Marzocchi Bomber Z1 drop off Front Shock

4.64/5 (78 Reviews)


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Marzocchi Bomber Z1 drop off


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aussie5050 a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2010

Strengths:    i have the 2000 lime green ones, Very tough and nice and soft. Alot Lighter then my old one

Weaknesses:    NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
There Isn't One if you can find a pair buy them there worth it

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Pinbike.com Classifi


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james freerider a Weekend Warrior from basingstoke

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2005

Strengths:    strong as anythin, if u treat them right they r as strong as monster t's. the crown is just sweet- its so stiff. travel is so so so so very plush! its great. it eats up bumps with ease they got perfect sping in them, they luv bunny hops.

Weaknesses:    the fork legs do move if u dunt land right and the wheel moves even wen v tight. the oil wears fast and they scratch easy- ruins them exelent looks

Bottom Line:   
great fork, perfect for what i do, they love stunting they are great to throw aroung but they need regular maintinance

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Favorite Trail:   towns and dirt traks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   off a m8

Similar Products Used:   monster t's, z3's, old z1's, ect

Bike Setup:   trek bruiser, z1s (2001), ditch witches, gazolodis, clim8 hydralics, middleburn cranks, dmr chain device

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mtbboyz a Downhiller from Boise,ID

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2004

Strengths:    Damping, fairly light for a long travel fork, looks cool,

Weaknesses:    Marzocchi warrenty dept!!, Stanchion snapped, little damping adjujstors on the bottom fall out easily

Bottom Line:   
I loed this fork up until the day I borke it when i cased a 5foot double. not a really hard landing but too much for the Z1. I snapped the left side stanchion tube right below the crown. endo faceplante lots of fun. Anyway i take it to the LBS. My buddy down there calls marzocchi. The marzocchi guy laughs and says " we need to get him on a new fork." My buddy asks him what the repair cost will be and the marzocchi guy says "it aint worth it" then tells us that the repairs will be over 200 dollars. Sh** i can get another fork for that!! Marzocchi warrenty is only two years they offer crash replacement not free replacement within those two years unless the break is obviously their fault. This is not the kind of service I am used to with MTB comapnies. I dont buy my parts to be disposable. I expect to break things, I'm a 190lb dirt jumper but seriously I shouldnt have to replace the whole fork if I break it. I will not buy another Marzocchi fork I'm going to try manitou despite my previous experiences with them hopefully they will be better now.

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Favorite Trail:   Ussery jumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Sherman, psylo, fox talas

Bike Setup:   Kona scab, truvative, MRP, race face, sun double wides, ringle hubs, hope discs, sram shifter/derr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Giuliano a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2003

Strengths:    All the strengths everyone else describes.

Weaknesses:    Axle moves in drop-outs with sharp braking. Tyre clearance (my 2.6 Tioga White Tigers juuuust fit).

Bottom Line:   
every other aspect of this fork is covered in all the many other reviews, but I was tossing up over whether to get the QR20 version and I didn't. This was a mistake. Even with an XTR skewer, if I hit the front brake sharply on asphalt, the wheel moves in the drop-out and the tyres now rubs on the arch. Spend the extra, get he QR20. Other than this small thing, these forks are magic.

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Favorite Trail:   Majura Grape Vine/Outside Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Mal Adjusted, Canberra

Similar Products Used:   Many forks.

Bike Setup:   Mountain Cycle Shockwave

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drew Gill a Weekend Warrior from Selkirk, Scotland

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2003

Strengths:    Great fork lots of travel except factory setup is bad and forks were to soft.

Weaknesses:    M arch over the top of the wheel crodes.

Bottom Line:   
the best single crown forks on the market got mine for a bargan price of £230 on wiggle last year, the forks do bottom out very easily new springs and thicker oil was is in order but i am a heavy rider who does do some pritty stupid stuff. (try snaping a mavic 521 in half)the forks have withstanded ruff stuff and thats all you can ask for.

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Favorite Trail:   Glen tress

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   www.wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   judy xc's, judy tt's, jounior t's, boxxers, mx comps.

Bike Setup:   Trek bruiser frame, xt hubs, deore discs,mavic 321's,dt swiss spokes,xt shifters,deore derailers, raceface prodagiy xc cranks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by clay a Weekend Warrior from orono, me

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2003

Strengths:    best feel of any fork. Super plush and very stiff with 20mm axle.

Weaknesses:    mine started creaking after a few months and had to be sent back.

Bottom Line:   
sweet fork feel, but arch is not as good as 2003

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on kona stinky deelux

Similar Products Used:   all types of forx

Bike Setup:   2002 stinky dee, xt cranks/bb

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by richard ponec a Weekend Warrior from north vancouver bc

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Strengths:    plush, looks cool, nice coulor (lime green)

Weaknesses:    not very strong. it held up quite well for dirt jumping but i took it off a few 6 foot drops and it started leaking oil everywhere.

Bottom Line:   
good dirt jumping fork, goood for lghit freeriding. not very strong.

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Favorite Trail:   cbc,corksrew,neds

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   flip cycles

Similar Products Used:   nonr

Bike Setup:   santa cruz cameleon

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by craig murrant from red deer alberta canada

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2002

Strengths:    It has lots of traval. strong, it doesnt bottum out alot.

Weaknesses:    i bent them back toward the frame at the stem, but they didnt break. alot of flex between the two.

Bottom Line:   
they are good forks just watch out for trees

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Favorite Trail:   north shore

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   red bike

Similar Products Used:   Z3, judy, 01' z1

Bike Setup:   rocky mountain flow

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

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2002

Strengths:    Very very plush, easy to adjust and service.

Weaknesses:    Not super light, bobs on out-of-the saddle climbs.

Bottom Line:   
I borrowed these (2001 model) from a friend for a trip to the French Pyrenees, and I don't want to give them back! I wish I'd got my hands on some of these before! They alter the geometry of my bike a little, and they make climbing really steep stuff tricky, but it's easily worth it for the performance going down. I can't wait to slap on my Factory DH's and ride them in the boulder fields of the Peak District! I'm not a DH'er, or a "freerider" - I just like to ride hard and fast, and for that these are perfect. Also, the silver/black 2001 version looks great on my polished Heckler :)

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Favorite Trail:   peak district

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   not yet

Similar Products Used:   Pace Pro Class

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler (the original).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carl a Cross Country Rider from bellingham, wa

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff as all getout, w/QR20, nothing tracks better. It does its job so well, I don't even know it is there unless I'm climbing very slowly (bad) or dropping an 8 ft fall-away (good!).

Weaknesses:    ya, right.

Bottom Line:   
For the nasty and technical trails only the northwest can give, this "free rider's" fork deals with every inch of the mountain. It looks beautiful, slides predictably every time, and swallows deep. Get one.

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Favorite Trail:   Bob's Trail, Skookum Flats, anything nasty

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Clark's Cycles, bellingham

Similar Products Used:   nothing comes close

Bike Setup:   2001 kona stuff, trailrider style w/ aformentioned fork and shimano clipless

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter a Weekend Warrior from North Shore, BC

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2002

Strengths:    Fairly easy to take apart and repair. Plush when it works.

Weaknesses:    Weak plastic valve disc in the valve body. Replaced 3 times already. One medium drop and "crack". Makes for no damping and a boingy shock. VERY flexy. Replacing bushings soon. Oil dirties fast. Change it often. Buy motorcycle oil from a motorcycle dealer to save coin on oil changes.

Bottom Line:   
Ok for light trail/DH use. They used to use aluminum valves in the valve bodies and went to plastic a few years ago to save coin. These things are total crap. I replaced mine with a steel washer I custom sized to replace the plastic piece. Still playing with settings. Probably have to replace the pump rods too. I bought the bike used so who knows what happened to it before I owned it. Download the manual for these from Marzocchi, then you can fix them yourself.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Other Marzocchi, Phsylo, etc

Bike Setup:   Kona Chute hardtail, 321 rims, hayes, etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jensen Fong a Weekend Warrior from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2002

Strengths:    it works as a suspension.....it's plush when using normal springs but it bottoms when i pedal while standing up..imagine going downhill...

Weaknesses:    ---all these results are with the hard springs---
>the thing bottoms while going to the stairs...the most i got it the bottom was 5 times..
>the thing flexed a lot while regular braking....
>the thing actually "shrinked" and i lost 0.5 inch of travel total(as of now)
>the bike is almost impossible to control(for me) when the thing is bottomed..the bike swings around very loose


Bottom Line:   
it's not that good and it's not that bad
the good thing is that it's plush....at least it was....
the bad is that it bottoms too easy, too much flex...the worst thing was that it shrinked!!!....how sad..
i will replace once i get enough money

btw i m 15 and i weight around 150

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Favorite Trail:   Tai Mo Shan -- Ho Pui or Gap Lung

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   my friends monster T....my friends boxxer 151....my friends manitou i dont know what model...my friends psylo xc and lots of other ones

Bike Setup:   da bomb xlr8r with deore/xt-8 speed derailleur..hg-8 speed flywheel..xt shifters....specialized pedals...marcozchi z1 dropoff yr 2000

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin N a Weekend Warrior from B.C Canada

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2002

Strengths:    2000 lime green drop off, stiff springs, set at 4"
Everything


Weaknesses:    Nothing at all, a excellent fork

Bottom Line:   
Excellent fork, recommend to all, Its Nice and stiff, it doesnt flex, its plush on the trails, and perfect for every kind of riding!

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Favorite Trail:   Gimp

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Psylo sl, z3 qr 20

Bike Setup:   Da Bomb Sputnik, 26,24 full disc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom Farrell from South of England

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Strengths:    plush, look wicked, stronger than most.

Weaknesses:    springs too soft, flex, cracking noises under braking, 'M'Brace is pretty weak, mine broke after a stack.

Bottom Line:   
good forks but like any product they can be broken. If u dirt jump put them down to 110 mm this may reduce flex and make them last longer.

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Favorite Trail:   winchester

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   forest leisure cycling

Similar Products Used:   other long travel marzocchis

Bike Setup:   spooky bandwagon 24", back hope, DMR wing bars, 24" halos. (dirt jump stuff)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris gray a Weekend Warrior from england

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

Strengths:    i do jump with them and have had no problem with them they are the best single crown forks ever!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    I havent yet found any yet !!!!!

Bottom Line:   
they are the best forks i have ever ridden on and the plushness is fapping excellent

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Favorite Trail:   horleys

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   halfords

Similar Products Used:   jr.t's

Bike Setup:   saracen with full xtr groupset hope enduro discs and bomber z1 drop offs

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