Marzocchi Dirt Jumper III 2005 Front Shocks

4.36/5 (28 Reviews)
Weight : 2280 grams MSRP : $295.00


Product Description

  • Dual SSVF System
  • Adjustability PL
  • External Air Preload
  • Spring Type: Coil springs


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by G-fast 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   any dirt jumps and skate parks

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Marin Rockey Ridge, Truvativ crankset, Hayes HFX-9 Hydraulic brakes, 8" rotors, Truvativ 35mm rise bars

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cyclecyko a Downhiller from BND OR USA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, cheap

Weaknesses:    heavy, chatters badly in breaking bumps

Bottom Line:   
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....

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Favorite Trail:   Not tellin you dude

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $9000999.00

Purchased At:   not advertising

Similar Products Used:   mz comp, 888, RS Judy, Talas, girvin vector 2

Bike Setup:   P1, ss, everything other than that is always in flux.

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

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2007

Strengths:    really strong doesnt tip the nose on jumps looks great
never bttomed it out


Weaknesses:    little heavy you get used to it

Bottom Line:   
great forks got a fantastic deal for £82 really wanted them better than i expected.
if your a beginer its great

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Favorite Trail:   bar end

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $164.00

Purchased At:   ebay uk

Similar Products Used:   MX COMP AIR

Bike Setup:   Saracen Xray frame ,dj3 halo sas front and rear single speed dmr crisis cranks headstock stem wingbar avid juicy 3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terrence a Weekend Warrior from Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2007

Strengths:    doesnt bottom out easy, 120mm travel, somewhat light, 20mm axle, strong

Weaknesses:    not very adjustable. a little soft (i weigh 150 lbs.)

Bottom Line:   
this is a great fork especially for the money. great for dirt jumping. also enough travel for downhill

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Favorite Trail:   anything i can ride

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   pink bike

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt a Downhiller from new zealand

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2006

Strengths:    strong, bullit proof, look cool

Weaknesses:    stickers peel easy

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   rotovegas

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Avanti manic freeride style hard tail

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James a Downhiller from ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006

Strengths:    very strong

Weaknesses:    cracker lowers

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   300


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim from Essex, United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2006

Strengths:    Very strong all round

Weaknesses:    Paint chips quite easily

Bottom Line:   
Ver stiff, strong forks!
But can't quite get the psi to how i like it!

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Favorite Trail:   Danbury Common

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $230.00

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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andy nichols a Weekend Warrior from braintree,essex,uk

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.

Weaknesses:    stickers peel off,heavy

Bottom Line:   
buy them,cant go wrong

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Favorite Trail:   danbury common and the 4x track at aston hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $245.00

Purchased At:   some german shop on ebay

Similar Products Used:   manitou(they broke)

Bike Setup:   wot? low seat,my balls dont like saddles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Al a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, simple strong design

Weaknesses:    none, unless you need plastic dials or are a weight weenie

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   Marz z3, RS boxxer, judy c, psylo xc, manitou 6

Bike Setup:   single speed planet x bommer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2006

Strengths:    stiff, yet smooth, strong

Weaknesses:    heavey, no adjutability unless adding air

Bottom Line:   
awesome fork, the crown doesnt crack like te 03 model, because the fender mounts are filled

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Favorite Trail:   the streets

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   03 DJIII, 04 mz race

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

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse Beber-Vanzo a Cross Country Rider from Petaluma

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


Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   anadale

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   sonoma mnt cyclery

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dustin Seib a Weekend Warrior from Battleford sk. Canada

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2005

Strengths:    Tough, plush, cheap

Weaknesses:    annoying clicking sound. Cross country.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for the price. Adjustable travel rocks. Highly recommended for dirtjumpers on a budget or urban riders.

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Favorite Trail:   PEEGeeMan

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Sr. suntour xc 60

Bike Setup:   Norco scrambler, deore rear acera front derailer, avid bb7 brakes, ezefire shifters alex x2100 rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max a Weekend Warrior from london on canada

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2005

Strengths:    strengh

Weaknesses:    started making a clicking sound and hasnt gone away yet

Bottom Line:   
super tough fork great for the money.can take alot of abuse

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Favorite Trail:   killaly

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   the cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   drop-offs

Bike Setup:   04 kona shred.diabolus handlebar and headset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob monnox a Downhiller from sutton,birmingham,england

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2005

Strengths:    these forks are absoloutly amazing i use dem every day for downhill riding and 25ft drops

Weaknesses:    their are no weaknesses in these magnificent forks

Bottom Line:   
THESE FORKS ARE AMAZING

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Favorite Trail:   timberland

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   england cycles

Similar Products Used:   i wud neva us e anuva product aftewr usiing these forks

Bike Setup:   hardtail frame . use wityh 110mm trave

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by parry winkll a Cross Country Rider from calgery AB

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2005

Strengths:    it sucks

Weaknesses:    every thing

Bottom Line:   
it sucks

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Favorite Trail:   poo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   poooland

Similar Products Used:   it sucks

Bike Setup:   it sucks

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