Marzocchi MZ Comp 2005 Front Shocks

2.85/5 (47 Reviews)
Weight : 2250 grams


Product Description

  • Travel: 80mm or 100mm
  • Steer Tube: Steel
  • Drop-Out Type: Standard
  • External Preload Adjuster


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rlrocks04 a Weekend Warrior from Westchester, NY

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    hasn't broken, i like the way it compresses

Weaknesses:    heaaavey, not adjustable

Bottom Line:   
i've been abusing this fork way past what it / the bike is intended for and it stays strong throughout. great entry level xc fork if it comes on ur used bike

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Favorite Trail:   Sprain Ridge

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came on ebay special

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock comp disc

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ioTus a Downhiller from Kenmore, WA, UA

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2010

Strengths:    Inexpensive, advertised as long travel, good looks, mounts for disk brakes. Smooth travel. Good for long(er) travel cross-country.

Weaknesses:    Top adjustments do nothing. Springy rebound. Was WAY too stiff in stock form. I could only use half of the travel, no matter the size of drop. I took Steve's advice posted here and took off the top hats (used vice grips and turned the splined plastic nut), pulled the springs, and removed BOTH elastomers. I cut one in half, to provide a little bit of bottom out protection, and put half of one elastomer back in. Finally had a usable fork. With this setup I can bottom the fork doing any sizeable drop, but this setup is for my girlfriend who's about 120lbs and just getting into all-mountain.

Bottom Line:   
I got my first one on a bike (Trek Bruiser II), then purchased one to upgrade to long-travel on my old Gary Fisher Big Sur ('99). Was a decent move for the price at the time, however I'd not get it again. Go with the Manitou Splice, or Rock Shox Tora if you can get a good deal.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Splice, Manitou Nixon Super, Rock Shox Tora 302.

Bike Setup:   99 Gary Fisher Big Sur. Thudbuster suspension seatpost, xtr/xt drivetrain, Sugino Mighty 900 cranks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ricky p a Downhiller from devon

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2010

Strengths:    Durable and take most hits, great for easy going mtbing

Weaknesses:    arent ajustable enough and weel rubs on forks when high speed cornering

Bottom Line:   
Invest a bit more money for a more sutable fork

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Favorite Trail:   my woods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Bike Setup:   Saracen Scarab

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by evomtb a Weekend Warrior from wolverhampton

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2009

Strengths:    uumm, says marzocchi on the side?


Weaknesses:    everything.

they are no way stiff enough, if you take the wheel out and put try to twist the stanchions, they flex ridiculously. because of this,when you go round a corner at speed, or indeed round a corner, the wheel twists against the axle/fork and knackers the hub. aswell as the that, as it twists, the disk grinds against the inside of the fork and wrecks the disk, the disk wrecks the caliper and before you know it you have no front brake. your tires rub against the inside of the fork and wear your tires down. think thats all, phew!

it has wrecked the front of my bike and ive only owned the forks 6 months!!!


Bottom Line:   
it came stock on my bike, but never ever ever buy a cheap fork. if your on a budget, by second hand off ebay. you get much more for your money and it is cheaper in the long run.

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Favorite Trail:   coed y brenin

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   winstanleys bikes.co

Bike Setup:   saracen raw 3, x7 mechs, all else stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tomtom107 a Downhiller from kent, washington

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2009

Strengths:    verry drop outs

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
these are really strong well made forks that can handle a lot of stress and they last a long time. so buy them at a great price here.

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Favorite Trail:   tiger summit

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $112.00

Purchased At:   tims bike shop

Similar Products Used:   fox shox

Bike Setup:   titec bars, khs dj100frame, redline race seat, mz comp forks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jonnyban a Weekend Warrior from Swindon

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    Long lasting, near enough indestructible.... Strength's stop there.

Weaknesses:    Tops out, Bottems out, No stiffness, Heavy, Changes dramatically according the the weather (hot or cold)

Generally.... Bad


Bottom Line:   
Not something i would ever put my name to suggesting....

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bad boy a Cross Country Rider from Fair Oaks Ca United States

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2009

Strengths:    very stiff and looks good

Weaknesses:    dont know yet

Bottom Line:   
bottom line is my Manitous totally blew out on me and i found the Marzoochi forks on craigslist for 80 dollars. A kid was selling them and they seem to be in great condition. Havent really had a chance to take them jumping or offroad but on the street i have no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   Confluence

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   kids house

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Rock Shock

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 90 full suspension

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by BENBCM a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

Strengths:    the fork gets soft once broken in but other then that theres nothing really good about them

Weaknesses:    i didnt really realize a difference in the external suspension settings, the forks are way to flexible and my front tire wiggles side to side on really hard turns or in ruts, the fork always builds up really thick grease on the inner fork

Bottom Line:   
these forks are good for beginners but as they get older they do get softer but also the seals give out. These forks are not good for dirtjumping as the older they get because they tend to soften up over time to the point of needing replaced. The forks have unsatisfactory side to side stiffness as my tire does sway back and forth when im in really deep ruts are fast tight corners

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Favorite Trail:   keystone park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   local dealer

Similar Products Used:   manitou sherman, fox 40, marzocchi 888, marzocchi shivers

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock pro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by the finster 94 a Cross Country Rider from West mids, England

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2009

Strengths:    Good well controlled travel and are pretty much indestructable

Weaknesses:    Do not really absorb smaller jolts too well
Quite Heavy
Cannot get the full 120mm travel(only got 100)


Bottom Line:   
These forks are very good value for money but if you want a fork that will take a large drop off and absorb small bumps, i reccommend paying a bit extra and getting a set of rockshox. All in all a very good fork and indestructable, (took it off a 6ft drop off fully open and its perfectly fine) Seriously reccommend them for beginner riders or XC riders.

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Favorite Trail:   Coed Llandegla forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Hateley Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rst AET

Bike Setup:   Saracen Mantra 2 (Forks came with bike)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by evo a Weekend Warrior from england

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2009

Strengths:    great for ridin around city,takes every thing you give it urban-wise

Weaknesses:    tested on some local ground though and seemed a bit to soft, as in bottoming out easy. tried to ajust, ajust doesn't work. haven't took to any trails yet. i dont think they'll put up to vigorous riding.

Bottom Line:   
simple forks, good for beginners, like me lol, wouldnt recomend takin em mtb, still, better than what i had.

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Favorite Trail:   coed y brenin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   winstanleys cycles (

Similar Products Used:   none, all my other forks were rigid

Bike Setup:   saracen raw 3, greaat for the money

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bob a Weekend Warrior from toronto

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2008

Strengths:    decent fork and afordable

and you can adjust the stiffness


Weaknesses:    kinda stiff even on lowest setting


Bottom Line:   
meh

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Favorite Trail:   DH Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12345678.00

Purchased At:   bike show

Similar Products Used:   ...

Bike Setup:   norco wolverine stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by hannmen a Weekend Warrior from dallas, tx

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2008

Strengths:    none ... sucks bigtime

Weaknesses:    It is almost impossible to get any travel out of this fork. You have to hit bumps really hard and really fast to get anything. Worthless for anything not tarmac. Some say they have used it on dj's dunno how ... seems too weak to take the hits. I WOULD NEVER put this for on my DMR sidekick.

Bottom Line:   
Bad ... Bad ... Bad fork. No travel, no adjustability, plain sucks. Came on my wifes bike stock. Only reason I own it.

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Favorite Trail:   Cwmcarn

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ?????

Similar Products Used:   psylo

Bike Setup:   stock iron horse mavervick 5.5

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel Durdle from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2008

Strengths:    Good for dirt jumping, strong fork's, can take basicly everything that i threw at it, did a 6 foot drop and they still work like new.

Weaknesses:    They are a bit stiff at first and take like a week to break in good.

Bottom Line:   
Half decent forks only used them for like a month cause i cracked my frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Razzing around town

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Dirt jumper 4's, Rock Shox judy tt's.

Bike Setup:   Giant Yukon

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by michael LIKES MEN from h-town

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2008

Strengths:    good shock. never bottomed out. my friend that said the one before is full of poopy.. He used a similiar type for like three months and he loved it. but he got a new one. so hes all wack. amazing fork, not a problem with it. bouncy, cushions your ride.

Weaknesses:    a bit to much rebound

Bottom Line:   
good cheap fork, good for all riders from beginner too semi-pro that are dirt jumpers.. and that don't want to waist money.. good fork, i've had no problems

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Favorite Trail:   don't ride trails. all about the jumps

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   my buddies house

Similar Products Used:   nothing i can think of

Bike Setup:   KHS DJ 100

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benjamin Miller from Whitby, Onaterio, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2008

Strengths:    They look nice, do their job excellently. Very cushy.

Weaknesses:    On my first pair of Mazocchi MZ Comps, they Stanchions (both) fell out, revealing the spring coils inside. IT was unfortunate that i was on the bike while it happened. But my second pair work fine. My first pair, must have had a manufacturing defect, or something. My second pair, work sweetly. There very beginer. There good forks, but if you plan on going big, spend the money get better ones. Otherwise, there excellent for XC, but i jump them.

Bottom Line:   
There good, they work, i'd get em cuz there inexpensizve for mazocchies. But don't plan on doing crazy stuff on them.

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Favorite Trail:   TJ's

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   a guy's house

Bike Setup:   Norco Ryde 2005.

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