Marzocchi Roco RC Rear Shock

4.83/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.00

Product Description

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

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    Looks bad ass
Super plush(even on the DW linkage)
Great huck shox

Weaknesses:    repeated small hits (f0r more than 5 or 6 seconds)

Bottom Line:   
This is a great shox, I can reccomend it enough. For the price you can get them used its amazing. Rebuild them at home, tuning them cant get any easier.

If you are considering it, just buy it. It far out performs the DHX, Swinger etc.

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Favorite Trail:   North Star, Upper Karpiel

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Similar Products Used:   DHX 5, RS Pearl 3.1, Manitou Metal RP and Swinger 6

Bike Setup:   06 7point, 888RC, Roco RC, Saint brakes, Gamut p20

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by maximus a Downhiller from Utah

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2007

Strengths:    plush on the small stuff, amazing on big hits

Weaknesses:    it sucks on repeated medium hits, also leaked air

Bottom Line:   
it is super plush on small stuff but struggled on repeated medium hits, especially at speed. but still very good for single hucks

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Favorite Trail:   ncs/jam rock/virgin

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   300

Similar Products Used:   fox, fifth element

Bike Setup:   IH 7point5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Whistler, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2007

Strengths:    OH MY GOD!! amazing, simply amazing. i cant say anything thats better than this. theres nothing. i love it. thanks marzocchi!

Weaknesses:    none, its so plush, soft, abosrbs everything. nothing can go wrong.

Bottom Line:   
Great, my bike is one sexy ride, i love it, goes well with my 888s, also its amazing. never bottomed out with those two amazing products on my bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Cranked

Similar Products Used:   DHX 5.0, 5th Element

Bike Setup:   05 Kona Stinky, 888 RC2X, ROCO RC.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirtdigler2 a Downhiller 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 .

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   anything steep and dirty

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Cannondale Australia warehouse

Similar Products Used:   FOX DHX 5.0 FOX vanilla R Manitou swinger 4 way

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Gemini thru 12 Avid Code 8" F/B Maxis Minion F/B Mavic 325's carbon bars Truavativ Hussefelt cranks and stem Grind lock on grips Maz 66 RC2X Maz Roco

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timothy Pedersen a Downhiller from Oslo, Norway

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2006

Strengths:    Very plush. Great design, and it has internal ProPedal.

Weaknesses:    Weight.

Bottom Line:   
Great product for a very nice price. Looks great and is coll

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Favorite Trail:   Hafjell

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Bikes And Boards

Similar Products Used:   Fox Dhx 3, DHX 5

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky, 66rc & Roco

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trig Mayor a Downhiller from Manchester

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2006

Strengths:    Looks rad

Weaknesses:    packs down under repeated medium hits

Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox DHX, 5th Element, Manitou Swinger

Bike Setup:   Chumba F5

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonas a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Co Sponsoring

Similar Products Used:   5th Element, Swinger 6 Way, 4 Way, DHX 5.0

Bike Setup:   VP Free, 66 rc´s, Gustav m, hope pro, truvativ parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Weekend Warrior from Indiana

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.

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Keystone

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $309.00

Purchased At:   go-ride

Similar Products Used:   5th Element & Fox

Bike Setup:   Bullit with 05 66 and Heckler with 05 Z1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tim a Downhiller 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!

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt merchant

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   garbonzo bike and bean

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Timish Horbay a Downhiller 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)

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Schleyer

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Garbanzo Bike and Bean

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Bagram perimeter road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Blue Cat Cycles; Watertown NY

Similar Products Used:   None that come close enough to mention

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Maverick XC-Limited

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by C freerider a Downhiller from New England

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2006

Strengths:    I think it the best rear shock for freeride, super plush and feels smooth..hey it's a Marz. nothing else to be said

Weaknesses:    Zero,none,nada,zip

Bottom Line:   
for freeride this is THE shock to use

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Favorite Trail:   Nepaug

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Transition Bikes

Similar Products Used:   fox DHX,5th ele.,6 way

Bike Setup:   TBC dirtbag,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by larry p 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

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   eldrifge grade, mt tamalpais

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   float R

Bike Setup:   santa cruz nomad, marzocchi am 1 sl, hadley hubs, juicy 7s
xt xt xt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rodrigo Casasempere from Santiago, Chile

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2006

Strengths:    veeery plush, damn good look
in's a zocchi..nothing else to say

Weaknesses:    the weight i might say..but with a TI spring it would be nice.

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   viña, parvaso

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   just bikes n more (ebay)

Similar Products Used:   fox dhx5.0, 6way, maybe avi.

Bike Setup:   demo9, 721, ringle, 888, easton, truvativ,blah blah...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by larry p a Weekend Warrior from bay area

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

Strengths:    looks,plushness for sure

Weaknesses:    dont know yet

Bottom Line:   
anybody knows where to get ti srpings for this shock?????
8.5 x 2.5
pls advice
cant get any straight up reviews at the moment but will post as soon as i put some mileage on it
its brand new

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere rocky

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   marz

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   nomad with all mountain sl

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