Similar Products Used: Other burly 04 marzocchi forks.
Bike Setup: 2002 Norco Shore (all stock)
from Charleston, WV
Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004
Strengths: stiffness, travel, adjustability
This fork rocks. It is super fast on the descents, and can make even the most technical trails seem docile. It inspires u to pedal through sections normal people would walk through. Yea, you lose some climbing prowess, but this fork isn't designed for skinny tired freaks. It can hold it's own off of a fifteen footer to tranney.
Bike Setup: kona Stinky Dee-lux super t pro 6 inches front and rear mavic D521 WTB weirwofls Dh tires race face bashring and XTR rear shifter and XTR rear dur.
a Weekend Warrior
from Laguna Beach
Date Reviewed: September 8, 2002
Strengths: Long travel Plush feel
Weaknesses: Not progressive enough even with the heaviest springs availible still bottoms out.
good fork. Rides plush and reactive, good on braking bumps and small to medium hits. If your don't mind it bottoming every now and then on the big hits. Also raising the oil level abit above what is recomended makes it more progressive, But you run the risk of blowing seals if you over do it. Don't buy it if you like to go huge you'll just be driven nuts by it bottoming out.
Bike Setup: Rm7 with northshore cranks and sun doublewide rims(they flatspot easy)
from College Station, TX
Date Reviewed: May 14, 2002
Strengths: Nice appearance--Polished rocks. The travel is butter smooth, and set up is a snap.
Weaknesses: I bottomed out the fork every time I rode it. I ordered it with extra heavy springs installed, but this didn't help. Any drop over about five feet slammed the fork pretty badly.
I called Marzocchi regarding the problem I was having (bottoming out), and they suggested that I should expect than from a "big trail fork." Yeah, they really said that. I ordered a Monster T with extra heavy springs right after that. There is an option for the Super T that is pretty cool though. You can order an aircap (made for another of their forks) and put it on top of the stanchions. You lose the rebound adjustment, but the last bit of suspension travel becomes progressive due to air pressure. Ride on.
Similar Products Used: Marzocchi: Z-4 series, Monster T!!!, Rockshock Judy SL.
Bike Setup: 2002 Santacruz Bullit, Monster T, Chris King Steelset headset, blah, blah...
Date Reviewed: May 4, 2002
Strengths: smooth, stiff, strong, fully active, plush, smooth, consistent, reliable, fit and forget, plush, smooth, cheap, controlled bottom out, never any top out, smooth etc
Weaknesses: they encourage me to go harder and faster
these forks are dangerous and shouldnt be available to the public. they absolutely rock, especailly on those really dodgy drop off landings. havent tried them on anything over 4ft, but drops arent my thing. these forks really inspire u to push youreslf, they create an invincible feeling, similiar to the first day your wore ur full face helmet or body armour. i cant reccomend these forks strongly enough, just get a pair and see ofr urself
Similar Products Used: z1 drop offs, jnr t, a couple of triple clamp x verts
Bike Setup: 1999 marin b17, only the crankset and rear disc as stock
from Southampton, England
Date Reviewed: April 5, 2002
Strengths: Hmmm, shiney (for a while until the mud staines it !!!!!)
Weaknesses: Most things, - Flexes like a russian gymnast - Either too plush so it bottoms out when you sit on the bike ( I only weigh 10 stone) or it doesn't move like when you need it too when your riding ! - Salt actually corrodes the brace !!! go to http://www.pinkbike.com/php/pod.php3?image=22520 to what it looks like. -Tiny turning circle - oh yeah and the QR-20 sucks.
I traded my White Bros. for these forks with a friend because i thought they would suit me better, but obviously they didn't. First impressions were good, plush and good looking, if a little skinny. I was really dissapointed before the first ride with them i was pushing them up and down in the car park and they bottomed out so i thought they would be really plush out on the trail but they didn't move they couldn't handle curbs! What made it even worse is the magnesium brace corroded because of salt!! :( Overall very dissapointing i love Marzocchi forks this is the only one i have ever not enjoyed it just doesn't feel like a Marzocchi.
Similar Products Used: Shiver, Boxxer, White Bros. DH>2 etc.
Bike Setup: Kona Stab, White Bros. DH>2, Hope C2's, Hope bulb on Doublewide, Middleburn, Tioga, Intense, DMR, RaceFace, XT throughout etc.
from Nor Cal
Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002
Strengths: 7" of pure joy! Stiff, strong and can take the hits like no other!
Weaknesses: QR20+ is a pain. Especially now that they are using a 3mm allen to unscrew the dropouts. Don't call it QuickRelease if it's NOT!
This review is for the '02 model. I recently upgraded from the Z1 MCR (Single Crown). That was a great freeride fork and held up pretty good, but it doesn't compare to the SuperT! Words cannot describe the joy I have when hammering this thing to the limits. The strength of it definitely builds confidence for the big drops. Forget about using the so called "quick release". It would be an ok design if they didn't use those stupid little screws to hold the dropouts on. 4 flaming red savina habanero peppers of death overall because of the QR20's and 5 for the value because I got a sweet deal (retail is a little pricey but I would pay it if I had to)
a Weekend Warrior
from Centreville VA
Date Reviewed: January 29, 2002
Strengths: + Very Stiff + Very Plush + Lifts the front ot the bike up + 20 mm axle
Weaknesses: - the QR is kinda useless with the under-tabs
The fork works marvellously with my rm6 dh frame. It is a LOT stiffer than a single crown (even one with a qr20 like I had), and the travel is gooey buttery smooth, just like we like it. The QR becomes useless because of the little tabs under it (my 99 Z3 qr20 didn't have the tabs, the QR20 then was a real QR). This fork is a little bit on the heavier side, but for the amounts of fun it adds to the ride, its worth it. Makes your legs stronger anyways. Its a bit pricey too (900 US$ new), but excellence always comes at a price. This fork will definitely lift your bike up a whole lot, making for a much more stable ride on those descents, and even making wheelies and manuals a little easier to pop, even with the added weight up front (since it lifts the front, much of the riders weight becomes on the rear wheel anyways)...
Overall, this is really an AWESOME fork. Get yours now and start getting jealous co-riders.
Bike Setup: 2000 rm6DH, 2001 Super T, all the bombons
from Lynchburg, VA
Date Reviewed: January 25, 2002
Strengths: Plush as hell, progressive spring rate, QR20+, stiff as hell, goes great with my Bullit. Has good ajustability.
Weaknesses: None, except for the need to have spacers for disc brakes because caliper needs to be move over.
This fork is awesome. They should just have the 20mm clamps grip the hub without the QR axle. Not a big fan of progressive spring rate but its still a good thing. This thing is stiff as hell. 5 chilis each!
Similar Products Used: '01 Rock Shox Psylo SL(crap), '00 Marzocchi Z.5 Flylight Air LT, Manitou SX-R
Bike Setup: '02 Santa Cruz Bullit w/ Fox Vanilla RC, Azonic 454 3-piece cranks, Super T, XT/Singlewide and DeeMac wheels, Nokian and Intense tires, Azonic bar and stem, Thompson post, Odessey platform pedals, Hayes Hydraulic disc brakes
from KW ON CA
Date Reviewed: January 20, 2002
Strengths: Great workign fork Seems strong
Weaknesses: QR 20+ s***!
Swapping from a MOnster T, I found the geometry on my hardtail to be much mroe all around, versus pure big drop geometry.
I have taken 9ft to flat concrete, and around 15 footers to tranny on this fork, and it's working great.
Overall, I am quite pleased with the performance of this fork.
Similar Products Used: jr.t, boxxer, monster, shiver, z1, z1 qr20, z3 qr20+, and x ver t.
Bike Setup: 01 Cove Stiffee SL, Super T, Hope w/8" rotors front, 6" hayes rear, dual 24" doublewides, raceface, SDG seat.
Date Reviewed: January 16, 2002
Strengths: all round sick fork
Weaknesses: the qr 20 +
its a good fork for freeriding, strong yet not as strong as a monster t or shiver. would not recomend if you are goin to drop anything over twenty feet. its stiff and has the famous marzocchi feel. nice and smoooooth...like yer mom...not rough like a little umpalumpa. and dont forget, vagisil, its the key to life.
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