Marzocchi Super Monster 2003 Front Shocks

4.64/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $1549.00


Product Description

- 300mm 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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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trevor a Weekend Warrior from Perry, Utah

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2010

Strengths:    The toughest fork ever made. Travel is silky smooth, perfectly plush.

Weaknesses:    I have the heaviest spring they make and it bottoms relatively easy.

Bottom Line:   
If you change the original 7wt oil with 30wt oil. This about fixes it. for down hill riding. I weigh with my pack between 230-240lbs. The fork will handling most drops but even on small jumps with approximately 5 foot drop it comes with in an inch are to from bottoming. This is a huge improvement over any 8" travel fork, everyone I've touched bottoms in the parking lot a flat surface. 12" of travel is necessary. Settle for nothing less than a Super Monster. Mounted to a 2004 Dare gives me the perfect slope.

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Favorite Trail:   Any Mountain

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Cambriabikes.com

Similar Products Used:   manitou dorado, marzocchi monster T, super T Pro, Junior T, Fox 40 RC2

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi super monster, ellsworth dare, hadley hubs, avid bb7 brake

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timma1993 a Downhiller from Feltham, Middlesex, England

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2010

Strengths:    With the right tube angle this forks corners beautifully and handles 12-13ft drop offs with ease! you can ride over anything if you can hold on long enough!

Weaknesses:    heavy! its like peddling a tank along!

Bottom Line:   
These are immensely good forks! if you can peddle to the top its worth every second of the way down, dude, its like a frickin' armchair!

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Favorite Trail:   Bracknell, wrist breaker

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   nothing compares these brutes.

Bike Setup:   Kona stab deluxe, super monster T the rest is pretty much mix and match.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by phil maisonneuve a Downhiller from levis,quebec,canada

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2007

Strengths:    this fork is ridiculously plush and whit a denser oil, it stays super sensitive and let me soak up easely 20 ft drops. the monster and super monster fork are also the burlyest suspension components i've seen that far. The incredible lenght of that fork also give the bike more clearance over the bottom bracket for asardous riding and it slackened the angles of the bike, like a 24in rear wheel would do.

Weaknesses:    it is god damn heavy and make the front end of the bike dive on mid jumps (i've been able to correct this by oppening the rebound up front and closing it a little on the rear). And caution!!!!!!, you will need a rock solid head tube to avoid breaking your frame whit that.

Bottom Line:   
not for everyone, but for the crazy drop junky this thing is insane

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Favorite Trail:   mont st-anne

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   bomber 05,06,07, manitou travis, boxxer team

Bike Setup:   norco a-line, fox shock, etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Theo Squires a Downhiller from Adelaide, Austraila

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2007

Strengths:    Super plush, soakes up 15ft dropps with ease. The BEST fork in the world. Oh and it looks so damn great it will kill you!

Weaknesses:    Weakness? Please explain.

Bottom Line:   
There isn't yet a word to decribe how good this bike is. I don't want to ride on the road to get to places - I want to go cross country! Basically if you are a DHer get 1. Or more!

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Favorite Trail:   Mawson Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   None, thank god!

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 1 DH. I got it off ebay with the forks attached for $200. I think the RRP is about $3000-4000.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tom a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2007

Strengths:    fine if your dropping off houses or are called josh bender

Weaknesses:    everything they are way too tall,theres no need for 12" travel,they make the bike handle so badly its unbeleivable,no use for dh whatsoever

Bottom Line:   
no point whatsoever,they ruin wha could be a great bike,get a 888 rc2

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   my mate has them

Similar Products Used:   888,boxxer,fox 40

Bike Setup:   brooklyn race link,supers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ANDY a Weekend Warrior from WHITE ROCK, BC, CANADA

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2006

Strengths:    really long fork. sitting down going downhill or standing up going uphill, either way...the 12 inches of true travel is the only way to go...

Weaknesses:    only made one production year, 2003

Bottom Line:   
the most travel for your dollar. all you need to do is change the spring and/or oil to something heavy. with the stock setup of this fork, you will use 10 inches of the 12, just like using the 6 inches of the 8 in a 2003 Monster T... the "drop" where you used 6 inches of the Monster T, you should use only 6 inches of the Super Monster...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   this is my first long travel fork, but not my last...

Bike Setup:   2005 noroc team dh...5th element...super monster...nothing stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2005

Strengths:    you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good. you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good.

Weaknesses:    nothin except my fell of a cliff and they broke

Bottom Line:   
you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good. you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   canadian tire

Similar Products Used:   nothin these shocks are sweet

Bike Setup:   supermosters on a norco team dh

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from 2765 So

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2004

Strengths:    The toughest out there. Travel is a plus. Smooth travel through its twelve inches. The shock can save you in what would be a crash. Its height makes for a great head tube angle.

Weaknesses:    Just like all shocks it came with soft springs for a lighter rider. I weigh 230 pounds and can easily bottom any fork including this one. It will not flex so that is not a problem. I still need to buy a heavier spring.

Bottom Line:   
There is not a better shock on the planet. Not for strength, travel, or performance. if you are a strong rider then weight will not hurt you. I can ride this bike up hills that most cross country bikes can't make. It may be a bit much for a light rider, but downhillers shouldn't worry about weight anyway.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Similar Products Used:   RockShox boxxer, Manitou Sherman

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Dare, Super Monster, Hadley hubs, Shimano XT cranks, Syncros handle bar and seatpost.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve peat a Downhiller from london

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2004

Strengths:    huge never ending travel even on the 20 foot drops cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

Weaknesses:    a little bit on the heavy side but who cares they are wikid

Bottom Line:   
they are the best forks in the world so dont wait and think go out and get some now u will never be sorry or regret for one minit u have them go go go .

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Favorite Trail:   downhill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   a shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing can compare to these simply amazing forks.

Bike Setup:   demo 9 ,hope 6ti,halo sas gold rims,and SUPER MONSTER T's and more. how good.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Christopher a Downhiller from Reno, NV

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2003

Strengths:    This thing is frickin' huge, i mean look at it. you can see its strengths, unbreakable, 12 inches of travel You cannot bottom out on this thing. Plus you can scare the cross country people at the lifts at northstar.

Weaknesses:    None as far as my riding goes

Bottom Line:   
if you want a fork that is light, pratical and cheap, then this is definatly not the fork for you. this thing is frickin' unstoppable. If you want to go so big that the insurance company adjuster craps his pants,its for you

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Favorite Trail:   Tahoe Downhills Baby

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Similar Products Used:   Super T, Bomber

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky with my super Montser

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Johnson a Cross Country Rider from Butt Hole county

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2003

Strengths:    this thing is huge, which means there is a lot of oil to lube myself up

Weaknesses:    its heavy and loose, the springs are as floppy as my wang

Bottom Line:   
get this thing if you beat yourself a lot and want unmatched big hit absorbtion. this is a great fork (don't forget it has a lot of oil for all you guys who are obsesses with tities)

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Favorite Trail:   the poop-myster

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   i stole it

Similar Products Used:   shiver, sid, rst (rst are awesome)

Bike Setup:   trek hardtail 3400 with the big one

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Custom-Biker a Downhiller from Mammoth Lakes, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2003

Strengths:    This shock has some major travel. It makes 10 foot drops seem like cake. It gave me so much confidence in my riding that I now hold the record for one of my local downhill trails.

Weaknesses:    Very espensive, and very heavy.

Bottom Line:   
If you don't mind the extra weight and a little bobbing in the ride, this shock is great. All of its travel jsut soaks up everything from little bumps to huge drops. It is a great fork for an extreme downhiller with some money.

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Favorite Trail:   Bullet

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $455.00

Purchased At:   Through my connections

Similar Products Used:   Nothing compares to this shock.

Bike Setup:   I took a Trek Liquid 30 and put a little work into it. I modified the rear shock to a 6-incher with a lockout (don't try this, it is very difficult and it can end up costing a lot of money), It made the 8 inches of travel fit much better with my bike. The whole set-up weighs about 41 lbs. And if you're wondering, I did trick it out with some of the lightest components on the market. If you feel like doing anything like this, make sure you don't use light-weight components that might take some stress when hitting the huge drops (I broke one of my cranks because of that).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Down-town from SACTO, CA. USA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2003

Strengths:    Super soft landings from big drops, the choppper feel keeps me from going over the bars.An excellent fork for bigger guys, hard to bottom out.

Weaknesses:    Weight, long lower stantions hit just missed rocks

Bottom Line:   
This fork increases your boys size, I went out looking for big drops with flat botoms to go off just to try to bottom it out. 8-inch straight bolt on with out an adapter is nice. The only thing to get use to is that my bike rides like a chopper on the flats, weights 52lbs., and I dont need to ride back over the rear wheel as far when dropping the steeps. Excellent big guy fork not for Faint hearted 165 pounders and XC.

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Favorite Trail:   DOG-BONE NORTHSTAR

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1095.00

Purchased At:   from Dunshee

Similar Products Used:   Dorado, super-t pro, fox

Bike Setup:   Intense M-1, T.H.E. rims (suck for changing tires)thompson, easton,909's, mrp, all the other

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Downhiller from Chalan Pago, Guam

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

Strengths:    I dont know what both these guys are talking about, but this fork is the bomb....12 inches of travel, thats all i have to say. Super tuning capability.....

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, but weight doesnt bother you when your going downhill, it makes you go down faster.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this fork is the baddest fork in the market. Could'nt get any better than this....

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Favorite Trail:   dandan

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   Monster T.,Shiver, DH3, Boxxer, Dorado, Jr T.

Bike Setup:   Karpiel Armageddon, Doublewides, Raceface, Super Monster

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