Marzocchi 55 R 2009 Forks

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.00

Product Description

  • 160MM Travel
  • Rebound air preload
  • 1 side coil Spring
  • 35mm Stanchion Tubes
  • Reinforced Aluminum Steerer

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lew242 a Weekend Warrior from UK and China

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2010

Strengths:    Plush, smooth and has some great ability to smooth out rough trails especially at speed. Dead simple and reliable.

Weaknesses:    Heavy! It's practically made outta lead!

Bottom Line:   
If you live near a gnarly trail center with real black runs and want to ride for a reasonable price, or ride pretty hardcore rocky local trails, this is a great fork if you can really use it properly, otherwise there is no point lugging around the weight. I'd love to have this performance in a lighter fork, if I had the money!

Definitely play with the rebound setting, it works well.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Loads of XC/AM forks, but not FR/AM.

Bike Setup:   AM HT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by norcorider95 a Downhiller from London, England

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2010

Strengths:    Looks (in black)
First fork i have bought where the rebound adjustment works
good amount of travel
20mm quick release
Air adjustment

Weaknesses:    None so far except for weight i guess.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet ass fork, cant beat it for the price, especially at what i paid for them.
i've had one ride on them and now i suddenly love my bike after considering selling it i dont want to, purley cause the forks make it so smooth.
they look the part and also ride the part to,
the rebound works really well.
theyre easy to jump on and also easy to shred the downhill trails on.
but the one thing is if your maybe a rather experienced or a really good rider then go for a higher end model of the 55.

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Favorite Trail:   Bracknell or Esher

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Similar Products Used:   RS Pikes, Marz 66, Manitou Sherman, Fox 36

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock norco wolverine except for Marzocchi 55's and sun ringle s-type mtx wheel and new shimano brake.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fatcat a Weekend Warrior from los angeles CA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2010

Strengths:    this is my 2nd 55 fork. it is a workhorse and very reliable. Look fool, its inexpensive and does the job. Don't expect it to be a Fox 40. Stiff 20mm front axle and beefy 35mm legs, top air cap, rebound knob, its a simple fork.

Weaknesses:    nothing for a $300 freeride fork

Bottom Line:   
obviously if youre reading this, you have very little money or a cheapass, so buy the fork already. It gets the job done and youre not going to impress any of your fellow riders unless they are riding a Magna.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   rockshox domain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by j50005 a Downhiller from Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2010

Strengths:    very smooth. second 55 I have owned. feels very solid.

Weaknesses:    it's heavy. if you want light spend twice as much on a Fox. and apparently people who think the intended use description of light freeride is a 10 foot drop to flat. you probably never did it and if the fork blew you are lucky that was all that blew.

Bottom Line:   
great value and smooth performance. has the essential adjustments to adjust to the trail. ride more and loose a pound of fat and save the money you would have to spend on a Fox to loose that same pound

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Favorite Trail:   too many

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   many

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Lee a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, Pa, US

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2010

Strengths:    2009 Marzocchi 55 R is strong with no flex, good over small bumps and ramps up nice on larger hits.

It has no travel adjustment, some will see this as a weakness but with less tech crude to break that makes it a big plus in my book! go have a look at the forums for fork issues... its always some bell or whistle I dont need anyway that breaks down.

Weaknesses:    Its heavy. weighs what some 180mm forks weigh and more than a few high end ones.

The graphics are a bit much for me but to each there own

Bottom Line:   
Hate to sound like a snob but I would not have even looked at a $300 fork for myself but luckily I was able to try out my girl friends and decided to get one myself.

No bells, no whistles, kinda heavy but works great at smoothing out rocky single track and keeps tracking where I point it.

It may not be the fork for the Red Bull rampage but even under my 220 pounds it handles the daily 3 and 4 footers and seems want more.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $289.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Domain, Nixon

Bike Setup:   Prophet for a few months but will be on a new Heckler in 6 weeks :)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dragos a Downhiller from Romania ,Bucharest

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2009

Strengths:    Look's nice , no problems yet , work's nice

Weaknesses:    rebound

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   Mogosa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   RS Domain

Bike Setup:   Umf freddy 2 2009 ,...

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