a Weekend Warrior
from Manitoba Canada
Date Reviewed: August 3, 2009
Strengths: Basically, im about 6'3 230lbs, i have hit 13 foot doubles shoot you over 10ft high, and they don't bottom out. Great when you get the air pump to adjust. Soften for dirt and pump them full of air for skateparks. Done 8 foot drops from concrete to concrete over stairs and no problems.
Weaknesses: need to carry the pump around to adjust how stiff they are.
Can be a little stiff for smaller people even with little pressure in them, but if your a big guy that likes the jumps, i highly reccomend it...Never bottoms out.
Bike Setup: Marin Rockey Ridge, Truvativ crankset, Hayes HFX-9 Hydraulic brakes, 8" rotors, Truvativ 35mm rise bars
from BND OR USA
Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009
Strengths: Strong, cheap
Weaknesses: heavy, chatters badly in breaking bumps
Out lasted a badly potato chipped front wheel. Heavy, Low speed comp damping is too stiff while High speed is to soft.
works ok on hard pack dirt jumps and concrete parks. sucks ass on stutter bumps. still pretty strong though. This fork has seen 2 axles 1 front rim and 1 head set die first. Regular oil changes and tuning both the level and viscosity have had positive effects. If your hurtin for a dj fork, and your broke, and you find a used one sub $80. Then it's the shiitt. But. If your going out and laying down you hard earned coin on a new fork. buy something nice. 4X WC, argyle 318, Society xeno....
Similar Products Used: pretty much the only fork ive used
Bike Setup: 05 p.2 mag 20 rear supra bh front husselfelt cranks giga pipe bb shorty stem oversize bars
from new zealand
Date Reviewed: November 6, 2006
Strengths: strong, bullit proof, look cool
Weaknesses: stickers peel easy
these froks are great had no trouble at all. Used them for downhill and jumping they take all the hits. Adjust air for your weight when you get them they never miss a beat. Just wish they didnt make that knocking sound. This fork is perfrct for any dirt jumper, urban rider or new downhiller they wont let you down
from ontario Canada
Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006
Strengths: very strong
Weaknesses: cracker lowers
This is a great fork i love the feeling of it but after about 3 months of riding i found a hairline crack in the lowers im sending back to marzs for a warranty. If your looking a cheap fork this is the fork for you but it might crack.
Similar Products Used: Dirt Jam pro's, Rock shox judy's.
Bike Setup: Saracen X-ile 05 frame, DJ3's, Halo SAS wheel set on hope hubs ,24-7 single speed set up, DMR Moto's, Race Face North shore DH Crank set, Syncros Fat Bar and stem set, Hope M4 Hydraulic rear.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006
Strengths: smooth,good over roots and takes a fair drop but bottoms out too easy on big ones,i gotta sort some air in the forks but dunno wot p.s.i. they look good too espescially now they gone matt.
Favorite Trail: danbury common and the 4x track at aston hill
Duration Product Used: 6 months
Purchased At: some german shop on ebay
Similar Products Used: manitou(they broke)
Bike Setup: wot? low seat,my balls dont like saddles
Date Reviewed: May 31, 2006
Strengths: Stiff, simple strong design
Weaknesses: none, unless you need plastic dials or are a weight weenie
I used the 2002 model fork for urban, dirt jumping and DH and it was amazing. I weight 150 (170 with all my gear) and used the fork stock. Droped it 8ft to flat tones of times and it was super plush. 12 stair gaps to flat or into stairs and it handled it all beautifully. The big fat stanctions, beefy lowers took a crazy beating and never lost it's plushness. Never felt flexy. Very little upkeep, I never even opened it. Used it for dj, dh and street and it saved my butt more than once. I took a pedal drop, 6 feet to flat and my chain skiped sending me into a nose dive and the fork took it. I have never had a fork that I felt so safe on. Not the most responsive for DH but can handle the abuse... Only reason I got rid of it was cause I stoped doing the urban thing. I now ride a psylo (got it on sale for xc) and I would fear droping it off 2feet if the grim reaper were after me, cause it would bust and I'd kill myself anyways(my psylo broke in 30 seconds on a 2" bump, no joke! and with the cost of repairs I could have just gotten myself a nice xc Marzocchi and saved over a month of riding). I can not believe people get psylos for urban when the Marz dj's are out there and cheaper. The dj3 was perfect, no dials to break, just simple strong design so you can go ride! If you want dials, get the dj2 or dj1... My next fork will definetly be a Marzocchi. My buddy droped his z3 (Marzocchi xc fork) 6 feet to flat ttill it broke and they just gave hima new one, Rock Shox warranty takes months and costs a fortune. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ROCK SHOX, THEY STINK AND THERE SERVICE IS HORRIBLE. I MISS MY OLD MARZOCCHI, IF YOUR RIDING STREET OR DIRT JUMPING GET ONE!
Bike Setup: FireEye Spitfire, 24" MTX's, Dirty Hubs, 05 DJIII, atomlab aircorp bars (red), azonic aggro stem, maxxis holy rollers, velo BMX saddle, amoeba seat post, FSA skypilot head set, FSA X-drive crank set, A2Z ss kit, avid brakes
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006
Strengths: -super strong -takes hard landings well -built to last -looks kool -awsome for urban, and dirtjumping
Weaknesses: -HEAVY -theres no on the fly adjustments, but wat ever for the price its awsome. - dont by for xc, strait dj fork
these are awsome forks for the the money. they are perfect for dirtjumpin and urban. i never herd any clickin of nuttin, mabey im just lucky!they absorb good size drops and jumps very well. i didnt need to adjust anything from stock except air compresion, rebound was fine stock out of the box. they are super strong! but they are heavy. i want to mod it to 5 in. of travel but 100mm is fine for urban and dj. these forks are strait up sweet for the price, i highly recomend them!
Similar Products Used: dj 2, dj 1, drop offs, dj urbans
Bike Setup: 06 STP1 sig frame on the way, mavic deetracks, e thirteens 32 special on the way, hayes mag, avid bb7, shimano xt shifters, shimano 105 RD, ird seatpost, sdg belair, race face diabolis stem, truvativ hussefelt, easton EA70
a Weekend Warrior
from Battleford sk. Canada
Looked all over Google and this site yet I can't find an exploded view of this fork. I'm overhauling it as a favor for a friend. Long ago he took out the springs, has been running the fork on air alone. I want to put the springs back in. Anyone know a guide to do this?Read More »
I just bought an 05 Marin Rocky Ridge that has a marzocchi dirt jumper III fork (130mm of travel), it blows through the travel though and feels really soft. I know that the fork doesn't have any air in it for the preload yet (I checked it with a air pressure gauge. I will do the air tomorrow), but I ... Read More »
I have 04 marzocchi dirt jumper III's and they bottem out after they hit 110mm but some of my friends have 05 dirt jumper III's that bottem at 130mm and they say that I can get mine to go down to 130.. not too sure if this is true if anyone knows.. please post :)Read More »
Seeing lots of these Dirt Jam Pros on new jumping hardtails and wondering if anyone has the full scoop on what they actually compare to? I'm thinking it's pretty much the same fork (internals and crown/stanchions) as a Drop-Off or Dirtjumper JIII with only a single SSV? I have one on a jump/4x hard ... Read More »
What is the Marzocchi MZ Comp 100mm like, and what kind of riding can it handle?
I'm not that heavy (170lb), and looking for a versatile fork for urban, 2-4 ft pavement drops, and the occasional DJ, but I'd like it to be OK for riding XC trails as well. Would the Marzocchi MZ Comp 100mm fit the bi ... Read More »