Marzocchi 55 R 2009 Forks

55 R

  • 160MM Travel
  • Rebound air preload
  • 1 side coil Spring
  • 35mm Stanchion Tubes
  • Reinforced Aluminum Steerer

User Reviews (7)

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MarioZ   [Mar 12, 2016]
Strength:

QR20

Weakness:

terrible damping, bottoms out easily

This is one of the worst forks ive ever ridden. Bottoms out way to easly, no progression, no speed sensitive damping. Its a piece of sh*

Similar Products Used: 888rc, dnm usd 120
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1
lew242   Weekend Warrior [Dec 02, 2010]
Strength:

Plush, smooth and has some great ability to smooth out rough trails especially at speed. Dead simple and reliable.

Weakness:

Heavy! It's practically made outta lead!

If you live near a gnarly trail center with real black runs and want to ride for a reasonable price, or ride pretty hardcore rocky local trails, this is a great fork if you can really use it properly, otherwise there is no point lugging around the weight. I'd love to have this performance in a lighter fork, if I had the money!

Definitely play with the rebound setting, it works well.

Similar Products Used: Loads of XC/AM forks, but not FR/AM.
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4
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5
norcorider95   Downhiller [Jun 28, 2010]
Strength:

Looks (in black)
Plush
Strong
Versatile
First fork i have bought where the rebound adjustment works
good amount of travel
20mm quick release
Air adjustment

Weakness:

None so far except for weight i guess.

Sweet ass fork, cant beat it for the price, especially at what i paid for them.
i've had one ride on them and now i suddenly love my bike after considering selling it i dont want to, purley cause the forks make it so smooth.
they look the part and also ride the part to,
the rebound works really well.
theyre easy to jump on and also easy to shred the downhill trails on.
but the one thing is if your maybe a rather experienced or a really good rider then go for a higher end model of the 55.

Similar Products Used: RS Pikes, Marz 66, Manitou Sherman, Fox 36
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5
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5
fatcat   Weekend Warrior [Jun 02, 2010]
Strength:

this is my 2nd 55 fork. it is a workhorse and very reliable. Look fool, its inexpensive and does the job. Don't expect it to be a Fox 40. Stiff 20mm front axle and beefy 35mm legs, top air cap, rebound knob, its a simple fork.

Weakness:

nothing for a $300 freeride fork

obviously if youre reading this, you have very little money or a cheapass, so buy the fork already. It gets the job done and youre not going to impress any of your fellow riders unless they are riding a Magna.

Similar Products Used: rockshox domain
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4
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5
j50005   Downhiller [May 26, 2010]
Strength:

very smooth. second 55 I have owned. feels very solid.

Weakness:

it's heavy. if you want light spend twice as much on a Fox. and apparently people who think the intended use description of light freeride is a 10 foot drop to flat. you probably never did it and if the fork blew you are lucky that was all that blew.

great value and smooth performance. has the essential adjustments to adjust to the trail. ride more and loose a pound of fat and save the money you would have to spend on a Fox to loose that same pound

Similar Products Used: many
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5
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Ray Lee   Weekend Warrior [May 07, 2010]
Strength:

2009 Marzocchi 55 R is strong with no flex, good over small bumps and ramps up nice on larger hits.

It has no travel adjustment, some will see this as a weakness but with less tech crude to break that makes it a big plus in my book! go have a look at the forums for fork issues... its always some bell or whistle I dont need anyway that breaks down.

Weakness:

Its heavy. weighs what some 180mm forks weigh and more than a few high end ones.

The graphics are a bit much for me but to each there own

Hate to sound like a snob but I would not have even looked at a $300 fork for myself but luckily I was able to try out my girl friends and decided to get one myself.

No bells, no whistles, kinda heavy but works great at smoothing out rocky single track and keeps tracking where I point it.

It may not be the fork for the Red Bull rampage but even under my 220 pounds it handles the daily 3 and 4 footers and seems want more.

Similar Products Used: Domain, Nixon
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4
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5
Dragos   Downhiller [Aug 03, 2009]
Strength:

Look's nice , no problems yet , work's nice

Weakness:

rebound

.................

Similar Products Used: RS Domain
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3
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3
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