Marzocchi 888 RC2X 2006 Front Shocks

4.3/5 (23 Reviews)


Product Description

- Extreme freeriding and DH racing.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rafael a Downhiller from Braga portugal

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2008

Strengths:    Good sensibility and great workin effective on the trail , strong , unbreakable .

Weaknesses:    Kinda Heavy , mine is 170mm

Bottom Line:   
For downhillers , great suspension , stiff and works great ;)

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   procycles

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40 rc2 2009 , Marzhocci 888 ATA WC 2008 , Rock Shox Totem , Marzhocci 66 rc2 ,

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky Primo all stock with the Marzo 888 rc2x 170mm

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by shanedawg a Downhiller from san jose, ca

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This is an update to my earlier review from Aug 06.

I brought the fork to the Marz tent at the sea otter in 07 and they did a rebuild of the fork and had me swap out one of the stock springs for a heavy spring. This changed the sag of the fork and the spring rate and allowed me to run less compression damping and still not bottom the fork too easy. It now rides much plusher and takes small bumps way better than before. I can now ride high speed trails and the fork tracks better and I can still do big drops and the landings are like butter.

So now I am happy with my fork finally but it's really a shame that it took so long to get it right. Marz is seriously lacking in the setup guide/ manual department. It should not be so hard to get a fork setup right. And to top it all off they do not sell single springs so I had to buy 2 heavy springs and have one just laying around.

Thanks to Ronnie at the Sea otter for helping me get my fork right.

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Favorite Trail:   crank-it-up, whistler, bc

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by north shore mang a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008

Strengths:    plush, light, good design, and easy adjustments

Weaknesses:    none so far and hopefully none ever

Bottom Line:   
this fork is soo good I went riding the nothe shore and it sucks up racing down rock beds and is good for table tops and skills parks this fork can do anything especially when u get it overhauled by marzocchi buy this fork if you have a good chance at it. it is worth it

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Favorite Trail:   Neds Atomik Dustbin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   private seller

Similar Products Used:   nothing close to this

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain RMX 2,0 fox dhx 5 and 06 888 rc2x

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by -SaM- a Downhiller from CANADA

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    appearance, 35mm stanchions, practically indestructible when used properly, many adjustments and just an overall terrfic fork

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This fork is terrific i've used it for over several years and it rarely requires a service. It has taken numerous drops to flat as well as gaps in excess of 35ft and still it craves more. The only real downside I could forsee is the adjustments are fairly intimidating at first as there are so many, but as soon as you find the right setting their golden. I really don't know what this "simon huckster" person is talking about. If he really knew what he was talking about he would realize that the 888 is a STRONGER fork than a boxxer. Boxxers are intended for racing (DH) hence their lighter weight and realtively slimer build (32mm stanchions, slim crowns, thinner lowers, and use air in some models) By the way there have been many reported cases of boxxers snapping as their lowers are realitively thin as they are not intended for purely freeride. 888's however are built for freeride which is why they are realitively heavy when compared to the boxxers (35mm stanchions, beefy crowns, coil sprung etc..) This fork has been designed and made for hucking. If you want a fork that will take a beating and then some while staying in one piece this is the fork for you. If you want to have confidence while hitting that huge gap BUY THIS FORK.

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Favorite Trail:   A-line

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Price point

Similar Products Used:   manitou travis triples, 05 888vf's, boxxers, fox 40's

Bike Setup:   2005 shore, ck hubs, 888rc2x, mag 30's, codes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by motostu93 a Downhiller from santa barbara,CA

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2008

Strengths:    there sick looking and there super stiff.

Weaknesses:    none so far other than i wish i had the white lowers

Bottom Line:   
get these forks if you can. CAN SOMEONE TELL ME ALL THE ADJUSTMENTS AND WERE THEY ARE LOCATED ON THE FORK.THNKS

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   uhhh...dj3?

Bike Setup:   06 giant faith build up with: 888rc2x, outlaws wheels, x9, rf evolve, e13srs, juicy 5, uhhh

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian a Downhiller from british columbia

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    strong, really plush, lots of adjustments

Weaknesses:    its a bit heavy, but im used to a Z1 sl so i just have to get used to it

Bottom Line:   
best fork i've owned so far. i thought my Z1 was plush until i rode the 888 and was blown away. doesnt take to long to get the adjustments where you want them either. havent ridden it to much as i just got my bike built a few days ago, but so far im impressed

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   manitou stance kingpin, splice, Z1 SL doppio air, DJ3

Bike Setup:   2007 bullit

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by simon huckster a Downhiller from england

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Strengths:    looks great...

Weaknesses:    this should be a great fork but is getting a rep for snapping, zocchi forks have a rep for doing that. this fork is noisy and clicky. BUT, if you get this fork rebiult by a pro then it should improve greatly. do not drop in more than 10 feet on this fork unless you are padded like a knight.. you can spend the same amount of money on boxxers and get a much stronger reliable fork..

Bottom Line:   
i cant think of any reason why you would get these when you can spend the money on boxxers, my belief is that rock shox is the best in the game and has an amazing rep, cant go rong with them. if you own them get them rebuilt and they'l be great, if you dont then leave them alone, im an experienced (semi) PRO rider so i know my sh*ite... only buy this fork for easy downhilling not for huckers.

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Favorite Trail:   scadbury

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   BROMLEY BIKE SHOP

Similar Products Used:   i cant think of one i havnt tried

Bike Setup:   saints, DHX-5, fox 40 (awsom replacment for those zocchi's but over priced) on an yeti asx with sexy diety bars ad stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Wolsink a Downhiller from Germany

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2006

Strengths:    This is by far the best fork I've ridden and owned. It's adjustability and feel is just super. It is just so much better than all other/older 888 forks!!

Weaknesses:    None what so ever!

Bottom Line:   
This decently priced fork gives you the best ride you want. A Fox40 is very good as well but it isn't worth the double price of the 888Rc2x.

This fork you can also service yourself, for some that can be a big plus +.

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Favorite Trail:   Winterberg / Germany

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Marzocchi

Similar Products Used:   888R, 888VF2, Rockshox Boxxer

Bike Setup:   Specialized Demo9, Hope Mono6/4, Fox DHX5

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JF from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2006

Strengths:    Not much really, not the best fork.

Weaknesses:    um, lets see everything.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom Line it sucks!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $999.00

Similar Products Used:   every fork possible


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Travis Allen a Downhiller from Lewiston

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006

Strengths:    Looks sexy, works flawless and feels alot lighter than 7+ lbs. Easy to use and the adjusters work.
GREAT SMALL BUMP SENSATIVITY!


Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I was crossed between this fork, a new WC and a fox 40rc2. After riding this thing and being a hucker as well, I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE.
I rode Tamarack again this weekend and adjusted the fork to the terrain, no problem. I weigh 210 lbs and have the stock springs in it, still perfect.
If you are leaning on the fence and trying to decide which fork to buy this is the 1 without a question.
I was a marzocchi hater till I decided to ride it and give it a shot, figured at what I payed i could sell it and not lose a dime.
I AM NOT GETTING RID OF IT! I am actually considering getting the 888 world cup for racing and keeping this for a all around fork. I cannot see the worl cup 888 being any better, just lighter. But I will get it for the bling factor alone.

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   fullcycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Stratos S8, boxxer team, boxxer WC, nixon, S7 stratos.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by shanedawg a Downhiller from san jose,ca

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2006

Strengths:    Highly tuneable. nice knobs, adjustments make noticable differences, good looking. good quality metal parts everywhere.

Weaknesses:    Hard to tune since the manual is a bit confusing about which knob does what.

Bottom Line:   
I am having a hard time getting this fork to ride well in all of the riding situations I put it in. Right now it works great when I take it jumping, but then when I hit high speed trails with rocks the front wheel deflects off of stuff and bounces around. I have been making small tweaks to the compression settings to try and fix this but now I am bottoming the fork on big drops. It goes on and on. I really wish marz would give you more setup info in the manual. Something like "if you're 200lbs and do big drops, then set the oil level to this and turn the rebound three clicks from full out, etc" For as much money as we pay for these things it seems a small favor to ask. I am still not happy with this fork but I am pretty sure if I stick with it I can get it to behave right. At least they got rid of the goofy air preload that my Z150 had. I really didn't like using air pressure to change the preload. It messes with the way the shock feel.

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Favorite Trail:   ridge trail, demo forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   This is my first double crown fork. Otherwise I have spent a lot of time on the Z150FR and a lot of time on some fox forks like the 36talas.

Bike Setup:   Turner Highline. mavic 729 rims, hadley hubs, kenda blue groove dh tires. thomson, avid, sram, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Beau a Downhiller from Park City, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2006

Strengths:    The best fork ever. I will never ride another fork.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
best fork ever, and i love being able to tune it exactly to how you want it with all external adjustments. great fork!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Bike Setup:   '06 vp-free, '06 888 RC2X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daniel dashevsky a Downhiller from israel

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2006

Strengths:    this fork amaizing -the bast of the bast....
the comprsion-rebaunde
beteer than fox40.....


Weaknesses:    none....

Bottom Line:   
buy it very fasttttt

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Favorite Trail:   dh\fr

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   ctc .trek(israel)

Similar Products Used:   fox40.super t.drop off.sherman.boxxer and else

Bike Setup:   on bullit 2005

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin M a Downhiller from Valencia, CA

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2006

Strengths:    Fork is super stiff, feels ridiculously smooth and light. Bottomless travel, super sensitive on the small bumps, but yet stiffens ridiculously quickly when you hit somthing large.

Weaknesses:    Compression knob on the bottom falls off. Marzocchi will replace, great customer service

Bottom Line:   
This fork is absolutely phenominal. Nose dive a 5 foot drop and you wont even feel scared. Small bumps dissapear, big hits feel like a pebble hitting a fox 40. haha. I am roccing a set of prototype pink lowers on the fork and they look sick! I had the fork works program done, and needless to say, wow, use your pinky fingers to push down the front end. The fork has absolutely NO stiction.

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Favorite Trail:   G-Spot

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox 40 (worst fork made, no sensitivity) Boxxer (Next best fork) Dorado (second worst fork made) shiver DC- Great fork!

Bike Setup:   Devinci Ollie, 888 RC2x, Saint, Sun Rims, Sun hubs, hayes brake (THEY SUCK), Intense Tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen Chuck a Downhiller from Calgary

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2006

Strengths:    Everything, its like sex

Weaknesses:    nothing, and people who break it are hacks, beucase they all are riding bieks not ment for tripple crowns or the just think its alrigh to run into walls

Bottom Line:   
Kick ass awsome

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Favorite Trail:   bob

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Yo momas house

Similar Products Used:   shiver dc, boxer,


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