Marzocchi Shiver SC 2002 Front Shocks

Marzocchi Shiver SC 2002 Front Shocks 

DESCRIPTION

  • 120mm travel
  • NEW open bath HSCV cartridge
  • NEW Multi-circuit damping design
  • Extension Control Cartridge (ECC
  • Coil springs
  • NEW forged CNC machined 'M' crown
  • External preload & rebound control
  • 30mm aluminum stanchions
  • 20mm full clamp aluminum drop-outs

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 54  
    [Aug 20, 2008]
    brent_e
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    it's a marzocchi! plush!

    Weakness:

    a bit of flex.

    I like this fork. it does flex for me but the amount is not noticeable while riding (if you look at the fork and hammer the brakes it moves). I've never had tracking issues. It's plush! if you can get it for 250 bucks or so there is no reason in my opinion to pass it up! I'm looking to purchase the DC version to try it out, too.

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    z.1's,

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    5
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    5
    [May 17, 2003]
    Alex
    Downhiller

    ok, let get a few thing right here. first of, any fork will have flex if you put it inbeetween your legs and twistthe bars. try doing that to a JR.T, even more. dont complane about the 20mm, cus its so vert easy. this fork is great for any freerider has everything you need. not for a XC rider, so dont even go there. some people just dont like inverted forks, so they talk sh*t. just go out and ride, with this great fork.

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    RATING
    5
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    5
    [Feb 09, 2003]
    chris perron
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    very sharp looking, good adjustability, qr20, lockout

    Weakness:

    price, a little bit of flex, but overall worth it!

    this fork is the best single crown fork if you can get a good price on it. very smooth..

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    z.1 wedge, shiver dc, Z.1 fr ,

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    RATING
    2
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    RATING
    5
    [Jun 12, 2007]
    Lucass
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    plush, rarely bottoms, plush, easly tuned with oil, good seals, plush, reliable, hassle free, ecc is good feature and works,

    Weakness:

    a little flexy on DH, heavy for 120mm fork, sucks thats its only 120mm travel, snaped the steertube off once after lots of abuse

    this fork is super plush, good for light DH trail not enough travel for serrious hucks, good DJ fork, good trail fork, used mostly for DJ finally after coming up front wheel short on a 20'double I broke the steertube, $150 to get it fix at Marz. I liked this fork, glad it came with the bike cause the sticker price is crazy

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    fox vanilla, marz. z150FR, physlo(crap fork)

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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Mar 04, 2002]
    Kevin

    Strength:

    Marzocchi build quality performance and history. Good tyre clearance

    Weakness:

    Trouble obtaining the 120mm of travel. Hard spring as atandard over the top for MrAverage

    This is a follow up review.
    It would seem that there is a set up problem with these forks, Some find them Flexi some not. Well I have rum my forks for the last 2 months and find them no different in the Tortional flex department than my original Psylo forks. I would even state that under braking the performance is significantly better without the left leg twisting. I have also tried Z1 MCR with and without the through axle. There is very little differens in the twisting stakes if this is at all a key meassurable in a forks performance. This fork is a big leap forward after my original Orange Z1 Bom Bam which had more twist than a Go Go dancer. This is not a standard design and people should spend more time setting it up properly. Brian from Marzocchi USA is also a great help with any problems.

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    5
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    5
    [Feb 26, 2002]
    Phil
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Super plush,ecc cartridge,tyre clearance

    Weakness:

    Decals ready to come off after couple of rides

    EXCELLENT!!!! the best yet.Another inch of travel and these would be spot on.

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    RATING
    5
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    RATING
    5
    [Feb 26, 2002]
    pete
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    looks so cool, no tire clearence issues, lighter than QR 20

    Weakness:

    major flex problem, no adj. compresion damping, should be 5.5-6" travel

    i feel that baring tire clearence issues, the Z1 QR20 plus is a far better fork. the Z1 QR20 plus is much stiffer on trails and drops. a very noticable difference.

    the shiver sc looks cool and is lighter but thats about it.

    both forks should loose the stupid ECC thing and get adj. compression damping. no one ever uses the ECC unless they are a moron.

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    z1, z1 QR20, z1 QR20 plus

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    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Feb 25, 2002]
    patrick williamson
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    feels strong,nice amount of travel for 6inch rear bike.no leaks or problems so far

    Weakness:

    stickers are crappy, does appear to flex if front wheel is placed between legs.But until i read this method at this review site i had never tested a set of forks in this fashion.

    The reason i purchased the ac1 over the ac2 was entirely due to the marzocchi forks on the front,even though i am dubious of testing new technology,i placed a lot of faith in the marzocchi reputation.When i read about the flex i thought stuff it went out and gave the forks a big work out. No regard at all for their safety,big drops and speed hits.The outcome was the most fun I have had in a long time.I,m not sure what this flex between the legs means,but my bike steers great and inspires confidence,so they should though for the price

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    boxxers,z1

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    RATING
    4
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    3
    [Feb 24, 2002]
    Jon
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Looks sweet, ECC, plush as you could want.

    Weakness:

    Torsional flex and resultant problems with the axle working loose.

    I've had this fork for about 3 weeks now and I have noticed the same problem as has been described here by others - that of the forks flexing torsionally but nobody else has mentioned that this results in the axle coming loose. Each time the fork is twisted even slightly i.e. as you ride down a rocky decent, the axle rotates a few degrees in the drop out. Repeat this a few times and the end cap which pulls the axle tight starts to undo slightly. The result of this action that the axle works very slightly loose, say about 1mm, but this is enought to cause the wheel to start rattling. Admittedly the effect isn't severe enough to cause the wheel to fall off or anything but a rattling and sloppy front end isn't what I was expecting of these forks.

    I've just ridden for 10 minutes on the road and the wheel is rattling again.

    Any advice? Has anyone else experienced the same problem?

    ...Marzocchi's advice was to do the bolts up even tighter. I have. It makes no difference.

    My advice - if you're thinking of buying these forks don't do it yet. Wait another few weeks and see what happens and what other people say. If you get a chance to ride 'em then do it and look for this effect.

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    RATING
    2
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    2
    [Feb 21, 2002]
    Eric Y
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Cool looking, sensitive on small bumps & capable on big drops as well.
    ECC is a good thing to have for long climb.
    No Tire Clearance problem

    Weakness:

    Wouldl be a perfect fork if 5-10mm travel can be added.
    Should use better quality of Fender's stickers (with this price tag)
    ECC lever need to be redesigned, too easily to lock it accidentally.
    Long break-in time
    High qty of f.hub, wheel & spokes needed to reduce flex

    A Nice fork to have, an alternative for rider who wants someting unique and capable to do anything that Z1 could do.

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    Z1 MCR, Fox Vanilla RL, Psylo SL

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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