Marzocchi DH3 Front Shock

Marzocchi DH3

User Reviews (42)

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Patryk   Weekend Warrior [Jun 25, 2006]
Strength:

Light, kind of rigid, if you choose thin oil and springs it works like crazy on small bumps :)

Weakness:

Not that strong but who cares

I have used two DH§ the first one with the not reinforced crwon and than the model after that with better metal adjustment system. i have like them very much very nice forks unfortunately both are gone i always am looking to buy one just to have it at home :) use now a DJ2 2005 year ride on!forca italia!

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi XC600
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5
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5
Sebastian   Weekend Warrior [Mar 15, 2001]
Strength:

It's so plush and smooth
It's not as weak as i expected
it's incredibly adjustable
Strong and light (very much light than a Judy XC)

Weakness:

Oil and air seals
Color (mine was green, nnow is in an awesome black matte)

I know i paid it too much, but it is a good price here in argentina, forks are way expensive (an sr suntour ulr is 300 dollars...)

I don't believe that this fork was make in 1996, it's incredibly pluch and smooth, even with air!!

I'm going to do the spring thing in about a month, and here says that with springs it's more smooth!

I guess that its travel it's short for DH, but i use it in XC and a little of FR, and its 77 mm are great.. if you have the correct iol height and air pressure, you'll never bottom out it!

Should buy this fork everyone that want an all purpose fork, and has a budget that doesn't allow you to buy the new marzocchi's.

Shouldn't buy it a Dhiller!

So, what else... if you still can get ones, don't doubt it
You'll never be disappointed!!!

Marzocchi rules!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: Still none
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5
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5
Duane Starr   cross-country rider [Mar 30, 1998]

I bought this shock 2 years ago and put the springs in it and rode it and have only changed the oil once and thats it for maintenance. This fork is super smooth and much lighter than the new Marzocchi's, it also has no stiction and still suprises other riders with its bump handling and tracking ability. I weigh about 150lbs and run the fork with zero air pressure which gives about 1/2 inch of sag but the fork is very progressive and you get full travel with no harsh bottom out. If you are a light weight rider drop the oil height from 60mm to 70mm and you should get full travel no problem. For the money there is no comparison with anything on the market right now.

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5
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Airman   racer [Oct 27, 1997]


at 3.2 lbs. it blows away any new marzocchi forks, claiming to be bam light.
with med stiffness bomber springs this is marzocchis all time best xc fork available.

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5
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Giovanni Franceschini   cross-country rider [Jan 07, 1997]

Really a good fork! Far better than my old Mag 21 and, last but not least, at an incredible price of 200 USA $ (in Italy)

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5
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Simon Short   cross-country rider [Dec 30, 1996]

Good value fork. Plush central. I run 2 bar air pressure and no.2 clicker on each leg. Only minus is a leaky seal in one leg. I really like the adjustability and I am going to try the spring inserts soon.

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4
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Ricardo Santos   Weekend Warrior [Oct 29, 1999]
Strength:

Stiff, smooth,leightweight

Weakness:

deals less well with fast and reapeted bumps

Like no other product of its kind!It's smooth as butter, very stiff, lots of ajustments.Works well on small, medium and big bumps but it lacks a little more travel for those demanding DH trails.

Similar Products Used: marzocchi bomber z1
manitou spider r
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5
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dave boulder   Cross-Country Rider [Oct 02, 1999]
Strength:

we use it on a tandem with a combined rider weight of 23 stones, thats about 330ibs. apart from the obvious flex due to increased weight it has performed faultlessly. upgraded to hard springs 18mths ago which made a great improvement. we run it with a hope 185mm disc using hopes bracket for the caliper. it attaches through the holes on the lower fork leg. very professional bit of kit, recommend it highly

Weakness:

the only one is the flex but thats not so bad considering its strengths far outweigh this

superb for the money. if you can still get hold of a pair and don't mind being behind the times (by all of 2 or 3 years) buy some.

Similar Products Used: early rockshox, noleen chubby lt dual crowns on a solo bike
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4
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André Alves   Downhiller [Sep 29, 1999]
Strength:

Very good on cross country. Lightweight.

Weakness:

Short travel to go Down-Hilling

It´s a great suspension fork with good perfomances, nice on every kind of terrain, and easy to do self maintenance. Easy to set up to diferente kinds of riding!!! I loved it!

Similar Products Used: rock shox Judy DH
manitou spider
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4
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Phil Bowman   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 23, 1999]
Strength:

Smooth travel with springs. Very reliable.
Great customer service.

Weakness:

Somewhat flexy.

If you have not put springs in this fork do it. I believe that it is the best three inch travel fork ever when it has springs. The air assist with springs makes it feel even better than a Z2. I could still cry and whine because I sold mine for a Z1 BAM. I like my Z1, but I would like to have my DH3 back for a different bike. Anyone want to sell me a DH3?

Similar Products Used: All Rockshox, Manitou, and K2 XC forks
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5
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