Marzocchi Monster T 2004 Front Shocks

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)

Product Description

Monsters can best be described in a single word "monstrous"! When it’s time to go bigger than your insurance deductible allows, it’s time to take a Monster for a ride.

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DERICK FIELDS a Downhiller from

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2010


Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   new york city streets

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   NONE


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glenn Meyer a Downhiller from Dansville

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2006

Strengths:    best investment i have ever put into a bike! no honestly, it is great but it does have its setbacks the thing weighs 13 lbs and i cant imagine even the beefiest of frames likeing it on the front of but it does save me from alot of akward landings.

Weaknesses:    13 lbs but im 250 lbs so it evens out

Bottom Line:   
the best investment for a bicycle. these forks hold their worth for a long time. they need no service and they are the strongest forks on the market.

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Favorite Trail:   razorback

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   buds bikes

Similar Products Used:   boxxers, shiver, jr. t, super t,

Bike Setup:   04 raleigh ram 2500 xt, monster, eight tracks, hussefelt, avid mechs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Taylor Wall a Downhiller from Tuscaloosa, AL.

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2006

Strengths:    Super plush fork with just enough travel. Once adjusted fork feels bottomless. If you need it, this fork will give you the confidence to hit anything.

Weaknesses:    People that ride my bike complain about its weight. I have never been affected by this.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is the only fork for me. I will never own another brand or model as long as I can get my hands on one. The Monster T is amazing in every way.

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Favorite Trail:   off trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Best Friend

Similar Products Used:   2005 888 RC, 2005 Boxxer Race, 2004 Sherman Flick, 2005 Sherman Slider

Bike Setup:   2002 Santa Cruz Super 8, Avalanche DHS rear shock, 2004 Monster T, Mix of Shimono, Hayes, Race Face, FSA, and my awesome sponser THE.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2005

Strengths:    Everything. The fork will take any form of abuse, and will never break

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
This is basically the best fork every made. The fork does not bottom, never leaks, does not flex, easy to maintain, its plush and most importantly, IT NEVER BREAKS. Sure the fork may weigh 13 lbs, but when your bike already weighs 50+ lbs, it doesn't make a difference. Also, this fork helps to balance my bike front to back. It also makes it easier for me to learn new tricks because the bike stays balanced all the time. bottom line, it makes me a more confident and faster rider. It also makes 8 foot drops to flat feel like curbs.

If you are going to constantly complain about the forks weight, don't get it. If you don't care about the weight of the fork, and want a strong, unbreakable, reliable fork, for any type of riding(Downhill, Freeride, or whatever you do), then this fork is for you.
(PS. If you are wondering what kind riding I do, I Freeride and downhill)

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Favorite Trail:   Autobaun

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Solutions

Similar Products Used:   Sherman Slider Plus

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz V10, MRP, Blackspire, Truvativ, Shimano, Doublewide rims, hayes brakes, and kenda blue groove tires(very good tires for anything)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jamie a Downhiller from Cornelius, OR U.S.

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2005

Strengths:    Very strong, lot's of travel and no flex. Lot's of adjustability although I still don't have the fork totally dialed in yet.

Weaknesses:    So much adjustability that it makes if difficult to make the fork feel perfect. Seems that it either rebounds too fast or bottoms out. I'm sure i'll get it figured out soon.

Bottom Line:   
Feels suprisingly light for such a burly fork. The bike is very balanced front to back. The bike still wheelies very easy.

Having this strong of a fork with so much travel saves your butt on those unexpected nose heavy landings.

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Favorite Trail:   A-Line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   2002 Monster T.

Bike Setup:   2003 Norco A-Line, Hayes brakes, Sun Doublewide wheels, Sram shifters, Intense tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2005

Strengths:    No flex at all
It doesnt feel heavy when you ride
Inspires confidence
Doesnt bottom out
loads of mud clearance
wont break

Weaknesses:    Can kill frames

Bottom Line:   
If you want to ride along way... dont by it

If you want to do drops jumps and anything extreme then get one, you wont regret it!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that scares sensible riders

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Chainreaction cycles

Similar Products Used:   a few other forks
none come close

Bike Setup:   04 Kona Stiky with a load of new stuff on it

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric the viking a Weekend Warrior from Manchester

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2004

Strengths:    Monster strong, look mint, can't bottom them (and I weigh 240lb when kitted up), soak up everything that my crap riding style throws at them, good on small and big stuff, ultra rigid, not half as complicated to service a many other forks, especially USD's.

Weaknesses:    Obviously stupidly heavy but other than that, none.

Bottom Line:   
The best forks for the money by a large margin. Super heavy but I really don't see that as an issue if you're only going downhill and you're not racing. This is a freeride fork built for fat lads like me. If you're 140lb and racing every weekend then this obviously isn't for you. If you spend more time drinking beer than you do on your bike, just ride for fun and want ti fit a fork to your bike and never have to touch it again then this baby is the way forward.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shivers, Boxxers (very light but only last 5 minutes), DNM triple clamps (????), Dorado's WRX (absolutely superb but who's got 1700GBP to spend on forks ?)

Bike Setup:   Orange 223DD, Monster T, Hope, Revell, Saint, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Brown a Weekend Warrior from Fort Kent, Maine, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2004

Strengths:    Super Strong, AWESOME looks, nice bolt on stem, plush

Weaknesses:    Not very tunable outside, Air Release screws strip very easily.

Bottom Line:   
People complain about the weight they just need to get stronger i'm 15 and weigh 185 it fells like a kinda heavy xc fork mabey fr fork. my bike weighs 50 lbs roughly. Come on guys grow up, stick to xc or somthine babies. not heavy at all. ya wanna complain to me about how it heavy go ahead god you guys

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Favorite Trail:   THe one I made

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   LBS- Ski Rack

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2001 specialized big hit comp, Diablous cranks, nyc freeride pedals, odi grips, big hit link, mopnster t
hayes brakes, stock wheels,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chase a Weekend Warrior from Greensboro NC USA

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff as all get out, smooth, excellent small bump sensitivity and compression.

Weaknesses:    Far too heavy (13 lbs.), can void warranty on some frames, compression and rebound adjusments require tools to do so; expensive as hell($1300);

Bottom Line:   
Overall this is a fairly good fork, but has drawbacks. It performs well but is entirely too heavy for anything but hardcore freeriding and downhilling. The stock 5wt. oil is a little too soft for anyone under 170lbs. but can be changed. In my opinion, it is an excellent fork just not $1300 and 13lbs. excellent.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Cycles De Oro

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Sherman Slider Plus, Marzocchi Super T and Junior T, RockShox Boxxer Race, Manitou Sherman Breakout Plus, Marzocchi Z. Series and Dirt Jumpers

Bike Setup:   '03 Foes Fly; Monster T, Avid Mechanicals,

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