Marzocchi Z.5 Series 01 Front Shock

Z.5 Series 01

80-100mm travel // Open Bath SSV Valving // Coil Springs or Lo-pressure Air // Cryofit Boltless Crown // MAG Powerwrap M-Arch External Preload Internal Rebound Adjusters // 30mm Alloy Stanchions

User Reviews (26)

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tazzer   Weekend Warrior [Dec 22, 2008]
Strength:

air sacks are tough
cheap,
disc mount

Weakness:

the arch started lifting after a few months of riding had to have them at a real low pressure to get them to absorb moderate bumps but then they bottomed out to easily on the rougher downhills which then tuck it out on your wrists arms

good alround fork but watch the lower legs for sepperating

Similar Products Used: rock shox judy sl
manitou x vert e
1999 marzocchi junior t
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
ido noach   Weekend Warrior [Jul 01, 2003]
Strength:

air control-if you are like a plush xc preformence you can adjust the presure to low psi and if you like doing endurance and all mountain ridind so you can adjust the presure to high. either way this fork is amazing.

this fork is very liable and he don't need a lot of maintenanceing

Weakness:

crappy stickers
no external rebound adjust

rhis fork is amazing! just adjust the air presure and the rebound and this fork can take everything.
the side stiffness is very good

Similar Products Used: rst capa tl
black compelite
judi tt
duke xcsl
psylo race
pilot sl
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Jim   Weekend Warrior [May 27, 2003]
Strength:

Value and performance! This fork soaks up all the bumps, and can take much abuse. The 100mm air version is extremely plush and very adjustable

Weakness:

The arch on mine is starting to come off a little. Other than that, none.

If you can still get your hands on one of these, and are on a budjet, I would definately recommend this fork. Personally, it made my bike completely different. I'm very happy with my Marzocchi, as they are a very professional and successful company.

Similar Products Used: Judy TT (not really similar)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
andy   Weekend Warrior [Mar 08, 2002]
Strength:

Plush feel, cheap price, adjustability of air, 4" of travel

Weakness:

no rebound dampening adjustability

for $140 this fork is amazing. I think it is way better than any rock shox or manitou (for the same money) since you can add as little or as much air as you want you get it as stiff or plush as you want. Although the dampening isn't adjustable, the dampening that it does have is very close to perfect.

Similar Products Used: rock shock, noleen x-link
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Thumper   [Sep 12, 2002]
Strength:

-buttery smooth
-perfect DJ fork
-fairly good tire clearance

Weakness:

-makes funny noises from the crown when i nose wheelie

these forks kick some serious booty!! these, in combination with the For20 frame, make for a DJ bike that's so perfect I can't even believe it's mine! for those saying that it's heavy...yes, it heavy but compared to what? compared to judys? psylos? x-verts? this fork's gonna last longer and eat all those forks for breakfast, then go back fer a second helping for lunch...i put them on my bike a year and a half ago and haven't touched em since, and they're still just as good as when i bought them...5 flamin corpses of people who made the mistake of buying rs or manitou...

Similar Products Used: -manitou x-vert....don't even bother...
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mike   Cross Country Rider [Feb 14, 2002]
Strength:

stiff,smooth, looks good

Weakness:

would you trust your life with it? i've had some close calls where the fork seems to flex a lot.

its a gret fork for the price. get it if your a noobie or dont think you'll be doing big dropoffs.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Justin Leighton   Cross Country Rider [Apr 13, 2007]
Strength:

not too heavy (rock shock, suntour), not flimsy light garbage (rst etc). pretty plush - although it would realy benefit from some negative preload. Id a say same or better overall than an mx comp air

Weakness:

no negative air, getting a little long in tooth

get it if you can for cheap, put new oil in it , understand how it works, and ride till u drop!!

Similar Products Used: marz comp mx,rs quadra 4(sux!!!), amp f1 (light (2lb) and fun but sometimes sketchy),
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Marshall   Cross Country Rider [Jan 25, 2002]
Strength:

plush, stiff, cheap

Weakness:

4 mm allen preload...why?

Amazingly close to the awesome z1 in performance only lacks sufficient preload and rebound adjustments. Not really needed anyway.

Similar Products Used: 99 z1 alloy
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Gary Wilkes   Weekend Warrior [Jan 15, 2002]
Strength:

Plush, Strong and look sweet

Weakness:

Heavy but who cares, get the Easton steerer and you're sorted.

These shocks do exactly what you want them to, they track the ground perfectly and take big bigs like a dream. they are simple and all you really have to play with is the oil height/viscosity. I have just changed the oil after 6 months and they are ever plusher. Just give em a bit at first to bed in. Can't wait to go out again! ;)

Similar Products Used: Manitou Magnums (nasty), 99 Z3s, Judys
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Joel Arseneault   Weekend Warrior [Jan 14, 2002]
Strength:

Super plush,lots of travel,easy ot service.They look as good as they work.value that can't be compared.

Weakness:

No damping adjustment.You get what you pay for.(maby more)

Marzochi is the answer!You may have to change the oil weight to get the damping right for you,but once you get it right these things work!!

I crashed hard once and broke the seal(locktite)loose around the the crown.It was easy to disasemble and repair them.It is also easy to change oil weight.

These forks are a bit hevy but don't get a judy and give up all that plush travel.Some forks out there are lighter but if they cost around the same remember this.Ridgid forks are light too.

Do get these if you don't have enough to get a better marzochi.Don't get these if you are a weight freek.

Similar Products Used: Z1 QR20
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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