Marzocchi 55 MICRO Switch TA 2012 Forks

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1099.00

Product Description

Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch TA 1-1/8" Steerer 2012: Single-sided, low pressure air spring system with external air preload accessibility and an internal coil negative spring. Switch-TA (STA) travel adjust provides a 40mm drop via crown-access...

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Herzalot a Weekend Warrior from Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2011

Strengths:    Plush travel, great spring rate, travel adjust is instantaneous

Weaknesses:    Thru axle is heavier than Fox or Maxle. Not as pretty as the Fox Kashima. Would prefer the low setting to be 130mm instead of 120.

Bottom Line:   
I've only ridden this for three solid rides, but it is OUTSTANDING! I took it to my favorite testing grounds (Rock-It at Aliso). The trail has quick turns, a long rock garden with foot-deep holes, some small jumps, a short rocky climb and some significant trail chatter. This fork KILLED it. I have been running the super blingy 2011 Fox 36 TALAS Kashima and could never get that fork right, even after having it professionally overhauled. To get the plushness I wanted, the Fox would wallow and dive. Add a few lbs of air, and the fork beat me to death. Oh, I weigh 210 and had the Fox at 60psi.

This Marzocchi is the best fork I've ridden. I am running it at 110psi. It feels as plush as a coil on small trail chatter, it soaks up the holes at high speed with complete control and is super solid in quick turns, whether chunky or bermed. The travel adjust is instant. No pulling up on the fork or waiting for it to return to 160. The micro-adjust TST seemed a bit silly at first, but it seems to work as a low speed compression damper. The full lockout is nice on paved climbs. I hope the reliability is there, and I hope the rumors of Marzocchi going out of business are not true. The initial quality is stellar.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Whistler and Aliso

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $875.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Co

Similar Products Used:   2011 Fox 36 RLC TALAS Kashima, Magura Wotan, '08 Fox 36 TALAS RC2, '09 Fox 32 TALASr 150, '07 Manitou Nixon (145) w/ 20mm thru axle, '09 Fox 40 (on DH bike)

Bike Setup:   XL Yeti 575, 2x9, bashguard, DHX air, DT EX 1750

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

2012 Marzocchi 55 TST Micro Switch TA - how to self-service

Hey everyone - Thanks for taking the time to read. I'm in a real state of frustration right now, hoping someone on here might be able to help me out. I have a 2012 55 TST Micro STA that I love, but just want to change the oil, swap oil/dust seals, and completely clean it out. I've seen Ronnie Di ... Read More »

Help- how to bleed Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch TA 2013

Does anyone know how to bleed the Travel Adjustment on the Marzocchi 55 Microswitch TA? My fork had stopped returning to top of full travel, I bled some oil out of the screw marked "bleed here" at the top of the air spring under the travel adjustment cap. Travel returned but now the travel adjust i ... Read More »

Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch Ta Fork 2013 - Uphill

Plenty of info regading downhill capabilities but no feedback on how good it is to pedal up hill. Only 300grm heavier than my current forks which is a POS so want to upgrade to the 55's. As I do a fair bit of trail riding I do want to know how well it feels going up hill when you have to push ... Read More »

Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch TA service infos?

Merry Christmas to you all, Just bought a used 55 Micro Switch TA and would like to give it a good service over the winter. I can't find much on Zoke's website so here I am asking you guys for any tips, videos, guide etc The fork has both a micro ... Read More »

2012 Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch TA owners

Setup tips on the Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch TA. There's little info compared to Fox.Read More »

Read More »




MTBR on Facebook