Marzocchi Drop Off 3 2006 Front Shocks

3.83/5 (23 Reviews)


Product Description

- DO can be used in a moderate freeride condition. Not intended for large drops, jumps and gaps. DO series is between AM & extreme freeride.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CaliMountainBoy a Downhiller from Delaware, Ohio

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2011

Strengths:    No complaints...like the ride :)

Bottom Line:   
Great for anyone. If looking to do heavy DH type stuff recommend something a bit more aggressive.

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Favorite Trail:   Pacifica

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Friend


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Enerin a Cross Country Rider from Odessa,Ukraine

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2010

Bottom Line:   
ddddd

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Favorite Trail:   d

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   d


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BlackSCRunner a Weekend Warrior from Boston, MA USA

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2009

Strengths:    supposed to be reliable, looks nice, beefy, coil & air combo helps with fine tuning.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, a bit sticky, needs air or is too soft for me at 175lbs. No external adjustments except air pressure (no rebound adjustments)

Bottom Line:   
I bought this fork as a temporary replacement for my blown Nixon. The nixon works better, until it doesn't work at all. This fork has held up fine in the short time I've used it. It seems heavier when lofting the front wheel, but downhill I don't notice it. The travel is not a smooth as the Nixon over smaller stuff (a bit sticky), on big stuff it is fine. I needed to add ~50psi of air to each leg in order to be stiff enough for me. I'll put the Nixon back on and keep this as a backup. It's worlds better than the splice that came on my bike. I'd love it if I hadn't tried the Nixon Platinum already. One of these days I'll ride a Fox so I can know what everyone is talking about! Also, I don't know what this costs new, so my value rating is based on used cost. I bought it with a lot of parts so I am estimating the cost I paid for this, but I think if you find it for under $150 used it's a good value.

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Favorite Trail:   The next one I find

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Nixon Platinum, Manitou Splice, lots of XC forks

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hyperspeedrider93 a Weekend Warrior from Barrie

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2009

Strengths:    Strong/ rigid, loves big jumps; transitions, drops, no landings etc... Cool noise when compressed

Weaknesses:    A little soft, it doesn't get better as it travels

Bottom Line:   
Great fork i like it. It corrects my mistakes :). I can depend that it will hold up under extreme conditions and it looks great!!

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Favorite Trail:   Trail Jelly

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Seller

Similar Products Used:   Marzochi Dirt Jump llll

Bike Setup:   P.3 w. Drop Off lll's, race face evolution downhill crank, alex rims, Avid Juicy 7 brakes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mr fast a Downhiller from vancouver bc canada

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2008

Strengths:    good at jumps

Weaknesses:    EVERYTHING, very little travel for a free ride fork, for some reason it's sticky, pain in the a*s to ajust, been in repair shop over 9 times, i dont know why i even bother with them, also extremly uncomfertable when doing downhill.

Bottom Line:   
piece of cr*p

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Favorite Trail:   dirt merchant

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   brodie

Similar Products Used:   rock shox totem, domain, lyric, 66, 55

Bike Setup:   brodie nemisis

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by slowmongooserider a Downhiller from australia,wa.mandurah

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2008

Strengths:    really good quality-reliable loves jumps and average sized drops-handles dh pretty good-good adjustment

Weaknesses:    weak paint and i lost a rebound cap within a month-not much to worry about

Bottom Line:   
awesom fork for the intermediate freerider who does downhill every now and then

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Favorite Trail:   wellington mills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   pushnpedals

Bike Setup:   mongoose blackdiamond single-hayes nine brakes dropoff 3 fork-truvativ team box guide

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sean gittleman a Downhiller from agoura hills, california, usa

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    lots of travel. mushy,sexy, and good all around. gets peddle bob to easily. but still fun

Weaknesses:    hard to get how u want them. and little to soft.

Bottom Line:   
pretty good. i like them their fun and they get the job done. i like them but i'd really like to get a new set o forks. i still like them and they're good forks.

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Favorite Trail:   shotgun mammoth

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   spoke n wheel: came

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   haro x7 stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin horstmann a Weekend Warrior from santaclara californa

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2008

Strengths:    god bang for your buck, preforms well once you get it right, fun over all fork for a good price

Weaknesses:    hard to adjust (for me)i just cant get it right

Bottom Line:   
hard to get in the butter zone, any tips for getting the adjustment right?, i cant , either its to stiff, or to soft and bottoms out quiclky, not to plush for me, i need help adjusting the fork, help, i cant get it right, and some one said there is compression, were? all i see is rebound, air in both legs, thats all!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   iron horse 7 point 3


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TJ Patel a Downhiller from Los Angles, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2008

Strengths:    works amazingly for freeride, it can do some downhill, but I wouldn't recommend it. very soft, takes ups drops like its nothing, and eats up about anything.

Weaknesses:    Kind of rough, not always responsive, it also has its drawbacks with the setup just because it is really not that user friendly.

Bottom Line:   
They are great forks, but if you are looking for something for downhill hill stick with the triple clamps.
but they are still freaking awesome!! :]

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Favorite Trail:   Del Cerro's "Slalom"

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse 7Point3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Seth Ballu a Downhiller from Highland

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2007

Strengths:    Very plush, cushy ride. Takes a massive beating and soaks up the drops with ease. No problems at all

Weaknesses:    Cant seem to find anything wrong with it. 150 mil of travel kicks trash for single crown

Bottom Line:   
Its a good deal for what you get, especially right now you could find em' cheap Go buy one

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Favorite Trail:   SLICK ROCK baby!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Traded my frame for it

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Ram 2500 with Manitou 4 way swinger

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Derek a Downhiller from Fruita, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2007

Strengths:    Half spring, half air, feels solid, good seals.

Weaknesses:    Hard to adjust in the field (impossible w/out a shock pump), makes a wierd squishy sound when it is compressed.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great fork to get started riding on, but it isn't too good for downhill or freeride, and it is expensive to fix anything.

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Favorite Trail:   Lemon Squeezer (shuttle)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi boxer world cup, Splice comp.

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Slayer 30

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by barry kid:-) a Weekend Warrior from kinsale,co.cork, ireland

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2007

Strengths:    its marrazocchi! strong wit lots of travel wel im 14 ive had it for a week nd havent bottomed it out doing 6 foot drops to flat concreate

Weaknesses:    mite be a bit too soft for heavier riders

Bottom Line:   
d best fork around for this price get it if u are getting into freeride or street it will not let u down

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Favorite Trail:   all of south ireland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   rs cycles

Similar Products Used:   suntour m3000 no comparasin

Bike Setup:   iron horse bakuto 2006 (stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alex Petherick a Weekend Warrior from NZ

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2007

Strengths:    Light, Big Travel
Handels drops and jumps easily


Weaknesses:    rebound a bit to fast

Bottom Line:   
excellent fork but wouldn't use it for exreme downhill or freeride

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Favorite Trail:   Hi-Roller

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Cranked Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Dart 3s (only good for xcountry)

Bike Setup:   Mongoose fire ball

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michaelblade a Weekend Warrior from SoLag, CA. USA

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007

Strengths:    Decent adjustment.20mm axel feels solid.Feels lighter than I thought it would.Old MX racers like springs in forks so that's another plus.Crown seems beefy and strong.Brake mount looks real strong too.It has a cable bracket.

Weaknesses:    Owners manual is worthless to a mechanic but MRZCI said to call.I think it is for lighter people.At the price you can get one for there aint much wrong with the MF'er.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great fork for getting a feel for FR and pushing your limits.If you are over 165lbs.it is possibly not stiff enough.I'm 150lbs. and running with 0 preload until it's broke in.It takes longer when your light.I've been going down stairs.It feels fine riding uphill.The 20mm axel gives confidence to go for the drop or whatever you feel you can handle.So far I'm happy with it.This is the Drop Off 2 130mm travel.There seems to be enough of them around but don't pay over 250.00 for it.So get one and nuke the gay whales and buy your chick an Ermine fur.

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Favorite Trail:   The One I'm On

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $234.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox J4,Z1 Wedge,RST

Bike Setup:   Diamondback XSL comp frame.LX cranks.Stock Shimano disc brakes.8 spd.XT FDR. XTR RDR.XTR shifters and brake levers.22/32 chain rings w RFace B guard.FR rims and hubs.XT 11/32 cassete.Drop Off 2 Fork.Lock on grips.Dual pedals from shimano that work fine.XTR shift cables.Romic rear shock with 650lb. spring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dylan thayer a Weekend Warrior from waterdown

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2007

Strengths:    This is a review for the 2006 marzocchi drop off 2(130mm,20mm). pretty light fork, look suuuppperrr sexxxyy, awsomee 20mm axel, air preload is asome, very tunable fork its got air prreload, externel compression adjust and external rebound adjust, its amazing,

Weaknesses:    i wouldnt call this a weakness but it makes this weird sound when it compresses, but it sounds sweet

Bottom Line:   
this is a super sick fork!!! Very adjsuttable and it feels sick i love it soo muchH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   my jumps man

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $255.00

Purchased At:   EBAy

Similar Products Used:   marzochi dirt jumper1
marzochi dirt jam comp
marzochi dirt jam pro
marzochi mx comp


Bike Setup:   2006 norco bigfoot 2006 marzochidrop off 2, shimano deore drivetrain, kenda neaveagals tires, azoic outlaw wheels, truvativ blaze cranks, hayes hydros

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