Marzocchi 55 RC3 2009 Forks

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $899.00

Product Description

  • 160MM Travel
  • RC3 Hi low Compression Rebound air preload
  • 1 side coil Spring
  • 35mm Stanchion Tubes
  • Reinforced Aluminum Steerer

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DG60 a Weekend Warrior from United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2011

Strengths:    Interal simplicity / reliability
Supple and stiff

Weaknesses:    The standard setup manual??
Weight, but really not a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
This fork eats everything, rockgardens, drops and climbs supprisingly well considering 160mm travel!
It tracks your line amazingly, really cant describe just how much grip these give your front end.

Have run many black run like Coed Y Brenin, climbed long routes like Whites Level Afan and has taken all in its stride. If you are an out and out XC rider this isnt for you.
But if you dont mind climbing to get to your reward (the descent), or just hit DH runs and ski lifts all day this is the ticket.

I weigh 86kg, run 12psi in air preload to get 46mm of sag in 'aggresive stance', 2 clicks compression, 10 clicks rebound.

2010 Ti version has coil preload instead of air and is half a kilo lighter too!

Get some 2nd hand for a bargain, they're easy to service and all Marzocchi stuff has 3 year warranty so no worries there! They are dear new but you get what you pay for an all that.
I think really any Marzocchi fork running RC3 has got win written all over it :) get some you'll never look back!

4 chillies for value/price - exponsive
5 for performance

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Favorite Trail:   Y wall

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi / Rockshox / Manitou

Bike Setup:   AM / FR Kona Coiler

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by nadinno78 a Weekend Warrior from Denver

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2010

Strengths:    plush, strong

Weaknesses:    air preload, heavy

Bottom Line:   
Okay fork but not great. Pain in the butt to figure out the knobs. The manual was useless. Air preload is the biggest weakness on this fork.

I scratched the stanchions on mine pretty bad and sent it in for repair. Marzocchi offered me the 2010 55 rc3 for a decent price. So I jumped on it. The 2010 is way better than the 09. Main reason, coil preload.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $670.00

Purchased At:   greenfish

Similar Products Used:   2010 55rc3

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Liam2 a Racer from Santa Clara,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2009

Strengths:    no strength, I broke it three times and had to have it be rebuilt three times.

Weaknesses:    worst fork in the world.Marzocchi is the worst company in the world. I will never ever but from them again.

Bottom Line:   
Marzocchi sucks

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Favorite Trail:   UCSC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on my new sx tr

Similar Products Used:   totem,lyric,velvet

Bike Setup:   p.1/sx trail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by uknw a Weekend Warrior from Wellington NZ

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2008

Strengths:    Super plush, excellent small bump response, stiff, ramps up well for big hits and easy to set up

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I've hit up a wide varity of riding on the new 55RC3 during the 4-6 weeks I've had it incl high speed singletrack, tech stuff like roots and drops and quite a bit of mild climbing. It's totally capable and real sweet to ride not to mention a breeze to set up. A few clicks on the compression and rebound, <2-3psi in the preload (65kg-70kg rider) and it's real supple, super smooth and ramps up awesome towards the end of its travel without having to add anything to the second valve. Overall a really well balanced fork without a multitude of adjustments and fussing. The extra weight shouldn't be a major concern since the forks application is leaning towards freeride/all mountain. In addition I've been regularly checking the fork for play developing in the bushings or axle, and oil or air leakage. And happy to report none of the above.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   On Yer Bike

Similar Products Used:   Z1, Vanilla

Bike Setup:   GT Sanction

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