Marzocchi Super.T Front Shock

4.1/5 (20 Reviews)
Weight : 6.0lbs <br>[incl. Easton steertube]


Product Description

150mm Travel // Open Bath Cartridges // Coil Springs // NEW Polished Powerwrap M-Arch // External Preload & Rebound Control // 30mm Stanchions - QR20Plus Drop-outs


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tdub69 a Downhiller from Felton CA

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2009

Strengths:    very nice plush plush plush look very nice and feel very nice very nice if you like downhill or trail riding

Weaknesses:    bottom out easy even though there are freeride forks they cant handel any drops over 5 feet qr-20 sucks

Bottom Line:   
great for downhill terible for freeride dont get if you like to freeride only get if you like to downhill

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Favorite Trail:   enchanted loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   2002 specialized stumpjumper fsr back shock is fox float r and then fork is obvisly marzocchi super t

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Curly Stooge a Downhiller from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2006

Strengths:    plush, great travel cuz im 90 lbs

Weaknesses:    QR20 sucks, a little too plush, heavy

Bottom Line:   
pretty cool fork, but the QR20 totally sucks. i bought the bike with it, it wasn't really $1 so yeah blah blah blah blah (had to write 50 words:)

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Favorite Trail:   Elings Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   02 bullit, vanilla rear, sun rims double wall, king, thomson, sram, etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Adam a Downhiller from Peterborough,On,Canada

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2004

Strengths:    I found it to be a smooth 7" of travel. I also like the look of it a lot.

Weaknesses:    Even after putting the stiffest springs in it, it still continued to bottom out off larger drops and jumps. Cracked and twisted my lowers while the rest of my bike is in mint condition.

Bottom Line:   
Spend a bit more money and get some 888s or shivers because its worth it. But they are great forks for racing, just not large drops.

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Favorite Trail:   my next race

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   McBride Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Other burly 04 marzocchi forks.

Bike Setup:   2002 Norco Shore (all stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by frslovak a Downhiller from Charleston, WV

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004

Strengths:    stiffness, travel, adjustability

Weaknesses:    nothing


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   the bear

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   C'dale Left


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bolinas a Downhiller from mill valley Ca Usa

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2003

Strengths:    plush, I weigh 85 lbs. because I 14 doesn't bottom on me, strong plush and plush and plush.

Weaknesses:    Crowns get weak and loses the shiny from salt water

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if your a light racer who enjoys jumps drops/big drops and the trails.

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Favorite Trail:   Broken fence

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Z1 drop off QR-20

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.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rory 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   I have lots of favorites

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Kens bike and ski

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox boxxer

Bike Setup:   Rm7 with northshore cranks and sun doublewide rims(they flatspot easy)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $560.00

Purchased At:   Marzocchi

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...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brendan a Downhiller from dublin

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

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   fairy

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   cyclogical

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

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Harry Hackett a Downhiller 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.


Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Traded for my DH>2

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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jimbo 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!

Bottom Line:   
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)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Similar Products Used:   '01 Z1 MCR QR20


Bike Setup:   '01 rm6.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian 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


Bottom Line:   
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.

Bomber GOOD
Jealous co-riders BAD

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Favorite Trail:   Happy Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   Used on mtbr

Similar Products Used:   Z3 qr20

Bike Setup:   2000 rm6DH, 2001 Super T, all the bombons

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

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Chandlers Mtn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   Used from NY

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrejs V from KW ON CA

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2002

Strengths:    Great workign fork
Seems strong


Weaknesses:    QR 20+ s***!

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   TE

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Similar Products Used:   Monster T

Bike Setup:   01 Balfa Minuteman, 01 SuperT, 3pc cranks, Atomic Laboratories Trailpimps

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy Hsu a Weekend Warrior from Richmond, B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2002

Strengths:    EVERYTHING. I had a jr.t b4 but it was flexy taht's why i got a super. LOVE IT.

Weaknesses:    not much. but the only thing i don't like its the qr20+ thing.but owell....its pretty sweetttt

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork. plush. sexy. smooth. 6" of travel. looks sweet on my stiffee sl.

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Favorite Trail:   A Line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Liam

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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alfred a Downhiller from bc

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2002

Strengths:    all round sick fork

Weaknesses:    the qr 20 +

Bottom Line:   
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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Favorite Trail:   bodagus

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   fresh air experiance

Similar Products Used:   boxxer, shiver, monster t

Bike Setup:   2001 kona stinky dee lux with super t

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