Marzocchi 888 VF 2005 Front Shocks

4.27/5 (41 Reviews)
Weight : 3274 grams MSRP : $969.00


Product Description

  • Dual SSV System
  • Stanchions(Inner Legs): Ø 35mm Alloy
  • Steer Tube: Steel
  • Disc Brake Mount: DH INTL STD 8" Rotor Setup


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ironhorse2009 a Downhiller from Carson,California,usa

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    This fork is great i do lot of DH and I havent NO problem with it. Marzocchi 888 VF 200mm

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
You always can find better staff.but is you are short of $$$$ you have a very good product with this Marzocchi 888 VF2.and the most important this EVER.Jesus is comming SOON and He love you.

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Favorite Trail:   Montain Wilson Pasadena

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   friend

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse 7 point 7

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by erick a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2008

Strengths:    point and shoot direction, doesn't bottom out even with fast multiple impacts.

Weaknesses:    fork seal is not very reliable easy to be contaminated considering the products price. wiper cracks and gets dirt inside easily.

Bottom Line:   
fair overall performance. needs toupgardde

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Isarog trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   hansgee enterprises

Bike Setup:   norco 2002 vps2. 888vf fork, avid disc 8 inch rotors, lx , xt and xtr parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david a Downhiller from california

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2007

Strengths:    Great fork. Very durable and takes a beating. i was doin some DH and i broke my hand and had surgery but there was not a scratch on my bike or fork. looks great and is a trustworthy fork.

Weaknesses:    comes with pretty plush springs. i weigh 220 and id bottom it out hela easy. i just bought firm springs for it though and those work great. if you're like me, you just need to search around for springs thatl work for you. Also, there are no adjustments so its pretty much springs all the way

Bottom Line:   
GET IT (if you don't have enough money for a Fox 40

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Favorite Trail:   711, hitler/jcc

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   drop off

Bike Setup:   specialized bighit fsr1 06
juicy 7

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by The dhiller a Downhiller from SANTA CRUZ!!!!!!

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007

Strengths:    good for the price, strong, looks cool

Weaknesses:    bottoms out really easy, sucks up burms,

Bottom Line:   
this for is cool for the price and i feel that how it comes stock i beats the boxxer, the fork works for hucks and down hill (real Down Hill. but its hard to get stiff springs for it. i way 205ibs so if you light u shouldnt have a problem

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Favorite Trail:   UCSC ALL DAY LONG!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Bike Setup:   SC Bullet DHSTYLE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Downhiller from Langley

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2007

Strengths:    great fork, reliable name, strong, sturdy, smooth, plush, dosent pack up, beefy, looks good to boot!

Weaknesses:    pretty soft. no adjustments.

Bottom Line:   
great fork, i thiuhgt it would be too soft for me but it quite nice, ive thrown a lot at it, and it seems to have taken it all, i rode whislter the other day and had absolutely no problems, its a great one!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   spokes west

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi dj3, 66vf

Bike Setup:   devinci frame, 888vf, s-type rims, 06 boxxer race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kyle a Downhiller from UTAH

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2007

Strengths:    the 888 us an amazing fork it is marzocchi who puts out good forks and suspension. they won't let you down

Weaknesses:    the only bad thing about the fork is there is no adjustability on the fork.

Bottom Line:   
ITS MARZOCCHI!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Bike Setup:   kona stinky DEE-LUX

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

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, 170mm or 200mm of travel.

Weaknesses:    Same exact fork as the Dropoff Triple. poor adjustability.

Bottom Line:   
if you can get it for super cheap, go for it. its a spiky piece of crap, but it works.

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Favorite Trail:   Schleyer - Whistler

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   888RC2X, Shiver DC

Bike Setup:   05 ibex zone

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gunnar Ingebritsen a Downhiller from norway

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2007

Strengths:    WERY stiff, nice fork if you are a downhill/freerider that got no money.

Weaknesses:    adjustability

Bottom Line:   
NIIIICE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   hafjell

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Finn

Similar Products Used:   boxxer, but it was too long for me

Bike Setup:   dee-lux

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by luke a Downhiller from langley b.c.

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007

Strengths:    Sturdy, well built, looks good, feels good, even smells good!

Weaknesses:    to soft, but havent bottomed out yet, not even on a 10 footer

Bottom Line:   
DOPE FORK! i love it!super lush, bottomless! sticks to the ground really good, and its very sturdy

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Spokes West

Similar Products Used:   marz. drop off riple, 05 boxxer race,

Bike Setup:   06 Devinci Johnson
888vf
fox 3.0
dual s-type rims
specalized DH tires, rest stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james v a Weekend Warrior from ramona

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    i have the rt old vf version and i love it. plush,great hucker, or dh fork. looks, plenty of travel, great on jumps with landings.

Weaknesses:    bottoms on flat landings. no adjustment.

Bottom Line:   
great fork but lacks adjustment also bottoms on flat landings but other than that it is a marvelous fork.

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Favorite Trail:   ted williams

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   manitou sherman

Bike Setup:   2004 norco a-line.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Oregon

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2007

Strengths:    Quality build, Marzocchi. Stiff.

Weaknesses:    Stock springs are too soft for most riders.

Bottom Line:   
Came on the bike. I am a set it and forget rider it so I dont need tonns of adjustments on my fork. I swapped out the stock springs for the green/"Heavy" ones and the fork is perfect. Maint with this fork is a snap, a yearly oil change and it will last a good while. If I do need to replace them they are not going to break my bank if I can find another set. The newer VF2 have some minor adjustments. All in all Marz 888 quality with a decent price. Just understand that the springs are real soft.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   05 Stinky Dee-Lux

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Downhiller from ancaster ontario canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    everything, awesome fork

Weaknesses:    no adjustments, tall crowns

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for the money, I really hate not having any adjustments though.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $648.00

Purchased At:   spokes'n'slopes

Similar Products Used:   jr.t

Bike Setup:   brodie diablo, 888vf, swinger 4-way

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Downhiller from ancaster ontario canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    everything, awesome fork

Weaknesses:    no adjustments, tall crowns

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for the money, I really hate not having any adjustments though.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $648.00

Purchased At:   spokes'n'slopes

Similar Products Used:   jr.t

Bike Setup:   brodie diablo, 888vf, swinger 4-way

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Downhiller from ancaster ontario canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    everything, awesome fork

Weaknesses:    no adjustments, tall crowns

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for the money, I really hate not having any adjustments though.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $648.00

Purchased At:   spokes'n'slopes

Similar Products Used:   jr.t

Bike Setup:   brodie diablo, 888vf, swinger 4-way

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Downhiller from ancaster ontario canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    everything, awesome fork

Weaknesses:    no adjustments, tall crowns

Bottom Line:   
Good fork for the money, I really hate not having any adjustments though.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $648.00

Purchased At:   spokes'n'slopes

Similar Products Used:   jr.t

Bike Setup:   brodie diablo, 888vf, swinger 4-way

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