Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2 2008 Forks

4.1/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 6.19 lbs

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Product Description

  • 100mm Travel
  • R Rebound Cartridge
  • Air PL
  • One Side Coil
  • Steel Steer Tube
  • 32mm Steel Stanchions
  • 6" Post Mount
  • 9mm Drop Outs

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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by iowinos a Cross Country Rider from KC MO US

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2011

Strengths:    Reliable, durable, cheap. Air preload is nice to have on a coil sprung fork.

Weaknesses:    Seems to have lost all plushness, essentially less plush every time I ride. I see a few reviews mention some needing port hole drilled - will have to look into that. Makes habitual clicking noise when topping out.

Bottom Line:   
Loved the fork until it started losing all the plushness. It has a warranty so I'll see if I can get it addressed and if performance is improved. I set this up as a cheap replacement on a cross country ride so it may just be that a DJ fork isn't designed to be as forgiving. You can beat the fork up and it keeps going, which is about all you should expect at this price.

You can still find these in the aftermarket and super cheap, and the newer models looked to be improved.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Numerous cc forks from Marz, RS, Manitou

Bike Setup:   Specialized HardRock Pro, LX drivetrain, upgraded wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by xdirtjumpx a Weekend Warrior from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2010

Strengths:    This has been an all around good fork. travel is perfect for dirt jumping and riding street because it gives you a little extra boost that rigids cannot provide.

Weaknesses:    I have only found two things wrong with the fork but neither of them effect the riding in any way. You can easily get tire rub on the stanchions but that is because i ride with a quick release and when the rebound is turned up all the way, it makes a clicking noise but most of them do that so no biggy.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is that these forks are excellent for anyone who is looking for a good fork but doesn't want to pay the money. Extremely similar to argyles expect a bit heavier.

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Argyle, DJ 3, Manitou Splice, Manitou Drake Comp

Bike Setup:   2007 Brodie Cretin, Single speed, mtx rims, avid juicy 5 breaks, dj 2 forks, deity stem and handlebars, odyssey seat, hollowbite cranks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dtoy a Downhiller from california

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2009

Strengths:    nothing

Weaknesses:    heavy the suck had them for about a month packed it once onmy front tire and already blown out there not strong and not good for dirt jumping AT ALL

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BeanerSal a Weekend Warrior from Imperial Beach, CA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2009

Strengths:    Strong. Coil sprung. White?!

Weaknesses:    Stiffer springs not available. But...

Bottom Line:   
... when you have the right amount of psi in the top out chamber the fork is great. I had the problem of my fork beig too soft. My gaguse was a 300 psi and I couldnt get the required 15psi in there. After modding my pump with a 30psi gauge, I got the required 15 psi in there. After testing it with 10 -15 psi, I noticed that they performed a lot better. After a 4ft drop I could tell i had 15 psi in there. Get a DJ1 for lightness or this one for a cheap DJ1.

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Favorite Trail:   The One youre not on.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Stock On 08 Cowan

Similar Products Used:   No 26" dirt jumping fork used before.

Bike Setup:   08 COwan. Cut seat tube 1", Race face crank, bars, axonic rims, tomac small block tires, and stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spacebar a Downhiller from Anchorage Alaska USA

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2009

Strengths:    The small positive air chamber (preload) is real easy to tune. Fork is really stiff for having 9mm drop-outs. Great small bump sensitivity while maintaining bottom out resistance. Having a large open bath oil system, it even works moderately well in COLD (like 0-15F) temperatures, taking the hit out of most the foot-ice-hole chatter and drops 3-4ft tall. In Summer its handled 15+ foot drops to transitions and normal dirt jump style doubles, as well as muddy root infested downhills.

Weaknesses:    Does weigh 6.2 POUNDS, that is where you save the $, the rest of the forks features are solid and work perfectly.

Some of the 08 models DID ship without having one of the lower (ports?valves?) drilled in the damper. After riding for about 60 days I noticed the fork getting progressively stiffer.

Mine was one of those, however since I purchased it Paramount, the shop tech there is an authorized Marzocchi mechanic and was able to service my fork for free (all labor etc.. under warranty). Total turn around time was aprox 3 days. Works PERFECT.

Bottom Line:   
I gave it 5 overall because it worked well out of the box, and any problems were fixed extremely fast, and continues to be work perfectly.

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Favorite Trail:   misc chugach single track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $290.00

Purchased At:   Paramount Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Manitiou Elite,RockShox Judy XC,RockShox Dart 2,3,Rockshox Bomber,Cannondale HedShok,some misc old Manitou

Bike Setup:   07 Kikapu Delux,08 Dirt Jumper 2,Easton EA70 31.8-Bontrager Stem,Raceface Evolve Crank+Blackspire Stinger, 2.5/2.3 F/R WTB Prowler MX/XT Tires(nokian 2.3 336s in winter)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by patenater a Downhiller from bristol

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2008

Strengths:    Great all rounder forks,excelling in the 4x,freeride areas. They have showed tough as ive been riding my bike on downhill courses hitting all the big drops and also throwing them over bigjumps.

Weaknesses:    The bad thing about them is they are heavy and the canister in them has frozen up reducing movement costing £70 for a new one or you can drill whole in it to make it a singular bath system and then they work a treat.

Bottom Line:   
I would defently adivse these forks for any beginer to downhill free ride or dirt jump as for more experianced riders only use them for dirt jump and fourcross as that is were they are on top form.

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Favorite Trail:   mendips

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   kona

Similar Products Used:   I have also used dirt jams and manitou and found these have been the best!

Bike Setup:   Maxxis highrollers 26'x2.7 dirt jumper twos white hope mini brakes FSA MegaExo bottom braket.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mitchwolfe a Downhiller from coffs harbour

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2008

Strengths:    no problems at all in about 8 months good adjustments and dont weigh a ton

Weaknesses:    yer, im pretty sure they all make that clicking noise when the reboud is twisted up, other than that none, except its a bit hard to clean around the seals and stuff but maybe its just my fat fingers

Bottom Line:   
theyre great for me and if you asked, i would recomend them, rather pikes but oh well

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Favorite Trail:   my jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   ventoux cycles

Similar Products Used:   dj4s argyles pikes so-on

Bike Setup:   08 stp1 singelspeed funn full on bars, fireeye talon stem, halo freedom back rims, ryhnolite on front funn lockon grips, its nice

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mars28 a Racer from edmonton alberta canada

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2008

Strengths:    almost everything

Weaknesses:    none as of yet

Bottom Line:   
these are great forks my last ones on the specialized snapped at the crown and i put these ones on
good for bike parks dirt jumping and just booting around

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Favorite Trail:   c.o.p wistler

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   on my kona cowan

Similar Products Used:   rst gila+

Bike Setup:   08 kona cowan
hardrock specialized

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Adams a Weekend Warrior from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2007

Strengths:    Very smooth and rebound works very well. Also looks very cool in white.

Weaknesses:    When rebound is sped up I notice a a top out sound but on dirt jump forks you don't want fast rebound so it doesnt matter.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for the money. Almost feels like an Argyle.

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Favorite Trail:   Any thing with dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Stock on 2008 Specialized p2

Similar Products Used:   Dirt Jumper 123's Rock Shox Argyle

Bike Setup:   Single Speed 2008 Specialized p2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve brown from new zealand

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2007

Strengths:    very plush fork alot of adjustability looks mint

Weaknesses:    i dont know if they all do this but when i speed the rebound up it seems to make a click sound once on the way up.

Bottom Line:   
very good fork for any rider from beginner to pro. well worth the money you spend on this super smooth fork.

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Favorite Trail:   my back yard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   rst t7 piece of crap

Bike Setup:   2008 giant stp1 all stock at this moment

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