Marzocchi MZ 3 2006 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

  • Travel: 100mm or 120mm
  • Lower Crown: MY05 Marathon design 6061
  • Drop-Out Type: Standard
  • Steer Tube: Steel

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 08, 2012]
caid
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

its pretty plush, it seems pretty strong, it doesnt flex very much, traditional evil-genius styled seals, easy to mod.

Weakness:

no rebound control, not 100 mm of travel without surgery, preload adjusters dont do jack-schitt and are plastic, not very easily disassemble-able, and grease lubricated/damped!! (EWWWWWW!!!) the fork wil imitate weather: gloomy-cold day=unresponsive, stiction, and slow rebound that doesnt hurt the wrists. warm sunny day=plush reactive fork but still with rebound that hurts the wrists.

good entry level fork. i think its really ok if its a budget build (backyard deluxe specialized hardrock pro dual slalom like my old one for example), or as a beginners fork. i took it down some gnarly hills around my place up against the purple mountains of cali, and found that if you can get past the top out madness that upsets the balance of the bike, this fork rocks. i took out that stupidly long elastomer in the bottom of the fork and went from 80mm to 140mm of travel measured. so fun. i also grease under the seals after every REAL ride. this fork will hopefully hold up until i have the monee for a stellar nixon or sherman again. maybe ill even go all fancy like and buy myself one o' them marzocchi 4x forks. thats another day. im stuck with this, and that is OK for me!!! 4 flamin' west coast mountain chilis.

6'&175-ish pounds depending on the snow conditions at summit
riding types on this fork so far-downhill, freeride, dirtjump, all mountain, urban-ish.
bling factor-bro.... just ride. its all rad. back from the 90s/ bro/ telemark skier/ motox-er has no issues.

Similar Products Used:

similar is a very broad term; manitou splice would be the closest thing, the rock shox judy DH is also very very close. worse producks; rst gila, suntour xcm v2, manitou six (broke the arch and the thing didnt compress!), rst capa t-6. better producks, manitou sherman (BEST FR fork ever owned), and nixon, rock shox recon, manitou nixon, society 4x, marzocchi z1 qr20, marzocchi z3 qr20, marzocchi z2 superfly, 66 tst2, and drop off, fox 100f, some old crazy showa.

[Jun 05, 2010]
cromes
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

gets the job done,predictable, suks up bumps nicely, only bottoms out on me (i weigh 145) when its nessesary (for a 120mm fork), the crazy rebound makes it really fun to fly off roots and bunny hop.

Weakness:

no adjustments, crazy rebound bad on drops, stairs and extremly rooty trails (but you can still do them)

The reason im wrtiting this review is because it makin me angry how some of these people are reviewing it like they would a fork that costs 20 times as much, i mean its a 100 dollar ish fork, so c'mon what do expect. This fork is fine for most people who arent whiney b*tchs and still manage to ride just as hard and fast as on all the same trails as the people pay $1000 plus for their forks.

so basically what im tryin to say is this fork allways comes through for me even when im doubtful it will, and i have never had an instance where i can say it was the forks fault, perhaps because i enjoy mountain biking not mountain b*tching.

Similar Products Used:

dart's, various suntours

[Sep 27, 2008]
Ciaran Mauro
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Its a Marzocchi, Soft, 120mm travel, fully colapsable.

Weakness:

No lockout, no compression.

I took the bumper out of the springs to soften the ride on the small trail bumps. It says its only to be used for XC/AM but Ive freerided with it and jumped stairs and stuff, I just put the preloaders all the way +. Other reviews say its junk but I dont think its totally crap. 120mm of travel. Id like to try to get a marzocchi freeride fork before april for the Sea Otter race.

Similar Products Used:

Spinner Grind OS1/2
Rockshox Tora

[Aug 18, 2007]
Sheldon Robertson
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

i find that they are awesome for someone 120 pounds nice and smooth/soft witch i enjoy for dirt jumping.

Weakness:

Don't look beefy at all small stanchions crown

work good look bad cheap

Similar Products Used:

none

[Jul 05, 2007]
Sebastien Rose
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

They soak up small bumps.

Weakness:

They stack up easily on multiple hits due to poor rebound.
There is no rebound adjustment. Only comes with preload therefore setup is hit and miss. Poor tracking, too heavy for true XC use; they are mostly steel.

These are not available in most good bike stores because they are rubbish and probably not worth more than £50.
Very basic forks that are heavy and have very limited application. Above all, cheap entry level suspension forks.

Similar Products Used:

Manitou Axel, Marzocchi MX Comp

[Feb 13, 2007]
Ben Lloyd
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

good at cross country
easy to adjust
good shock absorbsion over drops etc.

Weakness:

bad for jumps as the shocks are fairly soft

good for xc but DONT jump on them much or you'll wreck them
get them if you dont like doing jumps

[Jun 06, 2007]
Alex
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

not much

Weakness:

when pull up makes loud cling sound, bottoms out very easly,

dont bother,

Similar Products Used:

mz2

[Apr 18, 2007]
Collin
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3

I've had this fork for almost two years now, I'm a dirt jumper. it has caused me no trouble whatsoever. no bends, cracks or anything else. i believe this is a good fork for whatever you do.....within reason:P

[Jul 27, 2006]
Jon

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light weight.

Weakness:

Fork got all bent-up when I tried to do jumps on it(crown cracked, one side of drop out ended up higher than the other).

Fork works fine for cross-country. It almost snapped off on the jumps so I welded together a new crown out of steel. Now it locks out when it gets dusty so I'm going to get a better one.

[May 22, 2006]
will
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

Flexy, spiking, very fast rebound, rubbish on everything remotely rough

save your self the hassle of this fork and leave it in the shop. complet waste of time

Similar Products Used:

other marzocchi, J3

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