Marzocchi 66 VF 2005 Front Shocks

4.68/5 (38 Reviews)
Weight : 2610 grams MSRP : $659.00


Product Description

  • Dual SSVF System
  • External Air Preload


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FRidekid a Weekend Warrior from Las Vegas,NV

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, Plush,un-bottomable,looks

Weaknesses:    Heavy, but not a big deal

Bottom Line:   
I am yet to find the bottom of this thing. I have beat the snot out of it, and It has never ever had any problems. There is not a ton of adjustability, which might bother some people. But end of the day, who needs six adujustments? unless they have a race mechanic to tune their fork. This is a set and forget product, that will make any trailrider, freerider, or light downhiller very happy!

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Favorite Trail:   anything on dirt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Junior T, Super T, Monster T, Z-1,Z-3, Boxxer

Bike Setup:   Transition preston, 66,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joe a Downhiller from lancaster,england

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2009

Bottom Line:   
this fork is awesome strong and can take anything in its path

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Favorite Trail:   glentress,innerliethen,scotland

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   e bay

Bike Setup:   orange patriot 66 2006

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Weekend Warrior from langley, b.c. canada

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2008

Strengths:    plush, solid, strong, stiff have not bottomed out. The way they were set up is perfect

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
No hesitation in recomending to anyone serious in dh freeride riding. 2006 model high crown gives excellent geometry to the front end. They just seem to let the tire flow down the mountain, berms, jumps, rock gardens, loose rocks, it just doesn't matter. Climbing presents little bob on cross country training rides.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Washington, Silver Star

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   velosity cycle, lang

Similar Products Used:   stance blunt

Bike Setup:   GT I DRIVE 7, Hussefelt cranks 22-32, maxxis minnion DH 2.5 tires, marzocchi 170, 66VF forks, juciy 7 8" F & R brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by geggy7 a Weekend Warrior from salem, ma

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008

Strengths:    The rebounding, the plushiness and the value

Weaknesses:    heavy but who cares

Bottom Line:   
I have owned and ridden this fork on 5 inch travel for xc and 6 inch travel for freeride and occasional downhill for a year now and it is still going strong. It rolls over everything, ie. rocks, tree roots, etc with no problem. It handles corners at high speed very well. I would pay for it in full price ($650) if I didn't get such a good deal from jensonusa.

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Favorite Trail:   highland mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   boxxer

Bike Setup:   Haro X1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh Crosbie a Downhiller from Novato, CA,

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2007

Strengths:    Everything! Such a sick front fork. My 66vf is lighter and has more travel then my friends 888vf. I beat on my fork and it's been running finr gor a year.

Weaknesses:    The only adjustability is air which kinda sucks. The fork didnt come with a pump so I have to take my bike into the shop to do my adjusments. No Big. Definetly woth it.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this is an amazing fork. One of the reasons I bought my SX was because it came with this 66. Im a huge marzocchi fan and the 66 is why. I Use my fork for trail riding, FR, and DH. Just an amazing front fork.

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Favorite Trail:   waterfall IVC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came w/ bike $2800

Similar Products Used:   888vf, JrT, Super T etc.

Bike Setup:   2006 Specialized SX trail. Bomber 66vf, fox DHX 4.0, Avid juicy 5

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leeam baxter a Downhiller from leeds, ENGLAND!! woow!

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2007

Strengths:    massive n stiff as F**K!!... the luk the dogs bollocks too!!

Weaknesses:    NO REBOUND AJUSMENT!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
worth the money if u want a decent but low cost fork!!

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Favorite Trail:   post hilll

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay :D

Similar Products Used:   boxxer teams, fox 36r

Bike Setup:   santa cruz vp free.... hope most o way round... n other decent bits

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2007

Strengths:    sweet 170mm travel, gotta love the way it eats up those drops and bumps, and looks pretty pimp!!

Weaknesses:    none!

Bottom Line:   
even on my dirt jump bike it makes it look like wierd and sketchy at first but after awhile you get used to it...AMAZING FORK!!!..buy one!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   my friend

Similar Products Used:   888r

Bike Setup:   norco ryde, sun mtx rims, hayes 9s, hussfelzer everything, 66s vf

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fatcat a Cross Country Rider from pasadena, california USA

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2006

Strengths:    stiff, impossible to bottom out, bigger than 32mm stanchions rock, looks heavy-duty

Weaknesses:    crown arched too high, makes it tough to climb, found out the 2006's are lower---ughhhh!

Bottom Line:   
the 170mm version is awesome, though I wish I bought the 150mm version (too late now) because of the height issue, but it performs great. No control for the travel sucks but it does have air adjustment. The fork has never bottomed out for me yet, but does take a hammering without any wimpering. Its heavy and a Fox 36 maybe lighter but for the money this is great.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Similar Products Used:   Jr T

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cole a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

Strengths:    Bombproof, super stiff, great for DH, has good small bump sensitivity, good ramp up for drops looks killer

Weaknesses:    only has air adjustment

Bottom Line:   
This is an EXCELLENT fork for the price, if you see one for cheap go for it you will not regret it. i got to put the fork through its paces at whistler and this thing takes it all, perfect for dh, freeride. many will complain that it has no adjustments, but i found there was no need to adjust anything it was perfect as is.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   kona stinky, 66, swinger 4 way, juicy brakes, dual 321s, DT onyx, monkeylites, intense tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Todd a Downhiller from West Linn, OR

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2006

Strengths:    its stiff, mine came with 170mm

Weaknesses:    total pile of crap ! I trashed this fork after just 2 days at whistler, leaveing me to run my kingpin down and also a boxxer. I wasnt even hitting the double black diamond trails with this fork and it died ? the kingpin delivered more than this fork did !

Bottom Line:   
really, its a pile of trash. it cant really hold up to the abuse, the fork is over hyped up. if you want a nice fork get a Z.1 or something else, the 66 VF just doesnt cut it as a DH fork. how can a 02 boxxer and a 06 kingpin outlast this "bombproof made in italy" fork ? Marzocchi has hassled me and wont fix the problem.

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Favorite Trail:   schleyer-Whistler

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   Stance Flow/Kingpin/Static, 02 Boxxer, 888R

Bike Setup:   06 ibex zone

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from Mississauga, Ontario

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2006

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this thing is amazing. im re-reiewing it now since ive done som work wit hit.i have hit a fifteen foot drop and it just soaked it up like a sponge to water. downhilling was great, it ate up all the bumps and roots and performed extremely well/ im very satisfied with this product !! if ur looking for a amazing freeride fork this should b on ur bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Solutions

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   giant ac , 66 vf, sun rims s-type, e-13 DRS, truvativ husselfelt cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd a Downhiller from West Linn, OR

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2006

Strengths:    170mm of travel on a SC fork ! stiff, gets the job done, givs you the confidence of a DC

Weaknesses:    I was pretty dissapointed. I have a 05 Drop off Comp, with 20mm axle and 150mm of travel. this fork is just heaver/stronger with 20mm more travel than the drop off. the fork is way too stiff. I'm going to see about getting softer springs, because I'm running 0psi and its still way too stiff.

Bottom Line:   
if you dont allready have a similar fork, this will blow you away. but if you have something like a dropoff triple or comp like mine then you might not be as impressed. this fork is going up to whistler next week, so we'll see how it goes then.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   05 drop off comp, 06 stance kingpin (duel coil *good fork*) 888R

Bike Setup:   2006 Ibex Zone, saint double cranks and a 170mm 66VF up front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Downhiller from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2006

Strengths:    Plush, air assist, beafy, bomb proof, single crown, look great

Weaknesses:    NONE!

Bottom Line:   
This fork is great for freeriding and DH and it is single crown and it is available in a 6 inch modle so it can still handle the dirt jumps. The air assist allows the rider to set the fork to a perfect feel and it has no travel adjustments to break when you fall. I recomend this fork to anyone who like freeriding and think twice before you buy a dual crown fork because a 7 inch 66 will do the job.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Washington

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $429.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Nothing. These forks out perform anything that I have ridden.

Bike Setup:   05 Norco Bigfoot with 66vf, double track and formula hub in the front, Hayes nines

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, strong as hell, tough 35 mm stantions, sleek design, amazing performance

Weaknesses:    None so far...

Bottom Line:   
This is an amzing fork and has responded well to my riding. I am a light rider and its sucked up everything i threw at it so far. handles singletracks well, eats roots and rocks up, soaks up gaps, and yet to hit a big drop on them. bottom line its amazing. if u r serious bout freeriding this thing should be on ur bike!!1

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Solutions

Similar Products Used:   -----

Bike Setup:   05 Giant AC, marzocchi 66 vf 150 mm , truvativ husselfelt cranks, E.13 DRS, Sun Rims S-type front and rear, Hayes sole brakes(ugghhh)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan R a Weekend Warrior from Long Island N.Y.

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff for for a single crown, Strong too 35mm stations are totally worth using. Great simple set up, Excellant Performance, plenty or travel and seems to be bottomless. Best part is it's a Marzocchi, it's gotta be reliable!

Weaknesses:    HAHAHAHAHA! NONE, Nothing, NADA, ZIP ZERO!! Performance wise

Could use an external Rebound Control, seems to be dead on though as is!!


Bottom Line:   
Totally and completly amazed by this forks performance and strength. Coming from a Freerider that was always using Triple Crown Forks this fork is SICK!! Single crown but as stiff as a Triple the 35mm stantions are great. Smooth and fluid performance, I've dropped it, Hucked it, DH'ed it, and Crashed it and it keeps on coming. The travel nearly feels bottomless at 170mm for a single crown!! I never thought I would ever use a single crown on my Stinky NEVER. When I installed it I was big time skeptical about how long this thing woulf last or would it even survive Diablo? It's done it all and never once felt like I was riding a single crown. No need for restrictive Triples anymore for Freeride! Could use an extrenal rebound (my preference) but the compression and rebound feel dead on form the factory. Plus no knobs to break off or get lost from banging through rocks!! Get yourself a Marz 66 and feel the difference. All the performance of a triple crown in the package of a single crown. Tough as Nails (gotta expect that from Marzocchi) and so much travel good luck harsh bottoming it! Totally impressed and done with triple crowns for Freeride too!

GET THIS FORK IF YOUR INTO FREERIDE!!

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Ones ;)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   Ebay!

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Jr.T, Super T, Moster T, Shiver DC, Z1 Marathon and MX

Some random Rockshox, Manitou stuff too!


Bike Setup:   04 Kona Stinky; E-13 Guide, Diablous Setup (FULL) Dangerboy Rocker arms, Azonic A-Frames, Headlock, Outlaw II wheel set, Maxxis Minion 2.5 ST tires!! ODI Ruffian MX Lock-On's!!

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Rebuild 05 66 VF, or Buy a Float 36?

Hey guys, I've had a 2005 66 vf that I still like alot, but after a really hard hit, and an oil change, it feels way too soft. Not really sure what changed this. But I have a few questions, that I hope you can help with. 1) Is there someplace that I can send my fork to be rebuilt? 2) I know th ... Read More »

oil weight for my 66 vf

hey im rebuilding my 66 vf 150 and i know the factory oil weight is 7.5, but i was wondering how different weight oil would affect the performance of the fork. i ride all kinds of terrain, and weigh about 200, so i was just curious if i could make the fork perform better for my riding style. heavier ... Read More »

Zone 66 VF and Pig Headset fitment issue

Do I need to leave on the little snap ring that's on my steer tube or take it off? I've tried it with and without and I've yet to get the headset to mate to my fork successfully. The big silver bearing ring that came with the headset won't slide all the way down on my forks steer stem. I really t ... Read More »

2005 66 vf on 2005 haro x2

as i do mostly freeride and street riding nowadays, would this be a better fork than the stock stance blunt (150mm)? the 66 vfit has a 20 mm axle and 170mm travel,i am guessing it would be better, but i am i little worried about the slacker angle that the bike would be in. i´m thinking it would be ... Read More »

Upgrade to 66 vf '05 from a Drop off IV or not???

I tought about upgrade my Marz Drop off IV (single) '06 150mm to a Marz 66 vf '05 150mm. (Both are no brainers, but that's how i like it) The 66 was in use half a year and costs 380$. [B]Will the 35mm and the 20QR make the bike more stable? Is it worth the money?[/B] Please help!Read More »

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