Marzocchi JR T 2004 Front Shocks

4.23/5 (53 Reviews)
MSRP : $649.00


Product Description

Downhillers and freeriders, take note. The 2004 Jr. T is here and it's ready for action.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DaleS a Downhiller from Scotland

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2008

Strengths:    -Really soft and springy
-Loads of travel
-Adjustable preload



Weaknesses:    -If any they are minor

Bottom Line:   
Great forks, great value for money if you want good forks buy them if not, don't. Well that's an easy choice.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   02 norco vps shore frame
04 junior t's
Fox rc shock 6.1"
Diatech anchore hydraulic disk brakes
24/7 crankset
and so on....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from New Hampshire

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2008

Strengths:    Great travel and plushness. This fork soaks it all up. can take good sized drops

Weaknesses:    Weight, but I'm just saying this cause this is my first non-x country fork. Sucks to ascend

Bottom Line:   
This is a really great fork to do some freeriding, jumps and drops. The other day I messed up a drop and nose dove three feet straight down, this fork sucked up the impact and I didn't even fall off the bike. This fork gives me confidence to try the things that I never would have tried before. I got this fork on a 04 p.2 for 350 total so for me this was a great deal. Im actually getting a longer travel fork for my xc bike now because I like this ride so much better. If you can find it cheap like I did this is a great fork and something I'm very happy I got.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   got it with a p.2 used for 350 for all

Similar Products Used:   Giant Rainier with a Manitou Axel

Bike Setup:   2004 Junior T, P.2, Bontrager big Earl rims.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by r p a Cross Country Rider from TN

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2007

Strengths:    easy to maintain,

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
outdated go with the 888

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Favorite Trail:   raiders

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   z1 z150 judy


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CUBBY FRASER a Weekend Warrior from PENTICTON

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2006

Strengths:    its very strong....light weight
can take alot of abuse
easy to maintain


Weaknesses:    the lowers where the wheels conects
do not over tighten
to solve prollem
get 2005 jr t lowes


Bottom Line:   
if ur gonna get a jr t
make sure u either get an 05
or get an 04 with a 05 lower

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Favorite Trail:   a line

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   bike barn

Similar Products Used:   super t

Bike Setup:   free ride

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris pepin a Downhiller from Hanmer

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2006

Strengths:    this is very nice,smooth,able to adjust easily fork

Weaknesses:    this fork is loose but if you buy thicker oil or put stiffer springs in it it ill be perfect

Bottom Line:   
this is an over all good looking fork if you just got in to big drops or a light freeride.if you are into extreme freeride or taking 35 foot drops you should not purchase this fork

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Favorite Trail:   centenial

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $365.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   888,boxxer

Bike Setup:   mag 30 in the back and single track in the front

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cody salyards a Downhiller from CA, Country

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2006

Strengths:    A decent downhill fork which isn't very heavy, Can be tuned easily, Good for downhill/freeride but still have enough spring in them for good jumping.

Weaknesses:    Not as heavy duty, wont soak up 100% of drops it's more like 45%.

Bottom Line:   
This is and all around great fork if your just getting into downhill/freeride type trails. I like to jump everything on the path on my way down, and these work great because they're not too soft, they have good rebound, and they're a lot lighter than some other forks that i have felt.

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Favorite Trail:   Viper

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   I've tried the 66RC, 888RC, and some little 4in travel forks.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Big Hit Expert, Marzocchi Jr. T's, Mrp chain guide, Roco RC rear shock, and too many other parts to list.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryan Davey a Downhiller from Anahein,california,canada

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

Strengths:    Overall its a good fork but it wanst really for me

Bottom Line:   
Try it

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $595.99

Similar Products Used:   888,darado,stance kingpin,dj3,dirtjam,drop off triples,stratos s3

Bike Setup:   Brooklyn Machine Works dh

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by richard from north yorkshire

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2006

Strengths:    good for a downhiller starting out and on a tight budget.

Weaknesses:    quite flexible, even with a 20mm axle. spikey when you start to hit things faster and bigger. have bottomed it out several times and it was pretty harsh.

Bottom Line:   
pretty damn good if you are just begining, but if you want something that will take the big hits and be smooth on full on dh courses, go for something like the 888, dorados or boxxers.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Similar Products Used:   888rc

Bike Setup:   orange 222

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bob a Downhiller from washington

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2005

Strengths:    its good for dirt jumps

Weaknesses:    spring in to soft

Bottom Line:   
i like it but you have to get a heavyer spring and oil then it runs great so it your not liking it give it a chance and get those to thing

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Favorite Trail:   snow bob and 911

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Bike Setup:   atomik

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Downhiller from Glastonbury, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2005

Strengths:    Awesome rebound, plush, fender spot, OVERALL NASTY FOR THE $

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is the nastiest fork for the money. I bought mine for a hundred bucks and sold my drop off triples for more. WHata bargain. I love it soo much for now.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Off Friend

Similar Products Used:   Drop-Off Triples, Fox Vanilla R, old JRT

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cam rich a Downhiller from high prarire

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2005

Strengths:    price good value looks good marzocchi is good company

Weaknesses:    scratches show cuz of black soft springs crowns got scratched by cables

Bottom Line:   
good price a bit soft but easly fixed with hevier oil if you have the money to get more expensive fork go with like a 888 or boxxer

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Favorite Trail:   a line

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   ernies sports grande prairie

Similar Products Used:   dj 3 04 888

Bike Setup:   04 norco atomik came with jr t

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kenny a Weekend Warrior from port hope, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2005

Strengths:    strong, stiff, adjustable lower crown, black, stickers r sweet

Weaknesses:    none except stock its too soft needs air preload and the black looks green in the sun lol

Bottom Line:   
this fork is good for low budget freeriders i think, the adjustable crown makes it good for getting the right angles and such, its a basic fork that onece u set up u just leave it, you can get it for cheap now so it doesn't matter if u smash it up!

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Favorite Trail:   ne thing but up hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $359.00

Purchased At:   cambria bike

Similar Products Used:   05 jr t, 888, shiver, drop off triple, dj 3

Bike Setup:   transition trail or park ex729,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Downhiller from Mill Valley, CA, US

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2005

Strengths:    The fork handles it self very well while doing trail riding. It is very composed and you generally feel under control. It holds its line well and is stiff. Very plush.

Weaknesses:    Listen to everyone when they say is comes soft and fast, ad it does make a little kind of thudding noise when you go over stutter bumbs. The fork comes soft, and the rebound is super fast. It dives a lot under hard braking

Bottom Line:   
A good fork for the money. You just have to make it stiffer unless you weigh like 100 lbs. Also the rebound is very fast. It is otherwise good. Obviously the 888 is about 888 times better, but it also costs a lot more. This fork is perfect for a freerider on a budjet looking to upgrade from a bad stock fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Tenderfoot

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $345.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   888, Shiver DC, DJ 2


Bike Setup:   04 Specialized BigHit, Maxxis rubber, um a Jr. T, and a chrome bell.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nathan Wood a Downhiller from Victoria B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2005

Strengths:    light,stiff, plush,and affordable

Weaknesses:    weak stickers and no rebound control

Bottom Line:   
It may not provide the overall performance that the serious downhiller is looking for,so if thats you, the Boxer or 888's will satify your needs. For the casual downhill/freerider if offers premium performance and very low maintenace at a great price. As for the oil weight issue, I suggest you top the oil up insetad of changing the weight of it. topping it up will improve the ramping and the rebound.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Marin Team D.H., 04 J.R. T's, Hayes nines,coil sprung Fox Vanilla RC 550 BY 280/Hadley Hubs ,black spire chain guide and tensioner with Truvativ Hussefelt cranks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Downhiller from Layton, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2005

Strengths:    Smooth travel. Soaks up just about everything.

Weaknesses:    Only external preload adjustments

Bottom Line:   
I gave the preload a few turns, and I have not had to change to heavier oil. There have only been a couple times that I bottomed out, and it was not harsh.
I have taken some 10' drops on them with no complaints.

I am 5'8", 170lbs.

This fork is great for the price I paid. If you are a serious downhiller, you will probably not be reading reviews on this fork. If you do some downhill along with freeride this fork is a bargain.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Bike Setup:   '04 BigHit, stock other than fork

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