Marzocchi 888 ATA WC 2009 Forks

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1249.00

Product Description

  • 160mm to 200mm Adj. Travel
  • Air Spring
  • Aluminum Steer Tube
  • 38mm Nickel Coated Alloy Stanchions
  • 8” Post Mount (Max Disc 9”)

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bikesair a Weekend Warrior from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2010

Strengths:    Adjustablity! Easy to work on and very easy to modify.

Very good small bump compliance, I expected a lot worse. Fortunately with PAR you can keep your low end supple to blast over the chatter and still hit some pretty big drops on the same tune.

If you don't want to carry around an air pump on your ride then use the VA adjustment to get your bottom out controlled for when those bigger drops come up.

Extremely stiff. Point it and go...deflection is laughable. Also I do use my travel adjust on those 1000ft grinds to to the top. I helps when I'm pushing the thing too.

Weaknesses:    Reliability. Because of the Air cartridge you have to pretty regularly pop it open and give it some new lube and a little TLC. Really nothing that any other fork shouldn't have but in this case the fork WILL break if ignored. Coil can pretty much just run until you wear your stanchions away.

It dives. Not a whole lot of mid stroke compression. Great for the rock gardens but not so great for hard braking turns.

Bottom Line:   
If you don't mind quality engineering that needs to be properly maintained in order to perform at it's peak I don't know what else to say. RC3 still competes with 2010 stuff and was way ahead of it's time.

This fork performs way beyond my limits and I love how I can just pop a few squirts of air in for a whole different feel. Screw coils.

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Favorite Trail:   Rock Gardens

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Junior-T HSCV

Bike Setup:   2005 Giant Faith

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 8664 a Downhiller from switzerland

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2009

Strengths:    light, massiv, beautiful

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
best fork ever, this baby eats all on the way down. you can make setups quick and fast for all tracks out there... i like mazocchi!

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   66 ata

Bike Setup:   cove std

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by d-owen a Downhiller from B.C.

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2009

Strengths:    So freaking adjustable that its ridicules! RC3 is amazing, rebound control seems infinitely adjustable, and the PAR chamber is out of this world. Last but not least, the 38mm nickel-coated stanchions look as sexy as can be!

Weaknesses:    none, but i don't see the point of adjustable travel on a dh fork

Bottom Line:   
I cant believe that people think that the PAR chamber is "too" progressive, it just makes it so that the bottom out is impossible to bottom out, and the top end is as smooth as butter. Just get this fork, its fantastic, and the settings that marzocchi recommends are almost perfect too. This fork is for anyone that loves quality without maintenance. Buy it, it's worth thew money :)

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Favorite Trail:   sofa king, heartland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Bought it off a frie

Similar Products Used:   boxxer, 66 rc2x, 66 rc2eta

Bike Setup:   06 norco shore 1 with dhx 5.0 coil, and obviously 888 ata wc fork,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bullcrew a Downhiller from SoCal

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2009

Strengths:    relatively light, easy to tune, extreme small bump compliance, soaks up big hits, tracks really well for racing, stable at speed in and out of the GNAR.

Weaknesses:    None for 09,
08s did have oring issues matched with the bushing slop.

Bottom Line:   
Been running marzocchi products for 3 years, 08s did have some issues THAT HAVE BEEN IRONED OUT. The 09 stuff is better out of the box then the 08s were, they have a little play the same as 07s did and are buttery smooth and the play is there to allow for oil to come up the sides and wash the stanchions being an open bath system.

The 09 is way more buttery then the 08s were out of the box and feels more tuned and smoother. I was hesitant to try another till proven but picked it up and bashed it at speed and jumps and LOVE IT!!!! Good ol Marzocchi butter is back.

I just came off the Boxxer WC custom tuned and built for me and this is way smoother by leaps and bounds all the way through the travel and yes its because its an open bath system.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything GNAR

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   07 888wc, 06 boxxer team, 08 Boxxer wc, 08 888ata, 08 66rc3, totem 07, 07 Fox 40 RC2.

Bike Setup:   Canfield Jedi

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by glurgg a Downhiller from Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2009

Strengths:    super adjustable, the two air chambers on the right leg provide a great range of adjustment. 7 pounds including direct mount stem that is included.Can be adjusted from 200mm-160mm travel

Weaknesses:    the valve under ata knob took me a while to get at, its easy when you know where it is.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork, some of the 2008 888s got recalled but the 09s are good, if u can pick one up cheap its worth it, reliable fork that wont let u down if your the kind of person who wants a fork to be tuned to your riding style than this fork is a good choice for you. The travel adjust works great too. I ride downhill, and i freeride at the local trails, it rips up everything no problems yet. recomend to anyone

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Favorite Trail:   vedder mtn, whistler

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $975.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   havn't used many different forks but it feels similar to a boxxer

Bike Setup:   2005 devinci 8flat8, maxxis minion dhf 3c, 2009 888 ata wc, peaty grips, chromag trailmaster seat, manitou metal(soon to be roco wc), hayes 9(soon to be upgraded).

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