Marzocchi 66 RC2X 2006 Front Shocks

4.83/5 (29 Reviews)


Product Description

- 66 series classifi ed as an extreme single crown FR fork, suitable for large/ safe drops, jumps & gaps. Don’t case, overjump or pile drive this product.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by minibruff a Weekend Warrior from Surrey, U.K.

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2009

Strengths:    The Rc2x will handle anything you throw at it from drops to downhill and can take pure abuse! Loves to be ridden hard & fast on rocky downhill sections. The faster you ride with this fork and the harsher the terrian gets, the better it performs! Low maintenance - fit & forget.

Weaknesses:    Very heavy fork if intended use is for a do it all bike like mine, but the weight doesnt effect performance on downhill and freeride applications. Too many adjustments, are they really necessary? Takes ages to set up.

Bottom Line:   
Great performing fork for downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   Cwmcarn, Wales

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Marz 66vf, 66vf2, 66rc2x 07, 66 rc2 eta 07, 888 rc3 08, Boxxer WC 08,

Bike Setup:   Custom Build Sx Trail II 08 w/ 66 rc2x 06!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stinkyboy8 a Downhiller from westport

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2008

Strengths:    Very durable hasnt broken yet. Just right for freeriding

Weaknesses:    None that I see yet

Bottom Line:   
Great fork get it worth the price

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Favorite Trail:   diablo

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Berkshire Bike & Boa

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Drop offs

Bike Setup:   stinky with this fork. Van r rear shock. Can of spray paint. Red michhilen in back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff watson a Downhiller from Sacramento Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2008

Strengths:    Bullet Proof! Bottomless ! Looks Sick! High speed compresion rules.super stiff crown and stantions. No Maintanance.Just ride it as hard as you can Mud/snow whatever This Fork Kicks ASS!
180 MM of Life saving pleasure. Blows doors on fox 36.


Weaknesses:    None Really. but the only knock I could think of is the compression and rebound caps come loose and fly off like others have said. Check your knob and caps before each ride.
A little bit of a weight penalty but it's worth it for the ride.


Bottom Line:   
Do not hesitate to buy this fork it blows doors on Fox 36/Totem/Manitou Nixon. I have an 07 66RC2 with over 200 hours of fast riding and no problems/easy set up/.Pick up an 07 on clearance if you can the 08 are made in Taiwan and I have heard there may be some quality control issues. You either get a good one or ?

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Favorite Trail:   Butchers Ranch

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $529.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Marz AM 2 / Fox 36 blew out twice in 6 months.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Nomad / Roco TST TI spring/ Juicy 7s/ DT swiss 1750/SRAM XO/ Syncros/answer /WTB/Hope/

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Raes a Weekend Warrior from Andover, CT, U.S.

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2007

Strengths:    Solid, absolutely more adjustable than a motocross fork. Marzocchi maintains forks that can be adjusted with air/oil volume instead of a fixed damper that only the supplier can tweak. Big Bonus.

Weaknesses:    on the heavy side, see strengths.
I'm torn about leaving a weakness, because it's really not.
The bottom out adjustment I'm sure could be handled by oil/air volume, but not by weenies. So RC would be enough.


Bottom Line:   
The adjustability of this fork made it possible to dial in the subtle little bump absorbing spring action that I wanted, and also the progressive big drop absorbing action to keep my arms from buckling on hard hits.
It saved my a$$ at least once.
I haven't dropped even close to something that felt big by this fork standard, but I will. It moved up the bar for what is big...big time. 7 feet is nothing, 12 to 15 might get it's attention.
The drops I've done were butter smooth landings.
I knew I was getting into more weight over the TALAS, but it has paid off in spades. The TALAS R did not adjust out the big drops that made my arms buckle. Air just doesn't provide smooth active ripple absorption, and hard hit progressive action. That said, I have not had the more adjustable air forks, but hope to try them some day.
This fork will do everything. I had it on a light weight Giant REign, and raced it around just fine, but could still do drops. (I don't recommend the fork for XC, I just bought a Z1 for that). Springs are king.

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Favorite Trail:   Nepaug dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay store

Similar Products Used:   06 Fox 36 Talas R, 04 Marzocchi Z1 Freeride, SIDS, Dukes, Manitou (never again).

Bike Setup:   Extreme Freeride 2006 Morewood LT 7 inch travel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by best a Weekend Warrior from edmonton canada

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2007

Strengths:    very strong fork. they dont flex. adjustments work so good. sick look (white)
not as tall as the older models.
will take anything u can dream of.just check nwd7 robby b jump lol


Weaknesses:    not easy axle.
dosnt feel as plush in low speed as other forx i tryed (but maybe its the oil and springs rate)


Bottom Line:   
buy it if u want the strongest fork+ maintnence free for freeride. becuse i still think that triple crown will work better for dh

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Favorite Trail:   tnt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   local bike store

Similar Products Used:   sherman breakout plus 66rc 66 vf 66 vf2(much better then the vf)dorado 888rc 888vf totem(feel like butter)

Bike Setup:   white rmx white 66 double wide rear rim front mtx both on saint full diabolus xt 4 pot breaks e13 srs giude

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Curt a Downhiller from Tampa FL USA

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2007

Strengths:    Mine is a late year 06 with 180mm travel. I rode this baby at Northstar on their closing weekend in the snow and cakey mud and it performed flawlessly, cleaned off wipers and they looked as good as new. I forgot I was riding a single crown. stiff no flex like the old shivers, scratched against a rock and the scratch didn't make it past the primer

Weaknesses:    Lost big red compression cap first ride out ... no worries found 2 at Whistler, some knocking sound in the rebound at fast speeds didn't affect performance

Bottom Line:   
This fork is something else for handling a harsh weekend @ northstar. I had some problems figuring out how to set up fork because it was so stiff at first (not much air pressure needed) which ends up being an advantage to heavier guys like myself..more room for stiffing with out having to buy a heavier spring. I haven't hucked this fork any higher than 6 ft. but I did my 07 66 sl and it took 10ft like a champ. This fork is burley as hell!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Hole in the ground

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   jensen

Similar Products Used:   66 sl, fox40, dorado, sherman breakout plus,

Bike Setup:   SC vp-free, 66rc2x, thompson, wtb, hadleys, mavic ex729, hayes, protapers, xtr, raceface diabolus

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff b a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

Strengths:    plush low and almost as stiff as a triple clamp

Weaknesses:    snaped off the compression knob and marzocchi is making me pay 180 bucks to get a new cartridge

Bottom Line:   
sick fork exept for the low speed comp knob falling off but it still feels like gold when doing any sort of freeride

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Favorite Trail:   the orchard

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   sherman breakout

Bike Setup:   trek session 77 dhx 5.0 66 rc2x

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Strauss a Downhiller from Boulder, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

Strengths:    Beefy, Plush, simple to use, sexy looking, etc

Weaknesses:    stoopid stickers

Bottom Line:   
This is a sic fork for Freeriding!! Beefy, simple to use, and reliable, with all the forks I see in the forums breaking its nice to have one that I can rely on.

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Favorite Trail:   Dominion, Diablo Freeride Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Travis Single
Fox 36 VAN
Rock Shox Totem


Bike Setup:   Giant Faith, e13 srs, Fully dialobus, hayes HFX 9s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scotty Boy a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2007

Strengths:    everything,spongy, light and loads of adjustments





Weaknesses:    none!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
great fork NOOOOOOO

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Favorite Trail:   black run @ Holden Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   z1 sport

Bike Setup:   hard tail, weird i no, but rides like a dream.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scotty Boy a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2007

Strengths:    everything,spongy, light and loads of adjustments





Weaknesses:    none!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
great fork

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Favorite Trail:   black run @ Holden Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   z1 sport

Bike Setup:   hard tail, weird i no, but rides like a dream.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kenn a Downhiller from port hope, ontario

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2007

Strengths:    color, stickers, weight, hight, travle, adjustment, everything on this fork is dialed.

Weaknesses:    something wrong with mine*, but its not noticable when sitting on the bike so i dont care. the rebound nob on mine takes 2 fingers to turn and not much grip, i am going to grind it up with a file or something for more grip when i have some time. the air valve caps are either insanely loose or insanely tight. going to put some loctite aswell. these do not compromise the ride.

Bottom Line:   
* the thing i said that is wrong with mine is weird and i've been told its the bushings. when im not siting on the bike and the wheel is on the ground, and i pull up on one grip and push on the other back and forth i can feel a little jolt. it feels like there is 1mm of play deep inside the fork. cant tell when your on the bike at all, i found this out when i was putting the fork on the bike otherwise i wouldn't have ever noticed. i have taken out the spring on the rebound side because im 140lbs and wanted this fork for soaking up everything small, because im tall enough to be able to soak up the big stuff with my body. the fact this fork was so cheap on the internet is a major bonus. i have used the vf2 and it was just fine but then i saw this for the same price and had to get it. i set the fork up to match my shock, a 4way air, and use the slow speed compression if theres lots of pedalling involved, it works well to eliminate bobbing. the X is for big hits and doing huge drops with the X closed i come 1 inch from bottoming all the times. this fork has a wide range of adjustments.

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Favorite Trail:   my own and grab bag@blue mtn.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $492.00

Purchased At:   jensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi z1, 66rc, 888vf2, 66vf, pike454 dual air.

Bike Setup:   commencal mini dh, hadley, m6ti, thomson, diabolus, xt, xtr, 105, saint, e.13 drs, swinger 4way air, slr xp, mtx,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick bedell a Downhiller from jackson wy

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2007

Strengths:    adjustability, stiffness, long travel with single crown

Weaknesses:    too stiff, end of travel compression too much at times

Bottom Line:   
great fork, can adjust many ways. sometimes the bottem out(end of travel) compression doesnt allow for full travel at all times. sweet fork though, long travel in single crown allows for tricks and better steering. the adjustments for low speed compresion work great, you can really feel the difference in the ride. as well as with the adjustments made to the bottem out knobber. takes up the little and big bumps. also can take the massive hits without bottoming, if set up for it. sweet fork...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   manitou, fox

Bike Setup:   haro x3, 66, 5th element 5way, hayes 9's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Saber Haghvirdy a Downhiller from Iran - Tehran

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007

Strengths:    Progressive travel ' plushness ' adjustments are working usefull and plenty of them .3 Cm shorter comparing to the 05 models ( a Cm on the lowers and two on the crown ) made my bike handable so much.Can hammer it up roads and smash it on every thing on the course.175 mm of real travel.

Weaknesses:    The air preload valve caps get loose.And nothing more

Bottom Line:   
Get it .Buy it . Purtuace it .Anything you want to do have it.Its maintenance free and you wont have haedaches with it .you will have fun with it.And cool typy of fun.It puts scare out of you scare of drops or speeding up on technicals.
But be carefull .Dont leave it upside down for long time and while like that dont try to play whith the adjustments.Also be crefull not to scartch the stanchions its an open bath.
Youl go big with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Shafq 3

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   DOT

Bike Setup:   Stinky 06 with solid rockers and Avid BB7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Wolstenholme a Weekend Warrior from PA

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2007

Strengths:    very adjustable, very plush, 170mm is plenty of travel, stiff, not too much brake dive, looks great, takes 7 footers to flat with ease, love the single crown.

Weaknesses:    red knob falling off(pretty cammon)

Bottom Line:   
great fork for freeriding just make sure you keep that compression adjuster in check.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   mtbr classifieds

Bike Setup:   ironhorse warrior ltd(underappreciated), sram x.9 drivetrain, 66 RC2X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Downhiller from Tulsa

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2006

Strengths:    Huge stancions. LIke the 06 better than the 07 cuz its ride height is higher. Buttery smooth and strong as HECK! Love everything about it...looks are sick, performance is awesome, and zocchi is right there behind you given it the old one two...haha.

Weaknesses:    ABSOLUTELY NONEEEE!!!! GET ONE NOW!!

Bottom Line:   
With an awesome frame and a fork like this one, YOU CANNOT GO WRONG!! Break in period kinda sucks, but that comes with freakin awesome seals. Thank you marzocchi for making a single crown MONSTER!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   PEPSI

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox talas, 888

Bike Setup:   Joker 1.5, 66rc2x, mrp, outlaws, thomson post, FSA pig pro, howitzer bb and crank arms, avid bb7, everything that won't break.

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