Marzocchi Jr. T 99 Front Shock

4.17/5 (24 Reviews)


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Marzocchi Jr. T 99


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tazzer a Weekend Warrior from penrith

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2008

Strengths:    exelent beginner downhill fork,
plush travel


Weaknesses:    no rebound adjusment
small travel
disc mounts are very weak, ripped it off under medium braking after a weekend of fortwilliam downhil track


Bottom Line:   
dont reli on the disc mounts

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Favorite Trail:   glentress

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   4X, BEGINNER downhill

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joE a Weekend Warrior from Nottingham , England

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2002

Strengths:    Fully bolted
Every part is available individually
3" tyre Clearance with BETD and Blackspire aftermarket braces
Looks the bollocks
much stiffer than SC bombers
Easy to service
lots of aftermarket bits and bobs avaliable.


Weaknesses:    ermmmm?

Bottom Line:   
THE BOMB.

5/5 for sure.





Be sure to an update, as i dont have time for a detailed review ATM.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Back On Track cycles, 2nd Hand

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Z1 BAM, Z3, Z4, Z5, RS Judy Race,XLC , Manitou X-vert DC.

Bike Setup:   Kona Stuff, jr.ts, hope c2s, al sorts of bit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mr MinkeyBob a Weekend Warrior from Launceston, Tas, Aus

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2002

Strengths:    Suishes real good, what more can I say? Looks cool in red.

Weaknesses:    Weighs a bit but the only thing I have to compare is a judy and a headshok so I guess it's pretty good =P

Bottom Line:   
Looks good, feals great, inspiring to ride. Gives me some confidence to ride the stuff that was too scary on the dale (tendancy to snap in half)

I have no idea what the fork cost because it came on the bike second hand.

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Favorite Trail:   You know, that one...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Second hand

Similar Products Used:   99 Fatty SL, 2000 Judy XC

Bike Setup:   99 FSR Extreme, 99 Jr T, xt-lx mix, Hayes 6" Disc front, raceline rear.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joel cote landry a Weekend Warrior from granby qubec canada

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Strengths:    well it never botom s out and its cery stiff for the price , i can be puted on any bike , from the not good bike to the balfa bb7 , and looks so cool on an hard tail


Weaknesses:    a litle flexy but still , colors chips like nothing

Bottom Line:   
well buy one and you can tell it for yuour self THAT THIS FORK IS AN DROP FORK

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Favorite Trail:   noen

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   momo

Similar Products Used:   well boxxer , shiver , mrt , mrt dirt , jrt 2002 , ...

Bike Setup:   kona roast hayes truvativ , welgo dh , pro taper , and of course mardezoshiasse jrt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tommy scrancher a Downhiller from Bruton somerset england

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2002

Strengths:    strong crown strong stantions no wobbles plenty of travel quite light, deffinately forks for a semi serious downhiller on a budget.

Weaknesses:    crappy colour well mine are, you could prob overlook this for the performance and price.

Bottom Line:   
BUY ME NOW IM CHEAP AND I WORK LIKE THE DOGS BOLLOCKS!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   pear tree hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   yeovil cycle centre

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox boxxers and judy tripple clamps

Bike Setup:   downhill/xc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtb a Weekend Warrior from MA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Strengths:    Strong fork. I know i don't weigh much but it has never bottomed out on me. Not even of a 12 footer. Plush travel, strength, adjustability, and decent turning radius for a tripple crown.

Weaknesses:    Price, look around and you can get a good deal.
A little heavy but what do you expect from a tripple crown.
Tends to rebound slow when ridden in winter conditions (just like most other forks).


Bottom Line:   
This is one of the best freeride forks for those who do not go big like bender and those who still like to give climbing a shot. Everyone complained about the tire clearance, I have a 2.7" gazzy jr. on it and it fits fine. Stanchions do not flex and it never bottoms out. Change springs and oil to suit your weight and you will be fine. I love this fork and would buy another one if I had another bike to put it on.

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Favorite Trail:   whats left of the bow ridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   cambria

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer, mr T, Manitou

Bike Setup:   Cannondale super v 1000, XT drive train, B52 stem, gazzolodi tires, sun double wides.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill, a Freerider not a a Downhiller from the Sierras of Sunny California

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Strengths:    Travel.
Looks.
The fact that they are Marzocchis


Weaknesses:    Weight.
Not enough tire clearence.


Bottom Line:   
It took me awhile to get these forks, but the wait was worth it, now I can do anything I want, and not have to worry about bottoming out my sh1tty forks. Marzocchis rule!!

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Favorite Trail:   007 & Crystal Cave

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   bought used from mtbr.com used marketplace

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox.
RST.(suck)


Bike Setup:   Freeride.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Downhiller from South Wales, UK

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

Strengths:    Very plush, not too heavy, good seals.

Weaknesses:    Not enough tyre clearance.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent forks (especially at the price I paid!). Very plush and I've only managed to bottom them out once, and that was off a seven foot drop! Probably suited more towards DH, as they are a little too heavy for any other area of riding. Also they are a bit too soft for duel racing. You'll find that all your acceleration is lost from the bobbing (this could be changed by using stiffer springs / heavier oil). Other than faultless!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Second Hand

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Judy SL, Marzocchi Z3,

Bike Setup:   Cheeta DH, Race Face cranks, Shimano Disks, Double Wide rims on XT hubs, IRC Kujo's, Azonic bar + stem.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bad Bill a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Not plush enough for real riding, downhills, drops or anything narly.

Bottom Line:   
This shock must be made for sissy riders, I broke the crown on it like it was butter, oil was leaking from the fork all the time, couldn't take big hits. For a freeride fork this dog cra_b. My 40mm headshock had more guts than this thing did.

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Favorite Trail:   log shut, Big Bear mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   small bike shop

Similar Products Used:   RST(junk)

Bike Setup:   Cannadale V700 with cane creak rims, kujo dh 2.35 tires, xtr brakes (trash), azonic shorti dh steam, no name dh handlebars,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zork inc. Freeride Mania a Weekend Warrior from The hauge, Holland

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2000

Strengths:    This fork is realy sweet and Agressiv. You can tune your own style easaly. Stif and very trustable.

Weaknesses:    Weaknesses?¿?¿?
I can't think of one!!!


Bottom Line:   
Tha Marzocchi Jr T 99, is a fork where tha possebilities are endles!!
I used tha fork for everything...
From Xc to deull..
The only problem for me is taht i life in tha wrong side of tha plannet.
In Holland you don't have tha Mountains and tha trails that you can find in tha US and Australia.
But where working on it.....!!
we are busy to build are own Deull-trail.
So we can kick some ass...
I suggest to all tha freeridders on tha plannet....
Keep your own style don't fake it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Every trail that kicks ass!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Van Herwerden

Similar Products Used:   Rock shok Judy Xc96, Indy SL, Judy XLC97, Rst moso 5In., Marzocchi Bomber Z296, WhiteBrother XC.

Bike Setup:   Every year a other setting. To keep it interresting!!
but usealy tha Freestyle...
Enough suspension and gear that is strong enough to keep tha party pumpin!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike hughes a Downhiller from uk

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2000

Strengths:    plush medium travel and triple clmap.

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
good value freeride light dh fork, go for boxers or mr t if you are moe dh arientated.

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Favorite Trail:   coed yr brenin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   judy race judy xlc. monster t.

Bike Setup:   mongoose nx 7.1 99' all lx tioga mavic d521 cd's etc. etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alex Malone a Downhiller from Sydney

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2000

Strengths:    Juniors are very plush and nice to ride with if you like a 5inch and a bit travel forks.

Weaknesses:    they flex easily, dont have much adjustment without changing the amount of oil in the forks, bottom out of drops easy, cannot fit huge tires into the forks because of the brace

Bottom Line:   
a very nice fork to start with for either downhilling or freeriding

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Favorite Trail:   Ourimbah

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   manitou x verts

Bike Setup:   trek vrx 400, junior t's, blackspire chain device,hayes,azonic shorty, free agent pedals, gazzolodis

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by darrell fortune a Downhiller from morganton

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2000

Strengths:    plush

Weaknesses:    not burly enough

Bottom Line:   
I must have got a lemon, I have had this fork for 3 months and already I have had it rebuilt twice, bent the brace, and now after a race the drop outs are bent, and the the sanctions are bent a 1/4 of an inch to the left. If you are a freerider who likes to rip it don't buy this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   brown mtn rec area

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   judy xl

Bike Setup:   schwinn 4-banger with real hubs mavic 233's hellbent bar xt,lx drivetrain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Lindquist a Downhiller from Oakland Ca

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2000

Strengths:    Super plush, can't be touched by anything

Weaknesses:    It's a Bomber, Bomber riders know no weaknesses!

Bottom Line:   
If you want to get serious...buy this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Big Trees

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Z1, Rock Shox Boxer(sucks), Mr.T

Bike Setup:   Heckler With magura discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Downhill Racer from NJ

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2000

Strengths:    Smooooth, Sweet, Plush and will put up with the punishment you put it threw. Low mantaince, just change the oil and they will take care of you.

Weaknesses:    Humm... Im still trying to find one

Bottom Line:   
I raced with them all last season and had no problems with them what so ever. Im a very agressive rider, and what i did to them im suprised there not dust by now.
There a great DH/Freeride fork and all around agressive rider, there great for beginner/ sport DH racing, there not the best for expert/ pro DH racing.

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill NY

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Judy XL, Manitou x-vert, Hanabrink DH

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Mountainspeed 6"stratos linkage, XTR DH cranks, Sweet Jr T, Hayes, Intense tires

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