Marzocchi XC700 Front Shock

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Marzocchi XC700

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 17, 2010]
leandromet
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Look, feel, it weights around 1,7Kg, that is light for the price. I really like the comfort of it when just commuting, it performs well on tracks and fast bumps, and still is as comfortable as a motorcycle fork. And I am heavy, on 187lb, my fiance has 98lb and rides it on same pressure without problems, but better with lower pressure...

Weakness:

Initially I could not find the correct pressure for the top and bottom chambers, removed the PAR identification. No indication of rebound adjust direction, so every time I have to adjust, it is from start. Recommended pressures where too high on 2007 manual, on the 2008 it is much closer to my usage (80psi on top and 120psi bottom)

Very nice fork, being Italian made seems to give it a more personal feel and look, the white color is a bit strange at the beginning and it performs horribly if the pressures are wrong, it did break something after 1 year, took it to service but it was just something loose inside, paid for the revision (US$30) and it is working fine for more than a year now, never changed any part, no problems with the seal and everything. It does need a recheck on pressures every 2 months, specially if not used for some days.

It does turn some heads, but looks much heavier than it is, my bike is under 11.5Kg (25.5lb) with a 2.2Kg frame and it looks more than 14kg easily...!!

Love the fork, very durable so far, I believe in some more months I will service it again anyway and probably 2 more year without headaches...and I do use it almost on the longest travel (5in) and it does travel about 4.5in of that.

Similar Products Used:

not many high end forks, just RST Capa (no travel, 1/2 inch), some brazilian models from pro-shock (some very nice), SR suntour XCR (cheap, heavy, but comfy for the family women), RC tora and reba (both not as good as the XC700)

[May 10, 2003]
marco cote
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5

i got it for almost free so i am happy bu they needed new seals. i am only 12 years old and 70 lbs. I think they are perfect for mee but last race i bottemed them out on like a 4 footer.( that is when i still only weigh 70 lbs)
I put in like 50 $ to these and i think it was worth it!

[Mar 16, 1998]
Tommy Jensen
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING

A (ok) fork, but have a lot of disqualities. For eksample mine just broke on a ride, and there was nothing I could do! It just bobed up and down, and I haven´t been able to fix it because the danish distributer is a jack a.. But when it workes it´s a nice fork, and I like the locking system, because it´s a relife when I rite on a road it´s nice that theres no suspension.

[Jul 16, 1997]
Rags
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

Admittedly, I don't have a lot of experience with suspension forks, but this was a great purchase for my first pair. Initial impressions and price ($250 cdn) are super positive.

[May 12, 1998]
cedric
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

Great fork, but as it is italian, you can espect some problems.
I had two leaks in less than two years, and cost me a lot to fix it.
But when it works, the Marzocchi xc700 is fantastic! Superbe fourche, mais etant italien, vous pouvez vous attendre a des problemes.
J ai eu deux fuites en moins de deux ans, et cela m'a coute assez cher a reparer.
Mais quand elle marche, la Marzocchi xc700 est vraiment genial!

[Oct 22, 1997]
Noritsugu Chikushi
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

XC700 is very good.I bought this fork from SuperGo.
Super go said Shipping rate is $70
But, USP postage was only $42.88.
There were no service manual and Zoke's Warranty card.
They use cheap type crown and one of fixing bolt was broken.
I send e-mail many times about this problems.
Supergo disregarded.
I want to say Be careful If use SuperGo's e-Mail shopping.XC700 is Very good suspention.

[May 31, 2001]
Greg Ryan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

The ability to adjust the rebound and compression on th fly was really good, but you'd better make sure that both sides are set the same . You could end up causing alot of damage. Not too heavy and a lovely finish. Really loved them but....

Weakness:

...Did I suffer?!? I had the oila nd seales replaced about 12 times a year if I was lucky. They kept on leaking on one side, and then followed by the other a few weeks later. After I got rid of them, sent them away to shock heaven, I was told that the unit had an internal crack in the wall of the left fork. The oil was bypassing the inner seals and working it's way out to greet me. This was th emost annoying thing that I have ever come across in Mountain Biking. I have bust my middle finger (ladies welcome to give it a try) but this was the worst thing ever. I ahted these forks as a result.

Go get um. If they give you any trouble at all in the first two months, get you money back and invest in a decent pair of Bomber Z2's. SORT'ED!

Similar Products Used:

Bomber Z2, Rock Shock Judy's

[Jan 11, 2001]
Kevin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

GOOD DAMPING!
SMOOTH!

Weakness:

Air, air and air....
Wanner change to full coil+oil

The proformance of this fork is really good.
But the outlook is...suck....
So I wanner buy a Bomber Z2 or SID SL on som days later.

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi XC600, Rock Shox SID SL, Rock Shox Psylo XC, Rock Shox Judy 100, Marzocchi Bomber Z3 Coil, Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Air

[Aug 04, 2000]
Steve
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good dampening makes for a plush feel.
The looks. Beautifully machined.

Weakness:

The lack of steering stiffness. High maintenance.
Blown seals are a pain in the ass to replace.

I bought this fork used for $200. The previous owner raced on it once, so it basically was still brand new. Suspension feel is very plush, but you have to do some fiddling around with air pressure and oil height to get the right feel according to your riding style and body weight.

Long term durabity issues:
Lack of stiffness. There is too much flex for aggressive riders like me, or people who weigh more than 180 lbs.
Blown seals are annoying. The seals have to replaced at least once a year. Lack of travel doesn't make for a good fork to ride hard on. I bottom the fork out just by jumping over 1 foot logs. [there is brake rub on my v-brakes when i sprint hard! ... and my brakes are tuned perfectly]

If you see this fork on sale nowadays, it's a good buy, because it will probably be really cheap. But long-term use, I would recommend getting a bomber. I'm seriously looking at the 2000 Z2 ATOM 80 which performance and durability issues are nothing bu non-existent.

I give this fork 4 flamin chilis for value because of initial suspension quality, but 2 for overall stiffness and lack of travel.

Maybe I shouldn't have bought such a weak fork if I knew I was going to be riding hard on it. T_T *sniff sniff*

Similar Products Used:

Marzocchi EGS, Rock Shox Judy XC, various bombers.

[May 09, 2000]
jonne lindmark
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

It´s good to trail and many other things. It is a cross country fork.

Weakness:

It could have more suspension. Sometimes it hit trugh when i´m freeriding

It´s a good freeriding fork.

Similar Products Used:

rs xlc rs sid xc

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