Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 2008 Forks

4.64/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 5.84 lbs


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Product Description

  • 100mm Travel
  • R Rebound Cartridge
  • Air PL
  • One Side Coil
  • Alloy Steer Tube
  • 32mm Aluminum Stanchions
  • 6" Post Mount
  • 20mm Axle


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tommytwostroke a Racer

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2013

Strengths:    Bomb proof axle design, 32mil sanchions are solid, air preload and rebound control adjustments

Weaknesses:    Heavy, annoying top out noise

Bottom Line:   
Although I say heavy, that is in comparison to my bros circus experts. My 2013 dj1 is at least 2 lbs heavier. But, it's solid. I have came up short on some big ass hits and they needed no repairs.

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Similar Products Used:   2008 dj2, fox float rl, manitou circus

Bike Setup:   2012 Santa Cruz jackal.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DanZo337 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2012

Strengths:    20mm TA, sensitive rebound adjustment, plush movement, Marzocchi aesthetics are pleasing

Weaknesses:    A bit on the heavy side

Bottom Line:   
Got lucky to came across one of these and slapped it on my new 2011 FS XC. Considering it is a 2008 model, I am still very happy with how it holds up. It has everything you would expect, the adjustments are sensitive and correspond with accuracy when dialing. The 20mm TA provides a solid front end with instantaneous handling and a sturdy landing/rebound on front end impacts. Soaks up small bumps well enough to get by trail riding and definitely provides a good confidence level for advanced XC and DJ'ing.

Since it only has 100mm travel, I've yet to try it on AM/DH terrain, but I'm sure it'll hold out with the PSI jacked up. Doesn't compare well to the newer 150-160mm travel shocks but then again, that's a different class. For a 100mm shock, I'd say this is top notch, it'll give you everything needed in the 4 inches it has to work with.

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Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike

Bike Setup:   2011 Jamis Dakar XC
2008 Marzo DJ1's
Double Track Sun S-type Rims (20mm TA Front, 10mm QR Rear hubs)
Maxxis Mofo DH tires
MEC AA++ DH flat pedals
Alivio M430 Drivetrain
Deore M596 Hydros

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fatman a Cross Country Rider from munich

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2011

Strengths:    solid

Weaknesses:    weight, perhaps for some

Bottom Line:   
I use it as a xc fork. If you are a heavy guy, you should give it a try as such. You just feel the stability you get when going very slow or fast in not so easy terrain. You won`t go back to your 1800g fork, promise. Stability at the front end makes all the difference. Else: good function with all I need. For what you get very low priced.

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Favorite Trail:   many

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   hibike

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   alu hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gurkankas a Racer from turkey

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2009

Strengths:    strong,stiff,very nice damping system and too strong

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
so strong fork. go and buy it

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Favorite Trail:   table top

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   by user

Similar Products Used:   dj2, argyle 318

Bike Setup:   Sedona X11 frame, avid juicy 3 brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mathijs a Downhiller from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2009

Strengths:    Alloy steertube, air/rebound adjustment, not very expensive for a dirt fork, looks good.

Weaknesses:    Little bit heavy.

Bottom Line:   
It's much better then the dj3, and you can adjust all the things you need. It's only annoying that the first few mm are a little bit soft. The price/quality relationship off the dj1 is much better then the agryle 318 in my opinion.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   www.actionsports.de

Similar Products Used:   Dirt jumper 3, argyle 318.

Bike Setup:   Specialized p2 cromo, spank stiffy on atomlab.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by indevildual a Weekend Warrior from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2009

Strengths:    Sweet deal off ebay when the exchange rate was in my favor. Strong no fuss fork. Heaps of adjustability.

Weaknesses:    No weaknesses found yet.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line to me is that these will always be ready to take a beating during the day as long as they are given some respect and TLC in the morning... Ha ha!

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Favorite Trail:   Rotos New Plymouth

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   DJ2s and rockshock psylos (back in my early XC phase)

Bike Setup:   Origin 8 interogator (sweet frame by the way), DJ1, mavic 721s on Specialized hubs (sweet hubs too)...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 1stp1 a Racer from barrington IL

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2008

Strengths:    Plush, smooth, its nice and heavy duty. it dosnt feel like its gonna fall apart. Great for DJing!!!

Weaknesses:    None at all

Bottom Line:   
Great fork i would recomend to any one that whants to get a fork for DJing and trailing. Its very flowy. It dosnt send you boncing after you land or on any steep jumps.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Bike Plus

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox argyle

Bike Setup:   2008 stp, with DJ1's,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by miragebass72 a Downhiller from Columbus, Ohio, USA

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, stiff

Weaknesses:    HEAVY

Bottom Line:   
A decent fork, but way too heavy. Even for a dirt jump fork, it's too heavy. It is very durable though, if you're not at all concerned about a 100mm fork weighing 6.3 lbs (mine actually weighed 6.3, even with the steer tube cut). It's cheap compared to the argyle I guess.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Pike, Dirt jumper street, manitou gold label


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by laszlo boncz a Weekend Warrior from Budapest,Hungary

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2008

Strengths:    I have a gold edition from a Kona Bass,looks crazy. The traveling is nice, you able to play with the air preasure.Rebound works perfectly.

Weaknesses:    The end of the leg is not the best. Can anybody tell me what is the sound when i push down the fork? It makes me nerveus...

Bottom Line:   
In the end, its a nice fork. looks good, works well, but i hate that sound...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $552.00

Similar Products Used:   Argyle 302, dj3

Bike Setup:   umf hardy 1,holzfeller,dj1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cooch a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2008

Strengths:    Great looks (white legs, black staunchions and crown) and superior finish. The white legs look super polished, especially at night under lights. Very strong and stiff fork, perfect for dj's and street riding. The air pressure preload / compression is easy to use and the rebound adjust works very well. The response to rebound adjustments is excellent - you can really feel the difference with just a few clicks. Easy to dial in, "set and forget".

Weaknesses:    None noted. Even the stickers now actually stay on and look super cool - with a big busted angel woman! Woo Hoo!

Bottom Line:   
If you want strong, sexy, easy to tune forks for street or dirt jumps - these are the go. I highly recommend them.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   www.chainreactioncycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Argyles, Shermans & DJ 3's.

Bike Setup:   I have them on a Dobermann Pinscher with blackspire downhill headset, clamped with a Da Bomb Glock stem with DMR Wingbars. The cockpit and feel of the forks is just soooo sweet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian Welch a Weekend Warrior from Fresno, CA

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2007

Strengths:    Stiffness, easily adjustable, looks, weight, plushness.

Weaknesses:    Marz went a funky direction with the fork decals this year, but they are ok.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is perfect for Dirt Jumping, and Urban riding. The rebound adjust is very responsive, and you can tell the difference when you rotate the knob. The air preload, like all other Marz forks will drastically stiffen up the compression. I found my sweet spot at about 10 lbs of pressure in the preload. The seals clear dirt like a champ, and I am in the dirt ALL of the time with this fork. I tried a Jackal with an Argyle, and it was ok, but I couldn't justify paying that much for a fork when the dj1 performs almost identically. I've had horrible luck with Rock Shox in the past, and nothing but goodness with Marz.

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Favorite Trail:   007

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $379.00

Purchased At:   www.jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   Dirt jumper 2 and 3, Argyle 409

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Jackal

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