Marzocchi Z.2 Atom Sport 01 Front Shock

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 4.0lbs <br>[incl. Easton steertube]

Product Description

80mm travel // Open Bath SSV Valves // Coil Springs or Lo-pressure Air // Cryofit Boltless Crown - NEW Polished MAG Powerwrap M-Arch 30mm stanchions // External Preload & Rebound Control 30mm A70 Aluminum Stanchions // OEM Fork Only

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K2footsrgn a Cross Country Rider from Alliance

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2003

Strengths:    Sturdy. Air allows you endless adjustment possibilities. At 4lbs it is lighter than coil shocks. Very responsive.

Weaknesses:    Leaked some oil from where the fork attaches to the brake arch. I removed the brake bolts since I run disc brakes up front, and I just realized that these bolts hold the fork together. Oops, I guess its my falt.

Bottom Line:   
I just switched this from the Marz comp 2003 to this fork which i got from ebay and I love it. I feel like i have a lot more control on fast technical decents. The fork doesn't sag as much as the comp with coil springs did. It's not the lightest fork, but then again, Im looking for strength and reliability. I like how I can add air with the use of my normal bike pump rather than buying a special pump.

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Favorite Trail:   Vultures Knob

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox jett - good for 150 lbs riders on the road.
Marzocchi 2003 comp - good fork if your under 180lbs (i'm too lazy to switch springs)

Bike Setup:   K2 Hardtail, disc up front, race face cranks blah blah blah

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonesy a Weekend Warrior from Lancaster, England

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2002

Strengths:    confidence inspiring!

Weaknesses:    stickers don't like the water...

Bottom Line:   
Kids, I don't know what I was thinking - being convinced of the Rock Shox argument. Admitedly, I rode a confortable RS Judy for 2 years and had no problems... I thought!?!! Until I rode a Marzocchi. The ride is so much more stable. It never bottoms out and just FEELS like it's steering for you. Let's put it this way - I USED TO STEER AROUND LOGS AND DODGY ROCKS, BUT WITH THIS MARZOCCHI I AM NOW GETTING USED TO RIDING IN A STRAIGHT LINE DOWN A HILL AT SPEED!
Seriously, if you are debating over a RockShox or Marzocchi, go with the Marzocchi every time! I was suprised at the same price, in every range, the Marzo. excelled everytime. I noticed that Rockshox all had plastic external nuts and bolts. Marzo. inspires confidence with healthy light weight metal staring back atcha!
My mate has always been a better downhiller, but for the first time I was able to keep up with him. It's increased my own ability without increasing in skill. THAT, my friends is a sign of a quality product!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Merlin Cycle

Bike Setup:   Coyote HT3, XT

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gaz a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Strengths:    After initial stiction they are super smooth. Excellent build quality. Little maintainence needed and bags of tuneability

Weaknesses:    rebound adjuster has fallen out once but soon orted it with tape

Bottom Line:   
Smooth, tunable, hassel free kick ass fork that will never let you down. Well it hasnt let me down yet after ride 20 hr per week min in wet british weather. Its also an excellent fork for those who arnt to bothered about minimising weight but at 3.8lb is nbot stupid.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Rck shox judys,

Bike Setup:   2001 kna kula

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tapeng a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2001

Strengths:    rigid, strong and supple

Weaknesses:    Somewhat heavy

Bottom Line:   
This fork came with my 2001 Kula.
It look awesome and give a supple ride
and are very strong and rigid on fast decent.
There air pressure once setup there is no need to
pump the air again in half year. I do ride regularly
at least once a week or twice sometimes four.
There is some stiction appear but apply silicon oil on the dust seal after cleaning reduce it.
After 3 month the fork start to leak from the seam of connection between brake crown and fork leg.
Not much but sip out tiny bit to attract dirt for each ride.
The rebound dampening dial on the leg bottom fall out once
due to a fall on steep decent. Fortunately I found out
and got it back. Overall I like the fork ride and building quality. My complain are the weight and it need
at least a mini boot to protect from dust.

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Favorite Trail:   El Cortez De Madero

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   come with bike

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Kula

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