Marzocchi AM3 2006 Front Shocks

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 130mm travel
  • External Air Preload
  • External Rebound Adjuster
  • Reinforced Steel Tube
  • Standard Drop-Outs


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leshark a Downhiller from Weston-super-Mare

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2008

Strengths:    Supper smooth, extremely light, cheap, good amount of travel

Weaknesses:    Really can't think of any! the lockout lever appears to be slipping, but I rarely use it, and probably could be replaced cheaply

Bottom Line:   
These Forks are fantastic all rounders, 140mm travel Strong Smooth, excellent price and one of the lightest for the spec, I would be happy to recommend to anyone for "all Mountain" type riding

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Favorite Trail:   Mendips

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None yet, just bought Junior T's to replace as getting more into DH (on this bike), and my XC/Freeride bike is a PRST4 which has parallel forks with a Fox Shock on it

Bike Setup:   EPX Terrashark Carbon frame, Manitou Metel rear shock, Sun MTX rims with Navegals, Avid brakes & SRam rear mech, E-Thirteen chain device, built as Freeride/Light DH

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from Winston Salem, NC USA

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2008

Strengths:    Super plush, nice adjustability. Will roll over almost anything. All black is nice.

Weaknesses:    Noisy

Bottom Line:   
This is actually a review for the AM2. I bought this to replace an aging '01 Bomber (100mm). Swapped the Bomber plus $60 for this great looking fork. The AM2 130mm fits my frame nicely and feels a little more solid overall. I like the preload and rebound adjustments. Fork is pretty beefy and gave me the confidence to put a 180mm disc up front. Probably overkill but hey, why not? The only thing I don't like about it is that it clicks on small chatter bumps and front braking. Sounds like a loose headset, but I know that to be tight. Everything looked good when I installed this so I don't know what else it could be. Fork seems strong otherwise, I hope it's just a normal thing with these inexpensive Zokes. Overall, I got a smoking deal on this, and I'm happy with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Burnt Mtn.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Bomber Z1

Bike Setup:   Giant VT One

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rudy Szymanski a Downhiller from Gowanda, NY

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2008

Strengths:    Amazing plushness!!!!! It is easy to maintain and work the controls. Dual air pre-load. Its light weight! 130mmm of buttery travel!!!!! I havent bottomed it out yet!!!! Taken it off drops and jumps!!! nice all around fork!!!! Cant wait for the summer!!!!!

Weaknesses:    none at all!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
amazing!!!!!! its a good all rounded fork!!!!!! its good for trail riding... some freeriding....shore.....jumping.... really everything!!!! I would buy this fork over and over!!!! for the money you cant go wrong!!!!!! Its plush..... feels like riding a marzocchi 66!!!!!!
I would reccommend it to anyone who like to ride hard and fast!!!!!!

AAAAA++++++++++

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Favorite Trail:   Drops and jumps!!!!!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Ebay.....new

Similar Products Used:   DJ3, Marzocchi Jr. T

Bike Setup:   Banshee Scratch.... Am3.... mavic 321... avid bb7.... moto raptor 2.4........

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan gornicz a Downhiller from elliot lake, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2007

Strengths:    very nice fork. strong and wont bottom out easly



Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
very nice fork

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Favorite Trail:   ravien

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   trek jack, marzocchi am3, avid bb5 dics brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Fl

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2006

Strengths:    roll over anything

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
Great shock. Does what it should well.

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Favorite Trail:   Tsali

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $125.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan Ciesinski a Weekend Warrior from Tacoma, Wa

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2006

Strengths:    Very plush for a air shock (low pressure, large volume), 32mm stantions, black and beutiful. Mines a 150mm OEM model. Easy to service. Uses regular shock pump fitting.

Weaknesses:    No comression adjustment. ( Use different oil weights to adjust).

Bottom Line:   
The fork is very plush and bomb proof. Easy to dial in for different types of riding by adjusting ais pressures.

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Favorite Trail:   Ranger Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Similar Products Used:   A lot of Marzocchi forks, all good.


Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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Marzocchi AM3 lockout lever

Have some Marz AM3's on my bike. The TST cart is under the lockout lever so you need to prize it off to check the valve. Unfortunately it is only held on by a (perished) o-ring, so I no longer have a lockout lever attached to my bike. I tried ordering an assortment of small o-rings, but can't ... Read More »

No rebound adjust on Marzocchi AM3 - can I cure this myself?

Relative noob here! Bought myself a nice used bike on ebay (Iron Horse MKIII). Bike was in great nick and very happy with it. As I get a bit more into riding I realised that the rattle I got on trails at high speed was probably a lack of rebound damping. Tried to adjust it (full + and fu ... Read More »

am3 or tora for heckler

I currently have a tora 318 uturn coil fork on my heckler. I have been given a 2006 marzocchi am3 by a friend and am wondering what is the better fork. They are both in great condition and have very little use so far. The AM3 has 130 mm of travel. So which one should I use and which one should I ... Read More »

AM3 setup help

My son is 110 pounds and we are trying to setup a 2005 AM3 130mm dual air for him. In order to get the right sag, I put about 25psi in each leg. With those low pressures the fork sags on its own without him even on the bike. Is that nornal? What psi should I put in each leg. Any ideas on how to get ... Read More »

AM3 setup help

My son is 110 pounds and we are trying to setup a 2005 AM3 130mm dual air for him. In order to get the right sag, I put about 25psi in each leg. With those low pressures the fork sags on its own without him even on the bike. Is that nornal? What psi should I put in each leg. Any ideas on how to ... Read More »

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