ROCO Coil RC World Cup Marzocchi ROCO World Cup rear shocks. Sold as a damper unit without spring. Low leverage-rate shim stack Spring preload Ext. adjustable High Speed Compresssion Ext. adjustable Rebound Ext. adjustable bottom-out resistance via piggyback air valve Designed for downhill and freeride Spring and mounting hardware sold separately Note: Reducers/mounting hardware is NOT included. A kit issometimes, but not always needed, depending on your frame andTheTypeof r
from Sydney Australia
Date Reviewed: January 27, 2007
Strengths: SOOO smooth I forgot it was there , did a big jump today and it soaked it up like a dry sponge. Looks like a huge gold chain on a pimp . Plush plush plush ,matches my '06 66 RC2X like they are identical twins
Weaknesses: the rebound dampening is a little to sensitive , seems like nothing happens untill the last click the only thing Marzocchi needs to improve .
I had the to choose between the Fox DHX 5.0 and ROCO I changed them over several times and both felt great but something about the ROCO just felt right a hard decision when the DHX has such good reviews and great history and the ROCO here in Australia (i checked with the distributor) has no spare parts yet for service or alternative springs and no date set soon. So I hope I dont blow it up soon! but with Marzocchi's history of longevity and quality design I have gone with the ROCO. My bike feels better than it ever has so that was enough for me.
Date Reviewed: November 13, 2006
Strengths: Looks rad
Weaknesses: packs down under repeated medium hits
Agree with what Jonas said.
Plus some other cooments. I like the fact that its plush and has no platform damping. The best feature of the shock is the 2 speed rebound damping. Its mega slow returning from full or near bottom outs, but fast and suple returning from small trail bumbs - something I'm sure Marzocchi leant how to achieve from their MX history. The problem is that sometimes the slow speed rebound doesn't dis-engage during medium size hits. This can make it pack down a bit and occasionally feel harsh. Overall, I love it. Its not perfect, but for me its closer than anything else at the moment
Similar Products Used: Fox DHX, 5th Element, Manitou Swinger
Bike Setup: Chumba F5
from Aachen, Germany
Date Reviewed: November 1, 2006
Strengths: Durability, Looks, Performance, Easy to Dial in
Weaknesses: Feels a bit underdamped in the first third of its travel, kinda heavy
This is another review from the Roco. I already posted a couple of months ago. This shock is still awesome no leaks or performance loss. I spent 4 weeks in Whistler this year with up to 8 hours of riding every day. This shock didn´t let me down. I blew the DU bushings, no prob to replace em. But compared to the 5th element i miss a low speed compression adjustment. It´s simply underdamped in low speed compression, also the rebound is not easy to dial, a half turn more is too much, a half turn less is not enough. For real hard DH i prefer the 5th element it´s better to dial, it simply gives you better control, as it doesn´t rush trough the travel like the ROCO. I switched to the 5th a couple of times and was surprised about the good feeling on jumps and very fast sections. The faster you go i would go for the 5th. For tight technical the ROCO works better.
Bike Setup: VP Free, 66 rc´s, Gustav m, hope pro, truvativ parts
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 5, 2006
Strengths: Smoooooth! Effective compression, rebound, bottom out controls. Looks tuff! Change the oil YOURSELF!!! Compatible with any spring! Very controlled over the hits and bumps! Works quite well with single pivot/falling rate frames!
Weaknesses: None so far.
I bought this shock against the "mtbr advice" that it wouldn't work well on single pivot/falling rate frame. GOt one for the Bullit and it pedals as good as the 5th! Just get your spring rate right. Mine is not over sprung either...I run 28% sag. The adjustments work VERY WELL! Put more air in the piggyback and it has a more progressive stroke. The shock is simple and very effective. I've jumped and hucked it and it performs as well as Marzocchi forks do! I'm sold on the damping! So I bought one for the Heckler too.
The Heckler was a bigger risk b/c it needs to pedal better than the Bullit. Once I got the right spring rate- it was perfect! I jumped off 3-4 ft dock to flat and it didn't even come close to bottoming. Can't say that for the 5th. Took it out to Pisgah and it climbed like a dream-hard to explain, but it is active- not "bobbing". It has a very controlled damping quality that doesn't hinder climbing performance. I admit, my 5th made the Heckler feel like a HT on climbs- the Roco does not. But, once you get the feel of an active rear suspension, you may never go back! The traction is much better! And surprised that I climb just as well- but I'm no XC racer guy no the first place...if you are, maybe you want a different shock. But for the rest of us, it's the smoothest, most controlled, and simplest shock you could ask for! LOVE IT!
Bike Setup: Bullit with 05 66 and Heckler with 05 Z1
from edmonton, ab, canada
Date Reviewed: September 27, 2006
Strengths: super plush!!!! not too heavy easy to set-up and adjust looks cool
Weaknesses: so far none dont even think about peadaling!
great big hit rear shock. the pedaling leaves much to be desired, but then again, its not for xc bikes. the shock was super easy to set up, the adjustments are self explanitory and have realistic ranges (unlike 5th elements, where only a tiny bit is good). this is the plushest shock you will ever ride.
Similar Products Used: all the dhx line, fox vanilla rc, 5th element, swinger 6 and 4 ways
Bike Setup: rocco rc, kona stinky frame, marzocchi 888rc2x, deetrax wheels, hayes mags
from Edmonton Alberta Canada
Date Reviewed: August 31, 2006
Strengths: Super Plush, easy to setup and adjust- all the knobs do what you would expect, easy to maintain, durable, resonable to maitain, cool looks
Weaknesses: not as good at peadaling as other shocks (its for dh and freeride not XC)
I was not a fan of Kona before i tried this shock. One day changed that and i gave up my SC bullit for a stab with the rocco. It is super plush and has a bottomless feel. The best part about it is that it is soooo easy to set-up and maintain, that you can spend your time riding and your money on lift ticks. If you like plush suspention and can peadal smoothly, try everything else then buy a rocco, its that good.
Similar Products Used: 5th element, romic double barrel, DHX 5.0, 4.0 and 3.0, swinger 6-way and 3-way, and others
Bike Setup: 888 RC2X, Kona Stab Supreme frame, DEE-TRAX wheels, full X-O carbon drive train, Raceface diablous cranks/bb
a Cross Country Rider
from Bagram Afghanistan
Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006
Strengths: Looks cool on the bike, takes out the really rough sections, makes riding more fun in general, stands up to the dusty/windy environment
Weaknesses: I havent found one.
I have had six different shocks on my bike scince I arrived in Afghanistan, none seemed to hold up to the abuse I pushed out riding the eight mile perimeter road. the dust destroyed one and others just from the amout of riding I did, this bike is my primary mode of transportation here, and this has made riding alot more fun, and I nolonger am worried about making the Half of my loop and having to walk the rest of it.
a Cross Country Rider
from walnut creek
Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006
Strengths: looks (its sexy), plushness, easy adjustability, did i say plushness? ooohh yeahhhh
Weaknesses: none, could use a ti spring though
the bottom line is (you should buy this ) dont ask me again , just go out and buy it.....i was going to switch out my float R for better climbing but i think im going to put the air shock somewhere and just leave this thing on the bike, theres nothing in comparison with this one, its my baby!!!!!cant wait to go ride again, ive used it a few times and i know right away its a very nice set up, well worth every penny, flamin' chilis everywhere
Bike Setup: santa cruz nomad, marzocchi am 1 sl, hadley hubs, juicy 7s xt xt xt
from Santiago, Chile
Date Reviewed: April 22, 2006
Strengths: veeery plush, damn good look in general...it's a zocchi..nothing else to say
Weaknesses: the weight i might say..but with a TI spring it would be nice.
if u can get this amazing shock, buy it, u won't regret at all. easy to adjust (air, rebound and compresion). With a Ti spring it will be damn nice and even lighter. is rad nice in black or white bikes.. u should try it.. it's a zocchi!..XD