Marzocchi Super Monster 2003 Front Shocks

- 300mm Travel
- NEW! Moto Cartridge
- Dual Coil Springs
- Forged CNC Machined “M” Arch
- External Rebound & Compression Damping Control
- External Compression “Bottom-Out” Control
- 40mm Aluminum Stanchions
- 20mm Dedicated Axle
- Handlebar clamp & reduction shim
- DH [8”] Post Mount Standard Disk Brake Mount

User Reviews (14)

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Trevor   Weekend Warrior [Sep 09, 2010]
Strength:

The toughest fork ever made. Travel is silky smooth, perfectly plush.

Weakness:

I have the heaviest spring they make and it bottoms relatively easy.

If you change the original 7wt oil with 30wt oil. This about fixes it. for down hill riding. I weigh with my pack between 230-240lbs. The fork will handling most drops but even on small jumps with approximately 5 foot drop it comes with in an inch are to from bottoming. This is a huge improvement over any 8" travel fork, everyone I've touched bottoms in the parking lot a flat surface. 12" of travel is necessary. Settle for nothing less than a Super Monster. Mounted to a 2004 Dare gives me the perfect slope.

Similar Products Used: manitou dorado, marzocchi monster T, super T Pro, Junior T, Fox 40 RC2
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Timma1993   Downhiller [Apr 11, 2010]
Strength:

With the right tube angle this forks corners beautifully and handles 12-13ft drop offs with ease! you can ride over anything if you can hold on long enough!

Weakness:

heavy! its like peddling a tank along!

These are immensely good forks! if you can peddle to the top its worth every second of the way down, dude, its like a frickin' armchair!

Similar Products Used: nothing compares these brutes.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Custom-Biker   Downhiller [Aug 29, 2003]
Strength:

This shock has some major travel. It makes 10 foot drops seem like cake. It gave me so much confidence in my riding that I now hold the record for one of my local downhill trails.

Weakness:

Very espensive, and very heavy.

If you don't mind the extra weight and a little bobbing in the ride, this shock is great. All of its travel jsut soaks up everything from little bumps to huge drops. It is a great fork for an extreme downhiller with some money.

Similar Products Used: Nothing compares to this shock.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Christopher   Downhiller [Dec 31, 2003]
Strength:

This thing is frickin' huge, i mean look at it. you can see its strengths, unbreakable, 12 inches of travel You cannot bottom out on this thing. Plus you can scare the cross country people at the lifts at northstar.

Weakness:

None as far as my riding goes

if you want a fork that is light, pratical and cheap, then this is definatly not the fork for you. this thing is frickin' unstoppable. If you want to go so big that the insurance company adjuster craps his pants,its for you

Similar Products Used: Super T, Bomber
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
ANDY   Weekend Warrior [Jan 03, 2006]
Strength:

really long fork. sitting down going downhill or standing up going uphill, either way...the 12 inches of true travel is the only way to go...

Weakness:

only made one production year, 2003

the most travel for your dollar. all you need to do is change the spring and/or oil to something heavy. with the stock setup of this fork, you will use 10 inches of the 12, just like using the 6 inches of the 8 in a 2003 Monster T... the "drop" where you used 6 inches of the Monster T, you should use only 6 inches of the Super Monster...

Similar Products Used: this is my first long travel fork, but not my last...
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Big Johnson   Cross Country Rider [Nov 06, 2003]
Strength:

this thing is huge, which means there is a lot of oil to lube myself up

Weakness:

its heavy and loose, the springs are as floppy as my wang

get this thing if you beat yourself a lot and want unmatched big hit absorbtion. this is a great fork (don't forget it has a lot of oil for all you guys who are obsesses with tities)

Similar Products Used: shiver, sid, rst (rst are awesome)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jeff   Downhiller [Mar 06, 2005]
Strength:

you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good. you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good.

Weakness:

nothin except my fell of a cliff and they broke

you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good. you can hit big drops, and they bonce pretty sweet. they look real cool and absord lots of bumps,you could probably hit a wall real fast and theys just absord it. these shocks can with stand a drop as high as my motor home to a rocky flat- wow!, they can fit any bike, they are very big and manly, they probably wont break even if a fat guy was riding they almost never need to be lubed up and it is the perfect stiffness, i really like these shocks because there called monster and thats a good drink name :) they are real good.

Similar Products Used: nothin these shocks are sweet
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Eric   Downhiller [Aug 01, 2003]
Strength:

I dont know what both these guys are talking about, but this fork is the bomb....12 inches of travel, thats all i have to say. Super tuning capability.....

Weakness:

A bit heavy, but weight doesnt bother you when your going downhill, it makes you go down faster.

The bottom line is that this fork is the baddest fork in the market. Could'nt get any better than this....

Similar Products Used: Monster T.,Shiver, DH3, Boxxer, Dorado, Jr T.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Greg   Weekend Warrior [Nov 22, 2004]
Strength:

The toughest out there. Travel is a plus. Smooth travel through its twelve inches. The shock can save you in what would be a crash. Its height makes for a great head tube angle.

Weakness:

Just like all shocks it came with soft springs for a lighter rider. I weigh 230 pounds and can easily bottom any fork including this one. It will not flex so that is not a problem. I still need to buy a heavier spring.

There is not a better shock on the planet. Not for strength, travel, or performance. if you are a strong rider then weight will not hurt you. I can ride this bike up hills that most cross country bikes can't make. It may be a bit much for a light rider, but downhillers shouldn't worry about weight anyway.

Similar Products Used: RockShox boxxer, Manitou Sherman
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Down-town   [Aug 07, 2003]
Strength:

Super soft landings from big drops, the choppper feel keeps me from going over the bars.An excellent fork for bigger guys, hard to bottom out.

Weakness:

Weight, long lower stantions hit just missed rocks

This fork increases your boys size, I went out looking for big drops with flat botoms to go off just to try to bottom it out. 8-inch straight bolt on with out an adapter is nice. The only thing to get use to is that my bike rides like a chopper on the flats, weights 52lbs., and I dont need to ride back over the rear wheel as far when dropping the steeps. Excellent big guy fork not for Faint hearted 165 pounders and XC.

Similar Products Used: Dorado, super-t pro, fox
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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