Marzocchi Dirt Jumper I 2004 Front Shocks

4.17/5 (12 Reviews)

Product Description

Dirt Jumper models I, II, and III all utilize our one-piece magnesium casting along with the fender style forged CNC crown and with the larger 32mm alloy stanchion tubes. As with the Z.1 series, the DJ series offer hard-core freeriders and dirt jumpers Marzocchi’s continued commitment to the evolution of street.

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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Conor conor a Weekend Warrior from london

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2006

Strengths:    Strong plush great to ride looks real nice

Weaknesses:    HEAVY

Bottom Line:   
Grear fork

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Friend great deal

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   24 7 frame mavic dee max raceface evole cranks gusset sod stem hope M4 rear..

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by joel from surrey, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2006

Strengths:    low maintanence

Weaknesses:    the qr20 is weird, its looks ugly, 100mm of travel, stiff as hell with no "pop" or wutever. is impossible to get the right amount of air in it, rebound adjust does next to nothing, bottoms easily, HEAVY, i can go on and on

Bottom Line:   
this fork is cheap and 04 is not the year for it i havent ridden the 05 but the 04 is no good. u no theres sommething rong when a 66 vf2, a FR/DH fork, is better at djing then a actual dj fork. the adjustments are hard to use and when u play around with them u can hardly notice them. in my opinion you get what you pay for and when a fork is only $300 your not going to get anything good my dirt jam comp is just as good as this and its only $100 so its not even really a good cheap fork. i wouldnt reccomend this fork to anyone really not even a DJer i dont know much about dj fork so i cant reccomend another one

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   05 dirt jam comp, 06 66vf2 (way better, even for djing)

Bike Setup:   .243 racing hayes 9s, diabolus, double tracks, etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Milford, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff design, plush travel, low maintenance, versatile, very dependable and consistent, good looks.

Weaknesses:    Glad to see Marzocchi got rid of their QR20 style dropouts for 2005. They are functional but finicky to deal with. It would be nice to have adjustable compression along with the rebound.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is perfect for my riding style. 110mm of travel is ideal for DJ, light freeriding and urban. I also do a bit of cross country with it, though it is heavy and overbuilt for that application. If I want it plush, it can be plush; if I want it firm, it can be firm and all by changing just a few psi in the preload. Rebound adjustment is nice to be able to adjust externally. I am very impressed with Marzocchi's workmanship and long-lasting quality. I will not be buying another brand again unless that quality changes. I would give it five chilies in the value rating if it had compression adjustment in addition to the rebound.

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Favorite Trail:   Beaverdam

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Pilot, Psylo; Manitou Minute.

Bike Setup:   Azonic DS1 hardtail, Shimano drivetrain, 6" discs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Weekend Warrior from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2006

Strengths:    EVERYTHING: How the heck can these people talk about how heavey it is when the thing wont break. They go hand in hand heavey/strong. I dont understand how u people ride manitou for dj or freeriding they flex ALOT. I ride manitou for xc cause they flex it gives you a more vibration free cockpit. The DJ 1's are the best all around fork anywhere.

Weaknesses:    The only thing that is kind of anoying is the QR20. It's called quick release but it takes longer to put the wheel on than it takes to put a nutted hub on.

Bottom Line:   
Best Fork Ever. Anmyone who reads reviews cares bout their products so take it from me, THIS FORK KICKS SO MUCH A** THAT YOUR GRANDMOTHER COULD MAKE A 10 DROP TO FLAT WITHOUT BREAKING A HIP. You can only get that from 1 fork. The Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   The Hub Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   2001 Z1 which broke, which is why i have the DJ 1

Bike Setup:   2002 Norco 4x4, DJ1 Fork, S-Type rims, Avid Mechanical Disks 8in front 6in rear, Blackspire Chainguide, ODI lock on grips, Pizzaz Bars, Titec Post, XT and Hussefelt Crank

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dennis a Racer from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2005

Strengths:    very tough, can handle big drops and jumps, look sweet i have the 03s with black stantions

Weaknesses:    waaaaayy too much rebound on hardtails (no idea why)

Bottom Line:   
i recommend these forks to people who ride on $X or DJ fullies, they are PERFECT on fullies. i used to have them on a 2001 Norco Buzz and they were perfect. Great for 4X racing too. I have done 15 foot drops on these with no problem too so they are good for trails and hucks

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Favorite Trail:   a-line, crack addict, no joke at whistler, any well built dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Norco as replacment for broken Z1s

Similar Products Used:   01 Z1 Drop Off (stantions snapped and bye bye internals)

Bike Setup:   04 COVE STIFFEE , single tracks, minion tires, race face evolve DH bars and stem, e13 chainguide.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jeff Treleaven from Collingwood, Ontario

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2005

Strengths:    Good feel, easy adjustablity

Weaknesses:    I have gone through 2 DJ1's due to cracked crowns. Whats up? Not doing anything stupid, just riding hard.

Bottom Line:   
Dissapointed with constant breaking of the crown. The first time Marzocchi upgraded my DJ 2's with DJ 1's and 6 mos. later the same thing happened. I've switched to Shermans, but too early to see if they will hold up better. If you only use the DJ's for Urban and DJing than I'm sure they will hold up, but if you Freeride than get something else.

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Favorite Trail:   DH, Urban, DJ

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Fanatico, Whistler

Similar Products Used:   Flick

Bike Setup:   Azonic Evo, Double Tracks, beefy everything

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jamie Fenn a Weekend Warrior from Aspen Co.

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2005

Strengths:    Ummmm good adjustments.

Weaknesses:    This fork is sooooooo Heavy. The fork locked up on my the first month i had i sent it back to marzocchi to get a rebuild. I was out of a street bike for about a month.

Bottom Line:   
I like this fork its just way to damn heavy (for streat riding. This fork weighs almost as a 04 888. If marzocchi made this fork light....this fork would be the best. I am goin to buy a static stance because i like light forks that work well.

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Favorite Trail:   ...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Ute City Cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Yeti Dj. hookworms.Race face stem. protaper bars. one brake. one shifter.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin from Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2004

Strengths:    - bottomless travel
- crazy strong
- lots of ajustability
- good for dh,djs,urban,freeride, everything wit the right psi and the rebound ajusted how you want it
- Looks amazingly sweet
- no canti bosses
- standard hub mounts ( dont ask, got off half waerrenty)

Weaknesses:    - weight
thas about all though

Bottom Line:   
sick fork, no complaints. Glad im not a weight freak though lol i have a 46.5 lb hardtail.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Jp Lemay Cycle

Similar Products Used:   on my bike? - 02 z1 wedge

Bike Setup:   02/04' warrenty oryx desert dueller 66 wit 04 dj1 (non qr20), mag 30s laced to xt, v drive cranks, ringleader bars, deore 6" hydro in back, hayes mx2 8" mech in front, deore/deore lx drivetrain, sram 7.0 casette, sram pc69 chain, mobster 2.7 in front , high roller 2.35 in back

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jared from Port Alberni, B.C.

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2004

Strengths:    Strong as hell!!! stif ass!! Nice forks to get if you have the dough.

Weaknesses:    Heavy...!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Theyr'e durable, strong and stiff. They are great for freeriding, light downhill and dirt jumping. Worth the money if u got it!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Warrenty

Similar Products Used:   03 DJ3, 02 DJ1,

Bike Setup:   2002 Specialzed bighit comp with 2004 DJ1's. Hayes DH purples, XT rear dereiller.....Blah blah blah!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel from Sacramento, CA

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2004

Strengths:    -Looks freeking sweet
-Crazy Stiff with enough PSI
-Strong, strong, strong, strong, strong, strong, etc...
-Really adjustable
-Decent price for a top-of-the-line DJ Fork
-It's a Marzocchi folks
-Made in Italy... very uncommon in this day-in-age

Weaknesses:    -Weight
-Pricy for most people (that's why I own a DJ III)

Bottom Line:   
Freeking sweet... my friend has 35 PSI and it is as stiff as a monster, but it tops out and has NO sag (not good by the way). The ride was unpleasantly stiff. I suggest testing out different pressures so that you still get the proper sag and stiffness you're looking for. Very adjustable too! I would suggest buying a DJ III if you are looking for a no frills tough ass DJ fork that is very affordable.


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Favorite Trail:   Oak Creek

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   N/A

Similar Products Used:   DJ III, DJ II, ZI Freeride, Junior / Super T, Drop-Off Triple

Bike Setup:   Specialized P2, DJ III, E-Thirteen Bashguard, Maxxis Oriflamme 2.0 in front, Maxxis High Roller Semi-Slick 2.35 in the rear, Lizard Skinz protection all around

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by anthony willett a Weekend Warrior from wirral, england

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2004

Strengths:    the forks look real good
they are exceptionally smooth
they never bottom out.
quite adjustable
as smooth as you like when you are jumping
very cheap for me, as the insurance payed for the rest.
incredably stiff. because of the qr20

Weaknesses:    the rebound adjuster knob fell off,
they click at the mo but they havent fully bedded in yet.
a tad heavy, but it just helps to get the front end down when noisediving a double.
i find it hard to take the wheel out, because of the qr20

Bottom Line:   
really good forks, buy these before they are all sold

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   my lbs.

Similar Products Used:   monster t,
super t,
dj3 04,
dj3 03
dj1 02
rockshox boxxer team/race 02,03,04
fox vanilla rl

Bike Setup:   dmr trailstar, hope wheels/ brakes, dj1,dmr cranks, chainring, bars pedals, chain device, etc.......

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeremy a Weekend Warrior from Salem, Or. usa

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2003

Strengths:    stiff, burly, dependable, adjustable, qr20, no canti mounts

Weaknesses:    weight, if you're paying attention to it

Bottom Line:   
this fork is badda$$. i bought it from a guy who didn't like the weight, but the benefits of the chromoly stanchions is worth it. these forks are so responsive and tunable that i never have to ease off the front end. if you're hard on forks or just like something as rigid as bill clinton's cigar, lay down the big dollars and buy these!

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Favorite Trail:   urban

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Santiam

Similar Products Used:   2002 dj2

Bike Setup:   norco 250, single speed, rear disk, 185 prince albert cranks...yeah, prince alberts

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