Marzocchi Dirt Jumper II 2004 Front Shocks

4.18/5 (34 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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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Spurr a Weekend Warrior from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Strengths:    Doesn't bottom out. Air Ajustable.

Weaknesses:    Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This is a sick fork, its heavy at first but you get used to it fast. Feels great on dirt, park, street, shore and xc. I hope I never have to switch it up.

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Favorite Trail:   Cascades

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Norco 250
Dirt Jumper II
Alex Rims Supra N laced to Axiom Hub in front
Alex Rims Supra N laced to Shimano Deore Hub in rear
Hussefelt Bars, Stem, Cranks, BB
Kona Pedals
Maxxis Holy Rollers
Avid BB-5

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2007

Strengths:    Very well built. Dont even have to put air in the fork for a 130lb person. 20mil big plus. Rigid as a block of iron.

Weaknesses:    Really heavy. Absolutly no preload. to stiff even with no air in the fork.

Bottom Line:   
Okay fork but definatly not the best.

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Favorite Trail:   The Streets

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Traded w/ my cousin

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Drop-off

Bike Setup:   atomlab rims and hubs, holzfeller crank,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim woolley from london

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2007

Strengths:    all

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
sick fork

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Favorite Trail:   my yard

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   dirt jam pro

Bike Setup:   26 jumper

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Aussie

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2007

Strengths:    Heavy
Steel stanchions
Marzocchi
open oil bath smooth,stiff damping
air adjustability really soft to stiff lockout style
doesnt chip paint


Weaknesses:    dirt stick good to paint
remove a spring to enable a full adjustable fork run air in the no spring side up to 25psi and 15 in the other NO HIGHER
isnt a PIKE

this reveiw is very long!


Bottom Line:   
Wont die its a hucked jumped and pile driven beast!
yes ill Admit it isnt bumb sensitive and makes noise but ppl will winge about anything its not really freeride more dirt jump and skate park, and smooth trails fork. too heavy for street but is do able

Can be free riden but watch for bumps if your running 2 yellow or stiffer springs.
remove one spring and add air to that side youl get more sensitivity with 1 spring and this makes the fork 100% more adjustable

INDESTRUCTABLE I SAY!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   see below

Bike Setup:   new cranks bars stem DA BOMB WHEELS hayes hydros HOWLY MY BIKE IS MAD

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan a Racer from Australia

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2006

Strengths:    F##ken strong fork i feel the steel stanchions are choice
20mm axel gives enhanced ridgidity
NO FLEX good adjusmets but not for fine tuning
good solid weight very stiff
great FOR DIRT JUMPING AND HUCKING OUT OF SK8 BOWLS AND VERT JUMPS


Weaknesses:    weight means strength and besides u get used to it and its really light i think


Bottom Line:   
Get this fork heavy but indestructable, its a zocchi so strong and advanced really reliable and low maintenance just keep clean and it will last longer than you will think MARZOCCHI RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   sawtell Bmx

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   In $AU og ebay

Similar Products Used:   wat the f##k is Zoom?, drop off tripples, boxxer race, manitou sherman, zocchi exr comp

Bike Setup:   02 Kona Roast 15" alex dbl wall rims, this fork, RNC crank set mosch fat tooth chainring Kmc oversised chain,surly singulator single speed, kenda Kinetic tires,Tektro mechs and easton steering gear and sum generic brand seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Cary, NC

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2006

Strengths:    strong, soaks up bigger jumps/drops, looks good

Weaknesses:    small bump sensitivity, a tad heavy, but i cant really tell anymore

Bottom Line:   
its a good fork for medium freeride and good for dirt jumps. strong, and slick.

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Favorite Trail:   CHHS

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by caleb a Weekend Warrior from fort collins CO

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2005

Strengths:    150mm of travel, strong, comfortably soaks up all the big hits, and looks beefy

Weaknesses:    Not very good low speed sensativity and hard to adjust witht the air assist.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for what it is meant for, dirt jumping, other than that it is way too stiff. I went to a ski resort and it was great with drops and jumps but it bounced all over when I was going over lots of rocks. Like I have said geat for what it is called a dirt jumper and it is very strong and durrable like all marzocchi's are. If I wanted a free ride or all mountain fork I woul never get this. If I wanted a Dirt jumping fork, by all means, I would get this with out hesitation. I put 3 chilis on overall because it sucks on slow speed sensativity and bounces all over going over lots of rocks.

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Favorite Trail:   ones with dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   03 Marzocchi Z.1

Bike Setup:   stock with my 04 specialized big hit comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gene Rosales a Weekend Warrior from Manila, Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2005

Strengths:    Plush, strong reliable fork. Can take big hits. Im a dirt jumper so 4 inch travel is not a problem. I love this fork!

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy but hey, you'll get used to it.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome fork! Marzocchi all the way!

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Favorite Trail:   My backyard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   03 DJ3

Bike Setup:   dabomb xlr8 dual/dirt bike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Numna a Weekend Warrior from Seattle Washington USA

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2005

Strengths:    Strong, good set up, good stantions.

Weaknesses:    more travel, more versitile fork.

Bottom Line:   
If you only like dirt jumping this fork will work great for you. Otherwise it is not up to snuff. Go with a more versitile fork like the dj1 or Z1 freeride or z1 wedge.

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Favorite Trail:   Skull, hartland dump in victoria BC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $278.00

Similar Products Used:   drop off's, Z1 wedge.

Bike Setup:   Kona Cowan, totally stock except for the fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Swindon, UK

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2005

Strengths:    This fork is beefy, super strong, no flex at all had it nearly a year!!! Runs super smooth doesnt need constant servicing, fit and forget!!

Weaknesses:    Some people might find the weight a bit off putting but i was 14 when i got them took a while to get used them but once i did i was flying like a bird!!! They do rattle a bit though!!

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is they are fantastic for what they are desighned to do and that is dirt jumping! Just pump them up and ur off!! Good for the occasional downhill aswell but are unresponsive to multiple hits though. They will undoubtly last for years to come as they are made from steel!! Can take huge jumps to flat or very dodgy landings!! Buy these forks if your after a strong, hard hittting single crowner!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Winstanleys

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi MZ Comp

Bike Setup:   Came as stock on my 04 Big Hit Comp(150mm) bought seperately for my 2004 Specialized P1(110mm)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from columbus, Oh, USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2005

Strengths:    stiff and can handle some drops. doesnt bottom out very easily

Weaknesses:    Clamp for the 20mm axel broke off completely. Almost no external adjustment and it is too stiff for the front of a freeride bike

Bottom Line:   
This was a poor choice for specialized to put on a bike with a plush rear setup, dont make the same mistake they did. This fork would work better on a hucking hardtail or a trail bike. do not over tighten the clamps on the lowers!

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Favorite Trail:   snowshoe

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on my bighit

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi Jr. T

Bike Setup:   stock 04 bighit comp

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phil Beaty a Downhiller from Hayton Cumbria UK

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2005

Strengths:    strong
eats up big bumps quite well


Weaknesses:    too heavy for my liking plus the springs are too hard if you're quite light therefore they don't eat up smaller bumps as well as they should.

Bottom Line:   
needs softer springs for lighter riders and i can't find where to get them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   evans

Similar Products Used:   2003 DJ3s

Bike Setup:   Specialized big hit comp 2004 (downhill bike)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark from State Colleg, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2005

Strengths:    No Flex, good plush travel, takes all big hits perfectly!

Weaknesses:    A little heavy at first, but i got used to it quickly. Going slow on small bumps, the fork is less responsive, but who needs suspension when your going slow??!!

Bottom Line:   
Coming from central PA i ride lots of xc (about 20-30 miles per week). I also go out and dirt jump and just ride on anything in town once or twice per week. I have read a lot of reviews on this fork before purchasing, and the one statement that rings true is that this fork is confidence inspiring. It has saved my ass many times on hard landings (that i fully expected to crash) and fast downhills.
The weight can be a factor on long climbs, but the performance of a marzocchi is well worth the weight for me.
Unless you are a beginner, or severely weight conscious, get this fork. I feel that most rock shox/manotous/fox shocks are too soft to do hard riding. I have never ridden a better overall fork.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $290.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Psylo, Judy, Manitou black, Fox FLoat

Bike Setup:   Cannondale M800 (17.5), Deore LX plus a few nice extras.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brian a Downhiller from boise idaho USA

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2005

Strengths:    no flex, strong as hell, looks awesome

Weaknesses:    too heavy for me, really gives your wrists a hard time on 6'+ drops, too much effort to get the front wheel off, lack of adjustability,

Bottom Line:   
awesome fork but considering getting a pike for what i do but this fork does what it needs to flawlessly

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Favorite Trail:   ussery jump park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   georges

Similar Products Used:   fox vanilla 125r, 'zocchi 66 vf and rc,marzocchi MZ comp

Bike Setup:   stock 2004 specialized P3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryan Ciesinski a Weekend Warrior from Tacoma, Wa

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2005

Strengths:    Strong solid fork with 20mm axle. Cool crome stantions. Black and Bad looking. I had the 150mm taken off a Norco.

Weaknesses:    On the heavy side (7 lbs). Internal rebound adjuster. No other adjustments.

Bottom Line:   
I finally found out how to make the fork feel more supple and smooth on small bumps, before I got a All Mountain 1. I took out 1 spring and the put air pressure only in that side. It worked out very well. Could go from very soft and smooth to more progressive and firm with different air presures! I would still have the fork if it were not for my awesome All Mountain 1 fork!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything fast and long!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   from a LBS guy

Similar Products Used:   Marathon SL, Z1 FR SL, All Mountain 1

Bike Setup:   Sold to a friend. Now on a Giant AC Air

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2004 Dirt Jumper II

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