from seattle, Wa, USA
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2010
Strengths: Strong, low maintanance, surprisingly quality feel for marzocchi, forgiving, easy adjustments, very good big hit performance, moderatly good small bump compliance
Weaknesses: extremely heavy,, looks, limited adjustments, adjustments are not consistant, and interfere with one another, people wont take you seriously racing with a marzocchi
amazing forks. My friend was making fun of them because they are marzocchi, but then he got on my bike and he had to eat his own words. I was going to sell them and get new forks until I rode them and realized that I liked them, so I kept them. Bottom line is really great forks. a little klunky, but they feel great, and do the job well.
Strengths: simple but effective adjustments (compression, rebound, preload), very rigid with no flex, very reliable
Weaknesses: main adjustments on the bottom of fork (and there plastic), very heavy, stantions and seals tend to "stick" a bit, really no need for two air preload valves
Great fork for the money. Although this is a low end 888, it certainly doesnt perform low end. The adjustments work great (set it buttery smooth for downhill, or stiffen it up for freeriding), no problems with the internals. I really like the 8 inch post mount, no need for an adapter which is really nice. However this fork is pretty heavy, so dont buy if your a racer. it also tends to "stick" a bit during the beginning of a ride. Also, the adjustments are a pain to adjust cause there on the bottom, but thats how all RCV models are.
A great buy for the shuttled freerider, or anyone looking for a triple clamp fork for under $600
Worth every penny. This is my first and only dual crown 200mm travel fork. It has a great feel. I've taken it through most things we crazy people are likely to throw at it, and it sucks up every last bit. I ride very rocky trails, and sometimes take drops over 10 ft., and this fork really manipulates under the rider and helps maintain superb control. The only problem thus far is a continuous slow oil leak from the right side housing near the compression adjustment knob. It has not yet affected the performance, and I hope it stays that way. The air preload adjustment is very low psi and sensitive. As long as the frame holds up, so will this fork. It'll be Marzocchi 888's and the cockroaches in the end...