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.
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
a Weekend Warrior
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.
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!
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
Bike Setup: new cranks bars stem DA BOMB WHEELS hayes hydros HOWLY MY BIKE IS MAD
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
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
its a good fork for medium freeride and good for dirt jumps. strong, and slick.
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.
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.
Favorite Trail: Skull, hartland dump in victoria BC
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Similar Products Used: drop off's, Z1 wedge.
Bike Setup: Kona Cowan, totally stock except for the fork.
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!!
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!
Bike Setup: Came as stock on my 04 Big Hit Comp(150mm) bought seperately for my 2004 Specialized P1(110mm)
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
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!
Bike Setup: Specialized big hit comp 2004 (downhill bike)
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??!!
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.
Similar Products Used: fox vanilla 125r, 'zocchi 66 vf and rc,marzocchi MZ comp
Bike Setup: stock 2004 specialized P3
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.
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!
Take this from someone that doesn't know anything about the internals to this fork...
I bought a 2004 Dirt Jumper II fork a little while ago. After putting it on my bike, I realized that the guy must have put the hard spring in since it was hard as ****, even after letting out all the air in both ... Read More »
Does anybody know what size hex tool I need to adjust the internal rebound on the Dirt Jumper II? I tried a 12mm, the size required for my Drop Off IV's, but it doesn't seem to work.
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ive been running the stock 03 dirt jumper II on my bighit. The fork doesnt quite feel as plush, and ut doesnt feel like it has as much travel, as other forks that have 130 mm travel. I was looking on the marzocchi website and i noticed, that the you can buy a thing to change your travel to either 11 ... Read More »
I have a Dirt Jumper II ' 04 6" travel. I need to increase the rebound hydraulic damping, but i don't have and i don't know the size of the hexagon rod. The rebound adjuster is located inside the stanchion tube. The rod is supposed to be long, so maybe somebody knows where I can get this ... Read More »
Ok, I opened up the releases on my DJII and my axle seems to be held in by some invisible force. It will rotate but will not come out. its the 20mm axle version. any help? thanks.
I'm also looking for a 20mm front wheel and since I'm a jobless 16 y/o, cheap is goodRead More »