Similar Products Used: shiver dc's. marzocchi Z3 QR20's
Bike Setup: Kona coiler supreme, Z1 fr2.
from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: January 4, 2007
Strengths: This fork is indestructable! Best fork I have ever ridden. It's really tunable with great adjustability, it's really plush and the best thing is you can ride croos-country to your downhill course and just keep going- it's so versatile.
Weaknesses: 150mm travel I would have like more- but that's the 66. It makes a wierd sounds when it compresses but it has never een a probelm. The stickers have been peeling since the day I got it though.
This is an amazing for with amzing value. It's better than any for in way of performance and strength. I would reccomend this to anyone who can't afford to have lots of different bikes for different types of riding- this fork can do it all amazingly. It's really stable in the air, it has never bottomed out, really plush and smooth. the best fork for the value you will get anywhere.
Similar Products Used: drop-off triple, dirt jam pro, jr t, manitou stance, drop off IV.
Bike Setup: 2005 Norco Rampage- stock with MTX rims
from Ajax, Ontario
Date Reviewed: November 12, 2006
Strengths: Amazing Fork!!! Super strong, super plush. I've used this for DH and Street with absolutely no complaints! I love it and it is truely amazing!!
Weaknesses: Its so good that I've seem to attached myself to it and never want to sell it!!!! Other than that NO Weakness what so ever!
This is the best fork I;ve ever ridden. Even at 150mm I've ridden it parks and loved it! It is super plush and super strong! I HIGHLY recomend this fork to anyone looking for a truely amazing and versitile fork!! I've done 15 foots drops on this fork and it just came back for more! I;ve ridden it a Blue Mountain and it handled it like a Pro!! Highly Recomended for a super strong and versitile fork. In other words... 5 Chilis and 5 Chilis
Purchased At: Used for about a week when bought - PB
Similar Products Used: Dj III
Bike Setup: 2003 4BY and 2005 .243
from duncan b.c. CANADA
Date Reviewed: May 28, 2006
Strengths: 5 no dought
Weaknesses: i havent had it long to realize anything yet but as far as im concerend if you use it for wut its made for it shouldnt have a problem inless you are 500 pounds.
i do lite freeride.like 10-15 foot drops.its beatiful i wouldnt go much biger tho and i always use nice transitions. i also mainly dj it. i dont no wut to day except its like one of the nicest forks ive used for dj. thats all i can say. its perfect for me and u can set it perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one side u can put in air for stiffness or take ait out for softness.the other u can det the compresion and rebound.so like i said u can make it perfect and set it exactly to your back shock.wut more do u want
Bike Setup: front deemax.05 stinky frame size small 15".24 inch back wheel.and ofcourse z1 fr 2 150mm qr 20
from Gloucester/Swansea (UK)
Date Reviewed: October 27, 2005
Strengths: Everything, You can not fault these forks.
I've only had these about 3 weeks myself and only used them a few times as they werent bought for the bike i have built atm (build another for the Z1s as we speak) but a friend of mine has them and ive taken them out a fair few times. All i can say is : This is what marzocchi forks are all about, They handle sweet as a nut, soak up everything you put them through (even though they werent set up for my weight) and just scream out to be taken over bigger obstacles. these are only the 130mm versions too and theyre awesome. Sod wasting twice the amount on a pair of fox forks just shell out the £300 and you wont have to buy another pair of forks until either these die (which id be surprised at) or you can no longer get spares. Well done Marzocchi
Bought these to replace my Fox Vanilla R130's and can't believe how much better they are. I have so much more confidence and fun on them. They never feel like they will bottom out and the rebound works miles better than the Fox. I should have bought these earlier instead of believing the Hype about Fox Forx!!
Bike Setup: Cove G-Spot with DHX 5, Marzocchi Z FR2, Hope Mono M4's, Race Face Diabolous finishing kit
from Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Date Reviewed: July 23, 2005
Strengths: This fork is a real sweat deal out there! I got it on my Norco Rampage 2005, 150 mm travel with rebound adjustement.This adjustement is a must! You can throw everything you want at this fork with the right PSI for your weight and riding style. Me i run 6 PSI in the left leg, and i do for most freeride, north shore, downhill and some dirt jumps. This fork is totally awesome! I cleared a 25 foot gap, and did a 7foot high by 15 foot long drop too, these are the biggest things ive rode yet, and ive never bottomed it! It works smooth like butter, you can do anything with this fork, ive got a hardtail and, sure, i know how to land and ride freeride hardtails, but trust me, Marzocchi Z1 Bomber line is pure fun and realiability!
Weaknesses: None to complain about, everyhting's fine!
This is what Marzocchi is all about. Perfect assembly quality, technology that works smooths as hell, you can run them everywhere you want, giving them what you want, they wont complain, it's trustable because it's and Z1 Bomber fork! I'be got another Marzocchi fork on my second bike, Specialized P3 2000, with an z3.5, and after 5 years, she's still workin fine and can handle the most technical things you throw at it in street riding.Las word, TRUST MArzocchi, trust these folks and enjoy the ride buddies! It's a real deal this fork, i love it!
Similar Products Used: Fox, Rockshox and some crapy manitou freeride forks, Marzocchi is my company!
Bike Setup: Norco Rampage 2005 stock, excepts for the pedals, wellgo b-67 and im gonna get rid of the singletracks soon. Mag 30's are solid!
Date Reviewed: June 20, 2005
Strengths: Plush, stiff, rebound adjustment, very light weight
Weaknesses: ssv damping in left leg
When I broke crown on my DJ III '03 it was time to take something better for a ride. I was impressed how the fork rides, it's much stiffer when cornering and damping is far far better than on DJ III. Last weekend I had an accident, landed on front very hardly, but fork seems to be OK, without any sign of damage, what I can't say about me, I can hardly move. So I think this fork will ride at least as long as my DJ. Only 1 thing I don't like, it's ssv cartridge in left leg, which takes away the plushness of hscv in right leg. Anyway, this fork is much more plush then the old one.
Similar Products Used: Suntour XCC, Judy TT.. now these!
Bike Setup: Mavic D521's on Hope bulbs, Spooky Bandwagon frame, 6-pot hyro's
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: November 26, 2004
Strengths: Smooth out the box/much stiffer than my old ronds/got max travel on first ride
Weaknesses: Little plastic cover for the air preload will disappear very quick!
Well only ridden on one ride so far but very impressed. Very smooth straight away (for my 180lbs), much stiffer than previously ridden sc forks. Got full travel when I came up short on little double, but they didnt complain and let me ride it out. Great for the price as well.