from Cornwall, UK
Date Reviewed: September 14, 2010
Strengths: light, responsive, good adjustability, high quality manufacturing standards, look awesome
Weaknesses: cant think of any apart from my set are noisier than the other sets Ive used or my mates sets
Not sure if mine are 05 or 06 - they have the chrome bomber decals.
The forks are awesome. Same league as fox 40's or boxxers but not so extortionately priced. Super responsive over the small and rough stuff. Plush over the big stuff. Easy to setup for any kind of track/ terrain.
My only dig is that mine (not any other set Ive come across) make a lot of noise on big hits. Its kind of a loud 'honk' (lol). Its quite funny but also really annoying! Does anybody know what this is? Plz contact me if you do - email@example.com
Think I'll have to take them in for a service.
Similar Products Used: Fox 40, Drop offs triple clamp
Bike Setup: Santa Cruz Bullit
from Castro Valley,Ca
Date Reviewed: March 20, 2008
Strengths: Stiff, Plush, looks great.
Weaknesses: Alittle on the heavy side but who cares.
For the price you can find 888RC's used and new for right now, they are a must buy. The plushest for I have ever riddin besides my old Shiver. Stiffness + loads of stictioin free travel, it cant get much better.
I run little or no compression and the fork feels amazing.
If you are on the edge of buying this fork, do yourself a favor and do it! You wont regret it!
Ps. The flat crowns made a huge difference, I went from a 7" Super T to this fork with flat crowns Im able to get the same AC messaurements.
Similar Products Used: boxxer, stance, DNM, Junior T, Super T, 66rc, VAN, and some dj forks
Bike Setup: downhill
from Jackson Hole, Wy
Date Reviewed: October 7, 2006
This fork rules. There is no better fork for the money. Very easy to adjust. Virtually can't be bottomed out because of the HCV cartidge. I overshot a 40 foot table up in BC this summer, missed the tranny completely, landed on my front wheel entirely, still didn't bottom the thing out. Need I say more........
from Kalaheo, HI
Date Reviewed: September 28, 2006
Strengths: Very plush and responsive on the small stuff as well as the big hits.
Weaknesses: Front brake cable routing. The clip for the front brake cable is on the back of the left fork leg. With this routing, the cable rubbed against the stanchion tube. I re-routed the cable in front of the fork and secured it with zip ties. It's a quick fix. The integrated stem is a little long for my liking (65 mm). A stem of your choice can be installed because the integrated stem can be unbolted. Just make your decision before you cut the steerer because the integrated stem has a very short stack height.
Excellent fork for downhill and freeriding. It's a touch better than the Fox 40 in all areas. You will not be disappointed with these forks.
from pleasanton, ca
Date Reviewed: August 29, 2006
Strengths: very plush, you can pick them up '05 model for a lot cheaper now, external compression/rebound adjustment, internal preload adjustment...
Weaknesses: i bought mine when they first came out, and it was a bit pricey.
this fork has definantly lived up to the hype that i heard before purchasing. it has always been great, but something didn't feel right, until i opened up the fork and set the preload a bit higher...the fork came alive, and i've left it alone ever since. just got back from a week in B.C. and the fork really shined! i've had no problems, and would buy the fork again any day.
a Weekend Warrior
from Wilton Conn.
Date Reviewed: July 28, 2006
Strengths: looks insane...HUGE beefy..ness..great adjustability..perfect feel..travel...just about everything
Weaknesses: very very high ride height...seems hard to manual...no biggy...besides that nuthin..
get if ur downhilling definitly.. or just love to go downtown and huck..dont buy it if ur a weight nazi..and dont buy it if u like going uphill...other than that...insane shock.. just switched it off from my stock drop off.. no comparison..just insane.. bottomless travel...cant wait to take it downhilling...chrome decals look sick..seems like it would be easy enough to install.. integ. stem makes stuff alot easier.gets u up of the trail...makes this cool sound... sorta like vooot voot when it compresses....haha..just buy it... youll see.. and at 700 bucks at price point.. its a steal..to bad i took one of the last ones...yall are missin out..givin it five flamers cuz its the best shock iv ever ridden.. SAM
Similar Products Used: drop off triple...no comparison...
Bike Setup: 2006 Kona Stinky..DHX with manitou coil...sic camo riser..odi rogue grips..IRC tubes
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2006
Strengths: From Marzocchi, awsome plushness, stiff as he!!
Weaknesses: little heavy but w.e. pricy
works like a charm, get it(if you can afford it) does everything you expect it to and more. super plush but ramps up perfectally, im 170 and it diddent bottom on a 12 footer that was flatter than i would have liked.
from calgart ablerta canada
Date Reviewed: April 23, 2006
Weaknesses: constantly demands attention, if the seals arnt contaminated oil spews from the adjustment knob, if oil doesnt spew out from there it finds a spot,
this for blows, i have had it for 2 weeks and it has allready taken me to the shop on 4 seperate occasions, its a piece of garbage, the engineers at marzocchi must get some pretty good dope cause whoever desinged this fork is a retard
Similar Products Used: Manitou stance kingpin, rock shox judy, jnr T
Bike Setup: Morewood Izimu, swinger 6way, 888RC, Race face cranks, truvativ guide, DX 32 rims, Ringle hubs Hayes HFX 9
from Thousand Oaks, California
Date Reviewed: March 23, 2006
Strengths: Super Plush Big Hit fork, Love the chrome decals and the beefy stantions.
Weaknesses: i guess you could say its heavy? but who cares.. slight topout if you dont have alot of rebound/compression. stock springs were too weak for me but again i guess thats not so much a weakness as configuration..
This is a great downhill fork. Super plush and it wont bottom out. The preload clips are sort of a pain but whatever.. once you get em set were you like it you dont need to tool around with em ever again. This thing is a monster and it'll absorb just about anything you give it. Huck away on this bad boy. Full Flaming Chilis even though is freakin expensive. You gotta pay for the topline stuff but i guess ive come to terms with that. make the guy behind the counter at your local lbs faint and have him order you one!
After perform a service to my 2005 zocchi 888 there is no rebound control or at least I can feel any diference from full open to close.
I follow the recomendation on the marzocchi site about oil level and weitgh.
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how can one visually distinguish the 200mm fork from the 170mm forks.. as both models are the same length!!
I know the weight is different, but weight can change if oil is lost or too much added during a service???
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I'm on a budget and found a cheap used set of 2005 888 rc's. Is there a quick way to tell if they are the 170mm or 200mm travel version? I've searched the web and mtbr and cant seem to find any info.
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I know I've seen something about this posted before, searched but can't find any info, so...
I have what I believe to be an '06 888 RC (7 inch) which is pretty plush, and a newer 888 RV (8 inch), which is not so plush.
Stanchions on both are same diameter.
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I tried to do a search, but just could not find what I was looking for.
Can I get some input on a 888 RC w/ 32mm stanchions vs the Fox 40 RC2? My 888 works great, but I keep wondering if the 40 would be even better.
Thank you for any input,
M.Read More »