flat out plow over anything in your path.

Weaknesses:    Way to heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Nice fork. I wouldnt ever buy one. Its to heavy and wide to avoid things.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Wheel power

Similar Products Used:   888

Bike Setup:   RM7 FR, monster.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin Jones a Weekend Warrior from Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2006

Strengths:    Massive, Squishy, Scares away dogs, and can go over small volkswagons.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, but who cares, its my bike.

Bottom Line:   
These things are freaking huge. With a 2.7 tire on it, theres still enough clearance to pretty much fit another tire on each side, it could probably take a 3.7 tire if it really wanted to. Its a little bit heavy, but who cares, you get used to the weight anyways. Overall, this fork KILLS. BUY IT NOW.

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Favorite Trail:   Two shieks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   My friend Bobby.

Similar Products Used:   Showa suspension?

Bike Setup:   2003 Norco A-line, 321 on the back, Alexrim on the front, monsters, Fox RC, Minions, Hayes 9s, ODIS, Raceface cranks, Formula hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by erick a Downhiller from Oly Town

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2006

Strengths:    This is a follow-up post from 6-10-2004. This fork has seen it all, from the flow park @ South SeaTac to massive stump drops in Duvall to endless runs @ Whistler and beyond!! Still on its original seals and wipers too! Did have the oil changed and the fluid level professionally adjusted a few months into ownership and this fork has been rock-solid reliable and SAVED my bacon more times than I can remember. Burly, heavy, and worth every penny and ounce of extra sweat needed to haul it up to the top of the trail because you can literally bomb down with speed and cofidence. Oh yeah, it handles the manly drops with ease, makes you a more confident rider!!

Weaknesses:    2 years into ownership, I can honestly say with full conifence...NONE!!

Bottom Line:   
Get 1.

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Favorite Trail:   Down

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Peak Adventure Sports

Bike Setup:   02 SC Super 8 with the full ridiculous heavy weight pacakge. 55 pounds of pure aluminum rocket sled!!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chad a Weekend Warrior from Langley

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, looks good, dont bottom our too much, smooth

Weaknesses:    too slow/fast, no good setup, VERY heavy

Bottom Line:   
pretty good fork, i would perfer them to be a little more adjustable...good for jumpin and DH AND FR but not the best, i like boxxer better

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Favorite Trail:   all over

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   boxxer race, drop off tripple, sherman slider

Bike Setup:   04 norco shore

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kris from calgary alberta canada

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2006

Strengths:    This fork is bomb proof it will take anything you trow at it and is amazing

Weaknesses:    heavy but not bad

Bottom Line:   
This fork is amazing better then any super t i have riden just skip the super t and go straight to the monsters the weight aint bad and you can huck it off anything

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   private seller

Similar Products Used:   03 boxxer 04 super t

Bike Setup:   03sgs pro with monsters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by alex a Downhiller from franklin lakes, NJ

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2006

Strengths:    very plush once its broken in
i have never bottomed out on this and i have landed some pretty nasty things
a couple times i should have gone right over the front of the bike but this thing took it all in and i barely felt it


Weaknesses:    heavy heavy
very bulky but it looks impressive


Bottom Line:   
awesome fork although it makes the bike feel very off balanced. when you go off a drop you have to pull back hard on the front or go off with a lot of speed otherwise it just drags the bike strait down and puts you in a very uncomfortable position were you just have to hope that you dont faceplant.

a little pricey but i think it was worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky w/marzocchi jr T

Bike Setup:   specialized big hit w/monster T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Downhiller from Newtown, Ct

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2005

Strengths:    Totally bomproof. This fork can, and will take anything. I love how plush the fork is, and how tall the fork is (I ride motorcycles, so I like my fork tall). Oh yeah, and it really isn't that heavy. I can't wait to take it to Diablo, and Plattekill.

Weaknesses:    Hmmm, let me think. NONE

Bottom Line:   
unbeliavable fork. I love everything about it. Much, much better than the 888. The monster is stiffer, and much stronger. Dont even think of buying a boxxer, just go straight for a monster. you can find killer deals on used ones at www.pinkbike.com. no stop reading this, and go ride!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   private seller

Similar Products Used:   Monster T2, Dorado, 888

Bike Setup:   2003 Banshee Scream(15in), dual 24's, Pushed fox rc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wes Clark a Downhiller from Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2005

Strengths:    Absolutly bomb proof, looks beefy, graphics are cool, no flex, stachions are 40mm thick!!!!

Weaknesses:    Needs a heavier spring then stock, but other then that it's all good

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line with this fork is that it is a great biggener fork due to so weight issues, so it's not as manouverable or as good for racing as say 888r's or a super t but if you can get use to the weight and use ways to manouver the weight then i would suggest this fork because of the bomb proof capability and that it can prevent you from making a mistake on a drop, plus they look bad ass and will make any bike look like a chopper.

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Favorite Trail:   Platnium @ the Woodlot

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   off some guy

Similar Products Used:   never had any that were bomb proof, this is my first dual crown fork

Bike Setup:   2001 RM6, 2003 Monster T2, and all the rest of the stuff that goes with it

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jo e a Weekend Warrior from alabama, bc, india

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2005

Strengths:    beefy
butttery plush
sucks up everything w/ the monster 8" of travel
bumps, drops, rocks w/e it can take the abuse
tire clearance is ridiculous big! makes my 2.35 tire look like road bike tire
the adjustment on fork


Weaknesses:    nothing at all so far
the weight for me really isnt a issue
doesnt feel close to 13 lb when riding


Bottom Line:   
i first worried about the fork being too heavy for riding now having the fork on my bike and hitting some trails, i cant feel the heavyness. its sooooooooooo(yes that many o's) plush and works real swell w/ my manitou rear shock. cant feel the landing of drops, thats how plush it is. it is also my first dc fork and i love it. probably the best upgrade possible from a DJ 2.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $364.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike ad...its 450 cdn

Similar Products Used:   shiver, super t, other years of monster t, manitou x vert

Bike Setup:   mostly stock 04 big hit comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave martin a Racer from uk , wigan

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2005

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    non

Bottom Line:   
this are the best forks iv felt i have dun 15futers and thay have taken it all up with out a problem and i have bin racing with them downhill and they were ace so the bottom line is if u wont a new set of forks get sum a bit hevy when u ferst get them but u get ust

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   shop

Similar Products Used:   j t's, boxxers

Bike Setup:   muddy fox freeride drift

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james a Weekend Warrior from Newcastle

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2004

Strengths:    loads of smooth plush travel. i used to have junoir T's and i thought they were good, Monsters soak up all the big rocks and arkward landings, they are too good.

Weaknesses:    None
well at first they were slightly heavy, but im used to it now, When riding they are NOT heavy, handle jumps fine, i can manual fine with em too!


Bottom Line:   
loads of smooth plush travel. i used to have junoir T's and i thought they were good, Monsters soak up all the big rocks and arkward landings, they are too good. !! i landed arkwrd on rocks and it absorbed them alot, rode out smoothly! they are excellent forks to use- perfect for DH, Drops hucking, when used to them they are good for jumps too, they dont pull my front end down at all (surprising) the bike is nice and level in the air!
if u can get hold of some do so, they are brilliant. look cool too.

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Favorite Trail:   so far.. hamsterley forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with my bike!

Similar Products Used:   Monter T 170, Junoir T, Drop- off 150.

Bike Setup:   Stab Primo, Monster T, raceface, Atomlab,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch Thornton a Downhiller from Calgary

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2004

Strengths:    Everything.
Bullit proof fork at a great price. Weight isnt an issue once you get use to it.


Weaknesses:    Nodda

Bottom Line:   
But this fork, you wont regret it what so ever.

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Favorite Trail:   Showcase

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Bow

Similar Products Used:   03 Jr.T

Bike Setup:   02 Big hit with 03 Monster T's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric a Downhiller from albuquerque

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
this is an update to my previous entry.
this fork is wonderful. i have taken a 4ft. drop to flat asphalt and it honestly didn't feel like much more than a foot drop. unfortunately i stripped out the little air bleed screws on the top caps. YOU CANT PUT MUCH TORQUE ON THEM. so i am waiting for new ones.
also suggestion bleed the air out of both legs before every hard ride. it really makes a difference. sounds like opening a soda bottle when you loosen the screw.
weight has not been an issue. if anything it helps you downhill. more inertia. anyways great deal on pricepoint.con go there i think they have some left.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $679.00

Purchased At:   price point.com


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