a Weekend Warrior
from canada, on.
Date Reviewed: May 3, 2009
-looks sweet, bad a$$ inverted design, will never ride anything else
Weaknesses: i didnt get on sooner
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
Favorite Trail: anything big mountain FR./ whatevr i can get my wheels on
Duration Product Used: Less than 1 month
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
a Weekend Warrior
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Bike Setup: Kona Stinky Deluxe, Marzocchi Shiver, Custom DT Swiss Wheels and Hubs, RaceFace Diabolus, Azonic World Force
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
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
Similar Products Used: 04 supert, 04jr t, 02 supert
Bike Setup: 03 norco drop w/shiver
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
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!
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!
from Vashon, WA, USA
Date Reviewed: November 24, 2004
Strengths: Strong! Well damped bottom out resistance Plush Burly Shiny!
Weaknesses: Twists no lateral stiffness
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.
Similar Products Used: jr. t boxxer old jr. t judy tt black comp manitou6
Bike Setup: stinky9 shiverdc nice
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 29, 2004
Strengths: Good looking fork. Very reliable.
Weaknesses: Some flex. No compression dampening adjustment. Heavy
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.
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.
from Knoxville, T.N ,,USA
Date Reviewed: November 10, 2003
Strengths: Marzocchi plushness & solid feel.
Weaknesses: I have no gripes about this fork !
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!
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!
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
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
Similar Products Used: boxxers, risse champ, super t, junior t, monster t. all great forks
Bike Setup: banshee scream, doublewides, maxxis
from phila pa
Date Reviewed: March 26, 2003
Strengths: great fork, super strong and plush
Weaknesses: no compression adj
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Ok, so i bought a pair of shiver dc's, in "amazing condition" *cough cough*, bolted them on to my bike everything felt good apart from a small knock when the wheel came of the ground then landed again ( no noise on a compression where the wheel stayed in contact with the ground), the noise similar t ... Read More »
I have a 2004 Shiver DC on my Balfa- love this fork from all aspects and have no intention of replacing. Literally the only downside to them is their weight. I don't find it a real issue, I'm just interested to see if there's any way to drop some weight from them.
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Does anyone know the OD and thinkness of the fork seals used on Shiver DC's. I have a line on a ton of seals for industrial applications that are 35 x 48 x 13.5....they are like $5.00 a set.....:thumbsup:Read More »
Question: has anyone ever seen [B]AFTERMARKET[/B] crowns made for the Marzocchi Shivers? Ones that are more burly than the factory OEM ones? It seems as though they would have helpted any torsional flexing...
I know I'm asking some to hop in ye'ol time machine of memories for this data, as th ... Read More »