Marzocchi 44 RLO 2011 Forks

4.59/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $259.00


Product Description

  • Air Preload
  • RLO (Lock Out, Rebound)
  • Alloy Steer Tube and Crown
  • 32mm Alloy Stanchions
  • New fitted and slotted bushing


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mrbmc750 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2014

Strengths:    performance, looks, price, easy setup,

Weaknesses:    weight, but then again, look at the price.

Bottom Line:   
I was on a budget looking for a fork that was air sprung, 32 mm tubes, 140 mm travel with a lockout. I was hesitant to buy this fork because of the low price. I'm glad i bought this fork because it freaking rocks! The travel is smooth, the rebound is strong even for high pressures, the lockout is solid, it's air sprung, and it looks awesome! I was able to tune this fork without the need for high or low speed compression/ rebound adjusters. It just performs awesome without those bells and whistles. My friends' bikes have fox and rockshox forks and i would put this fork up against them no problem. If you're thinking about getting this fork do it. You wont be needing to spend 500 plus dollars on a comparable fork unless weight is a real concern. Even so, it's not that heavy.

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Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   cambria bicycle outf

Similar Products Used:   fox 140 rl, rock shox reba rl

Bike Setup:   2008 BMC trailfox with a rock shox rt3 rear shock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris M a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2012

Strengths:    Have had this shock on 2 bikes thus far since i bought it in March of 2011, have close to 300 miles on it and works like a charm. Used this on the 2010 hardrock for 6 months and felt as if you could monster truck through freakin' anything; upgraded to a 2012 Rochhopper (AM custom build) and ran this fork in the 120mm setting. Pure freaking sickness. I have jumped 12 stair gaps with this fork running higher PSI (65) and slow rebound and you can really soak up rocks roots and branches with the lower psi and faster rebound. Fork is awesome, got it from Blueskycycling on their sale. Looks sick with my bike. With over 300 miles on this fork i have had it serviced at regular intervals and both my mechanics just laugh and say everythings fine. Lockout is easy to engage/disengage on the fly but would prefer remote lockout system. About to take a year off to drive around the country and go riding in all the epic places, whistler, park city, mountain creek, diablo freeride park, fruita, the front range of CO, and Bend, OR. Hope she stays in tact for most.

Weaknesses:    No remote lockout. Rebound adjustment could be top mounted. Better cap on the air adjust, preferably alloy. Fork can get squishy if you dont pay attention and let too much air out mid ride but that is rider fault not equipment :p Decent small bump sensitivity but would like to see more settings to tweak

Bottom Line:   
Would definitely buy again and recommend over and over. Take off your sh!tty SR suntour, or XCV etc and upgrade to this to push your riding to a new level. I feel i have maxed out on this fork though and i am ready for a whole new Commencal Meta AM setup. Use this to ramp up your technical skills and get dirty, bang it around, youll just keep smiling.

Ride on

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Favorite Trail:   Brown Wave, FATS

Duration Product Used:   300 miles

Price Paid:    $274.00

Purchased At:   Blueskycycling

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Tora, Suntour SR crap, XCV crap

Bike Setup:   All mountain/ agro trail 2012 Specialized Rockhopper (white/red), 120mm Marz 44 RLO fork, Race Face Atlas 700mm 30 degree riser bars (red), Race Face Respond AM 40mm stem with 10 degree upsweep (black), SRAM drivetrain, Alex RH anodized 20mm rims (red), Specialized The Captain 2.2 rubber

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by caad9 a Weekend Warrior from Cloverdale,In,USA

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2011

Strengths:    Price,air spring,can take a beating all day and being all back looks good

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
When I did the upgrade talked to alot of people on what to get. Was the bike shop that turned me on to it because of the price and being able to take a beating all day.The fork has a smooth ride and feel to it.I have been riding on it for just over a year now has taken lots of jumps and drops and not bottomed it out yet.Bottom line if your like me and not got $500 or more to drop on a fork get it you wont be disappointed.











wasthe bike shop that turned me on to it for the price and could take a beating.I am not disappointed a great fork has a very smooth ride and feel to it.I have been riding with it for just over a year now still works great.Over the year i been using it has taken lots of jumps and drops and not bottomed it out yet. Bottom line if like me and not got $500 or more to spend on a fork get it you wont be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   brown county state park trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   BGI Indy

Similar Products Used:   rockshok dart3

Bike Setup:   cannondale hardtail,marzocchi 44 rlo 120 mm,deore lx shifters derailleurs lx frount slx gs rear ,truvativ howitzer bb, truvativ hussefelt 175 crank with bashgaurd,700 mm wide truvativ holzfeller bars,180mm disc brakes frount and rear,mavic en321 rims with deore lx hubs,2.3 eskar2 tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brock16 a Weekend Warrior from australia

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2011

Strengths:    very easy to adjust super smooth and CHEAP

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
i was hessitant about getting these online and at that price and i have heard some pretty dodgy stuff about marzocchi but it is good to see they have recovered from the last few years and have produced this killer fork

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   rst 100mm

Bike Setup:   specialized p2 frame bb7 brakes marzocchi 44 rlo alex rims kenda kinetics sram x-4 deraileur and x-5 shifter

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by OverTech a Weekend Warrior from Wellington, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2011

Strengths:    Plush for its price. Super smoother though a little heavy

Weaknesses:    Fecker died on me after six months. Oil seals popped, and when repaired and air pumped in they popped again. Bike mech said he'd never seen anything like it

Bottom Line:   
Great fork, great looks, not so great weight, but who cares if it performs on the trail. Real downside is long term reliability (see weaknesses). Might be a touch bitter here, because it popped a week before I was set to ride a race.

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Favorite Trail:   Makara Peak

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Burke's Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Sun Tours of some sort (bleh),

Bike Setup:   Trek 3900 hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by j50005 a Downhiller from flagstaff, az

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2010

Strengths:    progressive, stout for what it is

Weaknesses:    adjustments are very sensative

Bottom Line:   
for the cost it's a great fork. of course fox is better but try to find one at this price

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Favorite Trail:   lots

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   55, 66, 888 and older fox/rockshox/manitou

Bike Setup:   xc/am

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spikington2 a Weekend Warrior from Fishers Indiana, USA

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2010

Strengths:    Price is the greatest strength. This being my first air fork, I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth it road. I use the lock out all the time when I'm just riding on the streets and the rebound is a nice added feature. I'm about 240lbs. and this fork holds up just fine for my size.

Weaknesses:    other than the sticker already coming off after about a month of using it, no weaknesses!

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a great entry level fork that works as well if not better than competing forks costing twice as much, go for this one. Holds up well against my weight and abusive riding style.

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Favorite Trail:   Town Run Trail Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $215.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa after pric

Similar Products Used:   SR Suntour SF7-XCM, 76mm travel

Bike Setup:   10' On-One 456 Summer season(orange)
-10' Marzacchi 44 rlo forks
-Cane Creek s-3 headset
-Shimano LX FC-M582 crankset
-10' Sram PC-951 9SP chain
-Easton EA50 dh riser bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by giant acid a Downhiller from portsmouth

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2010

Bottom Line:   
should i get thses forks foe my gianr acid ????

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GONSO a Weekend Warrior from PACHUCA, HGO. MEXICO

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2010

Strengths:    CHEAPER- AND YOU GET MORE THAN WHAT YOU PAID FOR IT.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
WELL, THIS FORK IS GREAT, NOTHING TO SEE LIKE THE OTHERS FORKS IN THE PAST YEARS, 2008 AND 2009 MARZOCCHI HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS, BUT THIS YEAR IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN, AND THE PRICE IS VERY LOW. BEFORE I BUY THIS FORK, I WAS THINKING TO BUY A FOX FORK 32, BUT I HAVE PROBLEMS TO GET THE MONEY, SO, MY CHOICE WAS TO GET THE MARZ, AND I WAS VERY MAD WITH THE OLDERS MARZ FORKS, BECAUSE I HAVE PROBLEMS TO GET THE ALL THE TRAVEL FROM THE FORKS. BUT I DONT HAVE OTHER CHANCE, SO, I GET THE MARZOCCHI. AND NOW IM VERY HAPPY !!!

THE MARZOCCHI 44 RLO FORK COMES SETUP IN 120MM TRAVEL, BUT I HAVE A FRIEND WITH A BIKE SHOP AND WE FIXED AT 140MM TRAVEL, BY REMOVING THE SPACER INSIDE THE FORK, THATS WHY I HAVE 140MM TRAVEL.

BELIEVE ME GUYS, THIS YEAR MARZ IS IN THE RIGHT WAY AGAIN. GIVE A CHANCE TO MARZOCCHI, YOU DONT REGRET IT.

MY BIKE SETUP MAYBE SOUNDS POOR, BUT IS A TRULY ALL MOUNTAIN BIKE, A LITTLE BITE HEAVY 15 KGRS BUT YOU DONT FEEL IT. AND YOU CAN KEEP SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH OTHERS GUYS RIDDING BIKES MORE EXPENSIVE. JUMPS OF 3 TO 4 FOOT WITH NO PROBLEM.

IF YOU ARE SHORT OF MONEY, AND EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE EXTRA MONEY TO BUY AN EXPENSIVE FORK. BUY A MARZOCCHI 2010 AND EXPEND THE EXTRA MONEY IN OTHER STUFF.

NOTE: 2008 AND 2009 MARZOCCHI FORKS SUCKS

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Favorite Trail:   XTREM ADVENTURE- NATIONAL PARK EL CHICO

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   INTERNET

Similar Products Used:   FOX F-120 MARZOCCHI RETRO 600 2007 AND 600-140 TRAVEL 2008

Bike Setup:   GIANT WARP 2006 5 INCH TRAVEL, 44 RLO 140MM TRAVEL, WITH A MIX OF CROSSLAND RIMS, STROKER BRAKES, SLX SHIMANO, MAXXIS IGNITOR 2.35, FSA, WTB SEAT, RACEFACE,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbmountie54 a Weekend Warrior from Ligonier, PA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2010

Strengths:    very smooth travel, looks great, air sprung, well built, lockout, rebound, stong but plush when its needed to be, easy to adjust the lockout, rebound, and air pressure, can easily handle 3 to 4 foot drops

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This fork is perfect for someone looking to upgrade their current bike or to start doing some light all mountain riding with a little less travel and a much cheaper price while maintaining the quality of a more expensive fork. Air spring is great for a person of any size or weight. Combination of quality, price, and performance make this fork perfect for someone looking to get better at riding while being on a budget.

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Favorite Trail:   All of laurel mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   dart 1 (was originally on the bike I bought)

Bike Setup:   2009 giant yukon, marzocchi 44 rlo, wellgo pedals, lizard skin grips everything else is stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NerdSpecialK a Weekend Warrior from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2010

Strengths:    Inexpesive, air spring, lock out, rebound, adjustments all over, straight forward

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, no shock pump included (im stretching here)

Bottom Line:   
Haven't had it long enough to really review it too deeply, but the playing around I've done on it so far has been smooth and soft as can be, but stiff and stong at the same time. Awesome value! Much light and more solid feeling than the stock fork. I am very pleased with this upgrade!

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Favorite Trail:   Dryer Rd Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   BlueSkyCycling.com

Similar Products Used:   Stock Suntour XCT V2

Bike Setup:   Felt Q520, Marzocchi 44 RLO, Avid BB7's, Blackspire Ring God

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by farlz21 a Weekend Warrior from shelton

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2010

Strengths:    great features inlcuding lockout rebound adjustment and v brake compatable. seams to be very responsive

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
best bang for your buck better than rock shox in my book.

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Favorite Trail:   United States

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   BAMF frame, wienstien wheels, wtb velociraptor tires front and rear and wtb laser v pro seat. looking to upgrade rear derailleur soon to sram x9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 99banger a Cross Country Rider from Highlands Ranch, Co

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2010

Strengths:    Great price, plush, stiff, adjustments work well

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
HUGE upgrade from the Rock Shox Judy, changed the entire bike for the better. Much more control turning and rolling over technical areas. I think it's under priced, a little heavy but great.

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Favorite Trail:   Dear Creek canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $215.00

Purchased At:   Outside Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Dart 1, Marzocchi 888, Rock shox judy

Bike Setup:   1999 4banger Schwinn

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by swoll_929 a Downhiller from las vegas, NV, USA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2010

Strengths:    Extremely smooth throughout entire travel, adjustments are very responsive, no play or flex, adjustable travel, looks awesome. amazing bang for the buck

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
For the price of this fork there is nothing even remotely close to its level. If your on a tight budget this is your best option. i tried some toras and the like in this price bracket and they are not half of the fork this one is. so far its takin everything im hittin it with no problem. xc, dirt jump, drops, and medium downhill. The quality compared to price of this fork is unheard of. forks that ride like it cost twice as much.

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Favorite Trail:   Snakeback to Sidewinder

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   fox float, tora u-turn, darts, spinners

Bike Setup:   07 DB Coil-ex, swinger 4-way coil shock, answer 40mm stem, 31.8 bars, x7 shifters, x9 rear deraileur, lx front deraileur, bontrager ranger rims, bontrager earl tires, etc...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by agustinv a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, CA

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2010

Strengths:    Good build and finish. Very smooth and absorbs small to medium bumps well... compared to forks that I've tried before with the same price point. Pretty heavy for an 2010 XC air fork but looks very beefy!

Weaknesses:    too early to tell aside from the weight...

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a mid priced fork with the performance of its bigger brothers, that can whip up trails, occasionally race... buy this fork. If you are looking for a light air fork for your pure xc race machine, this is not your fork.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Cycle Solutions

Similar Products Used:   Marz MX Pro, Rock Shox Recon, Tora

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC 09, SLX Gruppo, Mavic/ American Classic/ Kenda small blocks, Marz 44 rlo

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Marzocchi 2010 100mm 44 RLO help please...

Just fitted the above forks to my son's bike. Secondhand of Ebay but in almost mint condition. Can someone just verify if its lockout is behaving as it should? I only have experience of lockout on my Rockshox forks... not Marzocchi you see. Basically when the dial on the crown is turned to Loc ... Read More »

Input on a Marzocchi 44 RLO

I have a GT Aggressor with the factory SR Suntour 80mm fork and it's too "cushy" for me and I was looking at the Marzocchi 44 RLO and couldn't find any input besides the buyer feedback on a couple sites. I live in Southeastern Michigan so the most haggard thing around is XC trails, and it seems to b ... Read More »

Any Clydes on a Marz 44 RLO?

Anyone here has experience with the fork? Looks good and the price seems right, but I am concerned about the fork handling my currently close to 300lbs. Then again, I currently ride an old, medium coil Manitou Splice, and, although soft for me, I am not blowing through the travel. Thanks in adv ... Read More »

Just upgraded to a Marzocchi 44 RLO

I just had the Marzocchi 44 RLO installed on my GT I-Drive as an upgrade to the stock Manitu Splice. This is the first adjustable fork I've owned. I think for my weight I need to have about 70PSI. I added air into the left shock but was wondering if I needed to do it on the right as well. I don't se ... Read More »

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Hi All, I've picked up a set of Marzocchi 44 RLO RC forks and I'm very happy with them =) However, I think the remote control is cool and all, but I don't really like the extra cable off my bars to my forks. Since I don't really use it all that often, I was thinking about converting it to a t ... Read More »

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