Marzocchi 22 R 2009 Forks

  • Coil with bumper left
  • Rebound right
  • Mechanical preload
  • 1 side coil Spring
  • 32mm Stanchion Tubes
  • Steel Steerer

User Reviews (5)

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Bike demon   Downhiller [Jul 12, 2010]
Strength:

Great rebound control, amazing cross country fork,picks up every bump you hit.

Weakness:

Very soft, not a very good fork for downhill biking and jumps.

You are getting an amazing fork for a dry low price. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone.


Similar Products Used: Recon rock shox, vanilla fox racing shox, dart 3,marzocchi 22 rlo pretty much every good cross country fork.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
identiti_crisis   Weekend Warrior [Jun 23, 2010]
Strength:

Cheap, smooth, thoroughly capable for the trails.

Weakness:

Weight, knocking from negative travel, ineffective rebound control

Took it to the peak district, around Hope, and it handled the rocky descents with ease. Climbing isn't an issue for me, since I'm only around 140 lbs, so the forks don't squash up too much.

One other problem is a lack of direct feel to the front wheel. There's a lot of float in where the bike actually goes versus where you steer it. This was probably not helped by a slightly worn front hub, and inappropriate hybrid commuter tyres on wet rocks (:P), and the standard QR axle (hence not listed on the weaknesses.)


For £80, I was more than impressed! I might have to invest in a 20 mm through axle next time, though...

Similar Products Used: '05 Dirt Jam Comp (OEM); '07 AM2; '07 AM1 TST2 (OEM); '08 55 ETA (All Marzocchi!)
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Bondy_88   Weekend Warrior [Jul 30, 2009]
Strength:

Brilliant Marzocchi Quality for a coil fork, seals are great and the action is always consitant. Much prefer this over a bottom end air fork

Weakness:

On the heavy side-but aren't all coil forks? Rebound isn't as effective as on other higher end forks

Great value fork for budget cross country or all mountain riders. Would much prefer this over Darts. Very simililar ride as RockShox Recons with only a marginal weight difference in comparison to the price.

Similar Products Used: RockShox Dart 2, Suntour XCM V2, RockShox Recon
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
cain589   Downhiller [Jun 21, 2009]
Strength:

Great rebound, not to soft

Weakness:

heavy

I would recommended this fork to a friend

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Tyler Kiefer   Cross Country Rider [May 26, 2009]
Strength:

simple, absorbs bumps, accepts a 7" rotor

Weakness:

heavy, a little soft, I weigh 162

Actually an MZ Race fork but it's pretty much the same. I got it cheap and so far it's been good. I'm Keeping my finger crossed because the last Marzocchi I had the factory did not honor their warranty when it began to leak air.

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi AM 4
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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