BombShell MARILYN 8 Front Shock

4.56/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 6.9 lbs. MSRP : $789.00


Product Description

  • Looking for an 8" fork for your DH Rig or Big Hit Bike? There are several to choose from, but you want one that doesn't break the scales or your wallet. You want a fork that's easy to work on and customize for your riding. You want a Marilyn. Carbon Composite Construction with inverted motocross design, external grease ports, and a nitrogen-charged sealed oil damping cartridge. The 7050 lower legs are centerless ground and then hard anodized, forged crowns and dropouts. Rider adjustable rebound control and spring preload. Like the blonde bombshell, people will turning their heads as you pass by (on your way to the podium).
  • Available with QR20
  • Hayes 74-25 or International Standard mount.
  • 3 spring rates available.


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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg Jones a Downhiller from North Carolina

    Date Reviewed: February 12, 2006

    Strengths:    light weight, stiff, extremly plush,

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    this is one of the best forks for the money. I have ridden a marzocchi shiver and i like this better. this is an awesome fork. I do 15 ft drops and 25 ft. gaps on it and i havent bottomed it out

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    Favorite Trail:   PeeWees Freeride park

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   shiver


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Oliver a Downhiller from Old Lyme, CT

    Date Reviewed: November 28, 2004

    Strengths:    Strong fork
    40mm santions
    inverted
    rebound and compression adj.
    light , just under 7 lbs
    8 in of endless travel


    Weaknesses:    a bit flexy, but it is to be expected with an inverted fork
    the seals could do a better job


    Bottom Line:   
    great fork for the cash
    will race it dh next season so, not sure how well it will fare under extreme dh'ing
    i have been doing fr with it for the past few months, bigest drop was 7', used 7' of travel, i may get lighter springs for next season
    this fork can take some punishment, i am 6-2 200lbs

    ride on

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    Favorite Trail:   Bluff Point SP

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   03 jr t
    01 psylos


    Bike Setup:   02 norco dh team
    bombshell merilyn 8
    and some other stuff

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by will a Downhiller from delta bc canada

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2003

    Strengths:    huge legs, stiff, light

    Weaknesses:    bushing problems, stiction, axle a real pain to get out,


    Bottom Line:   
    crappy fork, would be alright for hucking but trying to do dh or some nice smooth freeriding on these things is impossible. the stiction is just nasty.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Purchased At:   demoed

    Similar Products Used:   dorados, shock works, jr t, shivers, super t, monster t, s8's

    Bike Setup:   m1 with xt drivetrain, 321 rims , intense tires, race face cranks, mrp, hope brakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bill C a Weekend Warrior from Boulder City

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 2002

    Strengths:    Masive Legs

    Weaknesses:    N/A ??

    Bottom Line:   

    I have to agree with Kidquicks review,He pretty much says it all
    and then some.

    My first reaction was I was sent the wrong Forks!
    I could not belive my eyes when I saw the CARBON STANCHIONS
    This stuff was reserved for Factory Guys Only.
    I was so happy when I pulled them out of the box.
    and even happier when I road them.
    full curbs not even a problem or planters or etc.
    you get the idea.
    For the money This has to be one of the best deals around.

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    Favorite Trail:   still looking (sea otter)?

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bike outfiters

    Similar Products Used:   RST mozo xxl (Returned).
    Fox vannila r went on xc bike great forks.


    Bike Setup:   Specilized enduro with fox vallila r coil rear

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brian Backman a Downhiller from Las Vegas, NV USA

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Easily servicable, stiff, sweet looks

    Weaknesses:    Axle is a pain to get out

    Bottom Line:   
    I had this fork on my Kona which I sold earlier this year and now I have a Da Bomb Mindbomb with the same fork. My only complaint is that there is no independant compression damping adjustment. It seems like as you increase rebound the compression increases as well. Other than that I have no complaints. This fork is super easy to service. My one recomendation is to immediately remove stock grease and use Slick Honey. It will make the fork so much smoother and more plush.

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    Favorite Trail:   Westridge, Big Bear, CA

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Pro Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Foes F-1, White Brothers DH3

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stab Primo and Da Bomb Mindbomd

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by CrusherT a Weekend Warrior from Yokosuka Japan

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

    Strengths:    SUPER PLUSH, LIGHT, AWESOME REBOUND CONTROL, BOMBPROOF

    Weaknesses:    NONE YET

    Bottom Line:   
    THIS FORK ROCKS!! AR DIT DIT

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $799.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Outfitters

    Similar Products Used:   HANNEBRINK LT9, BOXXER, MONSTER T

    Bike Setup:   2002 DARE TRIPLE, XTR DRIVE 8SPD, AZONIC STEM/BAR, THOMPSON SEATPOST, TIOGA XL, MAVIC 521 RIMS, TIOGA 2.3, HAYES 8" F/R, DT ONYX (F), HAYES (R), YADDA YADDA YADDA

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kid Quick a Downhiller from Oceanside

    Date Reviewed: February 5, 2002

    Strengths:    just about everything.
    40 mm stanchions
    6.9 lbs
    $800.00 US
    Carbon Composite
    Inverted
    Nitrogen Charged
    A Full 8"


    Weaknesses:    scrap the QR20 and go straight 20

    Bottom Line:   
    Its sick. Its just...dang. I dont have enough good things to say about it. When you hit rocks that are about tire size and the fork soaks it up and goes right over it...all All I can say is...dang. I'm 6.3 and 230 and this fork loves me. I hit a 30 foot gap to flat and landed front first and road it out... This fork is fricking ridiculous its so good. Ask anyone with a Boxxer, Shiver, Dorado, Monster or anything else to try this fork. See what they say. They will say "dang this "B**ch is plush... and its how much again?"

    My Marilyn,

    "She's tight. She looks good. She feels good. Her legs are thick and her up and down motion is so sweet. She likes to go hard and fast. And even though having 8 inches makes me want to hit that big gap again and again, she's even more responsive to me when I go down on her. She's the best I've ever had." - Kidquick

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    Favorite Trail:   MT. Wislon - with the tree sticking out on the 2 foot path

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Black Mountain Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Monster T, Boxxer, Shiver, Foes F1-XL

    Bike Setup:   Bombshell Mindbomb. Maxxis, Shimano, MRP, yada yada yada...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by LONDON a Downhiller from SALT LAKE, UTAH

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2001

    Strengths:    SUPER PLUSH, VERY LIGHT, EXCELLENT REBOUND CONTROL. VERY EASY TO SERVICE.

    Weaknesses:    NOTHING.
    THIS IS NOT A WEAKNESS, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME STANCHION GAURDS ADDED TO THE FORK. THE LIZARD SKINS BOOTS WORK WELL, BUT IN A BAD CRASH IN A NASTY ROCK GARDEN COULD PUT SOME NICE DIGGERS IN THE STANCHIONS.


    Bottom Line:   
    I NEEDED A FORK THAT WAS LIGHT, BUT STILL GOT PLENTY OF TRAVEL. WHEN I FIRST HAD THE FORK INSTALLED THE SPRING SET UP WAS WAY TO STIFF. GARY AT PRECISION BILLET HELPED ME OUT WITH SOME CUSTOM SPRINGS. THE FORK WORKS AWESOME NOW! IT WAS A COMPLETE CONFIDENCE BOOSTER KNOWING I COULD LAUNCH THINGS TWICE AS BIG AS I WAS BEFORE AND NOW I HAVE THE SUSPENSION TO SOAK IT UP. I JUST GOT BACK FROM RACING DOWN IN MOAB ON THE MOAB RIM. THIS COURSE IS A VERY BRUTAL COURSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, IT IS A COMPLETE ASSAULT ON BOTH BIKE AND BODY. MY MARILYN TOOK IT ALL IN STRIDE, THIS ALLOWED ME TO LAY OFF THE BRAKES AND LET IT FLY. I TOOK FIRST IN THE EXPERT CLASS, THANKS TO MY MARILYN!
    I AM COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THIS FORK. I WOULD RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A LIGHT WEIGHT LONG TRAVEL FORK, ESPECILLAY FOR MY FELLOW DH SISTERS.
    THANKS AGAIN GARY!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   golsan cycles

    Similar Products Used:   ROCK SHOX BOXXER

    Bike Setup:   FOES DH TUBE, HAYES 8"F/R, SUN RINGLE SUV WHEELSET 26/24, RACE FACE 165 ISIS CRANKSET, MRP,AZONIC SHORTY DLX STEM, AZONIC WORLD FORCE BARS, ODI ROUGE LOCK GRIP.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by gary a Weekend Warrior from illinois

    Date Reviewed: October 15, 2001

    Strengths:    8 inches of relatively light double crown fork....built to last ,and it reaks quality all over the thing

    Weaknesses:    none so far but don't expect any

    Bottom Line:   
    great fork out of the box....even better once broken in a bit.......first test was in Colorado this summer while at world cup.....it preformed flawlessly and bailed me out of a few big drop ins !! and why can't other fork manufacturers make "idiot proof" compression and rebound knobs...this is one of the reasons i tried bombshell forks.
    the guys at precision billit are willing to take time and talk to you and have always been helpful....hopefully i won't need to call them on service issues but if they are as straight forward with warranty stuff, it will be all good. great performance, weight, quality (no twisting !!!), simple control knobs(external) ......try this fork...oh yeah, price !!!!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1.00

    Purchased At:   addison cycle,addison il

    Similar Products Used:   everything

    Bike Setup:   2000 dare, marilyn fork, stratos helix pro rear shock,answer,race face,sun and other misc. stuff....i also have a "daBomb" down hill bike with a marilyn on it ....can't beat the price for a beafy downhill rig....the web site doesn't do the bike any justice !!

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