from DOGTOWN L.A. U.S.A.
Date Reviewed: September 30, 2008
Strengths: I ride at 200lbs with pads and my set/up is to replace the 7.5wt. oil with 2.5wt motorex racing oil and run 7 turns low speed comp. and three turns high speed comp. with no preload on med. springs..:0 TRY IT AND TRUST YOUR SKILLS,this fork was made to eat rocks!,way better than the new import models....
Weaknesses: Your own !
JUST DO IT !....LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO FLY LIKE A EAGLE !!!..:0
Similar Products Used: FOX/40,BOXXER,TRAVIS Ti 203,WHITE BROS......
Bike Setup: M3/PUSH FOX 5.0,SRAM XO,MRP CARBON,STROKER ACE 4p.RR./2p.FT,SAINT/40tooth,INTENSE HADLEY,MTX RIMS,50/50xx,EASTON BARS&POST,
from So Cal - Now
Date Reviewed: December 12, 2007
Strengths: Bomb proof and smoother than day 1. Has not let me down and still rockin strong.
I have had this fork over a year now and rocked it from the NW to So cal and its still going strong, Ive changed oil 4 times due to how much riding. I have ridden 5 weeks in a row all day to 2 day DH/FR stuff and jump daily. Hands down this fork is best mnoney spent aside of canfield f1 and avy DHS.
Similar Products Used: 07 888rc2x, boxxer team and wc, stratos s8, shiver, s7
Bike Setup: canfield f1
from Repentigny, Qc, Canada
Date Reviewed: November 15, 2007
Strengths: The fork is rigid, plush, reliable and fully adjustable
Weaknesses: Even if it has titanium coil springs it stills an heavier fork then the competition. On my fish scale it weighs 7 and 14oz, almost 8; the nickel plating is fragile and there's some stiction; Quality control concerns as my upper crown has a missing paint spot and it was covered by a permanent marker, inner finish of one stanchion like orange skin instead of being smooth; the stickers peel of easily; slight play in the bushing and; did required to change the oil level in it to get the full travel.
In my opinion, it is a fine fork. Even if it is heavier then the competition, it as good performance. Even if it as stiction, it is simply the smoothess fork on the market. It took time to adjust to my riding caracteristics but when it's done it's outstanding. I'm not sure, afterward, that I would not buy the 888 RC2X instead because I'm not a racer and believe that the nickel plating and the ti springs are not worth it because of the stiction. I chose this one because of the confidence I have in the coil springs reliability. While riding during the summer, there was individuals that have reliability issues with their Boxxer forks and 888 SL. I did tried the Boxxer WC and find that it performs well and it is less expensive. It is lighter but in my own opinion, now that we can ride DH bikes less than 40 lbs, the difference of 2-3 lbs doesn't make any difference in the riding feeling of the bike. Compared to the 50 lbs that was common few years ago. My bike weighs 38 lbs and I tried my friend bikes that are lighter and the difference doesn't affect the handling, even while dropping. So, if you can't buy the 888 RC2X WC, buy the 888 RC2X and you'll be statisfied. Boxxer WC Vs 888 RC2X WC: equivalent riding caracteristics, Boxxer lighter, Boxxer cheaper, 888 more reliable and less maintenance. It's like comparing a Ferrari Vs Porsche even if Marzo can't be compared to Porsche. The Porsche is better suited for everyday life just as the 888 is better suited for "less maintenance is more riding time" bikers. I'm just disappointed with the quality control as it is written in the weaknesses and I hope that Marzocchi will improve this issue.
Similar Products Used: Boxxer WC 2006-2007, 888 RC
Bike Setup: Appalache Réal with Cane Creek Double Barrel shock Ti spring, Dee Max wheelset, X-O drivetrain, Race Face Atlas crank, RF Diabolus Headset, RF Evolve DH seatpost, Blackspire DSXC4 chain guide, Formula Oro Puro Brakes, Fisik Plateau Saddle, Easton EA70 low rise Monkey Bar, Lizard skin logo lock-on grip and Mallet M pedals.
from Richmond BC
Date Reviewed: May 6, 2007
Strengths: The overall durablity, adjustment options, easily maintainable
Weaknesses: waight but you bearly notice it when its on a bike, think about it you bike waight's over 40lbs will 1-2 lbs make a huge diffrence
so far after a few rides i have noticed no flaws! So far after abuseing the hell out of it it rides great, Well worth the money
Bike Setup: 07 norco Team DH,duel hadleys, saint breaks,X0 drivetrain,50/50 pedals
Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007
Strengths: Very stiff fork, good damping performance from new, pimp slippery silver stanchions, ti springs and cool paint job, excellent build quality.
Weaknesses: Maybe a little heavy compared to competition, but the forks performance definitely makes up for that!!
It was a difficult decision choosing a top of the line fork to match the rear suspension of my bike, which performs brilliantly. It was the right decision the 888WC are an outstanding fork for the money compared to the over-priced Fox 40's and the old but good Rockshox Boxxer line-up. The 888WC really balance my bike and has given me more confidence in the front end, over the RS Boxxers I have just sold. These forks are MONSTER and in this lighter WC race setup perform flawlessly so far.....buy them you will not be disappointed, they will make you quicker!!
Strengths: Weight, looks, silky smooth. Easily tuneable and every adjustment seems to make a big difference (not like years past).
This fork is smoother than my 888 rc2x was after 1 ride to break it in, it's lighter, the small bump compliance and preload as well as the bottom out seem to work better. That may just be me but it seems its more effective. I was looking at the 888wc, AVY DHF 8, new Boxxer WC as well as the 888 slata before my purchase of this and was leanng towards the sl ata. After riding this fork with the new stanchions and ti springs I know I made the right choice. Shave some weight and have a slicker stanchion with better small bump compliance as well as the 888 reliability.