The BOMB of all DH suspension forks! You will go faster, jump further, brake later and win more races on this beast of a fork. Need a dose of reality, ride the new Shiver WC DH - Don't be afraid.
// Bomber Dual Crown - NEW inverted design // 190mm Travel //
Open Bath Inverted Shiver Cartridge Design // Coil Springs //
BAM Forged CNC machined Crowns and Drop-outs // External Preload & Rebound Control // 35mm tanchions // 20mm Dedicated Axle
Easy to replace the oil & wiper seals.I went with Enduro seals.Used Bel-Ray 7w oil filled to 275cc in each leg. (Max is 300cc i think). Integrated stem is the only way to go. Supple suspension out of any fork i have ever used. It might bottom with me until i get some X-Firm springs.I prefer stiff. I weigh 190# + gear. Overall great fork.It looks pretty great,probably the best looking fork out there. Soaks up rocks & roots better than any fork i have ever used. Keep fresh seals in it to avoid saturating the front brake with fork oil.My seals needed replacing,but i rode anyway's 7 a drop must have made them finally give out.No front brake the rest of the day-so keep good seals in them to avoid that scenario!
from the dirty south
Date Reviewed: June 6, 2006
Strengths: I'm tired of all the little girls below crying about this fork being too heavy. Mine is a 2002 and it's only one pound heavier then a comparable 2006 model fork. After all it's a Downhill fork and if you ride it XC then that is your dumba$$ fault. Most people who actually trail ride this fork don't whine about how heavy it is. Now that we got that over with, on to the performance: You just can't beat a marzocchi. I've had this fork for 4 seasons and it is still buttery smooth. Once you get it set-up for your weight and riding style it eats up little bumps and big hits alike. Once a month you do need to bleed the air build up out of the fork - there are little allen screws on the top of the fork that allow you to do this easily. If you don't the fork will stiffen up like it's on viagra!!! I have not had any problems and the fork is great for racing and freeriding, but it probably is more of a race fork then a hucker. It is nice to be able to change the ride height without shortning the travel (big positive of the upside forks). Tracts great, very stiff front end. Stanchion guards look good and protect the front of the fork great. If you are a DH'er and find one at a good price it's worth every penny.
Weaknesses: Stanchion guards do not protect the back side of the leg and rocks do bounce up and strach it. This can sometimes lead to leaky seals which someone below complained about.
The bottom line is that this is a great fork that can stand up to years of riding and/or racing. If you like moto style forks then this is your fork.
a Weekend Warrior
from Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: January 28, 2006
Strengths: It's strong, plush and overall very nice. Good for DH
Weaknesses: the guards, ive had rocks get behind them and scratch my stentions. the flex is not that bad like everyone says ive only had a problem with this once and i got my tire stuck in a water line on the trail and it tweaked and bent the fork but was easly fixed by loosening the bolts and it poped back, mines an 04 and i took it to the shop and they said that the drop outs leak and it had to be sent in it is a malfunction by marzocchi so they replaced it for free but will make you loose oil and you have to pay for a rebuild =(
The fork is nice if you have it i would recomend takeing it to a shop to have them check the drop outs for leaking besides that i love this fork good for anything big haha
from Sydney NSW Australia
Date Reviewed: January 28, 2003
Strengths: Still smooth, NO Flex, Never Bottom them out, Hit anything
Weaknesses: Weak Ass bolts bit heavy
These are a mad fork but are a bit overkill on some tracks and are real heavy to pedal round during the week but after two years they are still buttery smooth and never give me any trouble. If you are a serious downhiller then these are a great choice but freeriders should mabee look somewhere esle
from yorkshire, england
Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002
Strengths: strengh, smoothness/plushness, look, value for money
Weaknesses: could do with being a bit lighter
loadsa travel, smooooth travel. staight from the box they work great! give loads of confidence. they are great on big courses, but on smaller uk courses they are a bit too heavy, and perhaps over-kill.
Weaknesses: Suffer a little from lateral flex but it's not noticable when riding.
I've had these forks for about two years and they've always been great, especially on the big hits. But I'd always noticed that the rebound damping did'nt seem to do much, and they were'nt quite as supple as boxxers over the small stuff. After a recent phone call to Marzocchi I've now changed the standard medium spring that comes with the fork, to the soft aftermarket spring. I've also changed the 15wt oil (put in by a 'professional' tuning shop) to a 7.5 wt, (Marzocchi said the damping system is not designed to work with anything heavier than 7.5wt) The difference is amazing, this is the best the fork has ever worked. The standard springs are to hard for anyone over 12 stone (convert that yourselves) the damping system now has massive adjustment ! wind it on and compress you forks and they stay there. The way the fork now handles the small stuff is now superb, these small changes have made this great fork into undoubtedly the best DH fork on the market. If you're already riding shivers and are under 12 st, then I reccommend you replace the standard springs with a soft set and change the oil - new, better forks.
They deserve 5 chillis standard, Set up they're worth 10.
from Birmingham England
Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002
Strengths: Everything about them.
There are always people who are not happy with the saying oh they flex or the air build up, well the truth is its a DH fork thus used for a max of 5min sprint or freeriding for the afternoon. ITS NOT A XC fork and should not be expected to work as one.
They only flex when the seals internally need changing but then again I bet the people who complain about the flex regularly check theres. All forks will flex naturally.and the bigger the bending moment the more the flex feels with 190mm of travel it feels a lot but its tiny. if it did not flex it would be as hard as diamond and fracture... Go out and BUY some now. They are the best. All the pro DH'ers who can chose their own sponsors always choose them.
from Sydney (STH), NSW, Australia
Date Reviewed: October 23, 2002
Strengths: Super Strong and not too heavy considering the amount of oil in them.
Weaknesses: Air build-up, Weak axle bolt. My forks were also assembled wrong.
Great fork but anoyed that my set were assemled incorrectly. The fork internals are the same as the 2002 model but were assemled as the 2001 model. This means the preload spacer was in the incorrect position and I could't set my oil height correctly. Once I relised it was quickly rectified and my suspension was dialed perfectly. Also I have to remember to bleed the air out of my forks after every big day out. Marzocchi customer service could do with a kick in the bum. After getting my Forks setup, they're the best thing since sliced bread.
Bike Setup: Yeti Dh-8 2000, hayes disks, mavic 321 disk rims, gazza tyres, azonic componentry, raceface cranks and chainring, blackspire chain device, funn lounge saddle
Date Reviewed: April 27, 2002
Strengths: Sokes up anything, very plush, nice feel. People comlaine about twisting, all inverts do that, but they soke up the smaller bumps more than standered. If you are a racer, shiver or Darado. Looks! (200 model)
Weaknesses: bottomes easily, ca be fixed with stiffer
a Weekend Warrior
from Richmond B.C. Canada
Date Reviewed: April 3, 2002
Strengths: -looks -BIG 35mm stanchions -good colors beefy 20mm thru axle -190mm of plush travel -super strong legs -makes yours bike look sweet
Weaknesses: -ARE YOU JOKING?
I LOVE THIS FORK. SO PLUSH. I LOVE THIS FORK. I WAS GONNA GO FOR THE MONSTER.T BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE MONSTER WAS TOO BIG FOR ME. I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. KRAZY INVERTET FORK DESIGN, SUCKS UP EVERY LITTLE BUMP ON THE TRAILS. NOT VERY HEAVY. I DON'T FEEL ANY FLEX AT ALL WHEN I STAIRGAP WITH THIS FORK. ITS THE BEST FORK THAT'S EVER MADE IN THE WORLD. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE MONSTER.T......THEN GO FOR THE SHIVER. I WOULD RECOMMAND THIS FORK TO EVERYONE.
Bike Setup: -01 18.5 Rm6 -black and silver shiver -dual 24" doublewides -8" front hope hydro -8" rear hayes hydro -raceface northshore xs xt bb
from San Diego, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002
Strengths: Strong and good looking design. Very PLUSH ride, good adjustments, but needs a better compression adjustment. Fork guards work and fit very good. Quality and Service is A-1.
Weaknesses: Better Compression adjustment.
Great fork for Freeriding and Big Hit boinking off rocks and big drops. I have really beat my Shiver over the past year and I have had no problems other than simple cleaning and oil changes. I employee purchased my Shiver, but it is worth the $1,000 retail price if you can afford it, your won't be sorry.