Marzocchi Shiver DC 2003 Front Shocks

Marzocchi Shiver DC 2003 Front Shocks 

DESCRIPTION

- 190mm Travel
- Open Bath HSCV Valving
- Coil Springs
- External Preload & Rebound Control
- 35mm Aluminum Stanchions
- 20mm Dedicated Axle
- Handlebar clamp & reduction shim
- 170mm Travel [upgrade optional]

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 31, 2010]
Lyrik21
Downhiller

Strength:

Never says never. Long travel, looks huge (it is), scares little kids, plush. inverted design keeps the bushings all lubed up, ultra-low maintenance, soaks up drops and/or other objects that you might stumble upon. Adjustments work fine

Weakness:

Adjustments get stuck sometimes, rebound adjuster very hard to use without screwdriver. Drips oil from lower fastening nut. Heavy. Brake mount bent

It will get you out of any tricky situation, be it on the mountain or on stairgaps/urban terrain. My right stanchion is bent, but i still doesn't spew oil. Lasts a lifetime. I have the 2001 model

Similar Products Used:

888, Boxxer, Dorado

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 16, 2003]
El Rosso
Downhiller

Strength:

fantastic quality, silky smooth out of the box, good range of adjustability, HSCV is a dream, strength, Marzocchi reliability and and parts availability, steel steerer tube and so on

Weakness:

Not found any in any of the Marz forks I have owned

These forks are great. Thet track well, are of good quality and they just work. I bottomed mine out (I weigh 180lbs) landing a knarly 40ft double stepdown, but i'll stick some more oil in and they'll be sweet, my old monsters were. These are the bomd for the money...don't buy boxers or dorados they ain't worth the extra coin..if you are super rich but a set of Avalanche, if you want great forks for a great price that will work and work...here you are....lovely

Similar Products Used:

Rocksh*t Boxers, Avalanche DHS Ti ( super pricey but very, very, very nice, White Bros DH3, Marz Monsters, Risse forks (urgggh) Manitou Dorado (very nice performance but a bit unreliable)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 01, 2006]
Taylor T
Downhiller

Strength:

fat uppers. can use an integrated stem.

Weakness:

maybe a little flex( if your over 170 you feel the fork flex a bit) the fork is not made anymore. parts can sometimes be hard to come by

one of the sickest forks ever made. shave they stoped making them.

Similar Products Used:

02 jrt, king-pin

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 25, 2005]
Andrey Tsolev
Downhiller

Strength:

Incredibly smooth travel, long service intervals, supremely reliable. Low axle-to-crown. Helps you improve your riding skills fast and smooth.

Weakness:

A bit heavier than a Boxxer, but once you ride it, you'll understand it's worth the extra grams.

The perfect fork for Hardcore Riding, I would recommend it to people, who want to make a good investment, instead of buying a new boxxer each season, except for those racers, who's only purpose of life is to take seconds off the clock

Similar Products Used:

Boxxer's, Drop Off Triple's, Jr.T's

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 28, 2004]
Nic Venter
Downhiller

Strength:

Pretty stiff, crushing strength + endless travel.
NEVER Bottomed them out!!
Nice + Plush

Weakness:

Stickers didnt last long (+ i take care of my bike)-Its my baby.

Agood fork for freeride (Light or Heavy Freeride)
Also A good Race fork.
Bottom line? This fork ROCKS and whoever disagrees can come over here + take my bike for a spin + then rethink his opinion!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi Jnr T(Not even on the same playing field)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 06, 2006]
Pete Marsh
Downhiller

Strength:

plush, strong, takes hits and drops well. pretty simple to set up.

Weakness:

a little flexible. max tyre is about 2.5

very nice fork. the only dual crown forks ive tried so far but i can't see much more that could be improved. recently had them overhauled which transformed them even more. hit 6/8 ft drops weekly and have no problems so far.

3 chilis for value as they were pre-owned so i cant really comment

5 chilis for overal rating.

Similar Products Used:

various sc forks. no dc

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 07, 2003]
Ty Oler
Downhiller

Strength:

Plush, beefy, stiff, lighter than the Monster or S8

Weakness:

Not really a weakness but if you run the direct stem cut your steerer tube
long enough to still be able to use a different stem (just in case)

I am 6' and weigh 190lbs. Ridestyle is lots of Urban Drops and stairs.

I have owned about every dual crown fork Marz makes and have tried and owned about a lot of other
brands- stratos MX6 and S8, rockshox boxxer, and etc. The 02 Marz MonsterT was my favorite of
them all but this year I just couldn't justify getting the new 03 MonterT for my ride style because
of the increase in weight. I had not yet given the Shiver DC a try because I thought of it more
as a Racing Shox and not a Freeride fork but given the new Monster was now out of my weight league
I decided to give it a try. The shiver dc is awesome. While not quite as stiff as my 02 Monster
it is still plenty stiff for hucking, freeride abuse, and slow technical riding and the ride
quality seems a little better (than the MonsterT)... more small bump compliance but still ramps-up for the big hits.
The external adjustability is great- preload, dampening, and rebound. Direct stem works great and
feels solid. Given the wieght savings over even the 02 MonsterT and the amazing ride the Shiver
puts out it has now become my most favorite dual crown big-abuse fork.

Similar Products Used:

MonsterT, Stratos S7 & S8 & MX6...etc

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 19, 2003]
John
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks solid

Weakness:

Don't know yet.

Probably a hell of a lot more fork than I will EVER need or use. Hopefully it remains reliable and keeps me connected to the Earth. Further update in a coupel months.

Similar Products Used:

None. Almost bought a Stratos S8 instead, but couldn't pass on the price

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 20, 2003]
Ian bergevin

Strength:

extreamly plush, great compression damping and external rebound throttle damping

Weakness:

nata

some people will tell you that the shiver has too much flex or dive so to show you they take your wheel and wedge it between their legs and tourque on you handle bars. Any one who does that has no experience with other forks nor any knowledge to what they are talking about. When you have your weight on the wheel when its spinning its eliminates the flex if there is any. If i didn't have a sponsership i probably could have fallen for more than the retal price.

Similar Products Used:

02' Jr t, 02' super t, manitou darado

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 16, 2003]
Mark Fernee
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Plush, doesn't dive too much under braking, stiff, awesome damping, not too heavy. The baddest looking fork around.

Weakness:

none

I thought I'd made a mistake and paid too much for a fork I couldn't use. No way. My favorite DH run is a steep nasty rock garden which used to feel real sketchy on the old Z1 QR20 front end. Now I know what fork flex is all about. The Shiver DC is so solid compared to the Z1 that it just holds whatever line I choose and gobbles up what's in front of me. I can also brake when I need to and the front doesn't dive like the Z1 used to. I launched off a drop and saw a loose log across the trail where I was going to land... no probs, the Shiver hit it and rolled over it as if it wasn't there.

As for the weight, I ride this bike up the mountain as well and can manage all the climbs that I used to make with the previous Z1 fork. I also tested the weight of the new fork against a new Boxxer race and there was only 1 lb difference. Not too bad for what you get: one of the best looking forks around.

I've always like Marzocchi damping on my previous forks, but the HSCV damping is something else. It works so well that even the roughest track feels more like a graded road.

If you like to point your bike down, then this fork will make you ride better and look for harder sections!

Similar Products Used:

Z1 QR20, Z1 BAM, .. all single crown

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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