a Cross Country Rider
from Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: February 8, 2009
Strengths: Smooth as butter. Great looks.
Weaknesses: Lack of adjustment, heavy, rebound seems slow no matter how much I play around with the damping.
These forks are better than what you'll find on any Supercycle or low end Iron Horse but they are definitely low end. Do not buy them as an upgrade because you'll wish you had spent a little more money and bought something a little better. I am going to upgrade to Fox F29 because they got more adjustment.
Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Drop off 4's and bomers. oh and some rst ones...but those suck too bad to count:)
Bike Setup: Raleigh ram 3.0 frame with Avid bb5's and mx22 alexrims and yea...
from Edmonton, Alberta
Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006
Strengths: Actually a really strong fork, iv'e used it for over a year and haven't had any problems with it. The preload adjust works well for what it is. Good travel for Dj's/Urban riding.
Weaknesses: Could have a little more travel and adjustability.
Great bang for the buck if you buy them used, or if it comes with your bike. Easy and smooth, good 4-5 inch travel, pretty strong, can handle 5/6 foot drops and I weigh 175, not too bad. Great for some small to big Dj's and urban riding. Not recommended for and DH/Freeride. Great overall product.
Similar Products Used: ummm sr suntour xcp75 and marzocchi dirt jam pro forks on friends bike also dirt jumper 2
Bike Setup: umm dirt jump really small frame single brake and forks
a Weekend Warrior
from West Linn, OR
Date Reviewed: June 16, 2006
Strengths: the fork is a lot more stiff that my previous forks (stance/exr)preload seemed to work well, isnt all floppy like some of marzocchi's forks.
Weaknesses: stiffens up really quick in cold weather, and by stiff I mean the fork doesnt move. it came on a Kona shred that I had for a while. also its very heavy. maybe around 6 pounds ? has no controll and tops out makeing a harsh feeling.
if it comes on your bike, then great! but I wouldent reccomend actually purchaseing this fork for your bike. maybe if you saw it used for like 80 bucks then go for it, but its not worth more than that. dont bother selling it when you take it off your bike, keep it as its actually a pretty good back up fork.
Has anyone ever thought about changing out the lowers from a z-3 and a dirtjam comp fork? i have a sweet z-3 i like to ride, but cracked the arch. i also have a dirtjam comp, but am a bit sketchy about switching the lowers, as the z-3 is lighter and feels better than the dirtjam comp. any help would ... Read More »
Anyone have any idea why Kona put this shock on this bike? I just got it a few weeks ago and I knew that the shock was soft with basically no adjustment, but after riding it a little more I'm not so sure that it will work out on the trail. I also noticed that the with the tire fully seated it is o ... Read More »
I'm starting a Urban Bike project, and was looking at this fork. I've found some '05s left over for a really good deal. I was wondering. . .
Do any of you use this fork?
What have you heard about this fork?
Does it suck?
I currently ride with a Tange Steel rigid fork, is it worth it to get t ... Read More »
Last year Marazocchi came out with this new fork. With the internals of an MZ comp and the look of a dirt jumper. But face it, these forks are crap, these forks amount to nothing, my old EXR comp was better than this. I have had this fork on my new 2006 Norco Bigfoot for a little over a month now. I ... Read More »
I have a question about the Marzocchi Dirt jam comp fork , I am in the market for a new 2005 bike , and I think I might be getting a Norco Bigfoot . I always wanted a marzocchi fork sine I road my friends MX and was impressed by it . I come from a Manitou six , and the winter here was r ... Read More »