Similar Products Used: 888s, bomber but they aren't as good
Bike Setup: orange frame
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
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.
Similar Products Used: kona stinky w/marzocchi jr T
Bike Setup: specialized big hit w/monster T
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
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!
Bike Setup: 2003 Banshee Scream(15in), dual 24's, Pushed fox rc
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
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.
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
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
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.
Similar Products Used: shiver, super t, other years of monster t, manitou x vert
Bike Setup: mostly stock 04 big hit comp
from uk , wigan
Date Reviewed: February 22, 2005
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
a Weekend Warrior
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!
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.
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.
Hello, all. I'm trying to find an axle for my '01 Monster T, and have exhausted almost all of my options. It now seems as if my last chance to get this fork working will be to have the axle machined. I'm looking for someone who has either a) done this or know someone who has done this before, b)h ... Read More »
I purchased an old Super 8 with a 2004 Monster T on it. There is zero dampening in the fork. I haven't had the chance to tear it down yet, but am searching out replacement parts...just in case.
I have only come across one or two places that have old Zocchi parts, and most seem not to have the 40 ... Read More »
Hi all. I inherited a 2002 Marzocchi Monster T fork with one of my bike purchases. The manual is still online for this fork, but it isn't a model of clarity and doesn't clearly state what adjusters the fork should have. Can anyone help me with this: There are two adjusters on the right fork leg ... Read More »
I just picked up a Monster T as part of a used "budget bike". I'm wondering if anybody has parts lying around that I could have/buy to fix it up.
To make this not totally spam, the problem is that the upper part of the stanchion tube is cracked, as if somebody tightened the top cap too hard. It ... Read More »
So I currently run a very old Monster T ('99) up front, and I was wondering if it would be an upgrade to go to an '03-'05 boxxer. Obviously it's a newer fork but I'm mainly wondering if it's got a faster rebound or if it's just generally smoother.Read More »