Marzocchi Mr. T QR 20 00 Front Shock

4.55/5 (20 Reviews)
Weight : 2600 g


Product Description

  • Bomber Dual Crown Design
  • QR.20 Dropout fits any 20mm hub using our axle skewer design
  • QR.20 hubs available
  • 130mm travel
  • New Adjustable Compression Cartridge (left leg)
  • Adjustable Rebound Cartridge (right leg)
  • New machined brake arch for increased stiffness
  • Roof rack mounts available
  • Bolt-on disk brake adapters for Hayes or Intl. Stnd.
  • Maximum turning radius


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by gab a Downhiller from varennes

    Date Reviewed: December 31, 2004

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    all

    Bottom Line:   
    I hate this fork

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Similar Products Used:   chit


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kerry a Weekend Warrior from Kelowna, B.C., Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 2, 2003

    Strengths:    Plush, very tunable, just enough travel.

    Weaknesses:    not for big 15-20 foot drops, but I'll never go anywhere near that big anyway.

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork is a really good reliable ride. I've put on tons of miles with minimal maintenance. I went to 5wt oil( I weigh about 170lbs ) and it made the fork way more responsive to adjustments. I've bottomed it out on some flatter drops but otherwise this fork is so nice. It keeps the front end lower which makes for better trail performance. all in all an excellent fork that I'll probably keep for my next frame.

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    Favorite Trail:   Boss Hog

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   used

    Similar Products Used:   Super T, Boxxer, Xvert.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Bullit, stock setup.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rich B a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2003

    Strengths:    Snapped it on and have had no need to adjust or fiddle with it. Tripple crown set up that fits with the factory specs of my bike.

    Weaknesses:    Brake arch should be called the break arch. Went through 2 of them before I located an ENvy arch which is bombproof.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am 275lbs. It is strong. Never bottomed out. Since replacing the brake arch all is good. I recommend to anyone who wants a QR20 triple crown at a good price. Basically a Super T with 130mm of travel.

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    Favorite Trail:   CBC/Boogieman

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   The Cove

    Similar Products Used:   QR20

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky with many upgrades.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brooks from Cos Cob, CT, USA

    Date Reviewed: November 9, 2002

    Strengths:    STIFF, plush, adjustable, good-looking, progressive as hell, not too heavy compared to other burly dual crowns

    Weaknesses:    bolt-on brake mount? why? may be a little too progressive even with minimum compression damping. Whats with the fake qr20? its like an oversized 9 mm axle!

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork is such an improvement from my previous fork, a 2002 dj2 that feels like a wet noodle compared to this. The compression and rebound damping adjustments REALLY work! This fork would be great on just about any bike other than cross country, as it is fairly hefty (5.7 lbs.)
    that doesn't matter on freeride/dh bikes though. If i had a chance to get this fork or a super t, i would definately choose this, its just so much stiffer.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   used, price is with hub and axle assembly

    Similar Products Used:   '00 dj2, '01 Avalanche MTN-8, '02 Junior T, '02 Super T, '01 psylo xc, '01 psylo SL, '02 judy xc, '01 judy sl, '02 Z1, '98 SR Suntour Sierra Magic :p

    Bike Setup:   '02 planet-x jack flash RAD, '00 Mr. T with blackspire arch, hayes purples, Vuelta excalibur dh weelset, xt drivetrain, FSA x-drive 3-piece cranks, Evil security chainguide...nice stuff :D

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by b a Downhiller from canadia

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

    Strengths:    Smooth travel, stiffer than a single crown, not too much travel, replacable arch, QR20 axle better than regular QR, external adjustments, easy to rebuild and work on, replaceable arch, infinately tunable like all bombers (springs, oil height/weight), look great.

    Weaknesses:    Horrible compression cartridge, QR20 not as nice as a real 20mm axle, don't know why they didn't cast the disc brake mount into the lowers.

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork would be the best fork in the world if it weren't for the new-for-2000 compression cartidge in the left leg. Travel would stop at 3" until I drilled two 2mm holes an inch from the bottom through the cartridge and used 5wt oil. Then it was perfect. It used all the travel and still had some adjustment. A real 20mm axle would be stiffer but the qr20 is pretty convenient. Easy to work on and tune like all Marzocchis. The last of the good ones, before they got too much travel (for a hardtail) and qr20+ and m-arches.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   used

    Similar Products Used:   owned: 99 z1, 98 Mr. T, 01 Z4
    riden: boxxers, monsters, supers, juniors....


    Bike Setup:   Cortina 4130 slalom, Mr.T, Blackspire arch, Azonic cranks, Truvativ 2 guide, Hayes 8", Easton bar and pedals, more stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jamie Shankland a Downhiller from Waterloo, ONT, CAN

    Date Reviewed: March 5, 2002

    Strengths:    This fork kicks butt. Replacable Arch. Awsome Seals, Tunability. Stiff as hell. A monkey could rebuild this fork.
    I dont see why you would pay a bike shop to do it.


    Weaknesses:    QR20 is kinda wimpy, would have been better off running this fork with a solid axle like the older Super T. Witch is also a kick ass fork.

    Bottom Line:   
    Although running a single crown 5" fork would be lighter I find that a full suspension really brings out the flex in single crowns. Even when I sell my Stinky Im goign to keep the Mr T. Its the perfect fork for if a certain race course doesnt requiure a Big Fork. Plus you can tune the Mr T up to 6 and 7". You can swap in cartriges from a 01 Super T for 6" or 02 Super T for 7. This is handy if you run wide tires and the M arch wont allow it. Thats the other real benifit to the Mr T. The arch will bend but you can put it on a straight edge and bend it srtaight or buy a new one. I broke an M arch fork. I will never buy a 1 piece lower assembly again! Im now loyal to bolt on Arches on Marzocchi Forks.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gruvula on North Shore

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Cyclepath Waterloo

    Similar Products Used:   Most Marzocchi's, Rockshox's and Manitous.

    Bike Setup:   Small Dh/Dual/Dirt- '01 Stinky Deelux with mr T and Black Spire chain guide. guide. DH/Shore - '02 Stab SE with '01 Monster T, MRP Guide, 8 speed.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hendrik a Downhiller from Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Date Reviewed: December 25, 2001

    Strengths:    * Looks great
    * Really plush
    * Really strong
    * 20mm axle
    * Excellent amount of travel for the price
    * Dampening and compression adjusters actually works
    * Really stiff. I dont mean when you go boing-boing, I mean that the fork doesn't fold in under you when you pull front brake. You also dont have to check if the fork is still OK after every ride.


    Weaknesses:    * It takes a while to get to the dampening adjusters, but you don't need to fiddle with that daily.

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork is excellent! You are always in control! On one dropoff I landed on my front wheel and the fork just kept the rubber to the dirt until my rear came down! You don't even need to read all the other reviews, this fork is EXCELLENT!! Go and buy it now! And dont worry about it not having booties, nothing gets past that true Marzocchi seals! Come on, all of us can't be wrong, go buy the fork. You can't get anything better for the price!! GO!!!! Come on, get out that door!

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything going down

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Second hand

    Similar Products Used:   Rockshox judy TT(ok, I know its not a downhill fork), Rockshox BoXXer, Shiver, z5(ok just don't kill me, it's also not a downhill fork), ROCKSHOX METRO(just kidding)

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn Mesa DSX dual suspension with JUNIOR T shocks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dan Pedemonte a Weekend Warrior from napa C.A U.S

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 2001

    Strengths:    bouncy strong stiff

    Weaknesses:    n/a

    Bottom Line:   
    an asome fork very reliable and can take big hits this is the best fork ever i got it right before the free ride contest and they have held up since the first time i got them never broken a seal never bodoms out a highly recomended fork

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    Favorite Trail:   any thing in the moab

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $835.00

    Purchased At:   a friend

    Similar Products Used:   super t pro

    Bike Setup:   mountain cycle shock wave

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Denver

    Date Reviewed: November 4, 2001

    Strengths:    Looks great, smooth travel, maint. free

    Weaknesses:    Should come with better quality springs

    Bottom Line:   
    This has been a great fork for the entire time that I've owned it. I've totally beat this pi$$ out of it and it's never given me any problems. It's truly a quality fork that's durable as hell.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Similar Products Used:   boxxer, shiver, Z1, MX-6.....

    Bike Setup:   Bullit w/ all the goodies

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Toshi from Cambridge, MA

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2001

    Strengths:    Plush travel, looks great!

    Weaknesses:    May be overkill. Damping adjusters take bloody chunks out of knees every once in a while.

    Bottom Line:   
    The fork I'm reviewing is the 2001 Marzocchi Super T. This description (Mr. T QR20) seems to be the closest that MTBR has. About the fork, though: it is very plush and adjustable (preload, rebound and compression damping). It is not amazingly stiff, as I can hear my disc rub from lateral flex in the fork every once in a while on the trail, but then again it is not amazingly heavy either. The chrome finish is beautiful, and so is the general workmanship. For most people, 6" of travel and double crowns are overkill -- however, if you have to have a fork with this much bounce and your frame can handle it, then the Super T is an excellent choice.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $850.00

    Purchased At:   The Bicycle Butler (Spokane, WA)

    Similar Products Used:   Other Bombers

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky, 8" disc on fork, BETD linkage plates for matching travel.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Salt Lake

    Date Reviewed: September 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Stiff and Plush,Great Dampening response

    Weaknesses:    Maybe weight but not for a dual crown

    Bottom Line:   
    Switching back and forth between forks daily really makes things clear. This fork is very strong and rigid. It has smooth travel and is responsive to dampening adjustments. I love it on the dual track, I don't race but love to burn down it with this big boy. On my hardtail it's a little big, I like to put it on every once and a while and jump ramps and run over small childern and cats.

    I have not had any problems with the QR. You just have to check it just like everything before you ride. It's no different than standard QR just bigger.

    I payed $600 for it spring 2000 so 5 chilis for Value
    It the best fork I've riden so 5 chilis for Overall Rating

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    Favorite Trail:   Screaming Eagle

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Bike King

    Similar Products Used:   '99 Z1QR20, '00 Z5, '00 Judy Race

    Bike Setup:   Cove Stiffee,Raceface,D321,Hugi,Hayes,Titec=Freeride Hardtail

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Luft a Downhiller from Moscow, Russia

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2001

    Strengths:    When I had replaced the standart left leg cartridge with the compression adjustment by a new one, similar to the right leg, with the rebound adjustment, it really started working.
    And now its work is really great on DH trails.


    Weaknesses:    it doesn't work good enough with the standart left leg cartridge (w/compression adjustment)

    Bottom Line:   
    good enough, but after relacing the left leg cartridge IT'S GREAT!
    buy a one and pay some money (I payed 80 bucks) for some upgrade.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   from a friend

    Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Z3 Flylight 100, RST Delta HL, ATC Racing Z7 (tested)

    Bike Setup:   SUN SingleWides, Azonic Hammer Stem, Maxxis Mobster 2.7, XT, RooX Bomber 4.0, Azonic Love Seat, FSA Afterburner Crancks, Wellgo B-37 pedals, MRP etc.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Moe Ridin a Downhiller from dirt trails,USA

    Date Reviewed: April 18, 2001

    Strengths:    reputaion, if I didnt have it so long I could have sold it for close to what I paid...damn!
    should have followed my intuition!


    Weaknesses:    QR 20 triple clamp is a joke. no need for 20mm because it is no better/stiffer/stroger than a regular quick release fork in the same class.
    I mangled mine on a tame downhill trail. The thing just gave out underneath me when I needed it the most. I dont remeber what happened but I when I saw my bike after a trip to the hospital, I knew I cant compromise anything on my bike.
    STRONG, no more QR anything!


    Bottom Line:   
    the fork should have all sorts of warnings on it!
    Its not as strong as Marzocchi implies!
    Its no downhill fork thats for sure, unless you are 100 pound chic!
    2 chillies, coz it looks nice, has flashy name and open bath, minus 3 chilles for my hospital bill!
    "I want my money back", "I'm tellin my mom!"

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    Favorite Trail:   anyone that points downward

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   the net

    Similar Products Used:   no other 20mm quick release fork out there to compare it to
    duh!


    Bike Setup:   5" rear, 5" front, hayes, RF, Sun modos....good strong stuff!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David a Racer from Beverly,MA

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

    Strengths:    This thing is the best. It is like a rock. It looks good. It feels good. And it lasts forever!

    Weaknesses:    NONE!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    BUY IT BUY IT, THIS THING HAMMERS THE HILLS, BRINGS ME ON THE PODIUM EVERY TIME! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! YOU CAN BUY THEM USED, THEY HOLD UP SO WELL! PUT IT ON A ROCKY MOUNTAIN BABY!

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    Favorite Trail:   Dog park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   www.mtbr.com/market

    Similar Products Used:   Boxxer, FR3 or DH2, manitou xvert DC

    Bike Setup:   Frame: rocky mountain DH TO
    xtr components, shimano clipless pedals, azonic handlebars, chris king headset, azonic stem,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by john beletic a Downhiller from ontario

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2000

    Strengths:    adjustability,travel,stiff,hell it even looks good

    Weaknesses:    get real

    Bottom Line:   
    the fork is completly adjustable from the head angle to preload and both compression and rebound. now for all you wieght saving junkies (i know i was one of you not to long ago) buy this fork the benifts will be extreme to some wieght gain.

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    Favorite Trail:   any bruce trail in collingwood

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   amp f3&f4, girven cross link, whites bros, rock shox(and i not pround of it).

    Bike Setup:   rocky mountain rm6 dh

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