Marzocchi Marathon SL 2008 Forks

4/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Damping system: Dual Hydraulic Compression & Rebound Cartridge Damping
  • Adjustability: 5-position Extension Control Cartridge
  • Spring type: Double Air
  • Travel: 85,105 mm
  • Steer tube: Alloy XC
  • Drop-out type: Standard


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by senorspeedy a Cross Country Rider from edwardsville, il, usa

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2009

Strengths:    light, tunable, progressive travel

Weaknesses:    complex tuning, rebound knob, small rubber plug on right leg capping air valve

Bottom Line:   
There are alot of adjustments on this shock making it very tunable, but it may also take you a month to get it perfect. Plush but hard to bottom out once tuned. Take the screw out of the rebound knob apply lock tite before ever installing or it will fall off.

Read all of the manual.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   rst junk, rock shox judy j1

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Mesa GS, this shock, velocity v deep, panaracer fire xc

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2004 Marzocchi Marathon SL vs a new mid-level fork

I have a 2004 Gary Fisher Sugar 292 with a Marzocchi Marathon SL fork. I'm trying to decide whether or not it's worth it to keep servicing this fork or is it time to just replace it. From what I can tell, this fork was near top of the line back in 2004. I was thinking about replacing it with some ... Read More »

Marzocchi Marathon SL "Bomber" 29er 2004 - worth it to rebuild for $120+?

I was "given" a used Marzocchi Marathon SL "Bomber" 29er 2004 front shock fork that is completely compressed and non-functional (*along with another expensive part that I bought). Is it worth it to rebuild these 9 year old forks for $120 or more? The only shop that I know of rebuilding these are " ... Read More »

Noob Old Shock Marathon SL ?

Did a lot of search and was able to get most of my questions answered but one. Adjusting the travel. Instructions say to put 200 PSI in the Neg port and compress the fork to change the length of travel from 100 to 80 or what ever. How do you do the reverse, 80 - 100? Or is it a one time adjustme ... Read More »

Marzocchi Marathon SL isn't holding pressure...what to do?

I have a 2003 Marzocchi Marathon SL fork that uses air for both the positive and negative pressures. Last time I aired it up was a few months ago and I took it out on a ride last week and it had lost most of the air pressure making it extremely easy to bottom out and making it's suspension benifits ... Read More »

'06 Marzocchi Marathon SL - Lockout damaged?

I've got an '06 Marz Marathon SL installed on my bike - today on the way back from the trail, while I was on the road, I locked out the fork so I could stand up and mash my way up an asphalt hill. However - when I stood up to pedal, I noticed the fork was acting like the TST wasn't even set to lo ... Read More »

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