Marzocchi Jr T Triple 98 Front Shock

4.4/5 (35 Reviews)


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Marzocchi Jr T Triple 98


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TIM a Downhiller from uk

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2002

Strengths:    Smooth action, pretty strong, simple, cheap!

Weaknesses:    Really bad seals, no adjustment, not very substantial

Bottom Line:   
Ive had these forks for a while, theyve been on two different bikes. I got one of the first pairs to come into the uk and frankly at first glance i was gutted, no damping adjustment what so ever, came standards with around 20wt oil, spindly legs, etc. They sucked for the first few rides and where ever i left them a pool of oil formed around the front wheel due to leakage from pretty much every seal. I replaced the oil with 7.5wt and this improved them no end, giving a really good feel, similar to the old z1s. Ive been unable to run disks on them due to the ammount of oil leakage recently, so theyre currently in getting new seals and bushings, this was probably well over due mind! Theyve put up with 3 years of abuse well mind and i would recomend them to anyone, especially the new 5-6inch ones.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   rs boxxer, original z1s, manitou x verts

Bike Setup:   99-00 orange misisle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason mazur a Weekend Warrior from levack

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

Strengths:    never bottom out,great for hardcore jumping,lost 4 teeth cuz of em....they make me go F*%King nutz,insane I tell ya....i just cant seem to bottem them out.

Weaknesses:    seals easily go,as i said before it made me lose my teeth....and there is some kind of hole in my bottom lip

Bottom Line:   
they r great shox.

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Favorite Trail:   streets of sudbury

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   cameron cycle

Similar Products Used:   dentist..lol none

Bike Setup:   nicolai-nucleon.....xtr... bla bla bla

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ruger a Downhiller from S.L. idaho, usa

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2002

Strengths:    everything! this fork rox. i love it. it is the best fork i have ever owned. f*ck all of you who says this fork sux. it does what it is suposed to. BUY THIS FORK

Weaknesses:    your kidding......right?

Bottom Line:   
XC SUX

this is the best fork for the money you could get, words canot describe how much i love this fork. it is plenty strong and stiff. i have taken this thing off 15-20ft drops and it did bottom out dont get me wrong but it took them great. all i need to get is some stiffer springs,(the person i bought it from was alot smaller and lighter than me) and i will be set. i have heard some people mention that you can get 6 inches of travel out of em' can any one tell me how?

and also if any one that lives in a country other than the US sees this and wants to make some money quick cheep and as easy as a trip to your local sporting goods store e-mail me and we can talk about it.


ps i need some clips for my ruger 10/22. some 25 rnd or mare would be great.

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Favorite Trail:   drop in

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   rock shox
friends mantiou


Bike Setup:   98 fsr, yetti grips, irc kujo 2.35 tires, deore shifter. deore derailer, mrp chain guide, fsa cranks,rock shox delux rear shock,fsa orbit headset, other nice stuff to but im board of typing now.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by casey kye a Downhiller from ca

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2000

Strengths:    very good fork. nice and plush for some of those downhill drop-offs.looks good.heaps stiff.

Weaknesses:    if your a sirios downhiller than its not for you but if your beggining or arnet to good than its awsome.

Bottom Line:   
awsome fork if your a not so hardcore downhiller you culd take it of 6ft drop and it will take it good.
so over all this fork is extremley good!!!

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Favorite Trail:   downhills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   boxxer pro,

Bike Setup:   santa cruz super 8 with nothing stock exept the frame.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by woody a Downhiller from japan

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2000

Strengths:    Sweet, plush, strong, cool looks!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    more travel or possible upgrade kit for the '98 model. marzocchi said they don't have upgrade kit.

Bottom Line:   
This forks kicks a@#!!! Just rode a DH course in Northern Japan, this fork took everything I threw at it. Dropoffs, rocky sections, doubles, trees!!!!! (YIPES) Bottom line got this fork on a closeout from Cambria paid $311 with shipping for it. If you are a downhiller or freerider this is the fork to puchase for the cost!!!! NO DOUBT!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   any downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Judy XC (80mm)

Bike Setup:   99 FSR, marzocchi Jr T., AC Pro Forged Cranks, Tioga 44T chainring, XTR all around, ODI lock grips, Panaracer Fire DH Pro 2.3's., Stratos Helix Expert 6.5in, plushness.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Craig from Redmond, WA USA

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I owned a Z1 previously, and loved the adjusters and their effectiveness... This fork lacked that... And hence, lacked performance... Nice and stiff steering... But the bad far outweighs the good

Lack of adjusters
Lack of fork boots
I blew the seals on my first test... Whats up?!
A pogostick lovers wet dream when it comes to climbing

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Z1, Manitou X-Vert DC, Noleen Crosslink ELT

Bike Setup:   '98 K2 4500 Carbon frame, NR4 rear shock, Hayes discs front and rear, Race Face and Shimano drivetrain, Easton carbon post and bar, Time pedals, Spin wheels....

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bill Swire a Downhiller from Seattle, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2000

Strengths:    light and looks nice, not to expensive.

Weaknesses:    Plenty. Always leaks oil like a dog, the cheap crown crack like a twig. Not even plush as I'd like.

Bottom Line:   
If you like to ride at the beach bike path or sissy girl trails, buy it. If you plan to get radical, forget it.

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Favorite Trail:   any downhill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Hanebrink LT8, RST Chubby, K-Mart specials

Bike Setup:   Cannadale with cane creek, spingery, xtr, avid and green dinosour on handle bar.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Boogy Man a Racer from Nanaimo B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2000

Strengths:    Not to heavy and pleanty sensative. Long travel for a thirteen year old,me.Changeable springs

Weaknesses:    To soft for shore riding (Vancouvers North shore). Floating valves and bottomleg bolts.

Bottom Line:   
Good for a thirteen year old North Shore Rider and great for 8' drops with a stiffer spring in them, Watch those floating valves and bottem leg bolts.
Rad Rider

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Favorite Trail:   The ultimate abyss

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Z1 Bam, Boxxer pro, Monster T, Mister T, Z1 QR20'S.


Bike Setup:   98 Rocky Mtn. Pipeline, Jr.t, 6" fox vanilla R,XT

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Downhiller from El Dorado Hills Ca.

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2000

Strengths:    Great fork. Very strong, great rebound. Its looks cool too.Best fork I've owned yet.

Weaknesses:    I see no weaknesses in it.

Bottom Line:   
The best free-ride fork. So far it's held up great. Rides good. But if your looking for a fork for just downhill,you probably would want to go with a Monster T.

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Favorite Trail:   NorthStar

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   rockshox sid XL

Bike Setup:   99'schwinn 4 banger

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by dhloser a Downhiller from the hills

Date Reviewed: October 7, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I want to boost the travel on this fork to 6. will someone please tell me how? people have said they've done it, but i don't know what the procedure would be

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Favorite Trail:   
anything fast

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Stuart a Downhiller from Tasmania,Aus.

Date Reviewed: July 17, 1999

Strengths:    
The fork has a very smooth action and has Marzocchi's typical brilliant quality. Active to small hits, tollerant to big hits. Made in Italy. Oil-bath design keeps the fork in good order and it's got awesome seals.


Weaknesses:    
*Needs more travel
*could be stiffer
*should have optional 20mm axle.
*could do with rebound adjustment


Bottom Line:   
Reasonable fork, plush, needs more travel and optional 20mm axle. Not good enough for DH racing, but great for freeride

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Favorite Trail:   
Anything technical

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Bomber Z.1, everthing else has more travel


Bike Setup:   
'98 Kona Stab, with Fox Vanilla R

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Greig a Weekend Warrior from Greenville,SC

Date Reviewed: May 8, 1999

Strengths:    
NOT TOO HEAVY FOR A TRIPLE CROWN. STIFFFF, VERY PLUSH


Weaknesses:    
NONE, MAYBE INCREASED ANGLE OF FRNT END.


Bottom Line:   
VERY STIFF, RESPONSIVE, PLUSH. JUST POINT AND GO. CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS FORK IF YOU LIKE TO GO FAST DOWNHILL OVER ANY THING.

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Favorite Trail:   
CLAW HAMMER, NC

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
MOZO PRO, GIRVIN CARBON, X-VERT E , JUDY DL, SL, XC,


Bike Setup:   
HECKLER, AD 10, 20

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by noname a cross-country rider from warhen mi

Date Reviewed: February 2, 1999

Bottom Line:   


The fork ruled for about three weeks but I blew the seals.
So braking became a real challange, but on the plus side the fork became more responcive to suicide runs down hills or stairs. Help the fork by improving the seals.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by nic a weekend warrior from sydney Aus

Date Reviewed: January 18, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I used to have headshok dd50. It was a freakin joke!!!! now I have some Jr's and they rock. It feels like I am riding on a cloud. I can jump off 1-2m drop offs and not slam my wrists.With 110mm of travel I can get speed baby, speed and lots
of it while still being in control 5 chillis 4 sure! I also race downhill alot.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a weekend warrior from Aust

Date Reviewed: January 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   


My Jnr T is a better ride than my mates zzyzx & dc-118's.But...I don't
race & I have managed to bend both stanchions...not from crashing either.1/2 the fork cost to replace.....sux!!!!
Where do I get 6 inches from? liars

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