Marzocchi Dirt Jam Comp 2005 Front Shocks

2.67/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 2450 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 100mm or 120mm
  • Steer Tube: Reinforced Steel
  • Spring Type: Coil/MCU
  • External Preload Adjuster
  • Drop-Out Type: Standard


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Harry a Weekend Warrior from Abingdon

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2010

Strengths:    Have held up ok, only ever bottomed once, look cool!

Weaknesses:    cannot adjust preload much, doesnt make much difernece when i do

Bottom Line:   
Good product

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Favorite Trail:   Blewbury

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   DMR Rythm, DMR Swarm Stem, FSA the Pig headset

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from Kiev Ukraine

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2009

Strengths:    cheap, marzzochi stickers ))

Weaknesses:    all

Bottom Line:   
shoot up when they rebound, working sucks,
don't buy them save up for something better

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Hossman 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Sidewinder

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Came on my Kona Hoss

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Kona Hoss. Easton Monkeylite XC bar, Easton EA 90 stem, Truvativ Crank, Shimano Deore XT drivetrain, Sole Hydraulic Disc brakes, etc...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by daniel from australia

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2008

Strengths:    reasonably strong

Weaknesses:    bottoms out easily, leaks oil, never hard enough

Bottom Line:   
i guess these forks would be alright for light xc but any jumping forget it, bottoms out when you leave the jump and bottoms out when u land the jump

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   super cycles

Bike Setup:   06 p2, chrome mtx's, vandero race front hub, bb7, 08 red trailblades

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by larry a Downhiller from flakes

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2007

Strengths:    strong, looks good

Weaknesses:    not very adjustable, heavy

Bottom Line:   
ok off a fork, great for beginners, i sort of with i never sold mine...

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Favorite Trail:   anything at diablo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   mz comp, drop offs, 888vf

Bike Setup:   06 iron horse kumicho- built up, not bought stock
05 khs dj200-custom

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by amir pali a Weekend Warrior from melbourne,victoria,australia

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2007

Strengths:    looks alright, pretty light, nice and easy to control.

Weaknesses:    goes stiff in cold and bottoms out alot in hot weather.

Bottom Line:   
all round pretty good fork.. not to bad for stuffin round at local ditjumps or skateparks or around your local area..not good for dh/freeride.

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Favorite Trail:   local dirtjumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   rock shoz pike, dirt jumper3, dirt jam pro, rst space, marzocchi drop off triples,2,4..

Bike Setup:   2006 black stp 2 frame, NS quark stem, NS mutha hucka handles, rhyno lite rims, odi lok on grips, NS pancake platform pedals, hayes mx-1 brakes, singe speed.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brian Baker a Weekend Warrior from Charleston, SC

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Strengths:    Decent travel for what it is. Smooth travel.

Weaknesses:    Not adjustable enough for my weight, bobs to much and bottoms easy. Im 6'1" 240 lbs.

Bottom Line:   
Take it with the bike, but only if you weigh less than 200 lbs would I consider buying one and only if the price was right.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on bike

Bike Setup:   Dirt Jumper, urban assault. Small frame.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jacob Wheadon a Weekend Warrior from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    its a nice size, easy to maintain, doesnt look too bad

Weaknesses:    its heavy and cant control how soft or stiff it is...it just depends on the weather. in cold weather it doesnt move and in hot weather it bottoms out

Bottom Line:   
do not buy this fork it does not feel nice at all...it is a nice backup fork if your really desperate but nothing other than that...

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   dirt jumper 2,3. sherman flick plus. z150fr. drop off 3. dj urban. shiver sc

Bike Setup:   2005 norco bigfoot, only upgrades are 6" rotors, sherman flick plus, axiom dirt jump seat, and taken off front deraliour

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by justin britton a Weekend Warrior from ontario

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2007

Strengths:    has lots of travel

Weaknesses:    dosnt alow ajustment for stiff shocks

Bottom Line:   
product is easy to maintain

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   bike land

Bike Setup:   hard tail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by james ryan a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2007

Strengths:    its sterdy but u cant do any thing to big

Weaknesses:    i cracked teh crown on mine wis liek 20 ride i was only doing street anb some drops

Bottom Line:   
the fort sux

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Favorite Trail:   skate parks

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   friends house

Similar Products Used:   mz comp and bomber

Bike Setup:   street

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy a Weekend Warrior from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2006

Strengths:    -Not too stiff, not too soft, juuust right.
-Rebounce adj. works well.


Weaknesses:    -Twists a little when riding.
-Not ment for anything more than small jumps.


Bottom Line:   
Fork is overall good.
Doesn't bounce around.
Twists a little while riding or turning.
Adj. works great.
Overall good fork for 100 bucks.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

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...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Marz DJ3

Bike Setup:   2005 Norco Bigfoot, Sun Rims, Hussefelt bar and stem, stock Dirt Jam Comps.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chris pepin a Downhiller from Sudbury

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2006

Strengths:    this fork can get pretty stiff or pretty loose depending on how much you way

Weaknesses:    very easy to bottom out if the fork stiffness is setup half way

Bottom Line:   
if you do street or little dirt jumps you should buy this fork but if you are doing big drops or freeride you should not buy this fork

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Favorite Trail:   centenial

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   kona shred

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ross a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2006

Strengths:    ummm quite gd damping and also the springs r betta cuz they hold the bikeuprite giving a betta ride feel to the bike

Weaknesses:    they r heavy and they have a harsh top out

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is that the forks r great for me coz i paid £5 for them but i would not buy these specifically for jumping

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Favorite Trail:   portreath jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   from friend

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

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kyle 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   store

Similar Products Used:   Stance Static, Sherman jumper, Marzocchi Drop off comp, Marzocchi DJII

Bike Setup:   stock Kona shred

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