Marzocchi MZ Comp 2005 Front Shocks

MZ Comp

  • Travel: 80mm or 100mm
  • Steer Tube: Steel
  • Drop-Out Type: Standard
  • External Preload Adjuster

User Reviews (47)

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rlrocks04   Weekend Warrior [Jun 05, 2011]
Strength:

hasn't broken, i like the way it compresses

Weakness:

heaaavey, not adjustable

i've been abusing this fork way past what it / the bike is intended for and it stays strong throughout. great entry level xc fork if it comes on ur used bike

Similar Products Used: lots
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
ioTus   Downhiller [Feb 09, 2010]
Strength:

Inexpensive, advertised as long travel, good looks, mounts for disk brakes. Smooth travel. Good for long(er) travel cross-country.

Weakness:

Top adjustments do nothing. Springy rebound. Was WAY too stiff in stock form. I could only use half of the travel, no matter the size of drop. I took Steve's advice posted here and took off the top hats (used vice grips and turned the splined plastic nut), pulled the springs, and removed BOTH elastomers. I cut one in half, to provide a little bit of bottom out protection, and put half of one elastomer back in. Finally had a usable fork. With this setup I can bottom the fork doing any sizeable drop, but this setup is for my girlfriend who's about 120lbs and just getting into all-mountain.

I got my first one on a bike (Trek Bruiser II), then purchased one to upgrade to long-travel on my old Gary Fisher Big Sur ('99). Was a decent move for the price at the time, however I'd not get it again. Go with the Manitou Splice, or Rock Shox Tora if you can get a good deal.

Similar Products Used: Manitou Splice, Manitou Nixon Super, Rock Shox Tora 302.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
ricky p   Downhiller [Jan 08, 2010]
Strength:

Durable and take most hits, great for easy going mtbing

Weakness:

arent ajustable enough and weel rubs on forks when high speed cornering

Invest a bit more money for a more sutable fork

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
evomtb   Weekend Warrior [Jul 20, 2009]
Strength:

uumm, says marzocchi on the side?

Weakness:

everything.

they are no way stiff enough, if you take the wheel out and put try to twist the stanchions, they flex ridiculously. because of this,when you go round a corner at speed, or indeed round a corner, the wheel twists against the axle/fork and knackers the hub. aswell as the that, as it twists, the disk grinds against the inside of the fork and wrecks the disk, the disk wrecks the caliper and before you know it you have no front brake. your tires rub against the inside of the fork and wear your tires down. think thats all, phew!

it has wrecked the front of my bike and ive only owned the forks 6 months!!!

it came stock on my bike, but never ever ever buy a cheap fork. if your on a budget, by second hand off ebay. you get much more for your money and it is cheaper in the long run.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
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1
tomtom107   Downhiller [Jun 02, 2009]
Strength:

verry drop outs

Weakness:

nothing

these are really strong well made forks that can handle a lot of stress and they last a long time. so buy them at a great price here.

Similar Products Used: fox shox
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jonnyban   Weekend Warrior [May 16, 2009]
Strength:

Long lasting, near enough indestructible.... Strength's stop there.

Weakness:

Tops out, Bottems out, No stiffness, Heavy, Changes dramatically according the the weather (hot or cold)

Generally.... Bad

Not something i would ever put my name to suggesting....

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RATING
1
VALUE
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1
Bad boy   Cross Country Rider [Apr 08, 2009]
Strength:

very stiff and looks good

Weakness:

dont know yet

bottom line is my Manitous totally blew out on me and i found the Marzoochi forks on craigslist for 80 dollars. A kid was selling them and they seem to be in great condition. Havent really had a chance to take them jumping or offroad but on the street i have no complaints.

Similar Products Used: Manitou Rock Shock
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
BENBCM   Weekend Warrior [Apr 07, 2009]
Strength:

the fork gets soft once broken in but other then that theres nothing really good about them

Weakness:

i didnt really realize a difference in the external suspension settings, the forks are way to flexible and my front tire wiggles side to side on really hard turns or in ruts, the fork always builds up really thick grease on the inner fork

these forks are good for beginners but as they get older they do get softer but also the seals give out. These forks are not good for dirtjumping as the older they get because they tend to soften up over time to the point of needing replaced. The forks have unsatisfactory side to side stiffness as my tire does sway back and forth when im in really deep ruts are fast tight corners

Similar Products Used: manitou sherman, fox 40, marzocchi 888, marzocchi shivers
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
the finster 94   Cross Country Rider [Jan 31, 2009]
Strength:

Good well controlled travel and are pretty much indestructable

Weakness:

Do not really absorb smaller jolts too well
Quite Heavy
Cannot get the full 120mm travel(only got 100)

These forks are very good value for money but if you want a fork that will take a large drop off and absorb small bumps, i reccommend paying a bit extra and getting a set of rockshox. All in all a very good fork and indestructable, (took it off a 6ft drop off fully open and its perfectly fine) Seriously reccommend them for beginner riders or XC riders.

Similar Products Used: Rst AET
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
evo   Weekend Warrior [Jan 10, 2009]
Strength:

great for ridin around city,takes every thing you give it urban-wise

Weakness:

tested on some local ground though and seemed a bit to soft, as in bottoming out easy. tried to ajust, ajust doesn't work. haven't took to any trails yet. i dont think they'll put up to vigorous riding.

simple forks, good for beginners, like me lol, wouldnt recomend takin em mtb, still, better than what i had.

Similar Products Used: none, all my other forks were rigid
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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