Marzocchi Shiver DC 2002 Front Shocks

4.79/5 (34 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 170mm or 190mm travel
  • NEW open bath HSCV valving
  • NEW multi-circuit damping design
  • Coil springs
  • External preload & rebound control
  • 35mm aluminum stanchions
  • 20mm dedicated axle
  • Handlebar clamp (optional)


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by smitty a Weekend Warrior from canada, on.

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2009

    Strengths:    -plushness
    -strength
    -low maintnance
    -looks sweet, bad a$$ inverted design, will never ride anything else


    Weaknesses:    i didnt get on sooner

    Bottom Line:   
    THESE FORKS ARE THE MOST BURLY, BIG DROP FRIENDLY, HIGH SPEED BIG DOUBLE LINE SUITED FORKS EVER MADE. if you want to go bigger, faster and try stuff that might get you hurt and land it like butter...get shivers

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    Favorite Trail:   anything big mountain FR./ whatevr i can get my wheels on

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $375.00

    Purchased At:   used

    Similar Products Used:   '07 888 RCV-plushness and ride feel just doesnt measure up.

    Bike Setup:   '07 stinky DEELUX, the shiv's, rocco tst r/shock, s-type rims,.... typical FR/DH build kit

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Spaidal a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2007

    Strengths:    Everything...
    -Incredibly strong.
    -Looks amazing!
    -Easily adjustable
    -Very Plush
    -No flex whatsoever
    bottom line: one of the nicest forks ive ever ridden!


    Weaknesses:    From normal wear and tear i have had to replaced oil seals because of a leak in the left stanchion. Although this is common of most forks if used excessively.

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is the Marzocchi Shiver is one of the nicest forks ive ever ridden!
    Worth every penny.
    I recommend these forks to anyone looking for an extremely plush fork looking for bigger airs and being at the top of the podium.

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    Favorite Trail:   My Backyard!

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Revolution

    Similar Products Used:   -Fox 40's
    -marzocchi 888
    -manitou dorado and travis
    -rock shox boxxer w/c and team


    Bike Setup:   2007 Rocky Mountain RMX Stealth
    -Shiver DC
    -Marzocchi ROCO W/C (203mm)
    -DT Swiss FR2350
    -Magura Gustav M (Rear)
    -Hope Mono M4 (Front) w/ Gothic Rotors
    -Shimano X0 Drivetrain and Shifters
    -E13 bashguard
    -Brooklyn Machine Shinburgers
    -Lizard Skin Logo Lock on's
    -Race Face Cranks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chase Koko a Downhiller from Harrisburg, PA

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2007

    Strengths:    Sickest Looking fork ever made
    Has NO flex like a lot of other people are saying
    Handles well in tight sections
    Burly enough to take the toughest Hucks you could possibly throw at it


    Weaknesses:    Absolutely Nothing at all, Ive never seen one flaw in a Shiver

    Bottom Line:   
    I dont care what anybody says about how nice the Boxxers are and how much ligter they are. If you are a true freerider/downhiller you will go with the best. a hundreth of a second can be substituted for the smoothest and sexiest looking fork ever made. If you can get your hands on one, i know you'll never ride anything else.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dominion/Lower Dominion

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Junior T, Fox 40

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky Deluxe, Marzocchi Shiver, Custom DT Swiss Wheels and Hubs, RaceFace Diabolus, Azonic World Force

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nik kay a Downhiller from b.c. ,canada

    Date Reviewed: September 27, 2006

    Strengths:    big and burly,sexy,looks good on any frame,the inverted is alot better for dh and hardtail frames.

    Weaknesses:    a mini bit of flex if u bottem them out but what frok dose bend or troque under alot of pressure

    Bottom Line:   
    the bottom line is that this is the worlds best fork i dont no y marizchoi stop makeing them every single pro has used them ... there deffently the best dc fork out there easyly worth 1600 new the best thing is i cant get over how cheap i got it... and felx is not a problem becuz if u think aobut it when u turn in a car the suspention bottemed oout more on the inside of the corner just like a shiver cuz its indapendent suspention (each side moves by them sleve)... look at dirt bikes same stuff

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    Favorite Trail:   a-line or dirt merchaint

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $175.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   jt.2, monsters t2, just about every other marzochi fork

    Bike Setup:   04 hun, dual 24 double tracks, street set up with sherman flicks then the shivers come out for dh he he he lol

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by curtis a Weekend Warrior from kelowna, bc, canada

    Date Reviewed: November 17, 2005

    Strengths:    amazing, bottomless, superbump absorbtion

    Weaknesses:    a bit leaky but thats no big, tire occasionally rubs crown

    Bottom Line:   
    its the most amazing fork ive ever ridden

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    Favorite Trail:   kerplop

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   used

    Similar Products Used:   04 supert, 04jr t, 02 supert

    Bike Setup:   03 norco drop w/shiver

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by DHbiker a Downhiller from New England

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2005

    Strengths:    Strengths:
    Bottomless pretty much
    Strong
    Smooth
    Buttery
    Looks Cool
    Inverted
    Better than a non-inverted for in my opinion for collness factor
    Looks like my dirtbike more
    Performs great over any time of bumps
    Doesn't bob as bad as most people say


    Weaknesses:    Doesn't have black or red stanchions

    Bottom Line:   
    This is in my opion the best fork you can buy if you like to do a lot of downhill and don't race every weelend. Dorado's are nice for racing but they have to be rebuilt even more. Get a Shiver DC!

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    Favorite Trail:   Holy Chute at Attitash

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Trade for a my Junior T no money involved!!!

    Similar Products Used:   Junior T, Boxxer, Monster t, Shiver DC, Dorado, 888, MR. Dirt and other totally cool downhill forks on the market today

    Bike Setup:   2002 Big Hit Comp with a Shiver!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tage Rauen a Downhiller from Vashon, WA, USA

    Date Reviewed: November 24, 2004

    Strengths:    Strong!
    Well damped
    bottom out resistance
    Plush
    Burly
    Shiny!



    Weaknesses:    Twists
    no lateral stiffness


    Bottom Line:   
    My bike floats in soft off camber corners and hard pack berms, everywhere else is good. Of course my tires are old and really small, and not designed particularly for any of these conditions. Not to mention I am fast. Really fast.

    Could be the shiver flexing though, my manitou6 is stiffer.

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    Favorite Trail:   HorseGlue

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Resale

    Similar Products Used:   jr. t
    boxxer
    old jr. t
    judy tt
    black comp
    manitou6


    Bike Setup:   stinky9
    shiverdc
    nice

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tad a Weekend Warrior from Hawaii

    Date Reviewed: October 29, 2004

    Strengths:    Good looking fork. Very reliable.

    Weaknesses:    Some flex. No compression dampening adjustment. Heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    Works well on rough technical terain. Hardly bottoms out on big drops. I weigh 150 and havent bottomed on anything smaller then 10Ft. Small bump complience not the greatest.

    There is a lot more flex in the fork then I'd like. I can really feel it when I'm on the front brake.

    The fork has really been reliable have had it for a while and has never gave me any problems. Only had to service it once since I got it. The seals only started to leak recently and it leaks very little.

    Bottom line is this is a great fork for the money. If your into freeriding and not going to race much this is the perfect fork for you. If your serious about raceing and have the money go with something like the Dorado.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Similar Products Used:   Boxxer Race, Monster T, Junior T, Dorado

    Bike Setup:   Demo 9 DH, Atom Lab Trail Pimps, RF NS, XT shifters/levers rear derailer, Saint brakes, Easton bars, RF Diabolus stem, Cris King

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ryan Cook a Downhiller from Southampton Ontario

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2004

    Strengths:    Amazing forks, nothing better. Light weight for racing, sucks up big hits.

    Weaknesses:    NOthing

    Bottom Line:   
    Amazing, blows the monster t outta the water. Feel confident hitting 20+ foot drops onto flat, although a little flex, the best allround fr, race fork

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1600.00

    Similar Products Used:   Monster T, DJ3, Psylo Race, etc.

    Bike Setup:   RM7 Wade Simmons, MRp Chain guide, WTB LaserDisc, Hayes HFX-9 8", Kona Bulge Crank.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike S. a Downhiller from Knoxville, T.N ,,USA

    Date Reviewed: November 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Marzocchi plushness & solid feel.

    Weaknesses:    I have no gripes about this fork !

    Bottom Line:   
    I got it & it had way low oil level--Put the proper 70-75mm from the top level in it & a Firm spring on the RH side & it TOTALLY ROCKS.I weigh 190# & drop some drops + DH.Feels perfect & tracks a line like no other! I'm stoked w/ the integrated stem & overall performance of this fork.Just to add, i rode a 01 Shiver & didn't notice any difference!

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    Favorite Trail:   "WINDROCK"Oak Ridge ,TN

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   traded, on internet

    Similar Products Used:   99 Monster-T ,2002 Monster-T ,X-Vert dc

    Bike Setup:   99 Kona Stab Dee-Lux--Trailpimps24-26"--8" Avid mech.---Integrated stem on 02 SHIVER--Truvativ hussefelt 170mm cranks & original roller#1 guide---PRIMO platform pedals!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by justin a Downhiller from santa cruz california

    Date Reviewed: August 4, 2003

    Strengths:    great fork very stiff. the idiot way down the page obviously never rode the fork i just bought it and i can already feel the difference from my old boxxers. the fork will take anything that you can throw in front of it

    Weaknesses:    none at all

    Bottom Line:   
    best fork i have ever ridden or owned. i would never even think of buying a new or different fork. its just an unbreakable monster

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    Favorite Trail:   mailbox

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   local

    Similar Products Used:   boxxers, risse champ, super t, junior t, monster t. all great forks

    Bike Setup:   banshee scream, doublewides, maxxis

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by greg a Downhiller from phila pa

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 2003

    Strengths:    great fork, super strong and plush

    Weaknesses:    no compression adj

    Bottom Line:   
    I weigh 235lbs and the fork is strong enough, to the idiot with the flex problem, Any inverted fork will have more flex when you hold the tire between your legs.The Boxxer,Monster, etc all have a bridge on their lowers to stiffen the fork. I set mine up with xtra firm springs and 10 weight oil, and it works really well, I only run Marzocchi anymore cause it's close to bombproof and you dont have to service it every other week like other over hyped DH forks

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Manitou X-vert, Boxxer

    Bike Setup:   M1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jamie a Downhiller from Vancouver , B.C

    Date Reviewed: January 23, 2003

    Strengths:    early design with external adjustments for comp, & reb. Of course being inverted its very active, plenty of travel with 7.5" Marzocchi plush as usual. Easy to tune

    Weaknesses:    Inverts with dual side oil can contaminate rotors when leaking, No big deal if you are paying attention to your equipment.

    Bottom Line:   
    I should have realised that just like a break lever, that you run loose so that it won't break in a crash. The fork should have the ability to flex, or twist so that the lowers don't disintigtrate after some hard riding, and a few crashes. This is the greatest fork, it's truely a Monster upside down. set the spring soft, add some comp & reb, then just add a few capfulls of oil each ride untill it only bottoms slightly. Just beautifully simple and....and....just to good for words. I really like the first generation, cheaper, shorter, adj compression on the top. A great fork for anyone, DH, FR, those who aren't still actually weighing thier bikes.

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    Favorite Trail:   always searching

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   Manitou, ( original X-vert, X-vert carbon very flimsy, on lasted 4 months, for a $1500 fork????)
    bombshell( marilyn, total crap)
    Marzocchi,(orginal,dh 3,Z1,Monster)


    Bike Setup:   Super 8 ( not the greatest 4 DH...) shimano DH brakes, RF, Chris King, Shiver, michelins, 321's etc...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stuart Marshall a Downhiller from London

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2002

    Strengths:    It is a great fork, i bought a giant ac team off a mate and the shivers are such a dream. It has super versility and has dramatically improved my riding.

    Weaknesses:    it has a light flex.

    Bottom Line:   
    It is well worth at least looking in to and ignore all of the flex crap. it has hardly any effect on coures or anywhere else for that matter. the boxxers are superior in most regards but i prefer the smooth, highly responsive ride given by the shivers.

    i say nick your mates bike with them on and fall in, love them. it is for everyone.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   boxxers, monster T, dirt jumper 2

    Bike Setup:   giant ac team, raceface, xtr,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Pepe from Dogtown

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Handles Big or Small Hits with the greatest of ease.
    Very agile. Easy to tune.


    Weaknesses:    Tad flexy torsionally.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have yet to ride anything that compares in performace at any price. Marzocchi's are Bomb Proof.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Purchased At:   Helen's

    Similar Products Used:   QR-20

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit w/ Avalanche rear shock

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