Marzocchi 44 RLO 2011 Forks

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $305.00

Product Description

  • 140mm Travel
  • Alloy Steer Tube and Crown
  • 32mm Alloy Stanchions
  • New fitted and slotted bushing

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Skulltoy a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2011

Strengths:    Beautiful product, almost like a work of art! Installing it brought some class to my cheap bike. Rides great and much lighter than my TORA. Still tweaking the setup, but very smooth, plush ride, great control, specially with getting a little air. No where near as noisy sounding as my TORA which sounded like a bad porno audio track.

Weaknesses:    None really yet, the cap for the air side feels very cheap and afraid I will break it or lose it easily. Changing from 140mm to 120mm is not the easiest thing to do. Kept it at 140mm.

Bottom Line:   
I couldn't be happier with this fork. It rides great and compared to the cheap RST, Suntour crap I have had in the past I feel like I bought a $1000 fork for a killer price of $220. Even compared against the TORA I had it is very similar and even better performance with feeling in control. The lock out on the 44 feels better as well as the rebound setting and air pre-load is easier to set up. Super light compared to the TORA and not as noisy. I am very happy

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Green Tire Bikes

Similar Products Used:   RST, Suntour, ROck SHox

Bike Setup:   '11 RECOIL frame will all upgraded components.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joe_bloe a Cross Country Rider from Silver Spring

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2011

Strengths:    Very inexpensive, plush, adjustable travel, high build quality

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, dives a bit under braking

Bottom Line:   
Incredible value. No quality or reliability problems whatsoever; the fork has worked perfectly from day one. I ran it at 120mm travel for my 100mm bike. It was a little too long and heavy for my particular bike, which is more of a light XC racer rather than an all-mountain bomber.

The compression damping seems a tiny bit on the light side. I set it up at 25mm sag, and when I come down off of rocks or logs, the fork dives more than I'd expect, but I guess that's the price you pay for plush.

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Favorite Trail:   MD

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Fox F29, Marzocchi Corsa SL

Bike Setup:   Kona Kikapu XC race bike, Zoke 44 RLO fork, Fox Float RP2 shock

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