Marzocchi Monster T 2004 Front Shocks

Monsters can best be described in a single word "monstrous"! When it’s time to go bigger than your insurance deductible allows, it’s time to take a Monster for a ride.

User Reviews (9)

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DERICK FIELDS   Downhiller [Feb 11, 2010]
Strength:

I AM 290 POUNDS I HAVE BEAT THIS FORK UP WITH MY WEIGHT AND IT WORKS LIKE BUTTER.BEST FORK I'VEHAD.

Weakness:

NONE

WISH THEY WOULD MAKE MORE, LIGHTER BUT JUST AS STRONG.

Similar Products Used: NONE
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Taylor Wall   Downhiller [Apr 09, 2006]
Strength:

Super plush fork with just enough travel. Once adjusted fork feels bottomless. If you need it, this fork will give you the confidence to hit anything.

Weakness:

People that ride my bike complain about its weight. I have never been affected by this.

This fork is the only fork for me. I will never own another brand or model as long as I can get my hands on one. The Monster T is amazing in every way.

Similar Products Used: 2005 888 RC, 2005 Boxxer Race, 2004 Sherman Flick, 2005 Sherman Slider
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Glenn Meyer   Downhiller [Aug 15, 2006]
Strength:

best investment i have ever put into a bike! no honestly, it is great but it does have its setbacks the thing weighs 13 lbs and i cant imagine even the beefiest of frames likeing it on the front of them.lol but it does save me from alot of akward landings.

Weakness:

13 lbs but im 250 lbs so it evens out

the best investment for a bicycle. these forks hold their worth for a long time. they need no service and they are the strongest forks on the market.

Similar Products Used: boxxers, shiver, jr. t, super t,
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jamie   Downhiller [Feb 27, 2005]
Strength:

Very strong, lot's of travel and no flex. Lot's of adjustability although I still don't have the fork totally dialed in yet.

Weakness:

So much adjustability that it makes if difficult to make the fork feel perfect. Seems that it either rebounds too fast or bottoms out. I'm sure i'll get it figured out soon.

Feels suprisingly light for such a burly fork. The bike is very balanced front to back. The bike still wheelies very easy.

Having this strong of a fork with so much travel saves your butt on those unexpected nose heavy landings.

Similar Products Used: 2002 Monster T.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jack   Downhiller [Feb 21, 2005]
Strength:

No flex at all
It doesnt feel heavy when you ride
Inspires confidence
Doesnt bottom out
loads of mud clearance
wont break

Weakness:

Can kill frames

If you want to ride along way... dont by it

If you want to do drops jumps and anything extreme then get one, you wont regret it!

Similar Products Used: a few other forks
none come close
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Chase   Weekend Warrior [May 15, 2004]
Strength:

Stiff as all get out, smooth, excellent small bump sensitivity and compression.

Weakness:

Far too heavy (13 lbs.), can void warranty on some frames, compression and rebound adjusments require tools to do so; expensive as hell($1300);

Overall this is a fairly good fork, but has drawbacks. It performs well but is entirely too heavy for anything but hardcore freeriding and downhilling. The stock 5wt. oil is a little too soft for anyone under 170lbs. but can be changed. In my opinion, it is an excellent fork just not $1300 and 13lbs. excellent.

Similar Products Used: Manitou Sherman Slider Plus, Marzocchi Super T and Junior T, RockShox Boxxer Race, Manitou Sherman Breakout Plus, Marzocchi Z. Series and Dirt Jumpers
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Eric the viking   Weekend Warrior [Sep 28, 2004]
Strength:

Monster strong, look mint, can't bottom them (and I weigh 240lb when kitted up), soak up everything that my crap riding style throws at them, good on small and big stuff, ultra rigid, not half as complicated to service a many other forks, especially USD's.

Weakness:

Obviously stupidly heavy but other than that, none.

The best forks for the money by a large margin. Super heavy but I really don't see that as an issue if you're only going downhill and you're not racing. This is a freeride fork built for fat lads like me. If you're 140lb and racing every weekend then this obviously isn't for you. If you spend more time drinking beer than you do on your bike, just ride for fun and want ti fit a fork to your bike and never have to touch it again then this baby is the way forward.

Similar Products Used: Shivers, Boxxers (very light but only last 5 minutes), DNM triple clamps (????), Dorado's WRX (absolutely superb but who's got 1700GBP to spend on forks ?)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andrew Brown   Weekend Warrior [Jun 13, 2004]
Strength:

Super Strong, AWESOME looks, nice bolt on stem, plush

Weakness:

Not very tunable outside, Air Release screws strip very easily.

People complain about the weight they just need to get stronger i'm 15 and weigh 185 it fells like a kinda heavy xc fork mabey fr fork. my bike weighs 50 lbs roughly. Come on guys grow up, stick to xc or somthine babies. not heavy at all. ya wanna complain to me about how it heavy go ahead god you guys

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Michael   Weekend Warrior [Nov 18, 2005]
Strength:

Everything. The fork will take any form of abuse, and will never break

Weakness:

none.

This is basically the best fork every made. The fork does not bottom, never leaks, does not flex, easy to maintain, its plush and most importantly, IT NEVER BREAKS. Sure the fork may weigh 13 lbs, but when your bike already weighs 50+ lbs, it doesn't make a difference. Also, this fork helps to balance my bike front to back. It also makes it easier for me to learn new tricks because the bike stays balanced all the time. bottom line, it makes me a more confident and faster rider. It also makes 8 foot drops to flat feel like curbs.

If you are going to constantly complain about the forks weight, don't get it. If you don't care about the weight of the fork, and want a strong, unbreakable, reliable fork, for any type of riding(Downhill, Freeride, or whatever you do), then this fork is for you.
(PS. If you are wondering what kind riding I do, I Freeride and downhill)
BEST FORK EVER CREATED!!!!!

Similar Products Used: Sherman Slider Plus
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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