Marzocchi Dirt Jumper I 2005 Front Shocks

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $490.00

Product Description

  • Dual SSVF System
  • Adjustability PL/R
  • External Air Preload
  • External Rebound Adjuster

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by michaelblade a Downhiller from SoLag Calif.

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2009

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Scored this brand new from Canada off ebay.It is the color of a DJ II but has external R adjust. The color goes good with the B17 gray frame. I built the bike mostly for jumps but I ride any trail or hill.I need to find some mtb jumps before the BMX outlaw park kills me.It has well made sets but I'm 60 yrs old riding a mtb.It's fun but I would like some gaps that are more mtb.I retired from MX racing and will keep jumping and riding trails and hills on my mtbs as long as I am able.If you want light stuff on your bike then buy light stuff.This fork is strong enough to give extra balls. The park I ride is pro level and the people that built it are true professionals.I will have to pay them to build a few secret jumps for me and my hardtail.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Ebay cool Canadian

Similar Products Used:   Drop Off II

Bike Setup:   Marin B17 frame.Diabolus 70mm stem with matching bars.XTR 8spd dual controls.XT crank/22-32-RF bashguard.XTR RD and XT FD.DH wheels with Kenda 2.4 sticky tires.WTB speed v seat.Sette FR seat post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by blaine a Weekend Warrior from california

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2006

Strengths:    everything. no flex, thru axle, rebound. It doesn't feel that heavy.

Weaknesses:    takes a while to break in, but works flawlessly after that.

Bottom Line:   
Perfect fork. I did a 4 or 5 foot drop and didn't bottom it out. Great for any dirt jumping.lots of pop off jumps. Buy one now if you do dirt jumping and(or) some intermediate freeriding.

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Favorite Trail:   local jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   brand new on ebay

Similar Products Used:   dirt jam comp, mz comp , exr comp.

Bike Setup:   p.1 with single speed dj1 single track rims,front brake.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by matt a Downhiller from toronto

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2006

Strengths:    strong, takes abuse well. rebound works well

Weaknesses:    heavy,air preload doesnt work, bottoms out easily, doesnt stiffen up near the end of the travel,to soft

Bottom Line:   
not that good if I could I would go back and use a 04 dj3, only reason it broke was because it didnt have a 20 mm axel, pretty sure the 05s suck so much because they switched the damping system but for 06 they went back to the kind they used in 04.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   cycle solutions

Similar Products Used:   04 dj3

Bike Setup:   243 single speed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by fatcat a Weekend Warrior from southern california

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2005

Strengths:    Probably the strongest 100mm fork made. Takes alot to
compress it all the way down and if you did, its from
a 8-10 foot drop. Can be used on a hardtail jump or XC bike.
Has the sag and rebound knobs.

Weaknesses:    It has steel stanchions. So if you leave your bike outside the
stupid legs will probably rust after awhile. But that will be for folks who live in wet areas. The fork is no lightweight either. That ugly brown-orangish color---what happened to primer grey or puke beige as alternates to black?

Bottom Line:   
Marz makes great forks and I have no complaints, except with their finish on all of their forks---they need to forget painting them and putting ugly stickers all over them. The stickers peel off fast and the paint chips off like someone painted it with a can of Krylon. Sell all of them bare aluminum and put some stickers in a plastic bag. Buy this DJ1 and forget the DJ2 and DJ3 or other brands, this fork will last for years of urban and trail use. I do believe your frame will crack before you f this fork up.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $329.00

Similar Products Used:   Dirt Jam 3, Manitou Sherman

Bike Setup:   Kona Scrap and one on a 4" travel trail bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Travis a Weekend Warrior from Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2005

Strengths:    I love this fork for street and dirt jumping. It gives you good lift off jumps. It is soft but not too soft. I think it is just right for street.

Weaknesses:    I can't think of any.

Bottom Line:   
If you are into either street or djing buy this fork!!

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Favorite Trail:   Streets and Skate Parks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3, and Marzocchi Dirt Jam comp

Bike Setup:   Stock 2005 Norco 4 Hun.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vitaly melnik a Downhiller from Edmonton,Ab,Canada

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2005

Strengths:    a tough fork
enough travel
i jumped a 16 stairset and a house and it didnt bottom out
looks hot bad a$$$$$$$ fork

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   urbans, freeride, 6' to 10' drops I do it all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   redbike

Similar Products Used:   i used it all

Bike Setup:   4hun all the parts from stockc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Antony a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2005

Strengths:    Huge lift off jumps, strong, good for some firmer landings

Weaknesses:    slightly expensive, a colour that doesnt always go with your bike colour

Bottom Line:   
immense if it suites your bike and you care about image.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Similar Products Used:   dj2 & 3, rox shox reba

Bike Setup:   kona scrap dj2's cus i dont like the dj1's colour

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