Marzocchi 22 R 2009 Forks

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.00


Product Description

  • Coil with bumper left
  • Rebound right
  • Mechanical preload
  • 1 side coil Spring
  • 32mm Stanchion Tubes
  • Steel Steerer


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bike demon a Downhiller from Calgary

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2010

Strengths:    Great rebound control, amazing cross country fork,picks up every bump you hit.

Weaknesses:    Very soft, not a very good fork for downhill biking and jumps.

Bottom Line:   
You are getting an amazing fork for a dry low price. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone.


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Favorite Trail:   Laserfade

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   The bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Recon rock shox, vanilla fox racing shox, dart 3,marzocchi 22 rlo pretty much every good cross country fork.

Bike Setup:   Rocky mountain fusion

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by identiti_crisis a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap, smooth, thoroughly capable for the trails.

Weaknesses:    Weight, knocking from negative travel, ineffective rebound control

Bottom Line:   
Took it to the peak district, around Hope, and it handled the rocky descents with ease. Climbing isn't an issue for me, since I'm only around 140 lbs, so the forks don't squash up too much.

One other problem is a lack of direct feel to the front wheel. There's a lot of float in where the bike actually goes versus where you steer it. This was probably not helped by a slightly worn front hub, and inappropriate hybrid commuter tyres on wet rocks (:P), and the standard QR axle (hence not listed on the weaknesses.)


For £80, I was more than impressed! I might have to invest in a 20 mm through axle next time, though...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   eBay!

Similar Products Used:   '05 Dirt Jam Comp (OEM); '07 AM2; '07 AM1 TST2 (OEM); '08 55 ETA (All Marzocchi!)

Bike Setup:   2001 19" Carrera Kraken custom mish-mash (my "other" ride to complement a FR HT) - came with 80 mm fork; considerably slackened to good effect.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bondy_88 a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2009

Strengths:    Brilliant Marzocchi Quality for a coil fork, seals are great and the action is always consitant. Much prefer this over a bottom end air fork

Weaknesses:    On the heavy side-but aren't all coil forks? Rebound isn't as effective as on other higher end forks

Bottom Line:   
Great value fork for budget cross country or all mountain riders. Would much prefer this over Darts. Very simililar ride as RockShox Recons with only a marginal weight difference in comparison to the price.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   OEM version

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Dart 2, Suntour XCM V2, RockShox Recon

Bike Setup:   Marin Hawk Hill-OEM at the moment.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cain589 a Downhiller from Muscle Shoals, AL, US

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2009

Strengths:    Great rebound, not to soft

Weaknesses:    heavy

Bottom Line:   
I would recommended this fork to a friend

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Favorite Trail:   Oak Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Price Point


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tyler Kiefer a Cross Country Rider from San Juan Capistrano

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2009

Strengths:    simple, absorbs bumps, accepts a 7" rotor

Weaknesses:    heavy, a little soft, I weigh 162

Bottom Line:   
Actually an MZ Race fork but it's pretty much the same. I got it cheap and so far it's been good. I'm Keeping my finger crossed because the last Marzocchi I had the factory did not honor their warranty when it began to leak air.

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Favorite Trail:   rock-it

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Buy My Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi AM 4

Bike Setup:   specialized P.

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