Marzocchi Z.1 MCR 01 Front Shock

4.55/5 (22 Reviews)
Weight : 4.3lbs <br>[incl. Easton steertube]


Product Description

Travel: 130mm/5" // NEW Extension Control Cartridge [left leg] // Adjustable Rebound Cartridge [right leg] // New Polished MAG Powerwrap M-Arch // 30mm EA70 Stanchions // Forged disk brake hanger [Intl. Stnd.]


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jack burnett a Downhiller from newcastle

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2007

Strengths:    travel is amazing, good price, makes mince meat od rocks

Weaknesses:    weird noises

Bottom Line:   
extremely good bike considering the way of peformance, dofinitly worth $200

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Favorite Trail:   dont have one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi bombers 03 120mm

Bike Setup:   specialised carrARA

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Benito a Weekend Warrior from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2005

Strengths:    Plush or stiff, super dependable and extremely durable. Marzocchi doesn't make them this solid for less than $700 these days. Both disc and v-brake bosses. Almost no stiction with 20mm axle.

Weaknesses:    QR20 is not quick release. Must have hex wrench (same size as shoe cleat) for unscrewing caps around the axle to remove front tire. Weight, but similar 130mm forks I've fooled around with were not as beefy 20mm hub not so light either. But that's really, really the only nitpicking I can come up with.

Bottom Line:   
Very well built fork. Bought it in spring of 2002, had heaviest springs put in a year later, I'm 225. After all the beat downs this forks has endured it's still super plush. Fork progressively stiffens as it compresses, making it very difficult to bottom out but rolls over roots like butter.
Compressed lockout aligns bike at great angle for uphills, flick the left fork switch and whooosh, full 130mm ready for another severe beating. The same kind of beatings that blew my previous forks in under 6 mos each. I'm only posting because I honestly can't believe I've never had to do anything more than change the oil 2x's a year. It has never had anything more than tiny sepage around the arch, which i'm told is normal. Keep this baby lubed and she'll take it forever. Best used on a frame that specs a 100-110mm fork.

If you can find one used for around $200, you're making a wise choice. This tortured thing is still much, much MUCH better than anything new that retails under $350.

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Favorite Trail:   Cameron Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Bikes, Inc

Similar Products Used:   Dirt Jumper II (borrowed), Mant. Black(owned), Headshock Super Fatty(owned, rarely worked), Rocks Shox Indy (Elastomers rule)

Bike Setup:   SC Heckler, XT

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ed a Cross Country Rider from Davis, Ca

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2005

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Incredibly expensive for how weak and heavy it was. Nowhere near as smooth or well put together as a Fox fork.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is that the steerer tube broke away from the crown under mostly cross country stress. I could understand this happening if I was dirt jumping or something along those lines, but this fork at most saw 4 foot drops and smooth trails. My Fox fork has outperfomed this fork in every way and its about a pound lighter. I would have assumed a 5 inch travel fork with freeride intentions could survive frequent use, but from what I've heard since my purchase is that Marzocchi forks are for posers and can't stand up to the stress of real riding. All I can say is stay away from these forks, and I will never buy a fork from Marzocchi again.

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Favorite Trail:   clementine loop

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   Foc float RLC

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon with SRAM drivetrain, avid SD7 brakes and xt hubs with mavis 517 rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Niko a Weekend Warrior from Grenoble, France

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2005

Strengths:    The MCR/ETA is a MUST for the kind of steep up & steep down trails that we have here in the Alps : it really does help climbing as the fork is locked compressed, and 130mm travel make the downhill part fast & fun.
Otherwise nice & adjustable damping, acceptable weight & very little service needs.


Weaknesses:    The MCR system lacks a middle position for flats trails : if you lock it it may be too hard, if you don't it may show bobbing. I don't care here in the Alps ;o)))

Bottom Line:   
If you're looking for fun in the down part without much pain in the up part, this fork is for you!
For the (oh pooooor ;o) ones who only ride flat trails, the new 5-positions ECC may be more adapted.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   used (merci Bernard)

Similar Products Used:   Not much (manitou III)

Bike Setup:   FS (Giant ATX-D1100), Vbrakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eug from north van

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2003

Strengths:    shiny and they work

Weaknesses:    little flexy (reg. dropouts)

Bottom Line:   
forks are okay for general bike riding. Wouldn't be doing too much moto X style jumps, or anything larger than 5 ft to flat landings. Reliable, low maintenance. Somewhat shore capable (see above). Contemplating going for triple clamp, just don't want the extra coupla pounds because riding up will blow/suck that much more.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   steed cycles

Similar Products Used:   pogo stick when i was a kid, any push button click pen.

Bike Setup:   cove 2K g-spot 26/24. custom build, evil black bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James from northeast

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2003

Strengths:    Incredible features. Owned it 2 years and never had a service problem

Weaknesses:    none... maybe the color?

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic fork. Great adjustability. Handles everything I can throw at it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Rocksox, Manitou, etc.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Davies a Downhiller from Vancouver BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2002

Strengths:    Great for the mountain, ranges from freeriding to Downhill or just cruising 'round. Good adjustments, I have the z1 QR20 version, excellent strength!!!!! very plush, doesn't flex too much, looks cool (Chrome with red stickers).

I AM SELLING THEM THOUGH, GIVE ME AN EMAIL IF INTERESTED!
GOOD PRICE, MINT CONDITION!! (canadians please)


Weaknesses:    Not many they were a great fork to me but I'm moving to a triple clamp as drops and a huge 30ft tables are getting scarier, I think it's time.

I AM SELLING THEM THOUGH, GIVE ME AN EMAIL IF INTERESTED!
GOOD PRICE, MINT CONDITION!! (canadians please)


Bottom Line:   
Well, I can tell you this baby is a Beauty! She soaks up the bumps, pops of the jumps, and huck over stumps. If your an extreme freerider then this fork is for you! Best single crown out there!

I AM SELLING THEM THOUGH, GIVE ME AN EMAIL IF INTERESTED!
GOOD PRICE, MINT CONDITION!! (canadians please)

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler Downhill (A line)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Cove Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Jr. T's and Z4's

Bike Setup:   2001 RM6, with XT hub/derailers. frt. DoubleWide with 2.6 Gazolodi, rear Mavric 321 with 2.5 Highroller. Race Face Prodigy DH Cranks, soon to be Shiver with 8" rotors.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Tucson, AZ

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff, lots of plush travel, good bottoming resistance, adjustable, cool looks

Weaknesses:    Spring rate was a little soft. Never used the ECC.

Bottom Line:   
I loved this fork. Hard to bottom, plush travel, confidence inspiring. Spring rate seemed a bit soft, but I was able to dial it in with the clickers. I rode everything from big drops to XC trails and I never had any complaints about the Z1 MCR. Toasted a frame, but the fork never whimpered. I will never use any other suspension fork stuff rules.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Eldon, Flagstaff, AZ

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   LBC

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Marathon S, Manitou X-Vert, Psylo, Shiver....

Bike Setup:   Stock '00 FSR Enduro Comp...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scott a Weekend Warrior from tempe,AZ

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2002

Strengths:    ecc, very strong looks nice.(mine is the chrome and red.)nice adjustibility.can fit big tires.(i fit a 2.8 michlen downhill tire on mine.)

Weaknesses:    there is no product weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
this for does everything from cross country to urban assult it you have the money get it

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $329.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   riged 4130 cromoly fork

Bike Setup:   01 trek brusier one stock execpt for tires and the fronk fork and the seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike is a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2002

Strengths:    5 and a half inch of travel!
Very plush with nice dampening
A single crown :)
Light for FR
Reliable
Nice looks..
Adjustable..


Weaknesses:    well only one..
the lock out broke after doing a 13 ft drop
thats about it..


Bottom Line:   
Really good but the lock out broke too quick..
I still like how Marzocchi make their forks especially single crowns.
But, they should make something like U-turn by rockshox..
it could work..
Also, price is a little bit much I think,,;)

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Favorite Trail:   Muddy and Bloody

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   2002 z1 wedge, psylo xc and sl Jr.t and shivers..

Bike Setup:   Black hardtail with silver fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Strengths:    Got it close out...rules...plush, smooth like a baby's ass...takes a beating and still delivers...definitely worth the extra green...

Weaknesses:    The stock springs are a little weak...I have bottomed them on a few 8 footers but they are ok...no big deal. Other than that, it kicks boo-tay.

Bottom Line:   
This thing rules...I am a little upset that the springs are somewhat soft, but I do not believe that takes away from the overall performance of this fork. The Lock-Out feature is a blessing for long climbs, but I wish someone would invent something that lightens the #$@#ing bike as a 35 pound demon up a 4% grade is no fun at all. Buy one, if you can find it as they are going the way of the dodo...its worth every penny.

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Favorite Trail:   Shoreline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $379.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Zocchi Z.2 Alloy (only 63mm but smooth as silk, Z.5 Air (blew through the seals with that one, but still a good fork for the money), crappy Rock Shox SID

Bike Setup:   Surly Instigator, XT drivetrain, Azonic 454 DH cranks, Primos, D521s laced to XT Disc Hubs, Hayes, MRP Single Ring Rollers, TANK Headset (Sweet for Slalom)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew Long a Downhiller from Cleveland, TN

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

Strengths:    Cross country: she climbs like a goat, and if you're on a suicide climb, lock her out and it changes your geometry to a climbing machine. Absorbs small bumbs that allows you to stay on the pedals while passing in the rough.

DownHill: SHE SHINES! this fork will turn any XC to a FR or DH rider. takes hits and begs for more

FreeRide: heaven. This is what the shock was designed for and it shows. 6ft. drops onto pavement... who cares. I don't even bother pulling the front end up on 1-2ft. drops... just roll of them with this beast.


Weaknesses:    -Got in trouble at work b/c i wanted to many days off to ride...
-6ft+ drops look fun now...
-had to get another for my other bike b/c i was in love.`


Bottom Line:   
SWEEET! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Scott's Bicycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Shiver SC, Psylo Race, Z.1BAM. By similar i mean they were shocks... none heald a candle to this shock.

Bike Setup:   TRECK OCLV Y-Superlight. Hayes disk, sid race rear shock, a crap load of other toys...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jdawg a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

Strengths:    Strong as the boulders I ride over...The ultimate essence of plushness! This fork is the ultimate single crown with all external adjustments. I have bombed downhill and smashed into big rocks...does the fork whine, complain, bend, or throw me off my bike...no, it just sucks them up and begs for more! This fork is perfect for moderate downhillin', urban assault, and extreme dirt jumping.

Weaknesses:    What U talkin about "weakness."

Bottom Line:   
For those who have the extra money, buy this fork...it is so much nicer, stronger, and plusher than others on the market, especially if you are into dirt jumping, moderate downhilling, or urban assault riding. If you are concerned about weight, this fork is not for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Auburn's Quarry/Motocross Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Dirt jumper 1 and the mini Shiver...Both excellent single crown forks

Bike Setup:   Trek 6000 frame...5 inch Z1 Mcr Bomber, Thomson stem, Thomson seatpost, XT drivetrain, LX cranks, MRP bash gaurd, Rhyno Lite Rims, Pro Taper 2" risers, 2.3 downhill front tire, XT hubs, Primo platform pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob Scullion a Downhiller from Aberystwyth,Wales

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

Strengths:    it has 5 inches of smooth travel with lockout,and they dont need to be serviced every 5 seconds, what more do you want ?

Weaknesses:    They are quite flexy, and that is about it .

Bottom Line:   
They are a truly excelent fork, I have raced on them for about a year and had no problems with them at all . I am getting a set of Super t pro's, I need to improve my race times and you can only get so much out of the fork . The forks have stood up to a hell of a lot of abuse and not complained once .

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Favorite Trail:   Downhill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Summit Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox pshylos, the less said about them the better ! Manitou black , not bad at all , have not got the same reputation as Marzocchi .

Bike Setup:   Kona stinky d-lux, 24" wheels, single chainring, discs .

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Alameda, California

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2002

Strengths:    130mm of travel from a single crown, adjustability, ECC, 7 quality of travel.

Weaknesses:    crown to dropout lenght, lack of a progressive stroke ie: blows through travel, additional $50 to change spring rate/fork travel, difficulty of servicability/changing travel. Flex and shuddering under braking (w/disc)

Bottom Line:   

Its a good fork. but just not for me.

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Favorite Trail:   there are more than one..

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $326.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   RS Judy XC, Manitou X-vert, Marzoochi Z3, Fox Vanilla RL (current)

Bike Setup:   Uzzi SL

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