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.


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