The 888 means business. Its 200mm ofTravel are capable of absorbingThe impact ofThe most body-jarring of obstacles. It also features new bushing designs with vertical slot for oil fluid and lubrication andThe CV (Compression Valve) pumping element, an evolution ofThe well-proven SSVF Open Bath system. The system controlsThe compression and rebound speed. When correctly adjusted,The fork is ableTo keepThe wheel in contact withThe ground in any riding condition, keeping you in control and onTrack
from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Reviewed: December 11, 2011
Strengths: Very High quality, Light fork, Plenty of travel (180mm-200mm), Adjustable compression, Rebound, Mechanical Preload.
Weighs 3440 grams or 7.56 pounds. 20mm axle compatible. Lighter than a oil filled fork.
Weaknesses: Turning radius is lessened compared to single crown fork. If you tighten the four screws on the front axle too much, you strip them, and need to either drill in new inserts or get new lowers.
As for the bottom line, If you are big into downhill biking, or just want more suspension, this fork is for you. Friend of mine has the 2010 marzocchi 888 CR fork, and hasnt had any problems yet. I recently purchased it, and it hasnt given me any problems yet. Used to use a 2005 Marzocchi Bomber fork, which had problems with seals leaking, so i decided to do a major upgrade to this. Very expensive but well worth the price. Havent been able to bottom out the fork, which is a really good thing. I weigh approx. 175lbs, so average weight. Adjustable compression is very handy for dirt jumps, and very rocky trails. Maxing out the compression and rebound almost makes it a rigid fork. Very handy features. Handling is excellent, only downside is reduced turning radius, but that is expected with all dual crown forks compared to single crown forks. This fork is a very strong build, and is sturdy, but very light. Going from an oil filled fork with less travel to this fork was a big difference. The difference of dropping two pounds on the fork was very noticible. Less weight in the front of my bike increased the balance in it so I no longer drop the front end coming off a jump.
Looking to change the oil in my 2012 888 CR. Old oil is out, everything is cleaned up but I'm really not sure how to get 400ml of oil into the damper side leg.
Here's a reference pic of what the damper looks like...[URL="http://www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/Marz/Marz888-_2012_CR. ... Read More »
I finally got my new 2013 888 CR mounted on my tr450 and ready to ride.
Since there is basically nothing on the 2013 888's out there, I thought I would put together this basic, initial review.
While I have not had nearly enough ride time to accurately review it, I have spent a few hours to ... Read More »
I need to replace the 888 RV on my 2012 tr450. Both forks I'm considering are 2013 models. Should I go with the 888 CR, which can be had for about $800, or the evo v2 (non ti), which will cost me about $1028?
Is the evo worth the price difference? I like that its in white, but if its n ... Read More »
I just picked up a lightly used DH bike that came with a 2012 Marzocchi 888 CR fork. The issue I'm concerned about is the compression and rebound adjustments on the bottom of the fork dont click...they just turn somewhat freely.
Is this an indication that something is wrong internally? Any and a ... Read More »
I have been looking at the Marzocchi 888. What is the difference between the 888 RCV and the 888 CR? The CR is about $100 more than the RCV. Are they worth buying or would it be better to just go for a 888 RC3 Evo?
I have a Demo 7 with a Totem and always wanted to try a duel crown fork. Would be ... Read More »