Marzocchi Shiver DC 2004 Front Shocks

4.82/5 (17 Reviews)


Product Description

The Shiver line of forks gives you unsurpassed lateral stiffness all the while offering up the unmatched smoothness of an inverted design. It's no wonder works motocross and road race suspension forks are inverted in design. Marzocchi brings this technology to the mountain bike. By inverting the stanchions and moving the majority of the fork's weight to the legs, the Shiver series reduces unsprung weight resulting in bump and steering sensitivity that is second to none.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank Henoch a Downhiller from littleton, co. U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2009

Strengths:    low maintenance, sweet looking, long travel, adjust on the fly, it really complements the long rear travel of my V-10

Weaknesses:    a little heavy but on a V-10 it doesn't matter

Bottom Line:   
I ride the HELLLLLL out of this thing and I cant seem to break it. the seals finally blew out on it last year after 4 hard years of riding. If ur lucky enough to live in Colorado then you can take it to Mojo Wheel. those guys will hook it up FAT son! it uses the same seals as the 888. then you can put in a little heavier (Noleen) oil.

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Favorite Trail:   (downhill) Schlayer

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   888

Bike Setup:   Santa-Cruz V-10

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by keith hetherington a Weekend Warrior from brockville ontario canada

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2008

Strengths:    look good, smooth travel, handles abuse, good for high/low speed cornering on smooth or ruff ground

Weaknesses:    not a lot of rebound

Bottom Line:   
great fork for downhilling, alright for free riding, would be perfect if had more rebound control and use, great for anyone who loves to go as fast as they can in any enviroment and likes to go big

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   888

Bike Setup:   04 norco team dh, mavic rims, 5th element rear shock, michelin tires, easton monkey bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007

Strengths:    Huge confidence inspireing forks... look i may not be able to spell but I know what a mtb fork should feel like and these forks have it all over anything else and i mean anything 07 world cup fox 40's i don't care bring them all on these forks will drop further go faster and last longer between maintenance than anything on the market and they are 4 years shy of the technology of these current forks will run them till I break myself permanently because the forks never will..........

Weaknesses:    Not a whole lot maybe not as much adjustment as current setups but who of us really give a sh!t...........

Bottom Line:   
THE BOMB need i say more............

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Favorite Trail:   Mapleton

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40's, boxxers

Bike Setup:   Norco Team DH Sram X.O,mag30,hadley,raceface,fox5.0, ect.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Viktor a Weekend Warrior from Bratislava, Slovakia

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2007

Strengths:    The plushness
The durability
The looks
The spirit
Open bath at its best


Weaknesses:    Weight (compared to modern forks)
No low speed compression adjustment
Ugly stickers (luckily the 04 series only)
USD design leads to left-right flex


Bottom Line:   
Having bought this fork put me in a fairly hard situation. The more I ride her, the more I feel how plush and reliable she feels. On the other hand, as I start to hit the local races, I get tempted by all those weight freaks riding their boxxers and other weightless air stuff. I know my fork might weigh in a whole kilo (or two?) more than other light modern FR/DH forks and make my bike kinda tank with limited maneuverability in the tightest situations. But still, I wonder if all these mew technology benefits to my ride as much as the good old Shiver does. My mate tells me that my fork has no low speed compression damper setting and as such, she MUST slow me down in the corners while she dives in her travel. But the fact is, with her inverted design, I feel no loss of sensitivity in the corners due to fork dive. The same with flex - I never lose my track. So the truth is out there.
Bottom line is this fork is for those true downhill lovers who are able to stop, push their fat bike slowly back uphill and enjoy their favourite section of the track a couple of times in a row. Remember, racing is fun, even if you are slow, and also remember, that even when you race a lot, the best times of your bike life are during practice. So don't chase those seconds all the time.
Did I mention that this fork will outlast anything you put on your bike, possibly including yourself?
Last but not least: if you don't like the stickers, shut up and peel them off.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None (yet to be surprised?)
owned a 07 Boxxer Team but sold it, I could not desert my Shiver. I admit I might give one of those '08 air DH forks a try. I hope they sort out all the sh*t till then.


Bike Setup:   Giant Faith, Roco, Shimano etc...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Larry David from Californa

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2006

Strengths:    Alright fork, pretty good travel. Like the way it looks and handels (Tough)

Weaknesses:    To stiff. It isn't the best fork for the money, thats for sure!

Bottom Line:   
This is not to bad of a fork but you could get better for the money so get it if you want, its not up to me!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   A bikeshop in town

Similar Products Used:   ROCK SHOX BOXXER FORK...A little better.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan Gehl a Racer from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2006

Strengths:    super plush! pretty much impossible to bottom out, i weigh 200+ lbs and haven't even come close yet, really responsive for corners and holds the trail like no other

Weaknesses:    haven't found one yet

Bottom Line:   
smokin set of forks, if you can find a set buy 'em! these made the boxxers i had look like they were bought from wal-mart's clearance bin, i'd give them a 6.0 out of five if i could.

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Favorite Trail:   double drop at mt. mckay

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   '03 boxxers (crap)

Bike Setup:   '04 banshee chaparral, '04 shivers, sram 7.0 rear, hayes discs, sun double tracks on DT hugi's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cristobal Ramirez a Weekend Warrior from Santiago

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2005

Strengths:    Endless travel, smooth, and easily adjustable to whatever way you want to ride

Weaknesses:    .... maybe weight.... but not that much. It may take couple of rides to get used to, but not impossible.

Bottom Line:   
It is awesome. I think this is the perfect fork for the DH/FR fans who like to jump as much as they want with big drops... I know this fork is not going to let me down when I land a little short on a jump or whenever I feel a little unsecure on different courses. It absorbs everything on this way.

If you have the moeny, buy it!

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Favorite Trail:   Markham Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $660.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shiver DC 2003....

Bike Setup:   Stock Specialized Big Hit Comp, with some upgrades.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Downhiller from saint john N.B. Canada

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2004

Strengths:    buttery smooth,Inverted design allows for amazing sensitivity to small bumps and big bumps alike.Fairly light at 8.5 pounds.It tracks well and seems stiff to me and I am used to riding a monster T.Shure if you put the tire between your legs and twist the bar it will twist the fork but there is no way you could apply this type of force while riding the bike so any one who thinks that is a weakness does not DESERVE to ride one. P.S.(the new red decals look killer.)

Weaknesses:    The stanchion protectors on my fork rubbed on the legs making an annoying noise.I just put electrical tape around them....Problem solved (NOT A REAL WEAKNESS)

Bottom Line:   
This is the best working fork I have ever used.I am glad that i chose the shiver over the 888 because it works so much better.I Agree that it was a bad choice for marzocchi to not offer the shiver in canada and I was annoyed that I had to go accross the border to get one .

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $830.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   All bombers,boxxer race(Biggest crap box ever).Manitou shermin

Bike Setup:   03 norco a-line

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by j t a Downhiller from calgary, alberta, canada

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2004

Strengths:    thickness and strength of the stanchions

Weaknesses:    leaking oil out of the top cap on right leg

Bottom Line:   
Marzocchi is doing themselves a disaster by not having this fork listed in Canada. They left it out to push their new 888 that I have seen smashed on other people's bikes 10 times this month.. garbage!!!! (if you value your life, or maybe you're pretty don't touch the 888)

The Shiver is everything I had hoped for... I love it!!! I thought I was going over the front end a few times.. especially after hitting the last tabletop on a-line way too hot and doing a nose wheelie for 15 feet.

I bottomed it out a few times at Whistler, but you can either have a hucker or downhiller.. they don't make a fork that does both, yet.

My only problem is that it is leaking oil out of the top, right cap. The amount is minor, but it's annoying.

This is the fork that everyone should be using, and by the looks on their faces when they hear it's an '04.. they wish they had one too.

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Favorite Trail:   a-line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   private sale

Similar Products Used:   psylo, super t pro

Bike Setup:   rm7 24" rear 26" front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Cheadle a Downhiller from Macclesfield, England

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2004

Strengths:    Super cool fork, can't get more stylish than upsidedown fork! there ability to suck up the little bumps and big, they suck little stuff much better than anything else while still laughing at big hits! Just fit and forget!

Weaknesses:    cant run a rim brake (boo-hoo)

Bottom Line:   
Ace fork, cant fault, just bolt them on and forget! never leak and make a cool "glup-glup" sound when you turn them upside down! The sus is super plush, just run them a little soft for the first day or two to bed them in quick then just ride a everything twice as fast and watch'em swallow up everything! I Huck, ride DH, dabble in a little NS and cant say a bad thing about them! i havent bottomed them even though i run them soft, not even roof drops! Plus the fenders and decal are tough!

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Merchant (Whister)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer, monster T, jr.T

Bike Setup:   Azonic Eliminator, Hope m4's, Doublewides(24" rear) Hope Big Un hubs, XT, Gazza 2.6, Azonic MRP, Azonic 454 3pc cranks, Azonic Bars, Stem, Seat and post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff a Downhiller from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2004

Strengths:    Super plush, stong as hell, sexxxxaay, really easy to maintain, very good price.

Weaknesses:    Very low oil from factory....not a big deal i run mine high anyways

Bottom Line:   
I would recomend this fork to anyone who wants a super plush, bombproof, sick dh/fr fork. Its a really good price and is the best bang for the buck out there. Just clean your fork and keep it lubed and it will run perfect all the time

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Favorite Trail:   anything that goes down

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   shop deal

Similar Products Used:   boxxer race (crap)

Bike Setup:   bullit, shiver, mrp worldcup, maxxis, easton, thomson

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2004

Strengths:    Super plush, inverted travel, external adjustment, looks coool and beefy, completely adjustable, made by marzocchi
great soaking up small bumps, rocks, ect. Great soaking up small drops to!


Weaknesses:    lower decals are a little cheap, stock springs are to soft

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for downhillers, and freeriders. I've been riding this fork for about a week and its great. The only thing i found to be bad was the stock springs are to soft. I weigh 140 pounds and did a 5 foot drop to flat and bottomed out, nothing really bad this just caught me by suprise. Im going to check the oil level and then maybe upgrade to heavier springs. Otherwise I am more than satisfied with this fork! I suggest any serious downhiller to buy a pair of these. Its so beefy and plush compared to boxxers its not even funny. The fork also isn't as heavy as I thought it would be which is another plus. I love my shivers!! Bottom line buy this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   thriple drop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   red barn bike shop

Similar Products Used:   boxxer

Bike Setup:   01 bighit comp, 8in big link upgrade, 04 shiver dc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chad a Downhiller from Irvine

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2004

Strengths:    These are slippin stiff and smooth. I have only had them for about a week but did a little urban to break them in and way more smooth than my Jr's. Now I can see why people bash the Jr's. I rode them hard down stairs and small drops to see if they will bottom and it never happened

Weaknesses:    nothing they aren't even that tall

Bottom Line:   
It seems to be endless travel. Not that heavy I am still able to get the front end of my bike up and am still able top do slow drops with ease so weight is not the problem. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up, they are so choice. Don't even let the price stop you.

peace

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Favorite Trail:   anything that goes down

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   wholesale

Similar Products Used:   Jr T is the only other down hill (supposedly) fork I have owned

Bike Setup:   big hit expert completely rebuilt to make it my custom ride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 9 Lives a Downhiller from Oregon

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2004

Strengths:    Just like all the other posters below! Endless travel, will walk over anything including street curbs...the 3 to 4 inch kind. No flex so far. I like being able to adjust the fork hight to raise or lower the steering tube.

Weaknesses:    None...Decals, you can use a hair dyer to take them off! If I come across any thing I will repost.

Bottom Line:   
I researched all the forks I could aford, and the Shiver DC came out on top for travel, adjustment. The FOES FLY is a duel role frame Downhill or Freeride so the Shiver DC works very well handels like a dream weither ripping downhills or dirt jumping. I'm small at 5'11, 163lbs. the bike WT is 43lbs. total. I'm very happy with the fork. For all those riders out there REMEMBER the fork looks just as cool with the lower covers on. DON'T TAKE THEM OFF TO LOOK COOL! WADE SIMMONS,and DAVE WATSON get a new ride every year.

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Favorite Trail:   Cannonball

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1075.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Farm

Similar Products Used:   First freeride bike...

Bike Setup:   FOES FLY 2003 Curnett steal spring rear shock, Easton bars Hayes HFX 9 8" brakes, Chris King hubs-Mavic 823 Disk, 2.5 Michelins, Raceface DH 3 ring crank SRAM X.O drive

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Downhiller from Redondo, CA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2004

Strengths:    Plush Travel
Simple tuning
Stiffness !


Weaknesses:    No real weaknesses yet...I will post again later.

Bottom Line:   
I have only been on this shock for one weekend now but put about 10 hours on it already. I have to say that I couldnt be happier with this fork. It is really worth every penny. I considered the 888R but learned that it is really too tall for the Bullit and the tire clearance on the it just plain sucks. I also looked at the Dorado but seriously, its 1800 bucks and im not sponsored.

This fork is pretty amazing. I was riding the Super T Pro previously (also a good fork) but the difference between the two is huge. The Shiver is extremely smooth through the small bumps. The first inch or two of travel is buttery soft but the shock is progressive as hell so it feels endless.

The fact that it is inverted seems to make it turn a bit slower but you will get used to that in half a day. On the flip sid of that argument, the inverted design puts more weight closer to the ground...this is a good thing. I am not concered with the lateral stiffness at all, the fork feels as strong as it looks. I did some fast dowhill, jumps, drops and some rythm sections on this, everything felt good.

The adjustablility is pretty standard, compression and rebound. But seriously, you can tell the differnce when you do adjust it. Unlike my Super T, every half turn of the adjuster screw/knob is noticed.

As for weight? It is a bit over a pound heavier than my Super T, I didnt notice any real difference. And lets face it kids, if you are putting a Shiver on your bike, weight is probably not your primary concern.

Bottom line? If you are in the market and have the cash? I would suggest it over many of the competing DC forks. FYI, unlike the previous rider's review, I like the new look of it.

SBF! Y'all are the SH!T
Mach T.

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Favorite Trail:   all of 'em

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   South Bay Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Super T Pro, various medium travel Rock Shox

Bike Setup:   03 Bullit, pretty much stock FR kit with upgraded tires, pedals and MRP world cup.

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Shiver DC problems

Ok, so i bought a pair of shiver dc's, in "amazing condition" *cough cough*, bolted them on to my bike everything felt good apart from a small knock when the wheel came of the ground then landed again ( no noise on a compression where the wheel stayed in contact with the ground), the noise similar t ... Read More »

Marzocchi Shiver DC Ti springs?

I have a 2004 Shiver DC on my Balfa- love this fork from all aspects and have no intention of replacing. Literally the only downside to them is their weight. I don't find it a real issue, I'm just interested to see if there's any way to drop some weight from them. Ti springs would be a worthwhile ... Read More »

Anyone have a Flat Crown for a Marzocchi Shiver DC? Thanks...

I am in need of a Flat Crown (upper of course), for the Marzocchi Shiver DC and am unable to find one anywhere. Any one have one sitting around you want to get rid of? Thanks for checking!!Read More »

Marzocchi Shiver DC seal question

Does anyone know the OD and thinkness of the fork seals used on Shiver DC's. I have a line on a ton of seals for industrial applications that are 35 x 48 x 13.5....they are like $5.00 a set.....:thumbsup:Read More »

Marz. Shiver DC Crown Question......

Question: has anyone ever seen [B]AFTERMARKET[/B] crowns made for the Marzocchi Shivers? Ones that are more burly than the factory OEM ones? It seems as though they would have helpted any torsional flexing... I know I'm asking some to hop in ye'ol time machine of memories for this data, as th ... Read More »

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