Marzocchi All Mountain SL 2006 Front Shocks

4.56/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

AM is between XC & FR therefore not intended for drops, jumps, and gaps. Intended for aggressive XC riding.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Murvis a Weekend Warrior from London, UK

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2011

Strengths:    Light, invincible, plush, super adjustable, excellent fork for a light rider.

Weaknesses:    Fork manual

Bottom Line:   
For all mountain in my opinion one of the best forks ever made once it's set up right (Ignore the pressures in the manual, they are too high). For light riders this is also a decent freeride fork (although would benefit from a maxle for extra stiffness).

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   06 Enduro, crossmax st, hone, all mountain sl, dhx 5.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Frisco, Texas

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2007

Strengths:    Adjust ability(extremely adjustable), excellent weight to strength ratio(light weight for fork type), bottomless(it really is with the PAR feature) mean looking.

Weaknesses:    Manual terrible(not the fork's fault), little rubber caps, special air fill adapter.

Bottom Line:   
I waited to review the fork until the seals broke in. After the seals broke in and getting settings dialed-in to my riding style, this is truly the best fork I have ever used. It is durable, light, and smooth on small through big hits. I can adjust every aspect of the fork's ride...and can do it on the trail.

Bottom line: Get this this fork if your frame will allow it! You will NOT be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Rock ledge - Grapevine

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox, Fox and other Marzocchi's (upgraded from a 04 MX COMP ETA 120mm)

Bike Setup:   04 Giant VT w/swinger 3-way rear shock, X.9 drive train, Halo Freedom Disc wheelset, Stylo cranks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom geraghty a Downhiller from nottingham, uk

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2007

Strengths:    Lightweight, adjustability, looks and stiffness.

Weaknesses:    Poor performance out of the box, marzocchi always put the wrong amount of oil in. Marzocchi say they're not for freeride, but a lot of people use them for that. Hell, most of us were using xc forks for freeride ten years ago anyway.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent forks for the price, and weight. Marzocchi always apparently mess up the amount of oil in them, and mine had way too much in, so even with just 25psi in each leg, the forks were really too progressive and only got 2/3 of the travel they should have done.
After emptying out the oil, (let out the pressure, take off the top caps, pour it out, pour the right amount of new oil in, top caps back on, pressure up) and with half the amount of oil that was originally in there, they perform loads better, and the spring rate doesn't ramp up as much.

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Favorite Trail:   colwick woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Z1, RC35, Judy,

Bike Setup:   Standard setup 06 enduro with DHX air shock.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ronan a Weekend Warrior from Limerick, Ireland

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007

Strengths:    Looks, Lightweight for such a fork, if people want a lighter fork go get 1 but you'll be sorry as it will break. Plushness and responsiveness.

Weaknesses:    Manuals, technical and set up information not really available.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork but a pig to get it right, i still have not. I'm posting this looking for help. my fork is a 2005/6 all mountain sl but does not match any info in the manuals or on this site. they do not have the tst adjust on any leg just a schrader valve on top of each and rebound adjust on the bottom right and if i use factory recommended pressures they are rock solid. where are the pos/ neg chambers and the par. a good fork but for some reason my fork in particlar has no info for it. it is, i assure you, an all mountain sl. SOS. Any dissambly drawings would be cool to as i want to change the oil.

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Favorite Trail:   Cratloe woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with Specialized Enduro

Similar Products Used:   Marz. Z2, Z1. Fox and Rockshox.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro, Mavic Crosstrail-A+++, formula oro k18's are in the post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kirk a Weekend Warrior from San Juan Capistrano, CA USA

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2007

Strengths:    Light Weight, Holds Air Well, Adjustable, Great TST Lockout dial

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is a great 150mm light weight and adjustable air fork! Highly recommended for trail/all mountain riding. I would buy it again at the clearance price of $389.

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Favorite Trail:   The San Juan Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $389.00

Purchased At:   Greenfish

Similar Products Used:   AM 1 & Talas 36

Bike Setup:   Turner RFX, Rocco Air Rear, AM SL front, King Headset, XT and XTR, Candy SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Westminster, CA , USA

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2006

Strengths:    Pluuushhhh! Terrain adjust is where it's at. lock it out for the uphill, plush it out for the down. Nice and sturdy.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I was a little apprehensive to spend so much on a fork, but this one got such glowing reviews on here and I found a deal, so I went ahead and bought one. The settings can be a little confusing with positive and negative air chambers etc. but the manual explains everything really well... once I got it all dialed in, I was glad I spent the money. This thing takes everything on the downhill. Things I wouldn't even have tried, I glide over now, and the uphill climb does not suffer at all. Do it!

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Favorite Trail:   Big Bear & PV

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $465.00

Purchased At:   e-bay

Bike Setup:   Psycle Werks Wild Hare, Sram drivetrain, raceface atlas cranks, Azonic wheels, BB7s

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chad rivetti a Weekend Warrior from westlake

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2006

Strengths:    good and strong fork, no noticable flex, even heavy braking.
extremely plush on the small bumps, and climbs great


Weaknesses:    travel adjustment, cant do it on the fly.

Bottom Line:   
great fork, for the way ride, which is all-mountain, 20-35 mile endurance rides.
the only complaint is the the travel is not adjustable on the fly. the lockout works great, and the terrain adjust is fantastic,

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Favorite Trail:   chesebro cyn

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   westlake cyclery

Similar Products Used:   fox, white bros

Bike Setup:   foes 2:1 fxr, sram, avid, trucativ, easton

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rider dude a Cross Country Rider from British Columbia

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2006

Strengths:    Plush travel, Adjustability, Stiff, Marz track record, Reasonably light, no more trail-side snickering as I've now got a legit 6"

Weaknesses:    Lets see, has caused me to fly down trails I previously tip-toed down thereby missing some scenery. Boulders, drops, rocks etc. have mysteriously shrunk or disappeared from said trails, Time has lost all meaning and my kids wonder where I have been all day.

Bottom Line:   
Has either made me a better rider or dragged my rudimentary skills to a higher level - I'll accept either.

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Favorite Trail:   Ones with dirt & rocks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   c/w bike

Similar Products Used:   A few

Bike Setup:   Fluid 1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Pleasanton

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2006

Strengths:    super smooth feel , light for 6 incher , lock out for long climbs , lots of adjustability , looks a whole lot better than turd colored Fox 36

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This fork is unbelievablly plush ! It is a perfect match for my Nomad and does everything very well . You also get the full 150 mm travel as advertised - nice ! The price is also good considering Fox is chargeing close to a grand for their turd colored 36 . This is a smart alternative to the other overpriced and overhyped 6 inch single crown forks plus Marzoccis quality is tops in the suspension buis.

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Favorite Trail:   Tahoe

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $725.00

Purchased At:   Univeral

Similar Products Used:   Talas , Sid , Z1 XFly , and White Bros DC118

Bike Setup:   Nomad - loaded

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