Marzocchi Shiver SC 2003 Front Shocks

4.24/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $599.00


Product Description

- 120mm Travel
- Open Bath HSCV Cartridge
- ETA External Travel Adjuster
- Dual Coil Springs
- Forged CNC Machined “M” Crown
- NEW! [ETA] External Travel Adjuster
- External Preload & Rebound Control
- 30mm Aluminum Stanchions
- 20mm Full Clamp Aluminum Drop-outs


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by goodwinworld a Downhiller from Colorado

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2010

Strengths:    please contact me on goodwinworld@q.com if you have one of the ealy 2002 Shivers with the bolt on crown

I am lookinf for one for a project

Thanks

may buy a 2003 or noewer also if the price is right!

please contact me asap, if this is still posted I am still looking!


Bottom Line:   
1

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Favorite Trail:   I want to buy a pair of 2002 Shiver SC with the bolt on crown!

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by spike666 a Weekend Warrior from uttoxeter england great britan

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2009

Strengths:    it is a good folk i have used it on mainly street it perfoms well in all conditons and terrain

Weaknesses:    the covers on the folk are not that strong and if you snap them (i got to own up) they are hard to get another set if anyone gets a spare pair contact me at spike666@live.co.uk thx

Bottom Line:   
overall a good folk i would own one but i think i would recomend one so go one treat you self get a pair

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tom bacon a Weekend Warrior from england

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2005

Strengths:    Good long travel fork. well designed.

Weaknesses:    way too much flex. managed to snap one of the upper stanchons. these forks need a brace or something. suprisingly enough marzocchi have reduced the travel for their newer forks, probably because they know there's a problem...

Bottom Line:   
be careful, be very careful!

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Favorite Trail:   milford

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Wades

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi z1 drop offs.
good fork with the benefit of a brace, little or no flex!


Bike Setup:   expensive!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lance from montreal

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2005

Strengths:    stiff, strong, inversed, plush, lockout

Weaknesses:    a bit to plush

Bottom Line:   
sick fork

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   dorado sc

Bike Setup:   dmr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Antoine a Weekend Warrior from mtl,QC,CA

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2005

Strengths:    light, smooth, plush...

Weaknesses:    flex,who gives a sh*t

Bottom Line:   
amazing fork. who cares about the flex...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joe a Downhiller from california

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2005

Bottom Line:   
good for trail riding. but the fork might flex a little. over all it is a good fork, at a good price for what it delivers.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by brian smith a Weekend Warrior from windsor, on, can

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2004

Strengths:    It looks good.

Weaknesses:    -no stiffer than over-cooked spaghetti
-less travel than other "freeride" single crown forks
- pressfit crown and lowers


Bottom Line:   
This is an absolutely terrible product; it has been a success because of it's marketing, not it's engineering. The idea that a fork with narrow, 30 mil stanchions and a non-existent brace could be stiff encough to corner well through rough terrain is ridiculous. In fact,the fork requires its riders to develop a modified style of riding: learn a trail, know exactly when all corners are approaching, and start turns while riding buddies with z1's and shermans are still accelerating.

Performace aside, let's talk durability. At the end of 2 days riding at porcupine ridge (I borrowed a friend's brodie equiped with shiver sc's to compare it to my balfa), one of the the press-fit lowers to which the hub fastens became un-pressed. Oil began to leak out,and I had to pay the 300 to have marzocchi fix them. This was with no drops over 3 feet. The crown also creaked like marzocchi crowns do.

Be smart. Buy a product that works, not one that just looks cool. Shermans are probably the best. They are lighter than shivers, way stiffer, stronger, and with 130 mil of progressive travel (less bottoming). Z1's and dj forks are also good, but can get creaky crowns. Psylos' performance is inferior to that of the z1's and shermanns, but they are light and are much stiffer and than the shivers.

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Favorite Trail:   secret

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   demo only

Similar Products Used:   2002 dji, 2002 z1fr, 2003 z1fr, sherman firefly

Bike Setup:   2002 holeshot- 2.35 maxis highroller, raceface, hayes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nick mckinlay a Downhiller from sydney

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2004

Strengths:    the action of the suspension helps climb hills as well as nail drop offs. This suspension ROCKS

Weaknesses:    can intefere with brake cable, causing a clicking noise which can be fixed, no biggie. Also a little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great fork, its design is remenicint of mottocross suspension. This makes it practically bomb proof. The only problem was the weight. This makes monos a little harder to achieve

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Favorite Trail:   yondell

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   local bike store

Similar Products Used:   rock shox boxxer

Bike Setup:   normal setup

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wes a Racer from Victoria, BC

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2003

Strengths:    inverted design, keeps oil where the stanchions need it! Strong as hell, really plush.

Weaknesses:    I bought it used mind you, but the guy I bought it off said he never used it much, BUT the ecc works at only about 50% and is REALLY expensive to replace. Also, it takes for ever to get the front wheel on and off.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork, but I think the ecc should be recalled. Strong, sleek and sexy, and a great short travel fork! A bit pricy when bought new, unless you go to GOLDSTREAM AVENUE BICYCLES! (in colwood, bc)

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Favorite Trail:   Death Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Goldstream Ave. Bicycles!

Similar Products Used:   Z.1 Drop Off, '00, and '01, Z.5 series, rock shox psylo, etc.

Bike Setup:   02 norco 4by, D321's, hayes hydro's, shiver sc (great slalom machine)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wilson from SD

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2003

Strengths:    Suspension action is terrific. Works very very well.

Weaknesses:    I don't really like the axle system on this one. The end cap is made of really soft Al and stripped out on me (locking the wheel in the fork). Sometimes the fork is a bit loud (but I'm used to air forks so I think the spring is just doing its thing)

Bottom Line:   
I really like how this fork works and I believe that's what is most important (not how much you can see the thing deflect when you test it in a non-riding environment). The fork is really sensitive to small stuff and still takes the big hits just fine for me. I think the fork would rock paired up with some rear suspension but for now it is kicking ass on the .243. I accidentally overtightened the axle end cap and it stripped out trying to remove it. Called Marz and had an end cap on the way in no time at all. Ended up having to file/grind the old one off, which was some bit of a pain but now I know not to overtighten the end cap. What has been working for me is mounting the wheel, tightening the cap to snug + 1/4 turn, bouncing it a couple times, then tightening the clamp bolts. Performance is great. It's a bit heavy but the whole bike is heavy so I'm not going to whine.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $325.00

Similar Products Used:   Old school Boxxer, 2000 Z1

Bike Setup:   .243 Racing HT running 24/26 w/ a 2.7 Minion and 2.6 Gazz Jr.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen Kao a Downhiller from Mississauga, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2003

Strengths:    Smooth supple travel, killer looks, ECC control. thru-axel is full clamp for stiff handling.

Weaknesses:    thru-axel is a bit cumbersome if you change your tires to fix a flat or what not.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for a 2002 shiver sc. I was riding it for about 6 months when the upper crown and upper tubes developed ALOT of play. Whenever I would apply the brakes the wheel would veer to the left. Apparently the cryofit came loose. I sent it back to the factory and the turn around time was OK. Took about 4 weeks to get back. But they replaced the crown and upper tubes with '03 parts and also new '03 sticker kit. Now it performs amazing and I'm glad I bought the shiver because of the warranty and service.

Performance wise if you set it up correctly with 10w oil you should be fine. I weigh 195lbs so this is fine for me with the stock medium spring inside. Just play around with the rebound adjuster to fine tune the hit response.

5 flaming chillis for value and overall because I got a great deal on it from The Bike Zone and it performs f*cking AMAZING.

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Favorite Trail:   anything technical with drops and long climbs

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $426.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Zone on Lakeshore Road.

Similar Products Used:   2001 psylo SL

Bike Setup:   2001 brodie holeshot, XT everywhere, intense mag 30 rims, funn full on bar, avid 8 inch discs. race face cockpit. waiting for the new eggbeater platform pedals!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Downhiller from Sweden, Maine

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2003

Strengths:    THIS IS A KILLER FORK! IT HAS LOOKS SOOOO NICE BUT IT ALSO HAS THE PREFORMANCE TO GO ALNOG WITH IT. IT HAS THE CLASSIC BOMBER FEEL, SUPER PLUSH. IT'S DAMPENING IS PERFECT IT DOSENT HAVE THE HARSH OVER DAMPENED FEEL OF OLDER BOMBERS. THE ECC IS VERY HELPFUL AND WORKS GREAT. THE FORKS FLEX IS NOT AS MUCH OF A PROBLEM AS MOST PEOPLE MAKE IT OUT TO BE. WHEN YOU RIDE THE FORK ON THE TRAIL YOU DON'T NOTICE IT. ALSO IF YOU BUY THE FORK FROM SUPERGO OR UNIVERSAL YOU GET ONE HECK OF A DEAL. YOU CAN'T BEAT ITS LOOKS AND PREFORMANCE FOR UNDER 400$.

Weaknesses:    HMMMMM, THIS IS HARD. I GUESS IT COULD BE STIFFER. THERE IS FLEX, I WILL NOT LIE; BUT IT DOES NOT NEGATIVLEY AFFECT THE FORKS TRAIL PREFORMANCE.

Bottom Line:   
OVER ALL I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS FORK. IF YOU CAN GET A DEAL ON IT LIKE I DID THERES NOT A FORK THAT CAN TOUCH ITS VALUE AND PREFORMANCE. THE RETAIL 600$ PRICE IS OVERPROCED AND I WOULD NOT SAY THAT YOU SHOULD SPEND THAT MUCH ONE IT MAINLY BECAUSE SO MANY SITES ARE OFFERING SUPER DEALS ON IT. IF YOU WANT A GREAT FORK THAT CAN STAND UP TO HARD ABUSE AND STILL GET YOU UP THE HILL IN DECENT TIME CHECK OUT THE SHIVER.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   DJ'S, Z1'S, Z3'S, Z5'S, PSHYLOS, BLACKS,

Bike Setup:   KONA ROAST, RACE FACE CRANKS, 9.0SL, SHIVER SC.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dan cocharo a Downhiller from colorado

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2003

Strengths:    it is a cool design and it looks cool, other than that it is crap

Weaknesses:    it makes bad sounds when it bottoms out, it bottoms out way too easy, it is very unstable and flexy.

Bottom Line:   
it is crap for what it is used for, it is way too flexy and way too soft, it is also way expensive for the crap that you get out of it.

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Favorite Trail:   anglefire downhill

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   stock on giant ac 1

Similar Products Used:   psylo, z1, dj

Bike Setup:   stock giant ac 1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike from Illinois

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2003

Strengths:    Really stiff forward to back. Looks realy cool, M crown system, cnc'd uppers, 20mm axle. Really smooth once u break it in.

Weaknesses:    A tiny bit of tortional flex but all upside down forx do it. Call me crazy but I like the feeling of a freeride fork that doesn't ride like an xc. Besides, you can't really feel it riding.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is pretty darn cool. Plush, stiff where it should be, and looks pretty spiff. IF you freeride or do northshore, its for u. If u downhill its not. People make a big deal about the tortional flex but it does't really matter.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Spokes in wheaton

Similar Products Used:   Jr. T, Sylo, Boxxer, Fox,

Bike Setup:   Giant AC frame. MRP, XTR, Dura ace rear. Goetz Industries stem and chainring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by El Rosso a Downhiller from Manchester

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2003

Strengths:    Don't listen to Boxxer Boy down there, if they bottomed off a three foot drop, he must either be built like a doorman, or the forks have been set up badly.....if you find that you are bottoming them...play with the oil weight or spring weights....I have been riding Marz forks for years and they are way more reliable than Rockshox, Boxxers are a good race fork, but Marz are generally stronger and easier to tune..

Weaknesses:    None, I have performed a number of drops and gaps on these forks and they are great....they track well and contrary to unpopular opinion they don't bottom off a three foot gap....look at my bike...do you think I,m ridin' XC on this thing...its like a BMX with 7" of travel and it rules...it would kill boxxers..

Bottom Line:   
Sort out your kit and your kit will sort you out. These forks are great, if they are good enough for Dylan Clayton (uk bmx legend, and now BSX legend) they are good enough for you! They are also lovely to look at and can be utilised to wrap around the heads of the uninformed review writers!

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Favorite Trail:   Owt steep and deep...Nanerch, scousers track?

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Ged The Head

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Dorado SC (nice but soooooooooo expensive they had to stay where they were, lots of other single crown forks from Risse, Rockshox, White Bros, Manitou,

Bike Setup:   Brookyln Mini Link + Avalanche DHS, Shiver SC, Azonic, Thomson, Atomic Labs 24" etc

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