Marzocchi 888 RC 2005 Front Shocks

4.6/5 (42 Reviews)
Weight : 3297 grams MSRP : $1149.00


Product Description

  • MX Type Preload Clip Adjustment
  • MX Cartridges Design
  • Hydraulic Cartridge
  • Open Bath Lubrification


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ChristianGuy a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2013

Strengths:    With Lots of Suspension, you can soak up some HUGE jumps!


Weaknesses:    heavy...But you HAVE to know this!
I mean...LOOK AT THIS MONSTER!!!


Bottom Line:   
I have this installed on my 2006 Iron Horse Yokuza Komichi Type R
This raised the front so that the overall bike is now a Medium
awesome for those Freeride/Downhill adventures!
Bike lift to Squaw Valley anyone?

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Favorite Trail:   Skyline 914 Trail

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40

Bike Setup:   with a 33 tooth front and a 32 tooth rear,dont expect to climb up steep hills!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DH.FR.0ne a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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 - luke.hedger@hotmail.com
Think I'll have to take them in for a service.

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Favorite Trail:   HSD Tavistock

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi drop-off triples 170mm, 2004 888R, Marzocchi 55s, RST strike & omega (lol)

Bike Setup:   Balfa bb7, 888RC, Vanilla RC, WTB DH wheels & tyres, Chris King no-threadset, FSA crankset, Avid brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gino ribeiro a Downhiller from newcastle,uk

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2009

Strengths:    these forks are amazing never bottomed them out and they are so plush

Weaknesses:    a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
great forks

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Favorite Trail:   hamsterly

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   ebay.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   fox 40s boxxer

Bike Setup:   giant faith 06 with 888

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gfbitter a Downhiller from Davis, CA, U.S.

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2008

Strengths:    Very responsive, can take big hits, almost impossible to bottom out! Great rebound adjust, stable.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy

Bottom Line:   
Get this fork if you like big drops, huge jumps, and little problems.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $290.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40, Drop offs triple clamp

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant a Downhiller from Castro Valley,Ca

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, Plush, looks great.

Weaknesses:    Alittle on the heavy side but who cares.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   North Star

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   Super T, Jr T, Fox 36 Van, SL enduro fork, 888RC2X, Shiver

Bike Setup:   06 IH 7point 888RC with flat crowns, Roco RC, Saint brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sattana 82 from romania

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2007

Strengths:    looks,strength,adjustability..etc.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
i had a marzocchi drop off triple on my kona stinky..it was a good fork..but when i put the 888rc on the bike i realised what difference it was...HUGE!..and i only paid 450 usd for it..

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   wheelworld

Similar Products Used:   drop off triple

Bike Setup:   kona stinky with 888rc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skylar a Downhiller from So Cal USA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    Easy to adjust. not much matinance involved. increadible rebound and super plush. I wish i had the stem.

Weaknesses:    cant think of any

Bottom Line:   
Its like butter on the dh and hardly ever bottoms out. greatest fork out there not to heavy or expensive. verry strong. I strongly recomend this fork for freeride/downhillers

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Favorite Trail:   Ted williams or Meddow Brook

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   ebay New

Similar Products Used:   boxxer, stance, DNM, Junior T, Super T, 66rc, VAN, and some dj forks

Bike Setup:   downhill

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Curt MacNeill a Downhiller from Jackson Hole, Wy

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2006

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
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........

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Favorite Trail:   A-line

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40, Boxxers

Bike Setup:   Demo 8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Riley Takayama a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40R

Bike Setup:   King Fisher 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jordan a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   boxxer

Bike Setup:   vp free, full siant...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam Lavin 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..

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere with matt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint....where else....

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Johnson a Downhiller from Earth

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2006

Strengths:    From Marzocchi, awsome plushness, stiff as he!!

Weaknesses:    little heavy but w.e. pricy

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   A-Line

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   too many

Bike Setup:   05 demo 9, gustave brakes, odi grips

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by devin a Downhiller from calgart ablerta canada

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2006

Strengths:    none

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,

Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   all the other products ive used like boxxers and fox 40's have been good

Bike Setup:   norco team dh

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joanna Dixon a Weekend Warrior from Gaolice

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2006

Strengths:    Fork sounds nice when it squishes.

Weaknesses:    Breaks easy.

Bottom Line:   
Mine broke after about a year. Thing is supposed to be a for freeride, but it just breaks.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Mongoose.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jean Vermaas a Downhiller from Ssouth Africa

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2006

Strengths:    It doesn't bottom out, super plush it looks great and i have it in white even better, easy to use basically fit and forget

Weaknesses:    a bit tall

Bottom Line:   
This fork is amazing it soaks up everything I've thrown atit so far with out even the slightest knock, If your serious about DH then ride a Marzocchi,

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Favorite Trail:   Signal Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $660.00

Purchased At:   Through a supplier

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

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No rebound Marzocchi 888 rc 2005

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