Bike Setup: norco 2002 vps2. 888vf fork, avid disc 8 inch rotors, lx , xt and xtr parts.
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
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Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007
Strengths: good for the price, strong, looks cool
Weaknesses: bottoms out really easy, sucks up burms,
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
Strengths: great fork, reliable name, strong, sturdy, smooth, plush, dosent pack up, beefy, looks good to boot!
Weaknesses: pretty soft. no adjustments.
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!
Weaknesses: Stock springs are too soft for most riders.
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.
My friends bought a fork for my dh bike for my birthday.
Because I weigh a bit more then the previous user I wanted to set the rebound and put some air into the fork.
I read the manuals on the marzocchi website and a lot of threads on forums as well.
I only received the fork, no tools. S ... Read More »
My 888 VF is set at 170mm of travel, however they are sold with 200mm of travel... Anyway to take it back up to 200mm?
I bottom the thing out quite a bit, I dont know if its due to the setup of the shock, shorter coils inside, ect.
I have heard that you can change the coils, or add more/chang ... Read More »
i bought one for a really good price so i'm going to use it in the meantime. the fork has a travel of 170mm currently but i read up it can be 200mm. is this a factory setting that cannot be changed or can i internally change the travel of the fork up to 200mm. please let me know if anyone has insigh ... Read More »
2005 888 RC - $407 170mm rebound/compression adjustment
2006 888 VF - $536 200mm no adjustments
(any other differences?)
which should go for? im leaning towards the RC cuz of the adjustments, but wouldn't mind the extra inch of travel and flat crowns on the VF....
anyone got any sug ... Read More »