a Weekend Warrior
from (Fredericton, Newbrunswick, Canada
Date Reviewed: August 24, 2011
Strengths: Very Great Shocks, Better then all other DJ's. Great for Street, Mountain, Obviously Dirt Jumping, and Downhill.
Weaknesses: Not very many weaknesses, just that 100 mm is just a bit to small.
The Price I paid for them is 600$, wich is a bit pricey for shocks, but all-in-all, it was definitley worth it, mine are white, with BOMBER in black, and a graphic design on a part of the shocks, and there is a marzocchi logo below BOMBER.
Strengths: This is actually for the dirt jumper 4s. Tough, basic, enough adjustment for me. I like that these forks are a matter of spending a few minutes adjusting them and then i haven't had to modify them since. they ride perfectly for my style. Got these second hand but unused for $150 nz so rediculously cheap.
Weaknesses: For me there isn't one
Ride them first before buying. They are great for the urban free ride style riding i do where i don't want a soft fork to absorb every little bump but need a fork that still performs well when landing decent size drop offs and jumps. I guess if your expecting a smooth ride these aren't for you.
Strengths: Trustworthyness...I don't think it will suddenly break
Weaknesses: HEAVY!!! Not smooth, doesn't ajdust well(rebound effects preload, dampning) Feels like jumping on a pogo stick in the mud. It really feels like this, a spring in sticky mud.
*sigh* OK, marzocchi makes some damn good forks, so why is this one so crappy? well, i did some research. Apparently, this fork, and a few others, are MADE IN TAIWAN. This may have to o with the fact that this fork has issues, that overall makes it ride terrible.
It rides rough. It seems to take medium bumps by traveling 1-2 inches, and then stopping. It doesn't go much further, even when adjusted, but take a big hit/drop, and it does go further, but feels hard, too hard, and at that rebounds poorly, either slow, or fast, but no adjustment can make it feel right, and it affects the dampning. its either "bouncy" or "muddy". muddy is a very very good word fo this fork, thats what it feels like, jumping a rigid fork into mud.
I can't figure out what is really wrong with this fork, it just doesn't have that smooth, progressive feeling the Z1s have. It acts like your are abusing it, it really does, like someone is going to tell me i'm being to rough on it, or its not "made to take that kind of hit". It just doesn't feel right on small or big jumps,or hits, and its heavy. The full travel can't be used, without setting it to bottom out all the time.
those who give this fork a good review are most likley new to the type of riding this fork is for, or haven't tried a Z1 drop off 2, which is better in every way, despite it not having a rebound adjustment. The dirt jumper 2 is made in italy, I would like to see if it is any better.
Similar Products Used: 07 dirt jumper 4, marzocchi exr comp
Bike Setup: 07 STP 1 stock (not for long)
Date Reviewed: October 27, 2007
Strengths: amazing adjustably strong looks good little flex
Weaknesses: rebound knob threaded, had to take fork apart to release. slightly on the heavy side stantion bolts loosened
Very good fork, not too expensive and functions perfectly. if you want them stiffer, add more air to the right side. if they are topping out (clunking on rebound) add some more rebound damping and it will not clunk.
if you mainly do dirt jumping/free ride you should buy this fork, you shouldn't manage to break it and is easy to setup to how you prefer it.
Similar Products Used: rock shox boxxer rides, Junior T's, bomber Z1 freeride sl, dirt jumper 3.5, manitou minute 2:00
Bike Setup: Rocky Mountain flow dj frame, dj 3's, bmx cranks and ss drivetrain, profile hubs, white halo rims, and azonic parts.
Date Reviewed: October 16, 2007
Strengths: Burly as, i ride really hard on gear and constantly breaking things but the dj's are so strong that i can do any thing on them. I have Down hilled my 07 stuff heaps and i am normally at the front of the pack. I have done 2m drops to flat super technical sections and they never miss a beat. I like my fork quite hard and i love the thru axle and the rebound and air assist and all of the ajustments that the fork has! I have ridden up to a ski field so prob 10k in one go, i have done one and a half hours straight downhill on this fork and i have never had a problem or felt them flex or any thing at all. i cross countried this beast and all you need is a set of legs and big lungs and you sweet.
Weaknesses: It just makes an annoying top out thunk when the top out spring is engaged which is nothing bad just when i was new i thought the fork was broken lol otherwise apart from the weight which isn't that bad and you don't even notice the fork is the top one out there
This fork really can do it all, its cheap, user friendly and if you set it up right you will never have to do it again until you get unfit or change your riding method. they pretty sexy too and got mad crowns. fit for the king!
Similar Products Used: strength wise 888, rc40's bombers.. but i tried pretty much every fork apart from weight weeni ones and 08's
Bike Setup: '07 Stuff. Dark metallic green, dj3's alyvio, hayes 9's 7 front 6 back, gravity everything dumb ditch witches and high rollers
Date Reviewed: October 11, 2007
Strengths: Strong, Reliable, Adjustable, just completely fantastic!
Weaknesses: Slightly too heavy, but if you are seriously looking at these forks, that won't be a problem.
I don't know why people complain about these forks topping out, because all you need to do is either run less air in them or up the rebound damping. I'm glad that's sorted out.
Well, I have had them for 10 months now, and they are still going as strong as when i bought them for £160. The only thing you need to do to keep them working sweet is wipe the stanchions down after every ride like it says in the manual, and occasionally put silicone spray on them.
I run no air in my forks, which is not a problem as they are coil but AIR ASSISTED. Generally I run the rebound about in the middle of the two extremes and the forks work beautifully. They never bottom out nor top out and they seem very plush. If you want them a little harder, all you need to do is put some more air in them with a shock pump.
Overall, very good forks that i would recommend to anyone who needs some new dirt jump forks. Why buy anything more expensive when these are so good so cheap? BUY BUY BUY!