Marzocchi Shiver WC 01 Front Shock

4.78/5 (23 Reviews)
Weight : 8.25 lbs [incl. Easton steertube]


Product Description

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


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MIKE a Weekend Warrior from Kodak,TN

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Strengths:    Marzocchi forks are more reliable.

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Any long downhill run.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Local

Similar Products Used:   Monster-T,Boxxer WC,66RC.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz BULLIT.Beefy parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Naylor a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer, Monster T, White Bros. DHR, Foes F1

Bike Setup:   2003 Intense M1, Shiver fork, Mavic 321's, Romic rear shock, DT Swiss hubs, Hayes, SRAM, MRP, etc....

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Kygar 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
=(


Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   Dead Campers / Sick and Twisted

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   startos s8, Super t pro

Bike Setup:   04 Specialized big hit with 04 shivers manitou 3 way rear shock hayes breaks and halo sas rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Downhiller from Pacific grove, CA, US of A

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2004

Strengths:    Every thing is a strength about the fork, the drop outs, stanchions everything

Weaknesses:    None AT ALL!!! All of those other gay mo's have no idea what there talking about. This is the best free-ride fork on the market and I have ridin alot of them.

Bottom Line:   
This is an outstanding fork. For the size and the amount of travel on the fork, it is lighter than you think it would be.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   from a friend

Similar Products Used:   Dorado-888r-Super T pro


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by savage hunter a Downhiller from soquel

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

Strengths:    had the forks 2 years and they are still working like new

Weaknesses:    they are pretty damn heavy

Bottom Line:   
2nd to dorados, the best forks

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   manitou dorados

Bike Setup:   santa cruz super 8

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   Thredbo

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   SIC

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer Jr-t X-vert

Bike Setup:   Proflie Dr-1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris a Downhiller from yorkshire, england

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

Strengths:    strengh, smoothness/plushness, look, value for money

Weaknesses:    could do with being a bit lighter

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   boxxer

Bike Setup:   coyote DH-3, shivers, hopes, xt etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by phil mcintosh a Downhiller from Northern Ireland

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2002

Strengths:    build quality, low maintenance, strength, marzocchi smoothness.

Weaknesses:    Suffer a little from lateral flex but it's not noticable when riding.

Bottom Line:   
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.


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Favorite Trail:   tollymore

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   plush cycles

Similar Products Used:   Lots.

Bike Setup:   M1, shivers, mavic, cheiftans, hayes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris George a Downhiller from Birmingham England

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Strengths:    Everything about them.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic forks.

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.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Anderson a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Bulli Pass

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   All sorts

Bike Setup:   Norce VPS Team with modifications

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jumper south africa from authsmiems@telkomsa.net

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2002

Strengths:    lots!!!! it feels bottemless..with only 8 inch's!
very adjustible..it's cornering is good, but the cornering is actually in the rider so??


Weaknesses:    it's upside down, that means it will flex more & twist on huge falls.



Bottom Line:   
marzocchi is the best!! their is no other feeling as a marzocchi fork!! they are al so very strong!!! so if there is any marzocchi for sale buy it!!!! you won't want any other fork!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   rissy champ
monster T
boXXer, and the manitou derado


Bike Setup:   dh stuff.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2002

Strengths:    Really strong, staunch looking and working fork, awesome colours, heeps of travel, really smooth, they make you want to ride off anything!

Weaknesses:    can flex and twist sumtimes, but thats to expect with an inverted fork, i used to have a problem with them bottoming, but once i added heavier oil, they were primo

Bottom Line:   
Top of the line fork, highly recomended

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Favorite Trail:   anything steep with big drops

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   stratos superstar 8

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MOrgan Evans a Downhiller from Denver

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

Bottom Line:   
Fork works great for downhill!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Bike Setup:   Super 8, shiver 2002

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy Hsu 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?

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   A Line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   -01 Jr.t
-00 Mr.t
-99 Z1 qr20
-01 super.t
-01,02 monster.t


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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fernando a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $680.00

Purchased At:   E.P. from Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Manitou X-Vert carbon, Monster T, White Brothers DH-3 and 98 X-vert DH.

Bike Setup:   2001 Big Hit PRO frameset, Intense hubs on Arrow rims, Grip Shift XT Shimano components, AC bartender stem and Easton CT-2 carbon riser bar, CK headset, Nokian Gazzilodi's etc.

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